Gabriel N'Galula

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Junior
Personal information
Full name Gabriel N'Galula Mbuyi
Date of birth (1982-06-01) 1 June 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2000–2001 Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2006 Anderlecht 24 (1)
2004–2005Mons (loan) 15 (0)
2005–2006Stoke City (loan) 22 (0)
2006–2007 Standard Liège 0 (0)
2007–2008 Roeselare 5 (0)
Total 66 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gabriel N'Galula Mbuyi (born 1 June 1982), sometimes referred to as Junior, is a former Belgian footballer.

Career[edit]

Junior began his career at Anderlecht where he showed promise in his 28 games, but a long injury saw him lose his place to Yves Vanderhaeghe and Besnik Hasi. In the 2004–05 season, he was loaned to Mons, where he played 15 times as Mons suffered relegation to the Second Division at the end of the season, he was loaned again to Stoke City in England for the 2005–06 season where former Anderlect manager Johan Boskamp had been appointed manager.[1] He played 24 matches for Stoke and left at the end of the season along with Boskamp.

Boskamp was made Standard Liège manager and he signed Junior on a permanent deal with as part of the Mohammed Tchité transfer to Anderlecht in the 2006–07 season, he played one match for Standard, in a UEFA Cup qualification match. He spent the 2007–08 season, with K.S.V. Roeselare before deciding to retire from professional football and pursue a different career.

In 2013, he began working at BX Brussels as a sporting director.[2]

Personal life[edit]

His brother Floribert N'Galula is also a professional footballer.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Anderlecht[3] 2001–20 Belgian First Division 11 0 11 0
2002–03 Belgian First Division 4 1 4 1
2003–04 Belgian First Division 3 0 3 0
2004–05 Belgian First Division 6 0 6 0
Total 24 1 24 1
Mons (loan)[3] 2004–05 Belgian First Division 15 0 15 0
Stoke City (loan) 2005–06[4] Championship 22 0 2 0 0 0 24 0
Standard Liège[3] 2006–07 Belgian First Division 0 0 0 0
Roeselare[3] 2007–08 Belgian First Division 5 0 5 0
Career Total 66 0 2 0 0 0 68 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boskamp eyeing pair". Sky Sports. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  2. ^ "BX Brussels: "We are not the Real Madrid of promotion '". Bruzze. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "Gabriel Junior Ngalula". Footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Games played by Junior in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 June 2014.