Jean-Pierre Tokoto

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Jean-Pierre Tokoto
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-01-26) January 26, 1948 (age 66)
Place of birth Douala, Cameroon
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward / Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980 New England Tea Men 26 (1)
1981 Jacksonville Tea Men 23 (2)
1981–1982 Philadelphia Fever (indoor) 11 (8)
National team
Cameroon
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jean-Pierre Tokoto (born 26 January 1948 in Douala) is a retired Cameroonian professional footballer. He competed for the Cameroon national football team at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

In March 1980, Tokoto signed with the New England Tea Men of the North American Soccer League.[1] In 1981, the team moved to Florida and renamed itself the Jacksonville Tea Men. In the fall of 1981, Tokoto moved to the Philadelphia Fever of the Major Indoor Soccer League.

In 2006, he was selected by CAF as one of the best 200 African football players of the last 50 years.[2]

Coaching[edit]

Jean-Pierre Tokoto until recently was director of coaching at Schwaben AC, a youth soccer team based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. After many successful years at the club, in 2009 he left the team to create a new club, FC TOKOTO, a college preparatory soccer academy.

Personal[edit]

Tokoto's grandson, also named Jean-Pierre,[3] is a highly regarded basketball player who plays collegiately at the University of North Carolina.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tea men acquire two stars Boston Globe, March 28, 1980
  2. ^ "Οι 200 κορυφαίοι Αφρικανοί". Sport24.gr. 25 October 2006. 
  3. ^ High school hoops superstar Tokoto is one that got away, Rockford Register Star, January 31, 2010, http://www.rrstar.com/carousel/x1103039625/High-school-hoops-superstar-is-one-that-got-away

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