After spending his youth career in a small club Fogape Yaoundé and a relatively eminent regional side Canon Yaoundé, Womé moved to Italy from Cameroon in summer 1996 for his professional career. He began his senior career at Vicenza Calcio and spent almost 7 years playing in Italy until moving to English Premier League side Fulham FC in August 2002. He was sold to Bologna F.C. 1909 in co-ownership deal for 6 billion lire in 1999, which Roma acquired him for 2 billion lire only. Co-currently, Francesco Antonioli, Amedeo Mangone and Alessandro Rinaldi joined Roma for 10 billion lire, 13 billion lire and 6 billion lire respectively. In June 2000 Bologna acquired Womé outright for a peppercorn fee of 1 million lire. During his time in England at Fulham, Womé scored once in the league, a 3–0 win over West Brom in February 2003.
During a press conference several days afterward, Womé said about the penalty: “No one wanted to take that penalty. No one. Neither Samuel Eto'o nor our captain Rigobert Song, because they knew what could have happened if they missed. I have always had the courage and I went to the spot.” He also claimed that some Cameroon fans wanted to kill him.