Chadrac Akolo
Akolo training with VfB Stuttgart in 2017
Personal information
Full name Chadrac Akolo Ababa
Date of birth (1995-04-01) 1 April 1995 (age 26)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7+12 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Paderborn
(on loan from Amiens)
Number 5
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Sion 58 (18)
2016Neuchâtel Xamax (loan) 16 (9)
2017–2019 Stuttgart 38 (5)
2019– Amiens 28 (4)
2021–Paderborn (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2017– DR Congo 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:53, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:02, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

Chadrac Akolo (born 1 April 1995) is a Congolese professional footballer, who plays as midfielder for 2. Bundesliga club Paderborn, on loan from Ligue 2 club Amiens.

Early life and childhood

Born in the DR Congo, Akolo left the country with his family due to the political upheaval there and journeyed across the Mediterranean, arriving in Switzerland at age 14.[2] It was there he caught the eye of FC Sion of the Swiss Super League.[2]

Club career

On 1 February 2016, Kinshasa-born Akolo joined Neuchâtel Xamax on loan until the end of the 2015–16 season.[3]

On 9 July 2017, Akolo signed a four-year-deal with VfB Stuttgart.[4]

In July 2019, he moved to Amiens SC.[5]

He joined SC Paderborn on loan until the end of the season in February 2021.[6]

International career

Akolo made his debut for the DR Congo national football team in a 2–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification tie with Tunisia on 5 September 2017.[7]

International goals

Scores and results list DR Congo's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Akolo goal.[1]
List of international goals scored by Chadrac Akolo
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 13 October 2019 Stade de la Licorne, Amiens, France  Ivory Coast 1–2 1–3 Friendly

References

  1. ^ a b "Chadrac Akolo". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b http://www.bundesliga.com/en/news/Bundesliga/chadrac-akolo-s-heroic-path-from-refugee-to-stuttgart-wolfsburg-459228.jsp
  3. ^ "Chadrac Akolo est prêté à Xamax pour le deuxième tour" (in French). Footvaud. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  4. ^ "VfB sign Chadrac Akolo". VfB Stuttgart. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Chadrac Akolo departs for SC Amiens". VfB Stuttgart. 30 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Paderborn verpflichtet Ex-Stuttgarter Akolo". kicker (in German). 2 February 2021. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  7. ^ FIFA.com. "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - Matches - Congo DR-Tunisia - FIFA.com". FIFA.com.