Richard Sukuta-Pasu

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Richard Sukuta-Pasu
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Sukuta-Pasu with Kaiserslautern in 2011
Personal information
Full name Richard Sukuta-Pasu
Date of birth (1990-06-24) 24 June 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Wuppertal, West Germany
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Energie Cottbus
Number 19
Youth career
1998–2000 Grün-Weiß Wuppertal
2000–2008 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Bayer 04 Leverkusen II 27 (11)
2008–2011 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4 (0)
2010–2011 FC St. Pauli (loan) 22 (2)
2010–2011 FC St. Pauli II (loan) 3 (1)
2011–2014 1. FC Kaiserslautern 24 (0)
2012 1. FC Kaiserslautern II 2 (0)
2012–2013 Sturm Graz (loan) 31 (12)
2013–2014 VfL Bochum (loan) 32 (6)
2014–2015 Cercle Brugge 25 (2)
2015– Energie Cottbus 11 (3)
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 18:28, 26 November 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 February 2011

Richard Sukuta-Pasu (born 24 June 1990 in Wuppertal) is a German football striker of Congolese descent who plays for Energie Cottbus.[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]

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 19 May 2014[3][1]

Club performance League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Total
2008–09 Bayer 04 Leverkusen II Regionalliga West 18 7 18 7
2009–10 9 4 9 4
2008–09 Bayer 04 Leverkusen Bundesliga 4 0 1 0 5 0
2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 FC St. Pauli II Regionalliga Nord 3 1 3 1
2009–10 FC St. Pauli 2. Bundesliga 13 1 0 0 13 1
2010–11 Bundesliga 9 1 0 0 9 1
2011–12 1. FC Kaiserslautern 24 0 2 1 26 1
2011–12 1. FC Kaiserslautern II Regionalliga West 2 0 2 0
Austria League Austrian Cup Total
2012–13 Sturm Graz Bundesliga 31 12 2 0 33 12
Germany League DFB-Pokal Total
2013–14 VfL Bochum 2. Bundesliga 32 6 2 0 34 6
Belgium League Belgian Cup Total
2014–15 Cercle Brugge Pro League 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Germany 114 20 5 1 119 21
Austria 31 12 2 0 33 12
Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 145 32 7 1 152 33

Personal life[edit]

He is son to a Congolese father and a French mother.[8] Fellow professional footballer Wilson Kamavuaka is his second cousin.[9]

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. 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. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "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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