Janio Bikel

Janio Bikel
Janio Bikel
Janio Bikel
Midfielder/Defender
19
Real Name: Janio Bikel
HT: 5' 9" WT: 155
International
Age: 25 (06/28/1995)
Birthplace: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Hometown: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

A versatile, technical central midfielder, who can play right back, Janio Bikel is comfortable in possession and defensively aware. The former Portuguese youth international joined Whitecaps FC in February 2020 via transfer from Bulgaria’s First Professional Football League side CSKA Sofia.

WHITECAPS FC
'20:
Bikel enjoyed a solid first year in MLS, starting all 12 matches he was available for during the shortened season as a valuable element in the 'Caps midfield. Per 90 minutes, he led all 'Caps with 2.09 tackles won, and was second among 'Caps field players with 6.55 recoveries.

BULGARIA
'18-'20: Bikel joined CSKA Sofia in June 2018 and quickly became a key contributor, helping The Reds to a runner-up finish in the Bulgarian First League as well as a semifinal berth in the Bulgarian Cup in his first season.

THE NETHERLANDS
‘15-’18: Bikel developed in the SC Heerenveen academy system, and eventually made his pro debut with the Eredivisie side in March 2015. He transferred to Dutch side NEC Nijmegen in July 2015, playing three seasons.

INTERNATIONAL
A native of Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Bikel has represented Portugal at the U-19 and U-20 levels, including in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

STATS - PROFESSIONAL CAREER OUTSIDE MLS

Season Club League Competition GP GS G A
2019-20 CSKA Sofia Bulgarian First League 14 12 0 0
2018-19 CSKA Sofia Bulgarian First League 30 18 0 0
2017-18 NEC Dutch Eerste Divisie 5 2 0 0
2016-17 NEC Dutch Eredivisie 30 26 0 0
2015-16 NEC Dutch Eredivisie 32 32 2 0
2014-15 Heerenveen Dutch Eredivisie 6 3 0 0
Total     117 93 2 0

 

Season Club Cup Competition GP GS G A
2019-20 CSKA Sofia UEFA Europa League 6 5 0 0
2019-20 CSKA Sofia Bulgarian Cup 1 1 0 0
2018-19 CSKA Sofia UEFA Europa League 5 3 0 0
2018-19 CSKA Sofia Bulgarian Cup 4 4 0 0
2017-18 NEC KNVB Beker 1 0 0 0
2017-18 NEC Pro/Rel Playoffs 1 1 0 0
2016-17 NEC KNVB Beker 1 0 0 0
2016-17 NEC Pro/Rel Playoffs 1 1 0 0
2015-16 NEC KNVB Beker 2 1 0 0
Total     22 16 0 0

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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2020Vancouver Whitecaps FC1212094800025051
Career Totals-1212094800025051
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