Christopher Samba

Date of birth28 March 1984
Place of birthCreteil, France
NationalityCongolese (CGO)
Weight88 kg
Height1.94 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Christopher Samba joined Blackburn Rovers in January 2007 with a contract to June 2010 that was extended to June 2012 in October 2007, to June 2014 in November 2009 and to June 2015 in February 2011.

He joined Queens Park Rangers in January 2013 with a contract to June 2017.

Christopher joined Aston Villa in July 2017 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Sedan 01 Jul 2003 01 Jul 2004
Hertha BSC Berlin 01 Jul 2004 25 Jan 2007
Blackburn Rovers 25 Jan 2007 24 Feb 2012
Anzhi Makhachkala 24 Feb 2012 31 Jan 2013
Queens Park Rangers 31 Jan 2013 02 Jul 2013
Anzhi Makhachkala 02 Jul 2013 29 Aug 2013
Dynamo Moscow 29 Aug 2013 30 Jun 2016
Panathinaikos 31 Aug 2016 20 Jan 2017
Aston Villa 20 Jul 2017 30 Jun 2018

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2005-06 Hertha BSC Berlin Bundesliga 2
10
3
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 4
1
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 13
1
2
3
2006-07 Hertha BSC Berlin Bundesliga 2
8
1
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 3
1
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 33
2
10
1
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup 2
1
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Intertoto Cup 2
1
2008-09 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 3
1
2
2008-09 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
2008-09 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 35
2
4
2009-10 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 3
1
2009-10 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 30
4
4
1
2010-11 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
2010-11 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
1
2010-11 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 33
4
3
1
2011-12 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
2011-12 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 16
2
2
2012-13 Anzhi Makhachkala UEFA Europa League 12
1
3
2012-13 Queens Park Rangers Premier League 10
2
2017-18 Aston Villa League Championship 5
7
1
2017-18 Aston Villa League Cup 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
27 Aug 2005 Bayern München v Hertha Berlin L 3-0 Bundesliga 3
18 Sep 2005 Schalke 04 v Hertha Berlin D 0-0 Bundesliga 5
21 Sep 2005 Hertha Berlin v MSV Duisburg W 3-2 Bundesliga 6
25 Sep 2005 1.FC Köln v Hertha Berlin W 0-1 Bundesliga 7
01 Oct 2005 Hertha Berlin v Werder Bremen L 1-2 Bundesliga 8
22 Oct 2005 Hertha Berlin v 1.FSV Mainz 05 W 3-1 Bundesliga 10
04 Dec 2005 Bayer Leverkusen v Hertha Berlin W 1-2 Bundesliga 15
10 Dec 2005 Hamburger SV v Hertha BSC Berlin L 2-1 Bundesliga 16
18 Dec 2005 Hertha Berlin v 1.FC Nürnberg D 1-1 Bundesliga 17
18 Feb 2006 Hertha Berlin v Schalke 04 L 1-2 Bundesliga 22
26 Feb 2006 MSV Duisburg v Hertha Berlin L 2-1 Bundesliga 23
04 Mar 2006 Hertha Berlin v 1.FC Köln L 2-4 Bundesliga 24
13 Aug 2006 VfL Wolfsburg v Hertha Berlin D 0-0 Bundesliga 1
19 Aug 2006 Hertha Berlin v Hannover 96 W 4-0 Bundesliga 2
27 Aug 2006 Hamburger SV v Hertha Berlin D 1-1 Bundesliga 3
01 Oct 2006 Hertha Berlin v VfB Stuttgart D 2-2 Bundesliga 6
21 Oct 2006 Hertha Berlin v Borussia Mönchengladbach W 2-1 Bundesliga 8
28 Oct 2006 Energie Cottbus v Hertha Berlin L 2-0 Bundesliga 9
04 Nov 2006 Hertha Berlin v 1.FC Nürnberg W 2-1 Bundesliga 10
08 Nov 2006 DSC Arminia Bielefeld v Hertha Berlin D 2-2 Bundesliga 11
11 Nov 2006 Hertha Berlin v VfL Bochum D 3-3 Bundesliga 12
18 Nov 2006 Borussia Dortmund v Hertha Berlin W 1-2 Bundesliga 13


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2004-05 Congo FIFA World Cup
2
2006-07 Congo Africa Cup of Nations 1
2006-07 Congo International Friendly 1
2008-09 Congo FIFA World Cup 2
2013-14 Congo FIFA World Cup 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
02 Sep 2006 South Africa v Congo D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 11
14 Nov 2006 Congo v Mali L 0-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2008 Congo v Mali W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 10
11 Oct 2008 Sudan v Congo L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 10
07 Sep 2013 Niger v Congo D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group E


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.