Date of Birth6.14.2000 (22)
Player CategoryInternational, U22 Initiative
Player StatusLoaned Out
Isaac Atanga was acquired by FC Cincinnati via transfer from Danish Superliga club FC Nordsjælland on March 31, 2021. Atanga occupies an international roster spot, and is signed through 2023, with an additional two option years. Joined Turkish club Göztepe SK on loan through May 2023 on August 7, 2022.
2022 (FC Cincinnati): Made one appearance, entering as a second half substitute at Orlando City SC in the 2-1 win for the Orange and Blue … made seven appearances, including six starts, with FC Cincinnati 2 in MLS NEXT Pro where he scored one goal and added one assist … joined Turkish club Göztepe SK on loan through May 2023 on August 7, 2022.
2021 (FC Cincinnati): Made 22 appearances, including 12 starts, scoring one goal and adding two assists … made his FCC debut in a start at Orlando City (May 1) … recorded his first assist at Toronto FC (June 26) in the 2-0 win … two games later tallied his second assist at home vs. the Columbus Crew (July 9) … scored his first goal at the Columbus Crew (Aug. 27), just minutes after entering as a second half substitute … set a season-high four shots, two of which were on target, vs. Colorado Rapids (June 19) … sent off with a red card on Sept. 18 vs. New York City FC.
OUTSIDE MLS: Made 58 career appearances, scoring 12 goals and adding five assists, across all competitions in two professional seasons in Denmark with FC Nordsjælland … The forward’s professional career began in 2019 when he made his first-team debut for Nordsjælland in the 2018-19 Danish Superliga Championship Round at just 18 years old. He made two substitute appearances in both legs against Esbjerg fB … in his first full season, Atanga registered 35 appearances, including 26 starts, scoring seven goals and adding five assists, across all competitions. The winger got off to a hot start scoring a goal in each of Nordsjælland’s first three matches of the 2019-20 campaign … in 2020-21 prior to coming to Cincinnati, made 21 appearances including 11 starts, where he scored five goas across all competitions.