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 Batomboat
Date of birth (1995-11-20) 20 November 1995 (age 26)
Place of birth Charleroi, Belgium
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Genk
Number 10
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) 18 (3)
2018–2019 Zulte-Waregem 28 (8)
2019– Genk 59 (24)
National team
2013–2014 Belgium U19 5 (2)
2014–2016 Belgium U21 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Théo Bongonda Mbul'Ofeko Batomboat (born 20 November 1995) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a left winger for Genk.

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Club career

Zulte Waregem

Born in Charleroi, to Congolese parents, 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 scoring 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]

International career

Bongonda was born in Belgium and is of Congolese descent. [13] Bongonda is a youth international for Belgium. [14]

Career statistics

As of match played 30 July 2021 [15] [16]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueNational CupContinentalOtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Zulte Waregem 2013–14 Belgian Pro League 905100101242
2014–15 143203 [lower-alpha 1] 000193
Total2337130101435
Celta Vigo 2014–15 La Liga 81100091
2015–16 2323000262
2016–17 301616 [lower-alpha 1] 000422
Total6141016000775
Trabzonspor (loan) 2017–18 Süper Lig 30320062
Zulte Waregem (loan) 2017–18 Belgian First Division A 400095135
Zulte Waregem 2018–19 Belgian First Division A2882000963714
Genk 2019–20 Belgian First Division A225106 [lower-alpha 2] 0295
2020–21 3516423918
2021–22 2300001 [lower-alpha 3] 134
Total59245260117127
Career total18439276150271324758
  1. 1 2 Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  3. Appearance in Belgian Super Cup

Honours

Genk

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