Jeremy Bokila

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jeremy Bokila
Jeremy Bokila 2014.jpg
Playing for Terek in 2014
Personal information
Full name Jeremy Loteteka Bokila
Date of birth (1988-11-14) 14 November 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Kinshasa, DR Congo
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Guangzhou R&F
Number 22
Youth career
1995–2005 ZSV Zelos
2005–2007 AGOVV Apeldoorn
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 AGOVV Apeldoorn 97 (31)
2010–2013 Zulte Waregem 25 (2)
2011–2012 Sparta Rotterdam (loan) 30 (15)
2012–2013 Petrolul Ploiești (loan) 31 (16)
2013–2015 Terek Grozny 36 (4)
2015– Guangzhou R&F 0 (0)
National team
2012– DR Congo 12 (8)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 January 2015

Jeremy Loteteka Bokila (born 14 November 1988 in Kinshasa) is a Congolese-Dutch footballer, who plays as a forward for Chinese Super League team Guangzhou R&F and the DR Congo national team.

Club career[edit]

In the summer of 2012, Bokila was loaned to Liga I team, Petrolul Ploiești, with an option to make the move permanent.[1] In the first half of the season he netted six goals in the league and three in the cup for the Yellow Wolves. In March 2013, it was announced that after continuous outstanding performances, Petrolul Ploiești will make his move permanent in the summer.[2]

In the 2012–13 Liga I season he played in 31 games and scored 16 goals, helping his team finish third in Liga I. In the same season he won the Romanian Cup with Petrolul Ploiești scoring the only goal in the final against CFR Cluj. He played a total of five games and scored six goals in the Romanian Cup in the 2012–13 season.

On 28 August 2013 he joined the Russian Premier League side Terek Grozny for 2.5 million euros, from Petrolul that bought him after the loan from Zulte.[3]

International career[edit]

Bokila has dual citizenship but chose to represent the Democratic Republic of the Congo at senior level. Bokila made his national team debut against Burkina Faso on 14 November 2012.[4]

At the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, Bokila scored an equalising goal in a 1–1 draw with Tunisia to ensure that DR Congo qualified for the knockout stage.[5] In the quarter-finals, he also levelled the scores in a 4–2 win against Congo in which DR Congo came back from 2–0 down.

Personal life[edit]

Bokila was born in a footballing family. His father Ndingi Bokila Mandjombolo was known in the eighties as "the pearl of Harelbeke", being a valuable player and top scorer three times in a row at Belgian club K.R.C. Harelbeke, between 1980 and 1982.[6]

His sister Esther and brothers Noé and Wim are also footballers, while Jeremy's older brother Paldy played for FC Oss before giving up football and emigrating to Italy.[6]

Club career statistics[edit]

(correct as of 10 March 2014)
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Apeldoorn 2007–08 32 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 7 1
2008–09 33 14 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 15 1
2009–10 32 10 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 10 3
Zulte Waregem 2010–11 21 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 2 1
2011–12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Sparta Rotterdam 2011–12 30 15 4 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 19 5
Petrolul Ploiești 2012–13 31 16 8 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 22 10
Terek Grozny 2013–14 19 3 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 8 0
2014–15 16 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1 0
Career 216 68 17 16 16 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 232 84 21

Honours[edit]

Sparta Rotterdam[edit]

Petrolul Ploiesti[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeremy Bokila a revenit la Petrolul Ploiesti" (in Romanian). ph-online.ro. 10 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "S-a decis viitorul lui Jeremy Bokila!" (in Romanian). ProSport. 10 May 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.championat.com/football/news-1617010-grozav-i-bokila-podpisali-kontrakty-s-terekom-i-prisoedinilis-k-komande.html
  4. ^ "Foot-friendly: DRC loses against Burkina Faso (0-1)". mediacongo.net. 16 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Congo DR 1-1 Tunisia". BBC. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Voetbalfamilie Bokila thuis bij AGOVV" (in Dutch). gelderlander.nl. 9 February 2008.