Jacques Zoua (February 2011)
|Full name||Jacques Zoua Daogari|
|Date of birth||6 September 1991|
|Place of birth||Garoua, Cameroon|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Current club||Hamburger SV|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 August 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
After a successful test game 31 March 2009 he transferred to and signed his contract with FC Basel in Switzerland on his 18th Birthday. He was first included in the first team squad in November 2009 and played his first game for the club against rivals FC Zürich in the Swiss Cup on 20 November. His first game in a starting position was on 15 March 2010 against FC Luzern. He scored his first league goal for the club on 24 March 2010 in the 4–1 home win against FC Zürich.
At the end of the 2009–10 season, Zoua won the national Double with Basel and a year later won League Championship title again. At the end of the 2011–12 season, he won his second Double, the League Championship title and the Swiss Cup with the club.
In a long season for Basel with a total of 76 games (62 in League, Cup, European Champions League, Europa League and 14 test matches) Zoua had a total of 53 appearances. At the end of the Swiss Super League season 2012–13 he won the Championship title and was Swiss Cup runner up with Basel. In the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, Basel advanced as far as the semi-finals, there being matched against the reigning UEFA Champions League holders Chelsea, but they were knocked out, losing both home and away ties, beaten 2–5 on aggregate.
Zoua is also a regular in the Cameroon youth squads. He took part in the 2009 African Youth Championship, where he scored three goals, but Cameroon lost in the Final against Ghana 2–0. He also played in the squad at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, but his team finished last in the group C.
- Swiss Super League champion: 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12 and 2012–13
- Swiss Cup winner: 2009–10 and 2011–12
- Swiss Cup runner up: 2012–13
- Uhrencup winner: 2011
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- Jacques Zoua at HSV.de