Who is Christopher Nkunku?

Christopher Alan Nkunku is a well-recognized French professional footballer who plays as a midfielder or forward for the Bundesliga club RB Leipzig and the France national team.

He is a graduate of the Paris Saint-Germain Academy and made his professional debut for the club in December 2015. Nkunku made 78 appearances for PSG and won three Ligue 1 titles, the Coupe de France twice and the Coupe de la Ligue twice. He then joined the German side, RB Leipzig, in July 2019, with whom he won the Bundesliga Player of the Season award and the DFB-Pokal in the 2021-22 season. Nkunku represented France at many youth international levels, prior to making his debut for the senior national team in March 2022.

Christopher Nkunku Career


In 2010, Christopher joined the Paris Saint-Germain youth system. He was a member of the youth team who was runners-up in the 2015-16 UEFA Youth League. Nkunku made his professional debut on December 8, 2015, in a UEFA Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk. He made his debut at the age of 18, substituting Lucas Moura after 87 minutes in a 2-0 home victory. Nkunku scored his first professional goal in a 7-0 home victory over Bastia in the Coupe de France on January 7, 2017. He then scored his first brace as a professional, in a 5-0 victory over Metz on March 10, 2018.

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig revealed his signing on a five-year contract for an estimated €13 million transfer fee plus bonuses on July 18, 2019. Nkunku then made his debut for the club in a DFB-Pokal match against Vfl Osnabruck, which ended in a 3-2 win on August 11. His Bundesliga debut followed after a week, scoring his first competitive goal on the first matchday of the 2019-20 season in a 4-0 victory against regional rivals Union Berlin. He provided 4 assists in a 5-0 win against Schalke 04 on February 22, 2020. He became the second player in recent Bundesliga history to register 4 assists in one match, following Szabolcs Huszti in 2012.

Nkunku then scored a hat-trick for Leipzig in their 6-3 loss to Manchester City in a 2021-22 UEFA Champions League group stage match on September 15, 2021. He became the first player in the club’s history to score a hat-trick in the Champions League. Nkunku then scored a brace in a 6-0 victory against Hertha BSC on September 25, 2021. After a week, he scored another brace in a victory over Vfl Bochum, making this the first time he scored back-to-back braces in his career. In May 2022, Nkunku won the 2021-22 Bundesliga Player of the Season award following scoring 20 times and assisting 13 goals in 34 league games.

International career

Christopher was born in France and is of Congolese descent. He was a French youth international representing the country at under-16, under-19, under-20, and under-21 levels. Nkunku made three appearances for the under-20 team at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He was called up to the senior France team for the first time for friendly matches over Ivory Coast and South Africa on 25 and 29 March 2022, respectively. Nkunku made his debut as a starter in the game over Ivory Coast.

A photo of Christopher Nkunku
A photo of Christopher Nkunku

How old is Christopher Nkunku?

Christopher Alan Nkunku is aged 25 as of 2022, having been born on November 14, 1997, in Lagny-sur-Marne, France. He shares his birthday with famous people including King Charles III, Moriah Elizabeth, Sierra Haschak, Travis Barker, Sadie Mckenna, Josh Duhamel, Joseph Simmons, and many more.

Christopher Nkunku Family

Who are Christopher Nkunku’s parents?

Christopher Alan Nkunku was born in Lagny-sur-Marne, Seine-et-Marne to parents of Congolese descent. He has not shared any information about his parents and family with the media.

Does Christopher Nkunku have siblings?

Nkunku has not shared any information about his siblings and family with the media and it is unclear if he has any siblings.

Christopher Nkunku Education

Nkunku attended AS Marolles and started playing football at the age of 6 years old. He then joined the Paris Saint-Germain Academy where he graduated and made his professional debut for the club in December 2015.

Christopher Nkunku Girlfriend

Nkunku is currently single and not married and has not been linked to any relationships by the media. He has kept his personal life very private and does not share his love life with the media.

Christopher Nkunku Kids

Nkunku does not have any children of his own to date as he is still single and not married.

Christopher Nkunku Height

Nkunku has an athletic, muscular, and physically fit body adding up to a height of 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) and a weight of 86 kg (189 lbs).

Christopher Nkunku Net Worth

French professional footballer, Nkunku plays as a midfielder or forward for the Bundesliga club RB Leipzig and the France national team. He has been active from 2015 to the present and earns a salary of £6,448,000 per season. Nkunku has gathered an estimated net worth of around $6 million as of 2022.

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