Richard Ekunde

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Richard Ekunde
Personal information
Full name Richard Ntomba Ekunde
Date of birth (1982-08-04) 4 August 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FC Trollhättan
Number 5
Youth career
Kinshasa City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Djurgårdens IF 0 (0)
2003 Åtvidabergs FF (loan) 8 (0)
2005 Åtvidabergs FF 28 (0)
2006–2012 GAIS 151 (0)
2013 Viking 1 (0)
2014–2015 GAIS 34 (1)
2016– FC Trollhättan 16 (0)
National team
2002 DR Congo U20 2 (0)
2003 DR Congo 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 February 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 September 2012

Richard Ntomba Ekunde (born 4 August 1982 in Kinshasa) is a Congolese footballer who plays for FC Trollhättan as a defender.

Career[edit]

He was one of five Congolese players recruited from Kinshasa City by Djurgårdens IF in 2002.[1] In 2003 the reigning Swedish champions loaned him out to their associate club Åtvidabergs FF. Before the 2005 season the move to Åtvidaberg was made permanent.[2]

In December 2005 Ekunde signed a three-year deal with Gothenburg club GAIS[3] and has, barring injuries, been a starting player for them ever since. In 2007, he was given the GAIS player of the year award[4] and also extended his contract to the end of 2012.[5]

On 20 March 2013 Ekunde signed a contract with the Norwegian club Viking.[6]

In March 2014, Ekunde resigned for GAIS.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anna möter Richard" (in Swedish). GAIS. 25 April 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bapupa till Åtvidaberg" (in Swedish). Djurgården IF. 22 December 2004. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Två nya spelare" (in Swedish). GAIS. 5 December 2005. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Spelarinformation för Richard Ekunde" (in Swedish). GAIS. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ekunde förlänger" (in Swedish). Svenska Fans. 5 June 2007. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Officiellt: Här är spelarna som får lämna GAIS" (in Swedish). Fotbolltransfers. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Årets comeback – Ekunde åter i GAIS". www.gais.se (in Swedish). GAIS. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 

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