Bruno Ecuele Manga

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Bruno Ecuele Manga
FC Lorient - May 24th 2013 training - Bruno Ecuele Manga 2.JPG
Personal information
Full name Bruno Ecuele Manga
Date of birth (1988-07-16) 16 July 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Libreville, Gabon
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Cardiff City
Number 5
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 FC 105 Libreville
2006–2007 Girondins de Bordeaux B 40 (0)
2007–2008 Girondins de Bordeaux 0 (0)
2008 Rodez (loan) 15 (0)
2008–2010 Angers 58 (5)
2010–2014 Lorient 118 (4)
2014– Cardiff City 9 (1)
National team
2007– Gabon 41 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:43, 2 November 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:59, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Bruno Ecuele Manga (born 16 July 1988 in Libreville) is a Gabonese footballer currently under contract for Welsh side Cardiff City.

Manga began his career in his homeland at FC 105 Libreville, before being spotted by scouts from French Ligue 1 side Girondins de Bordeaux. He never played a league game for the club, and spent time on loan at Rodez.

At the end of his contract, he was signed on a free contract with Angers, and became an integral part of their defence set up.

In 2010, he joined FC Lorient, and became a first team regular in Ligue 1 as a replacement for Laurent Koscielny who left Lorient for Arsenal.

On 1 September 2014, Bruno Ecuele Manga signed for Welsh club Cardiff City for €5 million.


International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Gabon's goal tally first.
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 September 2008 Seisa Ramabodu Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa  Lesotho 1–0 3–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 6 June 2009 Stade Omar Bongo, Libreville, Gabon  Togo 1–0 3–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 15 June 2013 Stade de Franceville, Franceville, Gabon  Niger 3–1 4–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

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