Joseph N'Do

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Joseph N'Do
Joseph Ndo.jpg
Ndo playing for Sligo Rovers in 2011
Personal information
Full name Joseph Cyrille N'Do
Date of birth (1976-04-28) 28 April 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current team
Sligo Rovers
Number 15
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Canon Yaoundé 17 (8)
1997–1998 Cotonsport Garoua 25 (3)
1998–1999 Neuchâtel Xamax 28 (4)
1999–2001 Strasbourg 25 (5)
2001 Al-Khaleej 19 (4)
2003 Chengdu Wuniu 25 (8)
2003–2004 St Patrick's Athletic 17 (3)
2004–2006 Shelbourne 47 (13)
2007–2008 St Patrick's Athletic 16 (1)
2008 Shamrock Rovers (loan) 9 (1)
2009 Bohemians 31 (3)
2010– Sligo Rovers 109 (8)
2014 Limerick (loan) 3 (0)
National team
1998–2002 Cameroon 21 (2)
2010 League of Ireland XI
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Joseph Cyrille N'Do (born 28 April 1976) is a Cameroonian international football player, born in Yaoundé, playing for Sligo Rovers in the League of Ireland Premier Division.

Club career[edit]

Cameroon[edit]

An attacking central midfielder, Ndo began his career in 1995 with Canon Yaoundé before moving to Cotonsport FC de Garoua in 1997, he won the 1998 Elite One league with Cotonsport before leaving Africa for European football.

France & Switzerland[edit]

Ndo's first European club was Swiss side Neuchâtel Xamax. He spent the 1998–99 season with Xamax, finishing sixth.

Ndo joined RC Strasbourg and spent the 1999–2000 and 2000–01 seasons with the club. In his final season with Racing the club won the 2000–01 Coupe de France but Strasbourg were also relegated and he moved to the Middle East.

Asia[edit]

Ndo's first Asian team was Saudi Arabian club Al-Khaleej from Saihat in the east of the country he played with them for a season. Ndo moved to Chinese club Chengdu Blades from the Sichuan province, finishing sixth out of 14 teams in the division in his only season.

Ireland[edit]

Ndo's first Irish club was St Patrick's Athletic whom he signed for in 2003. He then signed for Shelbourne in 2004 and made his debut in August against Cork City. Ndo Scored for the Reds against Odense Boldklub in the UEFA Intertoto Cup in July 2006.[1]

Ndo picked up a league winner medal in 2006 after helping Shelbourne to their third league title in four years. In November 2006, he was voted PFAI Player of the Year by his fellow professionals for his contribution to Shelbourne's league winning campaign.[2] Further to this, he featured in the team of the season.

After completing his contracted period with Shelbourne, Ndo rejoined St Patrick's Athletic, when he signed for John McDonnells team at Christmas time in 2006.

He signed for Shamrock Rovers on loan in July 2008,[3] scoring one goal for the Hoops in a Man of the match performance on 29 August.[4]

Ndo signed for Bohemians just before the beginning of the 2009 season and marked his debut for the club with a goal in a 1–0 victory over Dundalk at Oriel Park.[5] He was named Player of the Month for March 2009 for his performances. On 15 July 2009, he scored a crucial goal in the 2010 UEFA Champions league qualifier against Red Bull Salzburg in Austria to secure a 1–1 draw for Bohemians.[6] However Ndo and Bohs would depart that competition, losing 2–1 on aggregate. He then added to his collection of medals in September as Bohs beat Waterford United in the final of the League of Ireland Cup. He was not done yet as a great run of form towards the end of the season helped Bohs to their second League of Ireland Premier Division title in a row, winning by four points from closest rivals Shamrock Rovers with Ndo scoring vital goals against Drogheda United and Sligo Rovers in the closing games of the season. His performances over the season were rewarded when he was voted on to the PFAI Team of the Year for 2009 along with team mates Brian Murphy, Conor Powell, Ken Oman, Brian Shelley and Gary Deegan.[7]

Like his former manager Pat Fenlon, he is one of a rare group of players to have played for each of Dublin's "Big 4" – St Patrick's Athletic, Shelbourne, Shamrock Rovers, and Bohemians.

On 6 November 2009, Ndo played his last match for Bohemians against Bray Wanderers to clinch the title for the Gypsies after they won the league.

On 23 March 2010, Ndo signed for Sligo Rovers until the end of the season. He had been a free agent after leaving Bohemians at the end of the 2009 season.[8] He was voted man of the match at the 2010 FAI Cup Final, won by Sligo Rovers at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on 14 November 2010.[9] He continued to haunt former club St Paticks Athletic, under the guidance of new manager Paul Cook, with several man of the match performances during the 2011 season. He remained with Sligo for the 2012 season, and won the League of Ireland for his fourth time. In 2013 he won another FAI Cup medal with Sligo Rovers, helping them beat Drogheda United 3-2 with a controversial assist to Sligo playmaker Danny North.

On 30 July 2014, Ndo signed for Limerick on loan as a player/coach until the end of the season.[10]

International career[edit]

He played for the Cameroon national team after being discovered by Claude LeRoy just prior to the 1998 FIFA World Cup, and took part in three matches during that tournament. In the qualifying campaign for the 2002 FIFA World Cup he played three times but Ndo remained an unused substitute in the finals.[11] However, he has not played for Cameroon since 2002, and has publicly expressed his unwillingness to come back. Ndo earned 21 caps while representing his country at senior level.

Honours[edit]

Cameroon[edit]

Cotnsport Garoua

France[edit]

RC Strasbourg

Ireland[edit]

Shelbourne

Bohemians

Sligo Rovers

Individual[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Correct as of 7 November 2011.

Season Club League League FAI Cup League Cup Europe Setanta Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2010 Sligo Rovers League of Ireland 29 3 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 36 4
2011 29 2 4 0 3 1 2 0 3 1 41 4
Total 58 5 8 0 6 2 2 0 3 1 77 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ RTÉ News http://www.rte.ie/sport/2006/0709/shelbourne1.html |url= missing title (help). [dead link]
  2. ^ Shelbournefc.ie Ndo – PFAI PLAYER OF THE YEAR
  3. ^ "Rovers sign Ndo on loan". RTÉ Sport. 31 July 2008. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  4. ^ http://extratime.ie/fixtures/detail/100/111/10230/2/
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Red Bull Salzburg 1–1 Bohemians". RTÉ Sport. 15 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  7. ^ PFAI Team of the Year 2009 →rte.ie
  8. ^ "Joseph Ndo snapped up by Sligo Rovers". RTÉ Sport. 23 March 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "Kelly spot on as Sligo take cup". Irish Times. 15 November 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  10. ^ Ndo and Djilali sign for Limerick
  11. ^ "2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan (Cameroon Squad)". FIFA.com. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 

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