Paul-Georges Ntep

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Paul-Georges Ntep
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Ntep playing Stade rennais FC
Personal information
Full name Paul-Georges Ntep de Madiba
Date of birth (1992-07-29) 29 July 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Douala, Cameroon
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Rennes
Number 7
Youth career
2001–2003 Ris Orangis
2003–2005 Draveil
2005–2007 Viry-Châtillon
2007–2008 Linas Montlhery
2008–2009 Brétigny Foot
2009–2012 Auxerre
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Auxerre 63 (22)
2014– Rennes 17 (7)
National team
2010 France U18 1 (0)
2011 France U19 2 (0)
2013 France U20 5 (2)
2013– France U21 11 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:32, 11 September 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 April 2011

Paul-Georges Ntep de Madiba (born 29 July 1992) is a French professional footballer who plays for Stade Rennais in Ligue 1. He plays as a forward and is known for his quick pace and technical skill.[1]

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Ntep de Madiba was born in Douala, the largest city in Cameroon. He moved to France at the age of eight to live with his aunt who was situated in the commune of Grigny in southern Paris.[1] He began his career at US Ris Orangis and spent two years at the club. During his stint with Ris Orangis, he embarked on several trials with professional clubs, which included Auxerre, however, he was not signed. In 2005, Ntep de Madiba joined the under-14 team of Viry-Châtillon and, after a year's stint with another amateur club (ESA Linas-Montlhery), signed with CS Brétigny Foot; a club that trained French internationals Patrice Evra and Jimmy Briand. While training at Brétigny, Ntep de Madiba impressed club coaches and officials and, in 2009, was offered a three-day trial with professional club Auxerre, whom Brétigny share a partnership with.[1] After a successful trial, he was signed to an stagiaire (internship) contract.

Ntep de Madiba began the 2009–10 season training with the club's under-18 team. Midway through the season, he joined the club's reserve team in the Championnat de France amateur. Ntep de Madiba appeared in 14 matches for the team scoring two goals.[2] For the 2010–11 season, he began training with the senior team. Ntep de Madiba was also named to the team's roster to appear in the UEFA Champions League. On 16 October 2010, he made the bench in the team's 1–0 defeat to Bordeaux. A week later, Ntep de Madiba made his professional debut in a Coupe de la Ligue match against Bastia appearing as a substitute in the 31st minute for Dennis Oliech. Auxerre won the match 4–0.[3] His talents attracted interest from top teams in Europe including Arsenal, Roma, Tottenham, Manchester United, Manchester City, Queens Park Rangers and RSC Anderlecht.

On 30 January 2014, Ntep de Madiba joined Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais on a three-and-a-half year deal.[4]

International career[edit]

Though Ntep de Madiba was born in Cameroon, he is a French youth international having starred for the under-18 team in 2010. Three years later, he received the call from France U21 to compete in the Toulon Tournament.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ntep de Madiba: "Une pensée pour mes entraîneurs"". French Football Federation. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ntep de Madiba Foot-National Profile". Foot-National (in French). Retrieved 27 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Auxerre v. Bastia Match Report". Ligue de Football Professionnel (in French). 27 October 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Officiel : P.G Ntep a signé son contrat" (in French). Stade Rennais F.C. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  5. ^ [1] (French)

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