47 Facts About Lomana LuaLua


Tresor Lomana LuaLua is a Congolese professional footballer who last played as a striker.


Lomana LuaLua is currently the attacking coach for Spalding United.


Lomana LuaLua remained there for three seasons, but his spell was marred by disciplinary problems and malaria.


Lomana LuaLua received his first of 31 international caps in 2002, and scored seven goals in an eleven-year international career.


Lomana LuaLua represented his national team at four Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.


Lomana LuaLua is known for setting up the Lomana LuaLua Foundation, which provides care for orphans in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and for being a patron for the Haslar Visitors Group.


Lomana LuaLua's family settled in Forest Gate in London; there, he attended Forest Gate Community School and started to play football at the age of 16, while being involved in gymnastics.


Lomana LuaLua represented his school at football after he was spotted kicking a tennis ball around in the playground.


Lomana LuaLua was playing for Leyton Sixth Form College, where he studied performing arts, when he was spotted at the age of 17 by second division side, Colchester United.


Lomana LuaLua's brother, Kazenga LuaLua, is a professional footballer, and two of his cousins play professionally; Yannick Bolasie, and Tresor Kandol.


Lomana LuaLua had been brought to the attention of Newcastle manager, Bobby Robson, by Mick Wadsworth, assistant-manager at Newcastle United, who was a former manager of Colchester.


Lomana LuaLua has to learn how to play with the other players but he's a special new talent.


Lomana LuaLua has to be nursed and cherished and taught.


Lomana LuaLua scored a further two goals in the remaining four games of the season.


Tougher competition for a first-team place meant that Lomana LuaLua made only 22 appearances in this season.


Lomana LuaLua has been a pretty poor professional about all this.


Lomana LuaLua scored four goals in 15 appearances for Portsmouth as they finished in mid-table in their debut season in the Premiership.


Lomana LuaLua missed several games due to international duty at the 2004 African Cup of Nations and missed games in April 2006 after damaging his foot while doing his acrobatic goal celebration during a game against Arsenal.


Lomana LuaLua signed a new three-year contract in July 2006; it was set to keep him at Portsmouth until 2009.


Lomana LuaLua struggled to break back into the first-team, making only eight starts out of 24 appearances, and scored only two goals in that season.


Lomana LuaLua wants a change, he wants to play in a role behind the strikers and he wants to move abroad.


Lomana LuaLua will get to play in the Champions League by moving to Greece.


Lomana LuaLua has been a top Premier League player and he'll be a top player for them.


Lomana LuaLua scored the first goals of his second spell with a brace against Asteras Tripolis.


Lomana LuaLua signed a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee with Omonia in July 2010, reuniting with Takis Lemonis for the second time since Olympiakos in 2008.


In September 2011, after his release by Omonia, Lomana LuaLua trained with League One club Hartlepool United, where he linked with former Newcastle United assistant-manager Mick Wadsworth.


On 24 May 2012, it was confirmed that Lomana LuaLua had turned down a new contract at Blackpool and had signed a two-year deal with Turkish side Kardemir Karabukspor.


Lomana LuaLua is considered one of the best players in first half of Turkish league.


On 2 February 2015, Lomana LuaLua signed a contract with Akhisar Belediyespor.


On 12 May 2017, Lomana LuaLua signed a contract with Turkish Cypriot club Merit Alsancak Yesilova.


Lomana LuaLua made his debut for the club in January 2020, coming off the bench in a league match against Hitchin Town.


Lomana LuaLua was first named by the DR Congo national team in the preliminary squad for the African Nations Cup finals in Mali in January 2002.


Lomana LuaLua knew he was going to be under pressure and he knew he was going to get provoked.


Lomana LuaLua initially indicated that he might not play in the match, but did so reluctantly after threats were made to his family, which caused him to reconsider his international career.


Lomana LuaLua initially expressed doubts that he would take part in the finals due to club commitments.


Lomana LuaLua was included in the squad and named as captain in the absence of regular captain, Shabani Nonda, who missed the tournament due to a knee injury.


Lomana LuaLua received a four-match suspension for the sending-off and missed several 2006 World Cup qualifying round matches during the summer of June 2004.


Lomana LuaLua was recalled to the DR Congo squad for a friendly against Tunisia played near Paris in November 2005, as part of the countries' preparation for the 2006 African Nations Cup held in Egypt in January and February 2006.


Lomana LuaLua was unable to play after he was one of several players refused a visa by French immigration authorities.


Lomana LuaLua was named as the captain of DR Congo for the tournament in place of Shabani Nonda who was injured for a second successive Nations Cup.


Lomana LuaLua then delayed his departure to be available to his club Portsmouth for a crucial league match, missing a friendly with Senegal.


Lomana LuaLua appeared against Angola and Cameroon as DR Congo qualified for the quarter-finals stage of the tournament, only to be beaten by the hosts Egypt.


Lomana LuaLua returned to the DR Congo squad in the 2010 World Cup qualifier against Egypt in June 2008.


Lomana LuaLua did not play that game, but in December, LuaLua was named for his fourth Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa in 2013.


In 2005, Lomana LuaLua became patron of the Haslar Visitors Group, a charity that works with detainees in an immigration removal centre.


Lomana LuaLua is actively involved in the Show Racism The Red Card campaign and was involved in the launch of a new video entitled "A Safe Place", which features Premiership footballers talking about their experiences with racism.


Lomana LuaLua wrote the foreword in "You Can Have Chips", the autobiography of his former manager Steve Wignall.