|Full name||Luckymore Mkosana|
|Date of birth||30 September 1987|
|Place of birth||Bulawayo, Zimbabwe|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Tampa Bay Rowdies|
|2008–2011||Dartmouth Big Green||73||(44)|
|2012–2013||Harrisburg City Islanders||44||(22)|
|2013||→ Tampa Bay Rowdies (loan)||9||(2)|
|2014||Tampa Bay Rowdies||27||(2)|
|2015–2016||New York Cosmos||60||(11)|
|2017||New York Cosmos||15||(4)|
|2019–||Tampa Bay Rowdies||26||(8)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 6 October 2020|
Luckymore "Lucky" Mkosana (born 30 September 1987) is a Zimbabwean footballer who currently plays for Tampa Bay Rowdies in the USL Championship.
Mkosana played college soccer at Dartmouth College between 2008 and 2011. During his time at Dartmouth, Mkosana was named Ivy League Player of the Year (2011), All-Ivy League First Team (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), Soccer America Freshman, All-America First Team, College Soccer News Freshman, All-America First Team and Ivy League Rookie of the Year (2008). He became Dartmouth’s all-time career leader with 34 career goals, breaking a record that had stood since 1953.Mkosana played for USL Premier Development League club Michigan Bucks in 2011.
Chicago Fire selected Mkosana in the second round (No. 23 overall) of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, but wasn't signed by the club.
Mkosana signed with USL Pro club Harrisburg City Islanders in May 2012.Mkosana became a regular goalscorer for the City Islanders over the next two seasons, scoring 20 goals and providing 4 assists during the regular season play. The latter half of the 2013 season, Mkosana scored 10 goals in the 7 matches (including two hattricks) and earn USL Team of the Week honors for four consecutive weeks.
At the conclusion of the USL 2013 season, Mkosana secured a loan deal to Tampa Bay Rowdies in the NASL.After completion of a successful loan spell, Mkosana signed a permanent deal with the Rowdies in January 2014.
On 24 November 2014, Mkosana signed with NASL club New York Cosmos.His performance through most of the 2015 season earned him a contract extension in September 2015, scoring 5 goals in 19 appearances. The striker scored seven goals and added one assist across all competitions for the Cosmos in 2015. Notably, Mkosana scored a 90th-minute equalizing goal against MLS club New York City FC in the U.S. Open Cup, propelling the Cosmos to an eventual win in penalty kicks. During his time with the Cosmos, Mkosana helped the New York team win consecutive NASL championships in 2015 and 2016.
On 30 December 2016, Mkosana signed a one-year contract, with the option of a second, with Finnish Veikkausliiga side IFK Mariehamn.He would make 15 appearances for the Finnish champions, scoring 4 goals including 2 goals in the team's run to the quarterfinals of the 2016–17 Finnish Cup.
After a season competing in Finland, Mkosana returned to New York Cosmos in June 2017 to compete in the 2017 Fall season.
Ahead of the 2018 season, Mkosana returned to Harrisburg signing with the newly branded Penn FC (formerly the Harrisburg City Islanders) in the USL Championship.Despite a difficult season, Mkosana still managed to lead the team in goals, scoring 11 goals through 29 appearances.
After finishing a single season with Penn FC, Mkosana moved to USL champions, Louisville City FC ahead of the 2019 season.Traded mid-season, Mkosana scored 5 goals in 16 appearances.
Despite good performances for Louisville, Mkosana rejoined the Rowdies midway through the 2019 season as part of a trade that saw Antoine Hoppenot go to Louisville.
Mkosana received his first international call-up to the Zimbabwe national team for its African Cup of Nations qualifier on 9 September 2018.
|Harrisburg City Islanders||2012||USL Pro||17||7||1||1||–||27||2|
|Tampa Bay Rowdies (loan)||2013||NASL||9||2||0||0||–||9||2|
|Tampa Bay Rowdies||2014||26||2||1||0||–||27||2|
|New York Cosmos||2015||NASL||29||5||3||2||–||32||7|
|New York Cosmos||2017||NASL||11||2||0||0||–||11||2|
|Tampa Bay Rowdies||2019||USL||18||6||0||1||–||18||6|
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