Dodi Lukebakio is currently one of the most well-known players of Italian football. He plays for Italian team Analco Milan. His position is goalkeeper, but he also plays as a centre forward or left midfielder. At just 23 years of age, Dodi Lukebakio weight is 1. 87 m (6 feet 2 in). His measurements are 40 cms tall, 17 cm right shoulder length and weighs 80 kg (approximately).
As a footballer, he made his name in the Italian national team and was even named as the youngest player ever to start in the Italian cup final against France in 1994. In this game he played in a substitute role and did not even play in the final against France. However, he has since gone on to become a well-known figure in Belgium and worldwide football.
According to Belgian newspaper Le Voeller, Dodi Lukebakio will be heading to the new Italian international team that is taking part in the World Cup next year. However, no official news about the supposed arrival has been released yet. However, Football Bet Online has reported that the Belgian international star will be joining the squad in September, after the season finishes in June.
|Date of birth||24 September 1997|
|Place of birth||Asse, Belgium|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
The starlet made his debut for the first team of Italian football in the season ending Sept/ Oct of last year, where he played a full 90 minutes. However he was only on the bench in the semi-finals against eventual winners Real Madrid and in the final against holders Barcelona. Lukebakio impressed in these outings, which convinced Italian coach Conte that he should be given a chance in the future for a regular starting role. This is the first time that the FC Porto defender has been given a chance to stake a claim for a spot in the Italy side since the retirement of Eurostar winner Laurent Blanc in February of this year.
Already regarded as one of the best defenders in the world, Lukebakio has also impressed on his national team debut. He has played three games so far and impressed the Italian coach with his performance, earning him a place on the bench for the final group games of the season. On that day, however, Mario Mandzukic came on as a substitute and helped guide Italian side Fiorentina to a 2-1 victory over Celtic. It is the first win for Mandzukic since he joined Celtic in the summer of 2021, and it took the Scottish outfit just one day to win their final group game, against Manchester United.
What does this mean for Dodi Lukebakio? It means that there is a real chance that he could become the next Italian super forward. The current Liverpool forward, Luis Suarez, is only contracted until the summer of 2021, while Manchester United has other options like Angel di Mario, Aidy Roomcer, Marcus Rashford, and Wayne Rooney. All of these are better attacking options than what the Scottish defender provides. Lukebakio impressed for Scotland last season, scoring two goals in three games, and is expected to become a mainstay in the Liverpool attack once injuries are healed or otherwise relieved this summer. Only time will tell whether he can fulfill this potential, but it would not be surprising to see him challenging for the Italy spot this season.