November 24, 2022

Cody Gakpo Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics 

Cody Gakpo Quick Info
Height6 ft 2 in
Weight76 kg
Date of BirthMay 7, 1999
Zodiac SignTaurus
GirlfriendNoa van der Bij

Cody Gakpo is a Dutch professional soccer player who has represented, as a winger, PSV Eindhoven (2018-Present) in the Netherlands. Between 2016 and 2019, he appeared in 26 matches for Jong PSV, the reserve team of PSV Eindhoven. Jong PSV competes in the second tier of the soccer league system in the Netherlands. With PSV Eindhoven, he won the Eredivisie (the highest level of professional soccer in the Netherlands) title in the 2017–18 season and the KNVB Cup (the premier domestic knockout soccer competition in the Netherlands) in the 2021–22 season. He scored the winning goal for PSV Eindhoven in the final of the latter tournament. With the club, he also won the Johan Cruyff Shield in both 2021 and 2022. The trophy, also known as the Dutch Super Cup, is named after Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff, and is annually decided by a one-off match that is played between the winners of the Eredivisie and the KNVB Cup. At the international level, Cody represented the Netherlands at the under-18, under-19, under-20, and under-21 tiers before making his senior national debut in June 2021.

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Born Name

Cody Mathès Gakpo

Nick Name

Ein Tovenaar (A Wizard)

Cody Gakpo as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2022Cody Gakpo as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2022
Cody Gakpo as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2022 (Cody Gakpo / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Eindhoven, North Brabant, Netherlands

Residence

Eindhoven, North Brabant, Netherlands

Nationality

DutchDutch

 

Occupation

Professional Soccer Player

Cody Gakpo as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2022Cody Gakpo as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2022
Cody Gakpo as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2022 (Cody Gakpo / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Johnny Gakpo (Former Soccer Player)
  • Mother – Ank Gakpo (Former Rugby Player)
  • Siblings – Sidney Gakpo (Brother). He has 1 other brother.

Shirt Number

  • 26, 9, 7, 8 – Netherlands
  • 52, 20, 19, 11 – PSV Eindhoven

Playing Position

Winger

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 2 in or 188 cm

Weight

76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Cody has dated –

  1. Noa van der Bij (2020–Present)
Cody Gakpo and Noa van der Bij, as seen in July 2022Cody Gakpo and Noa van der Bij, as seen in July 2022
Cody Gakpo and Noa van der Bij, as seen in July 2022 (Cody Gakpo / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (Black and White)

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He is of Ghanaian descent on his father’s side and Dutch descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped, afro hair
  • Affable smile

Religion

Christianity

Cody Gakpo as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2022Cody Gakpo as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2022
Cody Gakpo as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2022 (Cody Gakpo / Instagram)

Cody Gakpo Facts

  1. Cody started his youth career in 2007 when, as an 8-year-old, he joined the youth academy of PSV Eindhoven, one of the Netherlands’ ‘Big 3’ soccer clubs (the others being AFC Ajax and Feyenoord).
  2. As his father is of Ghanaian descent and was born in Togo, while his mother is Dutch, Cody was eligible to play for the Netherlands, Ghana, or Togo at the international level. He chose to represent his birth country and played for the Dutch national team from the under-18 tier (in 2016).
  3. The 2019–20 season was his breakthrough for the senior team of PSV Eindhoven as he recorded 7 goals and as many assists in 25 games in the Eredivisie.
  4. Cody was called up to the Dutch senior national squad for UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Euro (a quadrennial continental championship) 2020 (played in June and July 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic). He made his debut in the Netherlands’ third match of the group stage of the tournament, against North Macedonia, coming on as a substitute in the 79th minute. This made him the first Dutch player, since Martien Vreijsen in 1980, to have made his international debut at a European championship.
  5. In May 2022, for his performances in the 2021–22 season, he won the ‘Dutch Footballer of the Year’ award, having scored 21 goals in 47 games across all competitions. The award is determined by a poll of Dutch professional soccer players plying their trade in the top 2 divisions of the Dutch soccer league system.
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Featured Image by Cody Gakpo / Instagram

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