Cameroonian forward Karl Toko Ekambi is currently the leading goal scorer of the
Copa Del Rey in Spain.
Ekambi, 26 year old has scored 5 goals in two games in the annual Knockout
competition in Spanish Football.
The 2017 Africa Cup of nations winner’s best performance was against Almeria on
December 5th 2018 when Villarreal stormed the second division side 8-nil, 11 goal to 3 on aggregate with Ekambi scoring a quadruple.
Karl Toko Ekambi increased his goal margin during Villarreal 2-2 draw with fellow Spanish top tier club Espanyol following an 85 minute strike.
Toko’s Villarreal were 2 goals down before he pulled one back and was instrumental
as his side fought hard to level scores.
The preferred right foot striker who joined Spanish side Villarreal from Angers in
the French League 1 is ahead of Getafe’s Angel Rodriguez who has scored 5 goals
and Athletico Bilbao’s center forward Aritz Aduriz who has found the net 4 times.
The likes of Luis Suarez (FC Barcelona,3goals) , Vinicius Junior( Real Madrid, 3 goals) , Karim Benzema(Real Madrid, 4 goals) and others are all on the shortlist.
Despite leading the goal race, Ekambi’s Villarreal bowed out of the competition to
Espanyol on January 17, 2019 with the Cameroonian international an unused
He has scored the highest number of goals in the COPA del Rey than any other
African this season, his closest rival being Senegal’s Sekou Gassama of Valencia.
Toko Ekambi has made 22 appearances this season for Villarreal in La Liga
Santander, and has been able to score 4 times.
The French born had earlier been linked with a move to Brighton and Hove Albion
in the English Premier League after Chris Hughes was interested to sign the hotshot
Karl Toko Ekambi signed for Villarreal on June 6th 2018. The club is currently 18th
of a 20 team league after 25 days of play with 23 points.
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