|Full name||Alain Goma|
|Date of birth||5 October 1972|
|Place of birth||Sault, France|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
In a 16-year professional career, he played in 196 Ligue 1 games, mostly for Auxerre and then for Paris Saint-Germain. He then played 147 matches in the Premier League, with Newcastle United and Fulham.
Born in Sault, Vaucluse, Goma started his football career playing for Paris-suburb team RC Versailles, joining AJ Auxerre's famed youth academy in 1988, aged 15. Three years later, he made his Ligue 1 debut for the side led by legendary Guy Roux.
In 1992–93, Goma took part in Auxerre's unprecedented UEFA Cup semifinal run, where they lost in the semi-finals to AFC Ajax in a penalty shootout. At the end of the season he signed his very first professional contract, going on to be instrumental in the side's 1996 double, while also helping them to the 1996–97 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals – losing to eventual winners Borussia Dortmund – after winning the group stage over Ajax.
After ten years at Auxerre, Goma moved to Paris Saint-Germain FC, and won the 1998 French Super Cup soon after signing. After that single season he joined Newcastle United for £4.7 million, becoming an important player at the start of the 2000–01 season and scoring in a 3–1 win against Middlesbrough in October 2000.
Following a dispute with the club, he moved to First Division leaders Fulham on 13 March 2001. They paid a club record £4 million for his services. On 21 April 2001 he made his debut in a 1–1 draw against Portsmouth at Fratton Park, and became a vital player for Fulham in their debut season in the Premier League, eventually serving as captain under countryman Jean Tigana.
Goma's form earned him a new contract during 2003–04, to keep him at the club until the summer of 2006. Despite missing two months due to injury, he made his 100th appearance that season but, after the emergence of younger players such as Zat Knight, his importance and role gradually diminished during the 2005–06 campaign. He was the most notable of six players released on 18 May 2006 after being unable to agree on a new contract with Fulham. He then retired, aged 33. However, in 2007, he came out of retirement, joining Qatar's Al-Wakrah Sports Club, and then retired for good at the end of the season.
After starting representing the French under-21 in 1992, Goma would go on to earn two caps for the senior side. The first was on 9 October 1996, starting in a 4–0 friendly win against Turkey. The second was in a 2-2 away friendly draw with Austria on 19 August 1998, replacing Frank Lebœuf for the last ten minutes of the match.
- French Supercup: 1998
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|France||League||Coupe de France||Coupe de la Ligue||Europe||Total|
|1998–99||Paris SG||French League||30||0|
|England||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|Qatar||League||Emir of Qatar Cup||League Cup||Asia||Total|
- "Newcastle see off Boro with ease". BBC Sport. 16 October 2000. Retrieved 20 October 2009.
- "Fulham set to sign Goma". The Guardian. 13 March 2001. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
- "Goma leads Fulham player exodus". BBC Sport. 18 May 2006. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
- "France v Turkey". EU-Football.info.
- "Austria v France". EU-Football.info.
- World Soccer stats