Junior Kabananga

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Junior Kabananga
Personal information
Full name Junior Kabananga Kalonji
Date of birth (1989-04-04) 4 April 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Kardemir Karabükspor
(loan from Astana)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 FC MK Etanchéité
2010–2013 Anderlecht 5 (1)
2011 Germinal Beerschot (loan) 3 (0)
2012–2013 Roeselare (loan) 29 (5)
2013–2015 Cercle Brugge 64 (13)
2015– Astana 13 (5)
2016– Kardemir Karabükspor (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2014– DR Congo 11 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:39, 8 November 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:39, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Junior Kabananga Kalonji (born 4 April 1989) is a Congolese international footballer who plays for Turkish team Kardemir Karabükspor, on loan Kazakh team Astana, as a striker.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Born in Kinshasa, Kabananga began his early career with FC MK Etanchéité.[1] He made his senior debut for Belgian club Anderlecht in the 2010-11 season,[2] although Anderlecht later admitted negligence when transferring the player from Democratic Republic of the Congo after a forged document was used.[3] He moved on loan to Germinal Beerschot in January 2011,[4] and also spent the 2012–13 season on loan at Roeselare.[5] He signed a permanent two-year contract with Cercle Brugge in July 2013.[6] In June 2015 he signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Astana.[7]

On 1 February 2016, Kabananga joined Kardemir Karabükspor on loan until the end of the 2015–16 Turkish season.[8]

International[edit]

He made his international debut for DR Congo in 2014.[1] In January 2015 he was named in the final squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 9 December 2015[5]
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cercle Brugge 2013–14 Belgian Pro League 34 5 3 2 - - 37 7
2014–15 30 8 2 0 - - 32 8
Total 64 13 5 2 - - - - 69 15
Astana 2015 Kazakhstan Premier League 13 5 2 0 10 0 0 0 25 4
Career total 77 18 7 2 10 0 0 0 94 19

International[edit]

As of match played 12 October 2015[1]
DR Congo
Year Apps Goals
2014 3 1
2015 8 0
Total 11 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Junior Kabananga". National Football Teams. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Profile" (in Dutch). Voebtal International. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Anderlecht avoue sa faute" (in French). So Foot. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Kingsley Kobo (17 January 2011). "Anderlecht's Congolese Striker Junior Kabananga On Loan To Germinal Beerschot". Goal.com. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Junior Kabananga profile at Soccerway. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Junior Kabananga naar Cercle Brugge" (in Dutch). Sport Wereld. 6 July 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "«АСТАНА» ПОПОЛНИЛАСЬ ЕЩЕ ОДНИ НОВИЧКОМ" (in Russian). FC Astana. 19 June 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Junior Kabananga ile Resmi Sözleşme İmzalanmıştır". www.kardemirkarabukspor.org.tr (in Turkish). Kardemir Karabükspor. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "2015 Nations Cup: Yannick Bolasie in DR Congo squad". BBC Sport. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015.