Karl Toko Ekambi

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Karl Toko Ekambi
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Toko Ekambi with Villarreal in 2018
Personal information
Full name Karl Brilliant Toko Ekambi[1]
Date of birth (1992-09-14) 14 September 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Villarreal
Number 17
Youth career
?–2010 Paris FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Paris FC 67 (21)
2014–2016 Sochaux 72 (25)
2016–2018 Angers 68 (24)
2018– Villarreal 44 (15)
National team
2015– Cameroon 27 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 October 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:02, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Karl Brillant Toko Ekambi (born 14 September 1992) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a forward for La Liga side Villarreal CF.

Club career[edit]

Sochaux[edit]

Toko Ekambi joined FC Sochaux-Montbéliard in 2014 from Paris FC. He made his Ligue 2 debut with Sochaux on the opening day of the 2014–15 Ligue 2 season against US Orléans.[2]

Angers[edit]

In 2016, he joined Angers. Toko Ekambi began the 2017–18 season for Angers in good form, scoring nine goals in 18 Ligue 1 appearances in the first half of the season, attracting interest from England for his services in the January transfer window.[3] Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion were reported to have made a bid for Toko Ekambi, which was rejected by Angers.[4][5] On 24 February 2018, Toko Ekambi scored two second-half goals, including the final goal of the match in the 89th minute, to help Angers move out of the relegation zone in a 2–1 league away win over fellow strugglers Lille.[6] He finished the 2017–18 Ligue 1 season with 17 goals for Angers.[7]

Villarreal[edit]

On 6 June 2018, Toko Ekambi signed with Villarreal CF in Spain's La Liga.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 25 October 2019[9][10]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Paris 2010–11 National 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12 25 3 1 0 0 0 26 3
2012–13 14 4 0 0 0 0 14 4
2013–14 26 14 0 0 0 0 26 14
Total 67 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 68 21
Sochaux 2014–15 Ligue 2 38 14 1 0 1 0 40 14
2015–16 34 11 6 1 2 0 41 11
Total 72 25 7 1 3 0 0 0 82 26
Angers 2016–17 Ligue 1 31 7 2 1 0 0 33 9
2017–18 37 17 1 0 1 0 39 17
Total 68 24 3 1 1 0 0 0 72 26
Villarreal 2018–19 La Liga 34 10 2 5 7 3 43 18
2019–20 10 5 0 0 0 0 10 5
Total 44 15 2 5 0 0 7 3 53 23
Career total 251 85 13 7 4 0 7 3 274 95

International[edit]

As of matches played on 12 July 2019[11]
Cameroon national team
Year Apps Goals
2015 3 0
2016 4 1
2017 10 1
2018 5 0
2019 5 1
Total 27 3

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Cameroon's goal tally first.[11]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 September 2016 Limbe Stadium, Limbe, Cameroon  Gambia 2–0 2–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 28 March 2017 Edmond Machtens Stadium, Brussels, Belgium  Guinea 1–1 1–2 Friendly
3. 14 June 2019 Saoud bin Abdulrahman Stadium, Al Wakrah, Qatar  Mali 1–1 1–1

Honours[edit]

Cameroon

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cafonline.com/Portals/0/Total%20AFCON%202016/CAN%20Gabon%20Squad%20lists.pdf
  2. ^ "FC Sochaux vs. Orléans - 2 August 2014 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  3. ^ Andy Naylor (5 January 2018). "Brighton and Hove Albion interested in Cameroon marksman Ekambi". The Argus.
  4. ^ "Brighton revive interest in Angers forward Karl Toko Ekambi as they look to bolster their attack in January". Daily Mail. 5 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Albion expected to up interest in striker Ekambi". Andy Naylor. The Argus. 7 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Angers and Toko-Ekambi leave Lille in trouble". www.ligue1.com. 24 February 2018.
  7. ^ http://www.ligue1.com/ligue1/article/season-review-not-only-neymar-the-unsung-heroes.htm
  8. ^ "Mercato : Karl Toko Ekambi (Angers) attendu à Villarreal" (in French). France Football. 6 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Karl TOKO EKAMBI - Football : la fiche de Karl TOKO EKAMBI (Angers)". L'Équipe. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  10. ^ "K. Toko Ekambi". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  11. ^ a b Karl Toko Ekambi at National-Football-Teams.com
  12. ^ a b "Cameroon's Toko Ekambi wins Foe prize". BBC. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Palmarès". Trophées UNFP du Football (in French). Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Prix Marc-Vivien Foé: Karl Toko Ekambi premier lauréat camerounais" (in French). Afrique Foot. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Spain » Copa del Rey 2018/2019 » Top Scorer". World Football. Retrieved 9 July 2019.