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Dieumerci Mbokani

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Norwich Career: 2015-16 (on loan from Dynamo Kiev) (29 appearances, 5 goals)
Current Club: Dynamo Kiev
Date of Birth: 22/11/1985 (Kinshasa, Zaire)
Nationality: Congolese

Biography

Congolese international forward Dieumerci Mbokani joined Norwich on 31st August 2015 on a season long loan from Dynamo Kiev.

Born in Kinshasa, he began his career at local club Bel'Or and was top scorer in the 2004 season with 16 goals. He moved to TP Mazembe. He was loaned to Anderlecht in 2006/07 and scored four goals in nine appearances. In 2007, he joined Standard Liège and scored 35 goals in 81 league appearances. He won the Belgian League title twice and the supercup once.

On 30th June 2010, he signed a deal with French side Monaco. In August 2011, he joined Anderlecht but was injured in an early training session and then lost his five month old son to a cardiac arrest. He did go on to make 53 appearances, scoring 34 goals. He won the Belgian title twice and the Belgian supercup twice.

on 21st June 2013, he joined Dynamo Kiev. At the time of his loan to Norwich, he had scored 16 goals in 33 appearances for Kiev. This included the Ukrainian Premier League title and Ukrainian Cup (twice).

At the time of his transfer to Norwich, he had played 30 times for DR Congo.

Mbokani made his Norwich debut coming on as a late substitute in the 3-1 win over Bournemouth on 12th September 2015. He scored his first goal for City in the 2-1 home defeat to Leicester on 3rd October 2015.

Mbokani made 29 appearances for City in 2015/16, scoring five goals, as the Canaries were relegated from the Premier League.

On 18th Augiust 2016, Alex Neil revealed that he was interested in re-signing Mbokani for Norwich. He was also linked with a move to Turkey but instead returned to the Premier League joining Hull on a season-long loan on 31st August 2016.

Mbokani didn't play when Hull lost 4-0 to Crystal Palace on 14th May 2017 and were relegated from the Premier League. He made a toal of 17 appearances for the Tigers without scoring.


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