Théo Bongonda

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Théo Bongonda
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Bongonda with Celta in 2017
Personal information
Full name Théo Bongonda Mbul'Ofeko Batombo
Date of birth (1995-11-20) 20 November 1995 (age 28)
Place of birth Charleroi, Belgium
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Winger
Team information
Current team
Spartak Moscow
Number 77
Youth career
2008–2013 JMG Academy
2013 Zulte-Waregem
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2013–2014 Zulte-Waregem 33 (4)
2015–2018 Celta 61 (4)
2017–2018Trabzonspor (loan) 3 (0)
2018Zulte-Waregem (loan) 11 (5)
2018–2019 Zulte-Waregem 28 (8)
2019–2022 Genk 91 (33)
2022–2023 Cádiz 31 (4)
2023– Spartak Moscow 19 (4)
International career
2013–2014 Belgium U19 5 (2)
2014–2016 Belgium U21 8 (2)
2022– DR Congo 10 (3)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 13 April 2024
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 20:36, 15 November 2023 (UTC)

Théo Bongonda Mbul'Ofeko Batombo (born 20 November 1995) is a professional footballer who plays as a winger for Russian club Spartak Moscow. Born in Belgium, he plays for the DR Congo national team.

Contents

Club career

Zulte Waregem

Born in Charleroi, Bongonda began his career in JMG Academy in 2008, aged 13. In January 2013, he joined Belgian Pro League team SV Zulte Waregem, initially assigned to the youth setup. [1]

Bongonda made his professional debut on 25 September 2013, starting in a 2–1 away win against KFC VW Hamme, for the season's Belgian Cup. [2] His league debut came on 15 December, coming on as a second half substitute in a 3–0 home win against Lierse SK. [3]

Bongonda scored his first professional goal on 15 January 2014, netting his side's first in a 2–3 away loss against Cercle Brugge KSV. [4] On 20 April 2014, he scored his first league goal, netting the first in a 3–2 away loss against KSC Lokeren. [5]

Celta Vigo

On 9 January 2015, Bongonda signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with La Liga side Celta de Vigo. [6] He made his debut in the competition on the 26th, coming on as a late substitute for Nemanja Radoja in a 2–1 away loss against Getafe CF. [7]

Trabzonspor

On 15 June 2017, Bongonda joined Trabzonspor on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy. [8] He however ended up being on the bench more than on the pitch.

Zulte Waregem

During the winter transfer window of the 2017–18 season, Bongonda rejoined Zulte-Waregem on loan. On 4 July 2018, he joined Essevee permanently on a four-year contract, until 30 June 2022. [9]

Genk

Bongonda joined fellow Belgian First Division A club Genk in summer 2019 for a club-record fee. [10]

Bongonda scored the game winner for Genk against Standard Liège in the Belgian Cup Final on 25 April 2021. [11]

On 23 July 2021, Bongonda scored Genk's first goal in the 2021–22 Belgian First Division A season, securing a 1–1 draw against the same opponents. [12]

Cádiz

On 26 August 2022, Bongonda Edris returned to Spain after signing a four-year contract with Cádiz in the top tier. [13]

Spartak Moscow

In July 2023, Bongonda agreed to move to Russian club Spartak. The contract is calculated until 2026. It is alleged that Spartak paid Cadiz 10 million euros. [14]

International career

Bongonda was born in Belgium to a Congolese father and Belgian mother. [15] He is a youth international for Belgium. In January 2022, Fifa accepted his eligibility join the DR Congo national team. [16] He debuted for the DR Congo national team in a 1–0 friendly loss to Bahrain on 1 February 2022. [17]

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 7 April 2024 [18] [19]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueCupEuropeOtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Zulte Waregem 2013–14 Belgian First Division A 1905100242
2014–15 Belgian First Division A143203 [lower-alpha 1] 000193
Total3337130435
Celta Vigo 2014–15 La Liga 81100091
2015–16 La Liga2323000262
2016–17 La Liga301616 [lower-alpha 1] 000422
Total6141016000775
Trabzonspor (loan) 2017–18 Süper Lig 30320062
Zulte Waregem (loan) 2017–18 Belgian First Division A1150020135
Zulte Waregem 2018–19 Belgian First Division A2882000963714
Genk 2019–20 Belgian First Division A225106 [lower-alpha 2] 0295
2020–21 Belgian First Division A3516423918
2021–22 Belgian First Division A341200001 [lower-alpha 3] 13513
Total913352601110336
Cádiz 2022–23 La Liga31410324
Spartak Moscow 2023–24 Russian Premier League 18471255
Career total2766135715012733775
  1. 1 2 Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  3. Appearance in Belgian Super Cup

International

International goals

Scores and results list DR Congo's goal tally first.

No.DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.14 June 2023 Stade de la Réunification, Douala, CameroonFlag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 1–01–0 Friendly
2.9 September 2023 Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa, DR CongoFlag of Sudan.svg  Sudan 1–02–0 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
3.15 November 2023Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania 2–02–0 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours

Genk

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