Ilunga Herita ILUNGA

Presentation

Retired
FRANCE FRANCE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Full name Herita Mohamed N'Kongolo Ilunga
Born Feb 25, 1982
Kinshasa, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Age 38 years old
Size 1.80 m
Weight 74 kg
Position Left-back
Centre-back
Arrival(s)
Formed at the academy
Doncaster Doncaster 2013
Departure(s)
Espanyol Espanyol 2002
Carquefou Carquefou 2013
Numbers 23
Selections
RD Congo A
Career
Rennes Rennes
Espanyol Espanyol
Saint-Étienne Saint-Étienne
Toulouse Toulouse
West Ham West Ham
West Ham West Ham
Doncaster Doncaster
Doncaster Doncaster
Rennes Rennes
Carquefou Carquefou
Créteil Créteil
Herita Ilunga became a tried-and-test professional but never had his chance at Stade Rennais. He arrived, aged 16, from Amiens and the Congolese left-back played for the Reserve side in CFA (French 4th Division) in 2000. Having spent two disjointed seasons at the club, and despite his undoubted potential, the club released him without offering a professional contract, mainly due to the presence of Réveillère, Escudé and Paisley in the squad. Ilunga left to join Espanyol where he made his first steps as a professional footballer, before making his mark in France at Saint-Etienne, and then Toulouse. In January 2013, Ilunga was out of contract after his departure from Doncaster, and re-joined Stade Rennais where he made 5 appearances in the second half of the season.