FC St. Pauli (2 Bundesliga)
#7 | Midfielder
November 16, 1998 (Age: 20)
6' 0", 175 lbs (1.83 m, 80 kg)
Lankford signed his first professional contract with Heidenheim in 2017. He made his professional debut for Heidenheim on March 12, 2017 in a 1–1 draw against 1. FC Kaiserslautern in a 2. Bundesliga match.
On 29 January 2019, Lankford joined FC St. Pauli on a contract until June 2022.
Lankford is eligible to represent either Germany or the United States at the international level. At this point, he has decided to represent the US at youth level.
He made his youth international debut for the United States U-19 team against Venezuela at the 2016 COTIF Tournament, coming on as a 56th-minute substitute.