Ligue 1 revelation, Karl Toko Ekambi: on the way to the top

In the Ligue 1 plays Karl Toko Ekambi the tiles of the roof at Angers. But probably not for much longer.

Karl Toko Ekambi has made all sixteen goals in the Ligue 1. © BELGAIMAGE

With 16 goals in 30 matches is Karl Toko Ekambi (25) one of the revelations of the French league. He is fourth in the topschuttersstand, in which he fights with strikers as Nabil Fekir, Mariano Diaz , and Florian Me.

With also four assists makes the attacker to be his best season since he prof. He is involved in more than half of the goals of SCO Angers. The club, which still fights against the degradation, her powerhouse owe if they maintain ensures.


Karl Toko Ekambi was a pro in 2010 at FC Paris, at that time in the third division, and has continued since then continuously steps forward. After 21 goals for Paris smells FC Sochaux a shop and in the summer of 2014 draws the Cameroon international. In two seasons in Ligue 2, Sochaux, he finds 25 times the way to the net. The step towards the Ligue 1 is logical.

In first class, he plays Angers a good first season. In the shadow of Famara Diédhiou , it’s true, but he scores nevertheless seven times. He picks up his first trophy with Cameroon he won the Africa Cup in 2017. He ontbolstert now, thanks to the departure of Diedhiou to the English Bristol City.


This winter, there were several clubs across the Channel and interested in him. Brighton brought a bid of 14 million euros. In vain. “He still has a spacious groeimarge. I hope that he will go to a big club will go on, for that he deserves’, recently told his coach Stéphane Moulin Le Parisien.

That will probably not last too long: Borussia Dortmund is behind him. The chance that Angers his hint coming summer, it is so small. The career of Karl Toko Ekambi takes a high flight and it is not yet at the top.

Sebastien Gobbi

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