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Lukas Nmecha
Lukas Nmecha
Personal information
Full name Lukas Nmecha[1]
Date of birth (1998-12-12) 12 December 1998 (age 20)[2]
Place of birth Hamburg, Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Forward, winger
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
(on loan from Manchester City)
Number 22
Youth career
2007-2017 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017- Manchester City 2 (0)
2018-2019 -> Preston North End (loan) 38 (4)
2019- -> VfL Wolfsburg (loan) 3 (0)
National team?
2013 England U16 2 (0)
2014-2015 England U17 10 (2)
2016 England U18 4 (2)
2016-2017 England U19 11 (3)
2018 England U20 1 (1)
2018 England U21 3 (0)
2019- Germany U21 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:46, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
? National team caps and goals correct as of 15 October 2019

Lukas Nmecha (born 12 December 1998) is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for German club VfL Wolfsburg, on loan from Premier League club Manchester City. Lukas was born in Hamburg, Germany but relocated to England as a child with his family. He is a current Germany U21 international, despite being capped by England at the same level.

Club career

He was scouted by Manchester City, where he played for their youth ranks for over a decade, before making his debut on 19 December 2017 in the EFL Cup.[3] On his debut he scored the third penalty for Manchester City in their penalty shootout win over Leicester City.[4]

He made his Premier League debut on 29 April 2018, as a late substitute for Gabriel Jesus against West Ham United at the London Stadium.[5]

He was involved in several games during Manchester City's first team squad for the 2018-19 pre season tour in the U.S. to compete in the 2018 International Champions Cup.[6] He scored his first goal at first team level on 29 July 2018 in the pre season friendly against Bayern Munich in a 3-2 win.[7][8]

Nmecha was loaned to Preston North End for the 2018-19 season.[9]

On 3 August 2019, Nmecha joined Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg on a season-long loan.[10]

International career

Born in Hamburg to German and Nigerian parents, but raised in England, Nmecha is eligible to play for Nigeria, Germany and England.


In October 2014, Nmecha scored for the England Under-17 team in a qualifier against Macedonia.[11] Nmecha was included in the England under-19 squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.[12] He scored the only goal of the game in the semi-final against the Czech Republic[13] and also scored the winner in the final against Portugal.[14]

On 18 May 2018, Nmecha received a call up to the England U21 team by Manager Aidy Boothroyd, for the Toulon Tournament.[15] On 9 June 2018, Nmecha came on as a substitute in the 2018 Toulon Tournament final as England defeated Mexico to retain the title.[16] In November 2018, Nmecha scored for the England Under-20 team against Germany.[17]


In March 2019, Nmecha declared for Germany and was included in their U21 squad for the first time.[18] He made his debut as a 59th minute substitute during the 2-1 victory over England at Bournemouth on 26 March 2019.[19]

Personal life

Nmecha is the older brother of fellow Manchester City player Felix Nmecha. Both were born in Germany before moving to England at a young age.[20]

Style of play

Nmecha's main positition is as a centre forward, but he is also able to play as a winger on either side. He is known for being comfortable with both feet and for his first touch and finishing ability.[21] Nmecha described that he also likes to use his pace to run at defenders.[22]

Career statistics

As of match played 16 March 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester City 2017-18[23] Premier League 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Manchester City U23 2017-18[23] -- -- -- -- 2[a] 1 2 1
Preston North End (loan) 2018-19[23] Championship 33 2 1 0 2 0 -- 36 2
Career total 35 2 1 0 3 0 2 1 41 3
  1. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy


England U19

England U21


  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Profile". 11v11. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Leicester v Manchester City: Match report". Manchester City Official. 19 December 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Doyle, Paul (19 December 2017). "Leicester City 1-1 Manchester City (3-4 on pens): Carabao Cup quarter-final". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Fifield, Dominic (29 April 2018). "West Ham still not safe after emphatic win for Manchester City". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "US TOUR SQUAD CONFIRMED". Manchester City Official. 17 July 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "NMECHA RELIEVED TO GET OFF THE MARK". Manchester City Official. 28 July 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Bayern Munich 2 Man City 3". Bayern Munich Official. 28 July 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Lukas Nmecha joins Preston on loan". Manchester City FC. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Wolves attack bolstered by new recruit". VfL Wolfsburg. 3 August 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ "Lukas Nmecha helps U17s to battling win over Macedonia". The Football Association. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "Squad for U19 Euro". The Football Association. 26 June 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ "European Under-19 Championship: England beat Czech Republic to reach final". BBC Sport. 12 July 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ a b "European Under-19 Championship: England beat Portugal in final". BBC Sport. 15 July 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ "England U21s head to Maurice Revello tournament in Toulon with a 20-man squad". The Football Association. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  16. ^ "England win third straight Toulon Tournament title after victory over Mexico". BBC Sport. 9 June 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ "England U20 2-0 Germany". The Football Association. 19 November 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ "Lukas Nmecha Called Up To Germany U21 Squad". Preston North End. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ "England U21 1-2 Germany U21". DFB. 26 March 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ "Who is Felix Nmecha? Man City youngster in profile after he's named on the bench vs Hoffenheim". Manchester Evening News. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ "Lukas Nmecha: Player Profile". Manchester City. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  22. ^ "Vincent Kompany is helping Man City prospect Lukas Nmecha take his game to the next level". Manchester City. 30 July 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  23. ^ a b c "Lukas Nmecha". Soccerbase.
  24. ^ "Final fightback takes England U21S to Toulon hat-trick with win over Mexico". The Football Association. 9 June 2018. Retrieved 2019.

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