Patrick M'Boma

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Patrick M'Boma
Ancien du PSG Aristide Arthode Deuhla-Patrick Mboma.JPG
Personal information
Full name Henri Patrick M'Boma Dem
Date of birth (1970-11-15) 15 November 1970 (age 43)
Place of birth Douala, Cameroon
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Paris Saint-Germain 0 (0)
1992–1994 Châteauroux 48 (22)
1994–1995 Paris Saint-Germain 8 (1)
1995–1996 Metz 17 (4)
1996–1997 Paris Saint-Germain 8 (1)
1997–1998 Gamba Osaka 34 (29)
1998–2000 Cagliari 40 (15)
2000–2001 Parma 24 (5)
2002 Sunderland (loan) 9 (1)
2002–2003 Al-Ittihad 28 (12)
2003–2004 Tokyo Verdy 1969 35 (17)
2004–2005 Vissel Kobe 10 (2)
Total 261 (109)
National team
1995–2004 Cameroon 57 (33)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 January 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 January 2007

Henri Patrick M'Boma Dem (born 15 November 1970 in Douala, Cameroon) is a former Cameroonian football striker and the former all-time top goal-scorer for the Cameroonian national team.

Club career[edit]

M'Boma started his domestic football career in 1993, and during his career played for Châteauroux, Paris Saint-Germain, Metz, Gamba Osaka, Cagliari, Parma, Sunderland (where he scored once against Tottenham Hotspur),[1] Al Ittihad, Tokyo Verdy and Vissel Kobe before retiring on 16 May 2005.

International career[edit]

After first being capped for Cameroon in 1995, M'Boma scored 33 goals in 57 matches. He played in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, and also led Cameroon to the gold medal at the 2000 Olympics and victories at the 2000 and 2002 African Nations Cups. He was named African Footballer of the Year for his efforts in 2000. He scored a memorable overhead kick against France in 1998. His trademark goal-scoring celebration was a two-gun shooting spree with both his hands. He was renowned for scoring long distance goals with his powerful left foot.

Honours and awards[edit]

Individual honours[edit]

Team honours[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
1990–91 Paris Saint-Germain Division 1 0 0
1991–92 0 0
1992–93 Châteauroux Division 2 19 5
1993–94 Championnat National 29 17
1994–95 Paris Saint-Germain Division 1 8 1
1995–96 Metz Division 1 17 4
1996–97 Paris Saint-Germain Division 1 8 1
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Asia Total
1997 Gamba Osaka J. League Division 1 28 25 1 0 5 4 - 34 29
1998 6 4 - - - 6 4
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
1998–99 Cagliari Serie A 13 7
1999–00 27 8
2000–01 Parma Serie A 20 5
2001–02 4 0
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2001–02 Sunderland (Loan) Premier League 9 1
Libya League Libyan Cup League Cup Africa Total
2002–03 Al-Ittihad Premier League 28 12
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Asia Total
2003 Tokyo Verdy J. League Division 1 23 13 3 0 3 3 - 29 16
2004 12 4 - 5 4 - 17 8
2004 Vissel Kobe J. League Division 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 - 6 2
2005 4 0 - 0 0 - 4 0
Total France 83 28
Japan 79 48 4 0 13 11 - 96 59
Italy 67 20
England 9 1
Libya 28 12
Career total 263 109

[2]

Cameroon national team
Year Apps Goals
1995 1 0
1996 1 1
1997 10 6
1998 8 1
1999 4 3
2000 9 9
2001 9 4
2002 10 5
2003 1 0
2004 4 4
Total 57 33

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Awards
Preceded by
Nigeria Nwankwo Kanu
BBC African Footballer of the Year
2000
Succeeded by
Ghana Samuel Kuffour