Christopher Nkunku

Christopher Nkunku Biography, Age, Career, FIFA 22, Net Worth & Wiki

Christopher Alan Nkunku, a French professional football player for RB Leipzig of the Bundesliga and the France national team, was born on November 14, 1997. He plays as a striker or midfielder. Nkunku, a product of the Paris Saint-Germain Academy, made his club debut in December 2015 as a professional. He played 78 times for them and captured three Ligue 1 championships, twice the Coupe de France and once the Coupe de la Ligue.

Nkunku joined the German team, RB Leipzig, in July 2019 and played there for the 2021–22 season, winning the DFB-Pokal and the Bundesliga Player of the Season awards. Nkunku made his senior national team debut in March 2022 after competing for France at several youth international levels.

Christopher Nkunku
Christopher Nkunku

Christopher Nkunku Bio/Wiki

Birth NameChristopher Alan Nkunku
Nick NameChristopher Nkunku
Age (as of 2023)26 years
ReligionChristian
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignScorpio
Birth PlaceLagny-sur-Marne, France
Date of Birth14 November 1997
NationalityFrance
HobbiesMusic and Gym

Family

Mother's NameMoreso Nkunku
Father's NameNot Available
Brother(s)Not Available
Sister(s)Not Available

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/SpouseSingle
ChildrenNot Available

Education

SchoolNot Available
College/UniversityNot Available
ProfessionFootballer
OutfitterAdidas

Football Career

Debut ClubParis SG
Debut InternationalFrance
Jersey Number• France - 18
• RB Leipzig - 18
Current Team(s)
• France
• RB Leipzig
PositionForward
FootRight
League levelFirst Tier
Caps/Goals8 / 0
Career Manager/ Player AgentPini Zahavi
Traits• Finesse Shot
• Flair
• Playmaker
Style Of Play• Gets fouled often
• Likes to do layoffs
• Indirect set-piece threat
• Likes to cut inside
• Likes to dribble
• Does not dive into tackles
Strengths• Dribbling
• Passing
• Finishing
• Through balls
• Key passes
• Long shots
• Direct free-kicks
WeaknessNone

Height and Weight

Height• in meters - 1.75 m
• in feet inches - 5′ 9″
Weight• in kilograms - 73 kg
• in pounds - 160 lbs

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityFrench
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Sexual OrientationStraight
Chest Size40 inches
Biceps Size15 inches
Waist Size32 inches

Favourite Things

Favorite Playing Position
Second Striker
Favorite CarNot Available
Favorite DrinksRed Wine
Favorite ColorWhite
Favorite Cell Phone/BrandIphone

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Personal Life

  • Christopher Alan Nkunku was born in Lagny-sur-Marne, Seine-et-Marne, on November 14, 1997.
  • When he was six years old, he started playing football with AS Marolles.
  • In 2009, he joined Fontainebleau, where scouts from numerous elite clubs saw him.
  • According to Norbert Boj, the previous head of the Fontainebleau football school, in 2020, he was praised for “his speed, his skill, and his perception of the game” despite his youth and infantile build.
  • He would start in every position in the middle of the field, and a different club coach credited his adaptability to his “technical brilliance, certainly, but primarily his understanding of the play.”
  • Nkunku was not signed by Lens, Le Havre, or Monaco, teams where he had gone on tryouts, as they felt he was too young and light.
  • Ultimately, he joined Paris Saint-Germain, where he was able to advance through the U15-level INF Clairefontaine junior sides.
  • At the age of fifteen, he permanently relocated to the French superpower after spending the weekdays at Clairefontaine and only participating in games with Paris Saint-Germain on the weekends.

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Christopher Nkunku Net Worth

The range of Christopher Nkunku’s net worth or income is thought to be between €6,500,000. However, his major occupation as a soccer player has brought him a significant amount of wealth.

Estimated Net Worth in 2023 (Approx)€6,500,000
Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)€6,000,000
Salary Per Year (Approx)€1,000,000
Salary Per Month (Approx)€83,333
Salary per Week€19,231
Salary Per Day€2,740
Salary Per Day€2
Contract Signed/ExtensionJun 23, 2022
Contract ExpiresJun 30, 2026
Market Value€80,000,000
Income SourceProfessional Footballer

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Christopher Nkunku FIFA 22 Stats

In FIFA 22, Christopher Nkunku has an overall rating of 86 and his potential is also 89.

FIFA 22 Stats

Overall Rating In FIFA 22

86

Potential In FIFA 22

89
Attacking
Skill
81Crossing
89Dribbling
86Finishing82Curve
61Heading Accuracy
80FK Accuracy
85Short Passing
80Long Passing
70Volleys88Ball Control
Power
Movement
79Shot Power
87Acceleration
59Jumping
89Sprint Speed
78Stamina
88Agility
64Strength
85Reactions
78Long Shots90Balance
Mentality
Goalkeeping
59Aggression
5GK Diving
64Interceptions
6GK Handling
86Positioning
10GK Kicking
85Vision
15GK Positioning
81Composure7GK Reflexes
Defending
6264Defensive Awareness54Sliding Tackle
Standing Tackle

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Club Career

Paris Saint-Germain

  • In 2010, Nkunku enrolled in the Paris Saint-Germain youth program.
  • He was a member of the young squad that finished second in the UEFA Youth League in 2015–16.
  • On December 8, 2015, he made his professional debut against Shakhtar Donetsk in a UEFA Champions League game at the age of 18, coming on to replace Lucas Moura after 87 minutes of a 2-0 home victory.
  • On January 7, 2017, he scored his first career goal in a 7-0 victory over Bastia at home in the Coupe de France.
  • In a 5-0 victory over Metz on March 10, 2018, he recorded his first brace as a professional.
Christopher Nkunku playing for PSG
Christopher Nkunku playing for PSG

RB Leipzig

  • Nkunku signed a five-year contract with RB Leipzig on July 18, 2019, for an estimated transfer cost of €13 million plus incentives.
  • On August 11, he made his club debut against VfL Osnabrück in a DFB-Pokal game, which the team won 3-2.
  • A week later, he made his Bundesliga debut, netting his first goal in competition on the opening day of the 2019–20 campaign in a 4-0 victory over local rivals Union Berlin.
  • Nkunku contributed four assists in a 5-0 victory over Schalke 04 on February 22, 2020.
  • In doing so, he joined Szabolcs Huszti in 2012 as the only player in recent Bundesliga history to record four assists in a single game.
  • Nkunku got a hat-trick on September 15, 2021, for Leipzig in a 6-3 loss to Manchester City in a 2021–22 UEFA Champions League group stage game.
  • He was the first player to ever score a hat-trick in the Champions League for the team.
  • Nkunku scored twice on September 25, 2021, as his team defeated Hertha BSC 6-0.
  • He grabbed back-to-back braces for the first time in his career a week later in a victory against VfL Bochum, scoring another brace in the process.
  • With 20 goals and 13 assists in 34 league games, he was named the 2021–22 Bundesliga Player of the Season in May 2022.
Christopher Nkunku playing for RB Leipzig
Christopher Nkunku playing for RB Leipzig

International Career

  • Nkunku is of Congolese heritage and was born in France.
  • He competed for France in the under-16, under-19, under-20, and under-21 levels as a young international.
  • At the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, he made three appearances for the under-20 squad.
  • Nkunku received his first call-up to the senior France team for the friendlies against South Africa and Ivory Coast on March 25 and 29, 2022, respectively.
  • In the matchup with Ivory Coast, he made his starting debut.
Christopher Nkunku playing for France
Christopher Nkunku playing for France

Awards

Paris Saint-Germain

  • Ligue 1: 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • Coupe de France: 2016–17, 2017–18
  • Coupe de la Ligue: 2016–17, 2017–18
  • Trophée des Champions: 2017, 2018

RB Leipzig

  • DFB-Pokal: 2021–22

Individual

  • Bundesliga Player of the Season: 2021–22
  • Bundesliga Team of the Season: 2021–22
  • VDV Bundesliga Player of the Season: 2021–22
  • VDV Bundesliga Team of the Season: 2021–22
  • Bundesliga Player of the Month: October 2021, February 2022, March 2022, April 2022
  • UEFA Europa League Team of the Season: 2021–22

FAQs

How old is Christopher?

He is currently 26 years old (as of 2023).

What is the height of Christopher?

He is 175 cm tall.

What position does Christopher play?

He plays as a forward.

How much is Christopher’s net worth?

After his transfer to RB Leipzig, his net worth is €6,500,000 (as of 2023).

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