Yannick Kakoko

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Yannick Kakoko
Personal information
Full name Yannick Kakoko
Date of birth (1990-01-26) 26 January 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Saarbrücken, West Germany
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Arka Gdynia
Number 21
Youth career
ESV Saarbrücken
0000–2004 1. FC Saarbrücken
2004 FC Metz
2004–2009 Bayern Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Bayern Munich II 3 (0)
2009–2010 SpVgg Greuther Fürth 1 (0)
2009–2010 SpVgg Greuther Fürth II 31 (14)
2010–2011 VfR Aalen 5 (0)
2011 SV Wehen Wiesbaden II 13 (2)
2011–2012 SV Waldhof Mannheim 8 (1)
2012–2013 FC Homburg 27 (5)
2013–2014 FC Wohlen 29 (4)
2014–2016 Miedź Legnica 40 (3)
2016– Arka Gdynia 42 (3)
National team
2007 Germany U-17 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 August 2017.

Yannick Kakoko (born 26 January 1990 in Saarbrücken) is a German footballer of Congolese descent who plays as a midfielder for Arka Gdynia.[1]


Kakoko began his career with ESV Saarbrücken and later 1. FC Saarbrücken.[1] He left Saarbrücken in summer 2004, joining FC Metz, but returned to Germany after two years, joining FC Bayern Munich a youth contract. He made his debut in a 3. Liga match against VfR Aalen in March 2009, but had to be substituted due to injury.[2] He left Bayern Munich II in July 2009 and signed his first professional contract with SpVgg Greuther Fürth.[citation needed] After one year in the reserve team of Greuther Fürth, he signed a contract for VfR Aalen on 9 June 2010,[citation needed] but was released by the club six months later.[citation needed] He spent half a season playing for SV Wehen Wiesbaden II before joining SV Waldhof Mannheim in July 2011. A year later he signed for FC Homburg.

International career[edit]

He was member of the Germany U-17 at the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup in South Korea.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Kakoko's father, Etepe, was also a footballer, representing Zaire (as the DR Congo was then known) at the 1974 World Cup. He also played for VfB Stuttgart, and later 1. FC Saarbrücken, whom Yannick represented as a youth.[4]



Arka Gdynia


  1. ^ a b "Kakoko, Yannick" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Yannick Kakoko" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nationalspieler Yannick Kakoko" (in German). DFB. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Etepe reflects on Zaire's 1974 adventure". FIFA. 22 June 2014. 

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