Christopher Nkunku, a standout for Leipzig, won the Bundesliga’s Player of the Season award for 2021–2022, despite ongoing rumors of a transfer to the Premier League.
Nkunku received the end-of-season honor after winning the German top flight’s Player of the Month title a record four times in a single season (in October, February, March, and April).
Only former Bayern Munich talisman, Robert Lewandowski had more direct goal involvements last season (38) than the Frenchman, who scored 20 goals and dished out 13 assists in 34 league games, ahead of Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland, and Patrik Schick.
Only Karim Benzema (59), Kylian Mbappe (57), and Lewandowski (56) were involved in more goals than the Leipzig forward (50) in Europe’s top five divisions overall.
Leipzig’s goal-scoring prowess and creative ability enabled them finish fourth in the Bundesliga and led them to the UEFA Europa League semi-finals, where they lost to Rangers.
Didier Deschamps kept an eye on Nkunku’s progress, as the 24-year-old made his France debut in a friendly match against Côte d’Ivoire in March 2022.
He’ll be hoping to get on the Les Bleus team as they prepare to defend their FIFA World Cup title in November and December in Qatar 2022.
Christopher Alan Nkunku (born November 14, 1997) is a French professional footballer who competes for Bundesliga club RB Leipzig and the France national team as a forward or midfielder.
Nkunku, a graduate 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.
Nkunku has appeared in 136 games across all competitions since relocating to the Red Bull Arena in July 2019.
He scored five goals and dished out 13 assists in 32 league games during his first season with Leipzig in 2019–20, but he appeared to suffer in the Champions League, scoring zero goals and dishing out zero assists in nine games.
Before 2021/22 proved to be a true breakout season, the midfielder followed up his first season with seven goals and 10 assists in over 40 competitive appearances.
Nkunku has played 52 times for Leipzig, scoring an amazing 35 goals and adding 17 assists for an average goal contribution per game.
Nkunku FIFA 22
Nkunku’s rating score is 86. His position is CAM, and he has a potential of 89. He is a 23-year-old RB Leipzig player in Germany’s Bundesliga who is from France.
Christopher Nkunku, who plays right-footed in FIFA 22, has four skill moves and three weak feet. His workrates are High/Medium. The player is 175cm (5’8″) tall and weighs 73kg (161lbs). In the game, he doesn’t have a genuine face.
Why Did He Leave PSG?
Nkunku progressed through the PSG youth ranks but was let to leave in 2019 for the Bundesliga after failing to genuinely secure a spot in their starting lineup.
The 21-year-old was reportedly acquired by Die Roten Bullen for €15 million, and Nkunku agreed to a five-year contract then.