Lagos Kunga

Lagos Kunga
Lagos Kunga
Lagos Kunga
Forward
23
Real Name: Lagos Kunga
HT: 5' 8"
Pronunciation: LAW-gohs KOON-guh
Homegrown Player
Age: 19 (10/20/1998)
Birthplace: Luanda, Angola
Hometown: Luanda, Angola

Kunga signed as a Homegrown Player with Atlanta United on June 17, 2017 with the deal becoming effective Jan. 1, 2018. A 19-year old forward from Atlanta, Ga., Kiunga spent the 2017 season with the Atlanta United U-18s and scored 10 goals in 21 appearances. He also played on loan with Charleston Battery, Atlanta United’s USL affiliate. Kunga was called up to play with the United States National Team in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup and made four appearances and scored one goal to help lead the team to the quarterfinals of the tournament where they lost to eventual runners-up Venezuela. Prior to signing with the first team, Kunga signed a Short-Term Agreement for Atlanta United’s U.S. Open Cup match against Miami FC June 28, 2017. The four-day contract allowed Kunga to make his club debut with Atlanta United’s first team.

2017 (Charleston Battery): Kunga made two appearances for the Battery. He made his first start July 22 at Tampa Bay Rowdies and played 64 minutes in a 2-0 loss. US Open Cup (Atlanta United): Kunga made his Atlanta United debut while on a short-term loan against Miami FC on June 28. He came on as a substitute for Mark Bloom, played 25 minutes and registered one shot attempt.

2016/17 (Atlanta United Academy): Kunga spent the 2017 season with the Atlanta United U-18s and scored 10 goals in 21 appearances.

INTERNATIONAL: Kunga played for the U.S. U-20 National Team at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea. He made four appearances during the tournament and scored the sixth and final goal against New Zealand in a 6-0 victory which tied the USA’s record for largest margin of victory at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.


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