Jody Lukoki


May 23, 2022

Jody Lukoki is a Dutch footballer of Congolese origin, born November 15, 1992 in Kindu and died May 9, 2022 in the Netherlands. He plays as a right winger at FC Twente.


Jody Lukoki was born in Zaire but immigrated to the Netherlands with his parents and his brother Madjer Lukoki because of the war, when he was still a baby. At age ten, he started playing football at local club VVA/Spartaan.


Former VVA/Spartan and Young Boys player, he joined Ajax. He made his first-team debut on 19 January 2011, in the 2–0 win over rivals Feyenoord, replacing Lorenzo Ebecilio in the 80th minute. He made his second appearance on March 20, 2011, in the 3-2 loss to ADO The Hague. He scored his first goal in the 2011-2012 season against Roda JC at the start of the season.

SC Cambuur

On August 2, 2013, he was loaned to SC Cambuur by Ajax. On August 4, 2013, he made his debut for SC Cambuur replacing Oliver Feldballe in the 46th minute (0-0). He scored his first goal with SC Cambuur on September 20, 2013 against SC Heerenveen in a 2-1 loss.

PEC Zwolle

On August 7, 2014, he was transferred to PEC Zwolle for three seasons, the transfer amount is valued at 1.5 million euros. On August 21, 2014, Lukoki scored his first goal in international competition, in the Europa League play-off match against Sparta Prague in the 77th minute, the final score 1–1.

Ludogorets Razgrad

On April 1, 2020, he terminated his contract binding him to Ludogorets Razgrad after failing to find a new agreement with the club. In the summer of 2020, he joined Yeni Malatyaspor.

International Career

Lukoki has represented the Netherlands at various levels with the youth teams. He obtained 3rd place in 2012 at the Toulon Tournament. On March 28, 2015, he made his debut for the Democratic Republic of the Congo team against Iraq.


Ajax Amsterdam Dutch Under-19 Champion 2011 Dutch champion in 2011, 2012 and 2013 PFK Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgarian champion in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Bulgarian Cup finalist in 2017 Winner of the Bulgarian Super Cup in 2018 and 2019


Last updated June 9, 2013


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