Jean-Joël Perrier-Doumbé

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Joël Perrier-Doumbé
Personal information
Full name Jean-Joël Perrier-Doumbé
Date of birth (1978-09-27) 27 September 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 AJ Auxerre 50 (0)
2004–2007 Stade Rennais 54 (0)
2007 Celtic (loan) 4 (1)
2007–2009 Celtic 2 (0)
2009–2011 Toulouse 3 (0)
Total 113 (1)
National team
2003–2006 Cameroon 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 May 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 September 2008

Jean-Joël Perrier-Doumbé (born 27 September 1978 in Paris) is a French-born Cameroonian former footballer.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Perrier-Doumbé started his career at Auxerre, making over 50 first-team appearances before moving to Rennes in 2004. He quickly became a first-team regular at the Stade de la Route de Lorient, making 27 appearances in Ligue 1 in the 2005–06 season.

However, the Cameroon international found first team opportunities limited during the first half of the 2006–07 campaign after missing the opening stages of the season due to an arm injury sustained in a pre-season friendly. The arrival of Dutch defender Mario Melchiot provided strong competition for the right-back berth and Perrier-Doumbé was linked with moves away.

Loan spell with Celtic[edit]

On 12 January 2007, it was reported that Perrier-Doumbé had been on trial with Celtic, while Premier League side Bolton Wanderers were also credited with an interest.[1] On 25 January, it was confirmed that Perrier-Doumbé would join Celtic, initially on loan until the end of the season, with an option to sign for an additional two years after the completion of the loan.[2]

On arrival at Celtic, Perrier-Doumbé found first team opportunities limited and began as a reserve team player. However, injuries to Mark Wilson and Gary Caldwell gave the Cameroonian a chance and he made his way into the first team, although not until after Celtic had already won the league. He scored the winning goal in the Scottish Cup final against Dunfermline Athletic on 26 May 2007, his first senior goal in club football.

In July 2007, after his contract with Rennes expired, it was reported that Perrier-Doumbé was in talks with Sheffield United on the recommendation of Celtic manager Gordon Strachan after he had refused to pay a fee for Perrier-Doumbé. Celtic were expected to sign him on a three-year deal but, due to a clause in the loan contract, the club would have had to pay £400,000; any other club was available to sign him for free.

However, after playing for the Blades in a pre-season friendly against Alfreton Town, manager Bryan Robson decided to not to offer him a contract.

Permanent deal with Celtic[edit]

On 11 August 2007, Perrier-Doumbé signed for Celtic until the end of the season. Perrier-Doumbé tore his achilles tendon during a Champions League match against Milan on 3 October[3] and was sidelined for nearly six months. He made his comeback for the Celtic reserve team against Gretna on 24 March 2008.[4] Whilst out injured, the club honoured him with a year's extension on his contract, tying him up until the end of the 2008–09 season.[5]

Toulouse[edit]

On 7 October 2009, Perrier-Doumbé returned to France and signed a two-year deal with Toulouse.[6] He left the club in 2011.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Defender on trial". rivals.net. 16 January 2007. 
  2. ^ "Celtic sign up Cameroon defender". BBC Sport. 25 January 2007. 
  3. ^ Doumbe injury setback for Celtic, BBC, 5 October 2007
  4. ^ Easter bonus for winning reserves, Celtic FC, retrieved 25 March 2008.
  5. ^ Perrier-Doumbé on way back to boost ailing Celtic, Guardian, retrieved 3 April 2008.
  6. ^ Doumbe pens Toulouse deal, Skysports.com, retrieved 9 October 2009

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