|Date of Birth:||1991, February 13|
|Age:||28 years old|
|Height:||6 Feet 2 Inch|
|Birth Name||Eliaquim Hans Mangala|
|Famous Name||Eliaquim Mangala|
|Birth Place||Colombes, France|
|Currently Working For||Manchester City and the France national team|
|Net Worth||$21 million|
|Weight in KG||84 kg|
A French footballer, Eliaquim Mangala, currently plays center-back for France national football team and Valencia on loan from Manchester City. He previously played for AC Lustin, CS Wepionnais, UR Namur, Standard Liege, and Porto, etc. Mangala is well-known for his physical presence.
Eliaquim Mangala was born Eliaquim Hans Mangala on February 13, 1991, in Colombes, France. His parents were born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He grew up with his elder sibling Daniel. Mangala holds a Belgian and French nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity.
At the age of five, Mangala was transferred to France and joined the local team, Athletic Club Lustin. Further, he left the club after six years and joined the CS WEiponnais. After two years, he was transferred to UR Namur in 2004 and quickly established himself as one of the greatest youth players in a short-duration.
Mangala receives £65,000 as a weekly salary, i.e., £3,380,000 a month, from his current club and has a net worth of $21 million. Mangala is the brand ambassador for Nike company. As of 2018, his market value is estimated at €15.00 million. He posts numerous vacancy pictures on his Instagram.
In 2007, Eliaquim Mangala agreed three year deal with Standard Liege and played with the U-17 team for the 2007-08 season. He then promoted to Standard’s under -19 team in January 2008 and started playing as a central defender.
Mangala later signed his first professional contract with the Standard Liege on October 23, 2008, and his first senior match came against Germinal Beerschot as a substitute player. On January 17, 2009, he provided the assist on the opening goal scored by Milan Jovanovic in the 3rd minute against Gent.
Milan Jovanovic's first goal for the club came on September 12, 2009, against Mechelen in a 3-0 victory. He was the member of the team that won Belgian Pro League (2008-2009), Belgian Cup (2010-11) and Belgian Supercup (2009).
Before ending his career with the club, Mangala scored 2 goals in 77 appearances until 2011. On August 16, 2011, he joined the FC Porto with the transfer fee €6.75 million. In his first season with the club, he played a substitute to Maicon, Rolando and Nicolas Otamendi. For the club, he scored 6 goals from 51 games until 2014.
Mangala then signed a five year deal with Manchester City for € 30.50 million on August 11, 2014, one of the expensive defenders in British transfer history at the time. He later made his debut against Chelsea on September 21. And then, his performance was described by BBC Sports as “colossal" with Captain, Vincent Kompany.
Mangala then sent on loan to Valencia on August 31, 2016, for a season-long loan deal and made his debut against Real Betis. He got the red card after he pulled Luis Suarez'sT-shirt in the penalty area on March 19, 2016, against FC Barcelona. During his stay with the club, he won Primeira Liga (2011-2013) and Supertaca Candido de Oliveira (2012, 013). As a successful football star, he was awarded O Jogo Team of the Year in 2013.
Mangala represented the France U-21 national team in 2009. For the club, from 2009-2012, he scored 2 goals in 23 matches. He later earned his first senior cap on June 6, 2013, against Uruguay. For his nation, till this date, he has earned 8 caps.
Mangala's zodiac sign is Aquarius. At the age of 26, Mangala is unmarried and enjoying his days with his progressive career. Till this date, he hasn’t outed any plan of his marriage. He is active on Instagram and Twitter but he has never mentioned about his love life on social media. He is also called by his nickname, Eliaquim.