Patrick Ekeng

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Patrick Ekeng
Lausanne Sport vs FC Sion - Avril 2014 - Patrick Ekeng.jpg
Ekeng playing for Lausanne-Sport in 2014.
Personal information
Full name Patrick Claude Ekeng Ekeng
Date of birth (1990-03-26) 26 March 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Córdoba
Number 5
Youth career
2006–2008 Canon Yaoundé
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Canon Yaoundé 29 (7)
2009–2013 Le Mans 35 (1)
2011 Rodez (loan) 13 (0)
2013–2014 Lausanne-Sport 28 (2)
2014– Córdoba 5 (1)
National team
2009–2010 Cameroon U20 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 July 2013

Patrick Claude Ekeng Ekeng (born 26 March 1990) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays for Córdoba CF as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Yaoundé, Ekeng joined Canon Yaoundé's youth setup in 2006, aged 16, and made his senior debuts with the club's main squad in 2008. On 4 July 2009 he signed a three-year deal with Le Mans FC,[1] and was initially assigned to the reserve squad in CFA.

Ekeng played his first match as a professional on 20 August 2010, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 0–2 home loss against LB Châteauroux for the Ligue 2 championship. He continued to appear regularly with the B-side, however.

On 14 January 2011 Ekeng joined Championnat National side Rodez AF on loan until June.[2] He featured regularly as his side was eventually relegated.

Ekeng returned to Le Mans in June, and appeared regularly for the side in the following two campaigns, the second finishing in relegation. He left the club on 8 July 2013,[3] and signed a two-year deal with FC Lausanne-Sport in the same day.[4]

On 14 July 2014, Ekeng signed a two-year deal with newly promoted side Córdoba CF.[5] He made his La Liga debut on 30 August, replacing Aritz López Garai in the 74th minnute of a 1–1 home draw against Celta de Vigo.[6]

Ekeng scored his first goal in the main category of Spanish football on 3 October, netting the first of a 1–1 away draw against Getafe CF.[7]

International career[edit]

Ekeng appeared with Cameroon under-20 in the 2009 African Youth Championship, as his side finished second after losing to Ghana by 2–0. He also played in that year's FIFA U-20 World Cup, as Les Lions failed to qualify from the group stage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Transfert Le Mans : Ekeng Ekeng pour 3 ans" [Transfers Le Mans: Ekeng Ekeng for three years] (in French). Top-News. 4 July 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Le Mans FC. Ekeng-Ekeng prêté à Rodez" [Le Mans FC. Ekeng Ekeng loaned to Rodez] (in French). Ouest France. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ekeng Ekeng quitte Le Mans" [Ekeng Ekeng quits Le Mans] (in French). L'Équipe. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Transfert au LS" [Transfer to LS]. FC Lausanne-Sport (in French) (Lausanne-Sport's official website). 8 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Patrick Ekeng, nuevo futbolista del Córdoba CF (Patrick Ekeng, new footballer of Córdoba CF); Córdoba's official website, 14 July 2014 (Spanish)
  6. ^ Fede da el primer punto (Fede gives the first point); Marca, 30 August 2014 (Spanish)
  7. ^ Diawara salvages point for Getafe; ESPN FC, 3 October 2014

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