Here's everything to know about Cody Gakpo's Early Life, Clubs, Family, Net Worth, Partner, Career and Stats

Cody Gakpo: Early Life, Clubs, Family, Net Worth, Career and Stats

Cody Mathès Gakpo is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a center-forward, or attacking midfielder for Premier League club Liverpool and the Netherlands national team. Let’s start to explore the insights into the early days, football journey, net worth, and career of Gakpo.

Cody Gakpo’s Early Life

Cody Gakpo's Early Life
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Cody Mathes Gakpo, born on 7th May 1999 in Eindhoven, Netherlands, is a 24-year-old Dutch professional footballer. His heritage is a combination of Togolese and Dutch by his mother Ank Gakpo and his father Johnny Gakpo. Cody’s athletic parents set the foundation for a sports-centered household. 

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In his childhood, he often found himself at the special spot of PSV Phillips Stadium and he was mesmerized by the legends of football. As a child, he always loved the company of Sidney Cakpo, his eldest brother and the most protective person in his life. Cody’s brothers, Sidney and Ducferre have pursued a professional football journey which also inspired him to advance in the game. Cody Gakpo girlfriend’s name is Noa van der Bij. They’ve been together since at least December 2020.

Cody Gakpo’s Tryst With Football Sport

Cody’s connection to a football game started when he was four years old. His innate skill in the game was evident and indicated his promising future in the world of football. At a young age, Cody kick-started his footballing adventures with a local football club named EVV Eindhoven.

In his hometown, Stratum, Cody often practiced friendly matches with his siblings. When he was six years old, he aced the PSV trials which helped him to secure a spot in the prestigious academy. In the 2007-08 season, young Cody contributed to the winning of the F1 team of PSV. Initially, he showcased his prowess as a forward in the team. 

Gakpo’s Professional Football Career

Do you know the nickname of Gakpo in the world of football? Well, it is ‘Ein Tovenaar’ (A Wizard). 

On 25th February 2018, Cody Gakpo marked a milestone in his life by becoming a professional football player. To sharpen his skills and tactical understanding, his link with former Dutch player, Mark van Bommel, played a crucial role. The efforts of Cody Gakpo provided fruitful results in the 2019-20 season when he made headlines in the Eredivisie.

His scoring performance along with senior players in the senior team helped to clinch coveted titles like “Johan Cruyff Shield” and “Eredivisie”. It is to be noted that he played an important role in getting victory in the 2022 KNVB Cup for PSV by winning 2-1 against Ajax.  

Gakpo’s Contract with Liverpool

With a new chapter of his life in the English Premier League (EPL), Cody Gakpo agreed to a contract with Liverpool club on 28th December 2022. On January 7, 2023, he started his first game for the team in a 2-2 FA Cup third-round match at Anfield against Wolves. In a 2–0 Merseyside derby league victory over Everton on February 13, Gakpo scored his first goal for Liverpool. Cody Gakpo jersey number is 18.

Cody Gakpo Injury

Cody Gakpo got hurt playing against Manchester United. He twisted his ankle at Old Trafford when he came off the bench to substitute Mohamed Salah during the second half of the game.

Cody Gakpo’s EPL Stats

Being a forward player in different football clubs from PSV to Liverpool, he got 36 appearances in the EPL

  • Gakpo, who is typically used on the left wing, frequently cuts inside with his right foot to take up a more central attacking position. He then uses his speed and dribbling abilities to attack opponents until he finds a gap where he may try to score. 
  • Cody scored 9 goals for 21 wins. 
  • He kicked 5 goals with his right foot and 4 goals with his left foot indicating his prowess to kick goals with both feet comfortably. 
  • He played 60 shots with 19 shots on target and 32% shooting accuracy. This shows his attacking skill while playing as a forward for the club. 

He was named the Dutch Footballer of the Year in the 2021–2022 season after tallying 21 goals in 47 games across all competitions. All his achievements so far contributed to enhancing his financial success. Till Now, Cody Gakpo has scored 10 goals in 25 appearances for the Netherlands national football team.

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Net Worth of Cody Gakpo   

Currently, Cody Gakpo’s net worth is around $10 million.