|Full name||Marcel Josué Essombé|
|Date of birth||6 May 1988|
|Place of birth||Douala, Cameroon|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2012||→ Créteil (loan)||16||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:37, 2 July 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Marcel Josué Essombé (born 6 May 1988) is a Cameroonian football striker who currently plays for Ligue 2 side Créteil. Born in Douala, he started his career in the reserve team at FC Sochaux-Montbéliard and scored 6 goals in 13 appearances in the Championnat de France amateur (CFA) between 2006 and 2008.
Essombé joined CFA Group B club Jura Sud in the summer of 2008 and made his debut on 27 August, coming on as a substitute for Nicolas Stevanovic in the 0–2 defeat away at FC Villefranche. Essombé scored his first goal for Jura Sud in the following match, a 2–0 win against Monaco B. He went on to score 10 league goals in the 2008–09 season, including the winner in the 2–1 victory over Sporting Toulon Var on 15 April.
On 11 June 2009, Essombé signed for Championnat National side Pacy-sur-Eure. He scored on his debut for Pacy, netting the first goal in a 1–1 draw with Beauvais. In total, Essombé played 20 league matches in the 2009–10 season and scored six goals, including two in the 5–2 win against SO Cassis Carnoux on 4 May 2010. He was a first-team regular during the following campaign, scoring 11 goals in 33 starts. During January and February 2011 he scored in four consecutive league matches, although the team did not win any of the games. Essombé made his final appearance for Pacy in the 1–1 draw with Plabennec on 27 May 2011.
It was announced on 30 May 2011 that Essombé had agreed a transfer to Beauvais. However, three weeks later it emerged that the contract between Essombé and the club had been cancelled, and the transfer would not go through. Shortly afterwards, it was confirmed that Essombé had signed a two-year contract with Ligue 2 side LB Châteauroux. He made nine appearances for his new club during the first half of the 2011–12 season, eight of them as a substitute, but failed to score. On 16 January 2012, Essombé joined National club Créteil on a six-month loan deal.
- "Marcel Essombé profile". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- "Jura Sud - Toulon". FootNational. 15 April 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- Farid Ahnache (11 June 2009). "Pacy sur Eure : Arrivée de Essombe (Jura sud)". FootNational. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- Alexandre Chochois (22 June 2011). "Beauvais : Essombé, à peine arrivé... et déjà parti!". FootNational. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- Farid Ahnache (24 June 2011). "Pacy sur Eure : Départ d'Essombe à Chateauroux". FootNational. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- Alexandre Chochois (16 January 2012). "Créteil : Arrivée de Marcel Essombé (Châteauroux)". FootNational. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- Marcel Essombé French league stats at LFP.fr (French)