Christopher Katongo

1982 - Today

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Christopher Katongo (born 31 August 1982) is a Zambian former professional footballer who played as a striker. At international level, he amassed over 100 caps between 2003 and 2016 for the Zambia national team. He is an Africa Cup of Nations winner and won the BBC's African Footballer of the Year award in 2012, winning just over 40% of the public vote. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christopher Katongo has received more than 145,226 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Christopher Katongo is the 7,207th most popular soccer player (down from 6,078th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Zambia (down from 14th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Zambian Soccer Player.

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  • 5.49

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  • 2.78

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Christopher Katongo ranks 7,207 out of 16,923Before him are Jonas Hofmann, Mihael Mikić, Yasuyuki Kishino, Mario Gavranović, Marcelo Miguel, and Matthew Upson. After him are Lisandro López, Brede Hangeland, Slobodan Rajković, Álvaro Saborío, Bojan Jokić, and Gil.

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Among people born in 1982, Christopher Katongo ranks 440Before him are Damià Abella, Luis Tejada, Adriano Ferreira Martins, Nonito Donaire, Erik Rhodes, and Sati Kazanova. After him are Ho-Pin Tung, Álvaro Saborío, Paul-Henri Mathieu, Jenn Suhr, Leonardo Ponzio, and Ruth Lorenzo.

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In Zambia

Among people born in Zambia, Christopher Katongo ranks 16 out of 31Before him are Denise Scott Brown (1931), Kalusha Bwalya (1963), Guy Scott (1944), Robert John "Mutt" Lange (1948), Samuel Matete (1968), and Janny Sikazwe (1979). After him are Dambisa Moyo (1969), Emmanuel Mayuka (1990), Jacob Mulenga (1984), Given Singuluma (1986), James Chamanga (1980), and Rainford Kalaba (1986).


Among soccer players born in Zambia, Christopher Katongo ranks 3Before him are Godfrey Chitalu (1947) and Kalusha Bwalya (1963). After him are Emmanuel Mayuka (1990), Jacob Mulenga (1984), Given Singuluma (1986), James Chamanga (1980), Rainford Kalaba (1986), Kennedy Mweene (1984), Patson Daka (1998), Stoppila Sunzu (1989), and Chisamba Lungu (1991).