All goals of Christopher Nkunku
Christopher Nkunku was born on 14 November 1997 in Lagny-sur-Marne and plays for RB Leipzig. He played for AS Marolles from 2003-2009, for RCP Fontainebleau from 2009-2010, for Paris Saint-Germain FC from 2010-2019 and has played for RB Leipzig since 2019.
Current season 2021/22
In the current season, the 24-year-old has already scored nine goals and, along with Taiwo Awoniyi (1. FC Union Berlin) and Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern München), has the fifth-most attempts on goal within the league. With seven assists, Christopher Nkunku currently has the third-most in the league together with Andrej Kramaric (TSG Hoffenheim), Leroy Sané (FC Bayern München) and Filip Kostic (Eintracht Frankfurt). In total, the player with the shirt number 18 has taken 50 shots at goal and therefore fought his way to seventh place in the league-wide statistics. Up to now, he has hit the post three times. With this, he has had the second-most in the league along with Andrej Kramaric (TSG Hoffenheim). With 38 passes to a shot, the 1.75m-tall midfielder presently has the eighth-most in the league. In 18 of the previous 19 games of the season, he was in the starting line-up. Of these 19 games, he won 8 with his club. Additionally, Christopher Nkunku was substituted in for one game.
Christopher Nkunku is one of the strongest runners in the Bundesliga. His total number of sprints this season is 526 (rank 6). His maximum speed at the moment is 35.54 km/h. Along with Maxence Lacroix (VfL Wolfsburg), Christopher Nkunku is the ninth-fastest player in the league.
Christopher Nkunku played his last game on the 19th matchday of the 2021/22 season (15 January 2022). Playing for RB Leipzig, he won against VfB Stuttgart 2-0. He was in the starting line-up in this game and played as a midfielder for 77 minutes. In doing so, he scored one goal. He shot at the opponent's goal a total of one time. In terms of total touches, Christopher Nkunku had 44 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had 26 tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, he was able to win nine. Christopher Nkunku covered a distance of 8.7 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, he had a total of 22 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Christopher Nkunku has played 79 matches throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 40. He has played all the matches of his career in the Bundesliga as a member of RB Leipzig. Here, Christopher Nkunku has put a total of 20 balls in the net.
News & videos
RB Leipzig: the 2021/22 season so far
The performances of Christopher Nkunku have been the one constant at Leipzig during the first half of 2021/22.
Is Nkunku the successor to Werner?
Nkunku's performances for RB Leipzig of late are enough to suggest that the gap left by the departure of Timo Werner to Chelsea in 2020 has now been filled.
Christopher Nkunku: Matchday 6’s Man of the Matchday
The Leipzig star had a hand in four of his side's six goals against Hertha, coming less than 10 days after his maiden Champions League hat-trick.