Cody Gakpo: The young hero of Netherlands

November 29, 2022

Sports Tak Staff

Netherlands attacker Cody Gakpo has been the best player on the pitch for his team at the FIFA World Cup 2022. 

His strike against Qatar helped his team take a step in the knockouts before Frenkie de Jong scored the second.

After his opening goal vs Qatar, Gakpo joined a special list of players to score in 3 consecutive World Cup games.

The others to do so are Johan Neeskens (1974), Dennis Bergkamp (1994), and Wesley Sneijder (2010). 

Gakpo also displayed his versatile nature, with a headed goal vs Senegal, a left-footer vs Ecuador and a right-foot strike vs Qatar.

The 23-year-old has also scored with all three shots that he has hit on target. 

At club level, Cody Gakpo plays for Eredivisie club PSV. 

This season, for club and country, he has played 27 games, scoring 15 goals and assisting another 18.

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