Alphonse Tchami

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Alphonse Tchami
Personal information
Full name Alphonse Marie Tchami Djomaha
Date of birth (1971-09-14) 14 September 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Batouri, Cameroon
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Unisport Bafang
1992 Vejle BK 12 (6)
1992–1994 Odense BK 65 (28)
1994–1997 Boca Juniors 48 (11)
1997–1999 Hertha BSC 29 (3)
1999–2000 Al-Wasl
2000 Dundee United 3 (0)
2001 OGC Nice 6 (1)
2001–2002 Chernomorets 4 (0)
2002–2003 Shenyang Ginde 9 (1)
2003 Nejmeh
2003–2005 Épernay 0 (0)
National team
1988–2004 Cameroon 57 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Alphonse Marie Tchami Djomaha (born 14 September 1971 in Kekem) is a retired Cameroonian football player.


Early career[edit]

Tchami began his career in his homeland with Unisport Bafang before moving to Danish side Vejle BK. In his short spell at Vejle he impressed with 8 goals in 15 games, but was unable to safe Vejle from relegation.

Odense BK[edit]

Tchami impressive spell at Vejle meant a growing interest from other Danish clubs and Tchami eventually moved to Odense BK. At Odense Tchami continued his fine form and was a part of the OB team that famously defeated Real Madrid in the 1994–95 UEFA Cup third round with 4-3 on aggregate and earned OB a place in the quarterfinal. Tchami's fine form in Denmark won him a move to Argentine side Boca Juniors shortly after the 1994 FIFA World Cup. I total Tchami played 65 games and scored 28 goals.

Later career[edit]

After 3 years in South America with decent success Tchami returned to Europe with German side Hertha BSC. Tchami spent two season with the Old Lady before a spell in the United Arab Emirates with Al-Wasl.

Tchami was on trial with Bolton Wanderers in July 2000[1] following his release and played in a couple of friendly matches on Bolton's tour of Denmark[2][3] before signing for Dundee United in August.[4] Tchami spent just four months at Tannadice, leaving in December[5] after playing in only four matches and failing to score. Nice was Tchami's next club, with the striker signing a short-term deal until the end of the season.[6] In August 2001, Tchami left France - putting what was termed a "bad spell" behind him[7] - and moved to Russian side Chernomorets,[8] before moving again, this time to Chinese side Shenyang Ginde. Tchami signed for Lebanese side Nejmeh in September 2003 but left after less than three weeks,[9] ending his career back in France with amateur side Épernay.

Tchami played in fifty-seven matches for Cameroon and was a participant at the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cups, in addition to the 1994 and 1996 African Cup of Nations. A journeyman, Tchami's club career spanned twelve clubs in ten countries over four continents.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Duo sign on". Bolton Evening News. 5 July 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2008. 
  2. ^ "Brondby 2, Bolton Wanderers 1". Bolton Evening News. 13 July 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Wanderers suffer six-goal humiliation". Bolton Evening News. 17 July 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Cameroon connection grows at Tannadice". BBC Sport website. 31 August 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "United release foreign duo". BBC Sport website. 6 December 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2008. 
  6. ^ "December 2000 transfers". Retrieved 28 May 2008. 
  7. ^ "African Football: European preview: France Div Two". BBC Sport website. 4 August 2001. Retrieved 28 May 2008. 
  8. ^ "African Football: Latest transfer news". BBC Sport website. 13 December 2001. Retrieved 28 May 2008. 
  9. ^ "Nejmeh team updates". Nejmeh. 24 September 2003. Archived from the original on 19 April 2008. Retrieved 28 May 2008. 

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