Patrick Kanyuka

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Patrick Kanyuka
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Kanyuka in 2011
Personal information
Full name Patrick Elamenji Kanyuka[1]
Date of birth (1987-07-19) 19 July 1987 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Shan United
Number 27
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Queens Park Rangers 24 (0)
2008–2009 Swindon Town 20 (1)
2009–2010 Northampton Town 3 (0)
2010–2011 CFR Cluj 10 (0)
2010 Unirea Alba Iulia (loan) 13 (0)
2011 Lincoln City 6 (0)
2011–2012 Tamworth 13 (0)
2012 Staines Town 6 (0)
2012–2013 Maidenhead United 7 (0)
2013–2014 Roi Et United 21 (9)
2015 Limerick 18 (0)
2016– Shan United 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:19, 12 December 2012 (UTC).

Patrick Elamenji Kanyuka (born 19 July 1987) is a Congolese footballer who plays for Myanmar club Shan United as a defender.


Queens Park Rangers[edit]

Born in Kinshasa, Kanyuka started his career with Leyton Orient as a youth player in 2003 before joining Queens Park Rangers the following year. Source Neilson N. Kaufman - historian Leyton Orient FC . Queens Park Rangers after signing a professional contract on 19 July 2004.[1] His early career was plagued by injuries, but towards the end of the 2005–06 season he held down a regular place in John Gregory's side due to an injury to Danny Cullip.

Swindon Town[edit]

He signed for Swindon Town on 21 January 2008 until the end of the season after being released by Queens Park Rangers. Kanyuka made his Swindon debut in the 1–0 win at Luton Town, he played the whole game despite being kicked in the forehead by former QPR team mate Paul Furlong, an injury that required many stitches and forced him to miss Swindon's next game. He was released at the end of the season, having scored once against Bristol Rovers[2] in 20 league appearances.

Motherwell trial & Northampton Town[edit]

On 21 July 2009, Scottish Premier League club Motherwell handed the defender a trial, however he later signed for League Two team Northampton Town on an initial three-month deal during October 2009 after a successful trial.[3]

CFR Cluj & FC Unirea Alba Iulia loan[edit]

In January 2010 after impressing during pre-season Kanyuka was signed by CFR Cluj. He joined Unirea Alba Iulia on loan in August.[4]

Lincoln City[edit]

On 27 January 2011, he signed on a free transfer for League Two side Lincoln City.[5] In May 2011, he was not offered a new contract after a mass clear out of players following the club's relegation from the Football League.[6]


In August 2011 he signed for Tamworth.[7] Kanyuka was released from the club on 27 January 2012, having made 18 league and cup appearances, including a third round FA Cup match against Premier League side Everton.[8]


On 13 March 2012 Kanyuka scored in a behind closed doors game at Leeds United's training ground, Thorp Arch, whilst on trial. Kanyuka went stateside and joined C.D. Chivas USA on trial.[9] He left them on 28 March 2012.[10]

Staines Town[edit]

In October 2012 he joined Staines Town.[11] He move on to join Maidenhead United in December 2012[12] but left the following month to move to Thailand[13] and join Roi Et United.

Limerick FC[edit]

In July 2015, Kanyuka joined Irish Premier Division side Limerick FC. He cemented his place in the first team with some impressive performances. He left the club following their relegation in November 2015.[citation needed]

Shan United FC[edit]

In 2016 January, Kanyuka moved to Shan United.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 229. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Bristol Rovers 2–2 Swindon". BBC Sport. 22 November 2008. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Cobblers bring in Kanyuka,; retrieved 23 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Pat Kanyuka". Sky Sports. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Lincoln City sign central defender Patrick Kanyuka". BBC Sport. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Steve Tilson clears out Lincoln City squad". BBC Sport. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Mills signs loan deal". Tamworth FC. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Pat Kanyuka profile". Sky Sports. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  9. ^ French, Scott. "Two hat tricks lead Goats". ESPN Los Angeles. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  10. ^ French, Scott (28 March 2012). "Lahoud is getting 'close'". ESPN Los Angeles. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Kanyuka in at Staines". Non-League Daily. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "Maidenhead United FC swoop for Brentford defender Mawson". Maidenhead Advertiser. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Maidenhead United FC rocked by Kanyuka departure". Maidenhead Advertiser. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 

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