Frank Ongfiang

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Frank Ongfiang
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Personal information
Full name Frank Olivier Ongfiang
Date of birth (1985-04-06) 6 April 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Bordeaux
2001–2002 Venezia
2002–2003 Palermo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Venezia 1 (0)
2002–2005 Palermo 4 (0)
2003–2004 Cesena (loan) 12 (1)
2004–2005 Martina (loan) 23 (1)
2005–2008 Espérance de Tunis
2006–2007 Al Ain (loan)
2007–2008 Sharjah SC (loan)
2008–2010 Al Ahly Tripoli
2010–2011 Zirka Kirovohrad 20 (0)
2011–2012 Sheikh Russel KC
2013 Benfica Luanda
2014 Sriwijaya 15 (1)
National team
2005 Cameroon U20
2007 Cameroon U23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:11, 9 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Frank Olivier Ongfiang (born 6 April 1985) is a Cameroonian footballer.

Biography[edit]

Italy & early career[edit]

Born in Yaoundé, Ongfiang started his European career at France for Bordeaux. In 2001–02 season, he was signed by Venezia and made his Serie A debut on 17 March 2002 against Chievo, substituted Arturo Di Napoli in the last minutes. The match ended in 1–1 draw. At that time he was the 4th all-time youngest Serie A foreign player, after Valeri Bojinov, Lampros Choutos and Claiton.[citation needed]

In August 2002, after Venezia's owner Maurizio Zamparini purchased Palermo, he followed his team-mates likes Di Napoli, Kewullay Conteh, Mario Santana, Igor Budan, Stefano Morrone and Daniel Andersson, etc. transferred to the Sicily side.[1]

In 2003–04 season, he left for Cesena of Serie C1 on loan.[2] In the next season, played for Martina.

Africa & Middle East[edit]

On 1 July 2005, he left for Espérance de Tunis[3][4] and played at 2005 CAF Champions League.[5]

In 2007, he left for Al Ain and played at 2007 AFC Champions League. In mid-2008, he left for Al Ahly Tripoli.[6]

Ukraine[edit]

In March 2011 he sign for the Ukrainian side Zirka Kirovohrad.[7]

International career[edit]

Ongfiang was the captain of Cameroon U20 team at 2005 African Youth Championship qualification.[8][9]

Ongfiang was a member of Cameroon U23 team. He was call-up a 42-men preliminaries squad for 2004 CAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament against Côte d'Ivoire U23 team in February 2004.[10]

In November 2004, he was call-up to Cameroon against Germany as reserve player.[11] He also capped for Cameroon Youth team at 2007 All-Africa Games.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davide Pastore (25 July 2002). "Mezzo Venezia si trasferisce in Sicilia". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Vasari, firmato il contratto a gettone". la Repubblica (in Italian). 18 July 2003. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ongfiang all’Esperance Sportive De Tunis". ilpalermocalcio.it (in Italian). 1 July 2005. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Meyong Grabs A Pair of Goals in Portugal, N’Gal Nets One in Finland". camfoot.com. 10 September 2005. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Esperance 1–2 Zamalek". BBC Sport. 7 August 2005. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Echos d’Afrique du Nord : place à la Libye" (in French). camfoot.com. 11 December 2008. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  7. ^ ФРАНК ОЛІВЬЄ ОНГФІАНГ – ГРАВЕЦЬ ФК "ЗІРКА" [Frank Olivier Ongfiang Player FC Zirka]. FC Zirka Kirovohrad (in Ukrainian). 18 March 2011. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "CAN Junior 2005 : le Cameroun affûte ses armes" (in French). Fédération Camerounaise de Football. 17 September 2005. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Eto’o Gets A Hat Trick As Barcelona Qualifies for Knockout Stage of Champions League". camfoot.com. 5 November 2005. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  10. ^ "Jeux olympiques d’Athènes : Les Lions espoirs entrent en cage" (in French). camfoot.com. 10 February 2004. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  11. ^ Martin Etonge (4 November 2004). "Schafer changes squad again". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 

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