Richard Sukuta-Pasu

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Richard Sukuta-Pasu
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Sukuta-Pasu with Kaiserslautern in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-06-24) 24 June 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Wuppertal, West Germany
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Guangdong Southern Tigers
Number 19
Youth career
1998–2000 Grün-Weiß Wuppertal
2000–2008 Bayer Leverkusen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Bayer Leverkusen II 27 (11)
2008–2011 Bayer Leverkusen 4 (0)
2010–2011FC St. Pauli (loan) 22 (2)
2010–2011FC St. Pauli II (loan) 3 (1)
2011–2014 1. FC Kaiserslautern 24 (0)
20121. FC Kaiserslautern II 2 (0)
2012–2013Sturm Graz (loan) 31 (12)
2013–2014VfL Bochum (loan) 32 (6)
2014–2015 Cercle Brugge 24 (2)
2015–2016 Energie Cottbus 31 (10)
2016–2018 SV Sandhausen 52 (11)
2018–2019 MSV Duisburg 14 (1)
2019– Guangdong Southern Tigers 0 (0)
National team
2005–2007 Germany U-17 20 (9)
2007–2008 Germany U-18 5 (2)
2008–2010 Germany U-19 12 (6)
2009 Germany U-20 6 (2)
2008–2011 Germany U-21 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 February 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 February 2011

Richard Sukuta-Pasu (born 24 June 1990) is a German football striker of Congolese descent who plays for Guangdong Southern Tigers.[1][2][3]

Club career[edit]

Sukuta-Pasu began his career in summer 1998 in his hometown Wuppertal with Grün-Weiß Wuppertal and was scouted by Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen in June 2000.[4] He played for Bayer in several youth teams and was promoted to the reserve team in summer 2008.[5] Since October 2008 he was also part of the Bayer's Bundesliga squad and earned his first four Bundesliga caps during the 2008–09 season. In December 2009, he was loaned to 2. Bundesliga club FC St. Pauli until 30 June 2011.[6]

He made his debut for St. Pauli on 16 January 2010 by coming off the bench to score with his second touch in the 88th minute of the match against Rot Weiss Ahlen. After leaving St. Pauli in June 2011, he has spells with 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Sturm Graz and VfL Bochum. In summer 2014, Sukuta-Pasu transferred to Belgian Cercle Brugge.[7] After only a year with Cercle, he returned to Germany joining 3. Liga side Energie Cottbus on a free transfer, signing a contract until 2017.[8]

In May 2018, MSV Duisburg announced Sukuta-Pasu would join from SV Sandhausen for the 2018–19 season having agreed a two-year contract until 2020.[9]

On 25 February 2019, Sukuta-Pasu transferred to China League One club Guangdong Southern Tigers.[10][11]

International career[edit]

He played at the 2008 European U-19 championships, where he scored three goals, including the winner in the final against Italy, and the 2007 U-17 World Cup.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 5 February 2019[12][3][1]
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bayer 04 Leverkusen II 2008–09 Regionalliga West 18 7 18 7
2009–10 9 4 9 4
Total 26 11 0 0 0 0 27 11
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2008–09 Bundesliga 4 0 1 0 5 0
FC St. Pauli II 2009–10 Regionalliga Nord 3 1 3 1
FC St. Pauli 2009–10 2. Bundesliga 13 1 0 0 13 1
2010–11 Bundesliga 9 1 0 0 9 1
Total 22 2 0 0 0 0 22 2
1. FC Kaiserslautern 2011–12 Bundesliga 24 0 2 1 26 1
1. FC Kaiserslautern II 2011–12 Regionalliga West 2 0 2 0
Sturm Graz 2012–13 Austrian Bundesliga 31 12 2 0 33 12
VfL Bochum 2013–14 2. Bundesliga 32 6 2 0 34 6
Cercle Brugge 2014–15 Pro League 24 2 4 1 1 0 29 3
Energie Cottbus 2015–16 3. Liga 31 10 0 0 31 10
Sandhausen 2016–17 2. Bundesliga 25 5 3 2 28 7
2017–18 27 6 1 0 28 6
Total 52 11 4 2 0 0 56 13
MSV Duisburg 2017–18 2. Bundesliga 14 1 3 0 17 1
Career total 265 56 18 4 1 0 285 60

Personal life[edit]

He is son to a Congolese father and a French mother.[8] Fellow professional footballer Wilson Kamavuaka is his second cousin.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sukuta-Pasu, Richard" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b Holzapfel, Alexander (28 July 2008). "Ich bin der schwarze Poldi" (in German). Bild. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Richard Sukuta-Pasu" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Sukuta-Pasu: Nächster Schritt am Millerntor" (in German). kicker. 16 December 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
  5. ^ "Sukuta-Pasu zum FC St. Pauli ausgeliehen" (in German). Bayer 04 Leverkusen. 17 December 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
  6. ^ "19-Jähriger wechselt in der Winterpause auf Leihbasis" (in German). FC St. Pauli. 16 December 2009. Archived from the original on 20 December 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
  7. ^ "Richard Sukuta-Pasu komt de spitspositie versterken" (in Dutch). Cercle Brugge. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Energie Cottbus holt Stürmer Sukuta-Pasu" [Energie Cottbus Signs Forward Sukuta-Pasu] (in German). Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg. 30 August 2015. Archived from the original on 31 August 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Sukuta-Pasu stürmt für die Zebras". kicker Online (in German). 31 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  10. ^ 官宣!广东华南虎签3将 at sina.com 25 February 2019. Retrieved 25 February 2019 (in Chinese)
  11. ^ "Sukuta-Pasu verlässt den MSV in Richtung China". reviersport.de (in German). 25 February 2019. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Richard Sukuta-Pasu » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Kamavuaka im Portrait" [Kamavuaka in Portrait] (in German). fussball-imnetz.at. 19 February 2015. Archived from the original on 26 November 2015.

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