Dodi Lukebakio

Dodi Lukebakio
Personal information
Full name Dodi Lukebakio Ngandoli[1]
Date of birth (1997-09-24) 24 September 1997
Place of birth Asse, Belgium
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Right winger
Club information
Current team
Fortuna Düsseldorf
(on loan from Watford)
Number 20
Youth career
0000–2015 Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2018 Anderlecht 17 (1)
2016–2017Toulouse (loan) 5 (0)
2017–2018Charleroi (loan) 19 (3)
2018– Watford 1 (0)
2018–Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2016 DR Congo 1 (0)
2017– Belgium U21 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 August 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:26, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

Dodi Lukebakio Ngandoli (born 24 September 1997) is a Belgian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Fortuna Düsseldorf on loan from Watford.

Club career

Anderlecht

On 25 October 2015, Lukebakio made his first professional debut in the 79th minute as a substitute for Youri Tielemans in a Belgian First Division A match against Club Brugge, which result in a 3–1 victory for Anderlecht.[2] On 7 December 2015, Lukebakio signed a new five-year contract.[3] Three days later, he made his first UEFA Europa League debut as a substitute for Imoh Ezekiel in the 66th munute of a 2–1 win against Qarabağ FK.[4] On 29 January 2016, he played his first full match for Anderlecth, a 2–1 away win over Sint-Truden.[5] On 28 February 2016, after coming on as a substitute for Alexander Büttner, he scored an equaliser in the 74th minute in a 3–3 draw against Standard Liège.[6]

2016–17 season: Loan to Toulouse

On 31 August 2016, Lukebakio signed for French club Toulouse FC.[7] On 8 January, he made his debut for Toulouse in the round of 62 of the Coupe de France, as a substitute, replacing Ola Toivonen in the 58th minute of a 2–1 home dereat against Olympique de Marseille.[8] On 14 January, Lukebakio made his Ligue 1 debut as a substitute replacing Issiaga Sylla in the 56th minute of a 1–0 defeat against Nantes.[9] Lukebakio ended his loan to Touluse with 5 apparences, all as a substitute.[10]

2017–18 season: Loan to Sporting Charleroi

On 2 July 2017, Lukebakio was signed by Charleroi on a season-long loan deal. On 29 July, he made his debut for Charleroi in a Belgian First Division A match against Kortrijk, which result in a 1–0 home win for Charleroi.[11] On 5 August, he scored two goals in a match against Royal Excel Mouscron, the match finished with a 5–2 away victory for Charleroi.[12] On 5 November, he scored his third goal in the 71st minute of a 3–1 away win over Antwerp.[13]

Watford

On 30 January 2018, it was announced that Lukebakio would be joining Watford on a four-and-a-half-year deal.[14] On 10 February, he made his Premier League debut during Watford's 2–0 defeat away to West Ham United.[15]

Loan to Fortuna Düsseldorf

On 23 July 2018, Lukebakio joined Fortuna Düsseldorf on a loan deal for the 2018–19 season.[16]

International career

Ludebakio was born in Belgium to parents of Congolese descent. Ludebakio made his debut for the DR Congo national football team in a 1–0 loss to Kenya on 4 October 2016.[17] He has since switched allegiance to represent the Belgium U21 side.[14]

Career statistics

As of match played 10 February 2018[18]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Anderlecht 2015–16 Pro League 171001[lower-alpha 1]0181
Toulouse (loan) 2016–17 Ligue 1 50100060
Toulouse II (loan) 2016–17 CFA 2 6363
Sporting Charleroi (loan) 2017–18 First Division A 19310203
Watford 2017–18 Premier League 1010
Career total 487200010517
  1. Appearance in the Europa League

References

  1. "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  2. "LE SPORTING PASSE EN TÊTE EN BATTANT LE CLUB BRUGES 3-1" [Sporting took the lead by beating Club Brugge 3-1] (in French). R.S.C. Anderlecht. 25 October 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  3. "Dodi Lukebakio Ngandoli signs five season contract". R.S.C. Anderlecht. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  4. "Anderlecht recover to beat Qarabağ and advance". UEFA. 10 December 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  5. "Sint-Truiden vs. Anderlecht - 29 January 2016 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  6. "RSC Anderlecht 3–3 Standard" (in French). Jupiler Pro League. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  7. "Dodi Lukebakio, nouvelle recrue du TFC" [Dodi Lukebakio, a new recruitment of TFC] (in French). Toulouse FC. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  8. "Toulouse vs. Olympique Marseille - 8 January 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  9. "Toulouse vs. Nantes - 14 January 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  10. "Belgium - D. Lukebakio - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  11. "Sporting Charleroi vs. Kortrijk - 29 July 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  12. "Royal Excel Mouscron vs. Sporting Charleroi - 5 August 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  13. "Antwerp vs. Sporting Charleroi - 5 November 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  14. 1 2 "Watford: Belgium Under-21 winger Dodi Lukebakio joins Hornets". BBC. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  15. "West Ham United vs. Watford - 10 February 2018 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. 10 February 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  16. "Dodi Lukebakio verstärkt Fortunas Offensive". Fortuna Düsseldorf. 22 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  17. http://www.soka.co.ke/news/item/olunga-scores-to-guide-kenya-to-famous-win-over-drc
  18. Dodi Lukebakio at Soccerway. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
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