Dany Nounkeu

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Dany Nounkeu
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Nounkeu playing for Galatasaray in 2012.
Personal information
Full name Dany Achille Nounkeu Tchounkeu
Date of birth (1986-04-11) 11 April 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Granada (on loan from Galatasaray)
Number 12
Youth career
2000–2005 Collège Vogt Atletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Metz B 13 (0)
2006–2008 CSO Amnéville 16 (3)
2008–2009 Pau FC 24 (0)
2009–2010 Toulouse 18 (0)
2010–2012 Gaziantepspor 46 (0)
2012– Galatasaray 30 (0)
2014 Beşiktaş (loan) 9 (0)
2014– Granada (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2003 Cameroon U17 2 (0)
2010– Cameroon 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 August 2014

Dany Achille Nounkeu Tchounkeu (born 11 April 1986) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays for Spanish club Granada CF, on loan from Galatasaray, and the Cameroon national football team as a central defender.


Early years[edit]

Originating from the Bamileke tribe of the West Region, Nounkeu began his career at Collège Vogt Atletic[citation needed] in Yaoundé, and joined FC Metz in July 2005. After only appearing with the reserves in the Championnat de France amateur he moved to CSO Amnéville in the same division.[1]

In July 2008 Nounkeu moved to fellow league team Pau FC, appearing in 24 matches in the 2008–09 campiagn.[2]


On 5 June 2009 Nounkeu signed a four-year deal with Ligue 1's Toulouse FC.[2] He made his debut as a professional on 12 September, starting and playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–0 away draw against AS Nancy Lorraine.[3]

Nounkeu featured in 17 matches during his first season at the club (all starts, 1530 minutes of action), with his side finishing 14th.


On 1 September 2010 Nounkeu signed a three-year deal with Turkish Süper Lig outfit Gaziantepspor, for an undisclosed fee.[4] He played his first match for the club on 30 October, starting in a 0–0 home draw against Karabükspor.

Nounkeu featured regularly in 2011–12, appearing in 28 matches as his side finished 10th.


On 8 June 2012, Nounkeu moved to Galatasaray S.K., by agreeing to a four-year deal for a €3.3 million fee.[5][6] He made his debut on 22 September, starting in a 3–1 win at Beşiktaş J.K..

On 2 February 2014, after featuring sparingly during the 2013–14 campaign, Nounkeu was loaned to Beşiktaş until June.[7] He appeared in nine matches for the club before returning to Galatasaray when his loan expired.

Granada (loan)[edit]

On 30 August 2014, Nounkeu joined Granada CF in a season-long loan deal.[8]

International career[edit]

Nounkeu presented his homeland international at 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland.[9] His first call-up for the main squad was in November 2004 under Winfried Schäfer.[10]




  1. ^ Dany Nounkeu vers Toulouse (Dany Nounkeu to Toulouse; Les Violets, 4 June 2009 (French)
  2. ^ a b Nounkeu de Pau au TFC (Nounkeu from Pau to TFC); L'Équipe, 4 June 2009 (French)
  3. ^ AS Nancy Lorraine – Toulouse FC; Ligue 1, 12 September 2009
  4. ^ Dany Nounkeu Tchounkeu Gaziantepspor'da (Dany Nounkeu Tchounkeu to Gaziantepspor); Turku Gazetesi, 2 September 2010 (Turkish)
  5. ^ Dany Nounkeu Join Galatasaray; Galatasaray's official website, 8 June 2012
  6. ^ Nounkeu and Umut sign up for Galatasaray; UEFA.com, 3 July 2012
  7. ^ Dany Nounkeu Leave Galatasaray; Galatasaray's official website, 2 February 2014
  8. ^ Dany Nounkeu on Loan to Granada Club De Futbol; Galatasaray's official website, 30 August 2014
  9. ^ FIFA Stats
  10. ^ Dany Nounkeu s’engage avec le FC Toulouse

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