Mikael Ndjoli

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Mikael Ndjoli
Personal information
Full name Mikael Bongili Ndjoli[1]
Date of birth (1997-10-08) 8 October 1997 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth London, England[3]
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[4]
Playing position Forward, winger
Club information
Current team
Motherwell
(on loan from AFC Bournemouth)
Number 44
Youth career
Tottenham Hotspur
Watford
0000–2014 Brentford
2014–2016 Millwall
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Bournemouth 0 (0)
2018–2019Kilmarnock (loan) 24 (2)
2019–2020Gillingham (loan) 12 (2)
2020–Motherwell (loan) 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:48, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

Mikael Bongili Ndjoli (born 8 October 1997) is an English professional football forward who plays for Motherwell, on loan from AFC Bournemouth. He is a product of the Millwall and Brentford academies.

Career[edit]

Youth years[edit]

A forward, Ndjoli began his career with spells at Tottenham Hotspur and Watford, before entering the academy at Brentford.[5] He was a part of the U15 team which won the Junior category at the 2012 Milk Cup.[6] He moved on to join the academy at Millwall and embarked on a two-year scholarship in 2014.[7] Despite scoring 20 goals in 24 matches for the U18 team and breaking into the U21 team during the 2015–16 season,[5] Ndjoli departed the club in June 2016, after failing to be awarded a professional contract.[7]

Bournemouth[edit]

In July 2016, Ndjoli signed his first professional contract to join the U21 team at Premier League club Bournemouth on an initial one-year deal and he was a part of the team which reached the 2017 Hampshire Senior Cup Final.[5][8] Ndjoli progressed sufficiently during the 2017–18 season to win his maiden first team call-up for a FA Cup fourth round match versus Wigan Athletic on 18 January 2018 and he remained an unused substitute during the 3–0 defeat.[4] After finishing the 2017–18 season with 30 goals for the U21 team,[9], it was announced in May 2018 that Ndjoli had signed a new one-year contract.[9] He spent 2018–19 away on loan and signed a new two-year contract at the end of the season.[10][11]

Kilmarnock (loan)[edit]

On 4 July 2018, Ndjoli joined Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock on a half-season loan,[12] which was later extended until the end of the 2018–19 season.[10] He made 31 appearances and scored five goals during the season, with four of the goals coming in a four-game spell in late-July and early-August 2018.[13]

Gillingham (loan)[edit]

On 26 June 2019, Ndjoli joined League One club Gillingham on loan for the duration of the 2019–20 season.[14] He scored his first goal on his third appearance, with an injury time penalty in an EFL Cup first round match versus Newport County on 10 August 2019, but was almost immediately sent off for the first time in his senior career, for two bookable offences.[15] Ndjoli's loan was ended on 8 January 2020, by which time he had made 18 appearances and scored three goals.[16]

Motherwell (loan)[edit]

On 13 January 2020, Ndjoli returned to Scotland to join Scottish Premiership club Motherwell on loan until the end of the 2019–20 season.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Born in England, Ndjoli is of Congolese descent.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 1 February 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bournemouth 2017–18[19] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018–19[13] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019–20[15] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kilmarnock (loan) 2018–19[13] Scottish Premiership 24 2 2 0 5 3 31 5
Gillingham (loan) 2019–20[15] League One 12 2 3 0 1 1 2[a] 0 18 3
Motherwell (loan) 2019–20[15] Scottish Premiership 1 0 1 0 2 0
Career total 37 4 6 0 6 4 2 0 51 8
  1. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". 1 September 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Mikael Ndjoli". Motherwell Football Club. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Mikael Ndjoli | Stats, Career information and Matches | World Football". www.worldfootball.com. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b Mikael Ndjoli at Soccerway. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Mikael Ndjoli". AFCB. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Brentford FC". Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Fitzgerald pays tribute to departing Millwall youngsters". Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  8. ^ "AFC Bournemouth: Ndjoli and Travers join under-21s squad". Bournemouth Echo. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Six under-21s sign new contracts". AFCB. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Mikael Ndjoli extends loan until end of the season". www.kilmarnockfc.co.uk. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Boruc signs new one-year deal". AFCB. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Mikael Ndjoli joins on loan from AFC Bournemouth". www.kilmarnockfc.co.uk. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  13. ^ a b c "Games played by Mikael Ndjoli in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  14. ^ "GILLS SIGN STRIKER MIKAEL NDJOLI". www.gillinghamfootballclub.com. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  15. ^ a b c d "Games played by Mikael Ndjoli in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Ndjoli returns to Bournemouth". www.gillinghamfootballclub.com. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  17. ^ "MIKAEL NDJOLI SIGNS ON LOAN". www.motherwellfc.co.uk. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  18. ^ "Ecosse-League Cup : Mikael Ndjoli buteur, Kilmarnock balaye Dumbarton" (in French). 21 July 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  19. ^ "Games played by Mikael Ndjoli in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2018.

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