Charly Musonda Jr

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Charly Musonda
Personal information
Full name Charles Musonda[1]
Date of birth (1996-10-15) 15 October 1996 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Brussels, Belgium[2]
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Real Betis
(on loan from Chelsea F.C.)
Number 7
Youth career
2002–2012 = Anderlecht
2012–2015 Chelsea F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Chelsea 0 (0)
2016– → Real Betis (loan) 24 (1)
National team
2010–2011 Belgium U15 9 (0)
2011–2012 Belgium U16 9 (5)
2012–2013 Belgium U17 14 (2)
2013–2014 Belgium U19 7 (3)
2014– Belgium U21 12 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 November 2016 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:57, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Charles Musonda (born 15 October 1996), known as Charly Musonda or Charly Musonda Junior,[3] is a Belgian footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Betis, on loan from Chelsea F.C.. Mainly an attacking midfielder, he can also play as a winger.

Club career

Early career

Born in Brussels, Musonda started his career at R.S.C. Anderlecht's youth setup. In 2011, aged only 15, he was already linked to the likes of FC Barcelona, Real Madrid C.F., Manchester United F.C., Manchester City F.C. and Chelsea F.C..[4]

Chelsea

On 11 June 2012, Musonda joined Chelsea, along with his two older brothers,[5] after the club previously agreed to pay a "compensation fee" to Anderlecht.[6] On 24 October 2013, he signed a professional contract with the club, after already being a regular with the under-18s.[7]

On 5 March 2015, after already being a regular with the club's under-21 team, Musonda signed a contract extension until 2019.[8] He attracted interest from French clubs Monaco[9] and Olympique de Marseille[10] in the summer, after impressing in both UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup winning campaigns, but nothing came of it.

After not making any first team appearance during the first half of the 2015–16 season, Musonda asked to leave due to lack of opportunities in December.[11] In January 2016, he rejected a loan move from Standard Liège.[12]

Real Betis (loan)

On 29 January 2016, Musonda joined La Liga side Real Betis on loan until the end of the season, without the option of making the move permanent.[13] He made his professional debut on 7 February, starting in a 1–0 home win against Valencia, where he also was awarded Man of the Match.[14] Six days later, Musonda scored his first professional goal in a 2–2 draw at Deportivo de La Coruña.[15]

On 22 June 2016, Musonda's loan at Real Betis was extended for the 2016/17 campaign.[16]

International career

Musonda is a Belgian international from the under-15 to under-21 levels.[17]

Personal life

Musonda's older brothers, Lamisha and Tika, and younger brother, Matty, were also youth graduates at Chelsea and Anderlecht. His father, also named Charles, was also a footballer who appeared mainly for Anderlecht, and was an international regular for Zambia.[18]

Career statistics

As of match played 18 November 2016.[19]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Betis (loan) 2015–16 La Liga 16 1 0 0 0 0 16 1
2016–17 La Liga 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Career total 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 1

Honours

Club

Chelsea Reserves[20]

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