Serge Branco

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Serge Branco
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Personal information
Full name Serge Branco
Date of birth (1980-10-11) 11 October 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Douala, Cameroon
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Youth career
Les Brasseries du Cameroon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Unisport Bafang
1998–2000 Eintracht Braunschweig 48 (1)
2000–2003 Eintracht Frankfurt 42 (3)
2003–2004 VfB Stuttgart 3 (0)
2004 Leeds United 0 (0)
2004–2005 Queens Park Rangers 7 (0)
2005 FC Shinnik Yaroslavl 24 (0)
2006–2007 FC Krylia Sovetov Samara 38 (3)
2008–2009 MSV Duisburg 13 (0)
2009–2010 Levadiakos FC 18 (0)
2010–2011 Wisła Kraków 4 (0)
2013 Al Yarmouk
National team
2000 Cameroon U23 5 (0)
2001 Cameroon 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 April 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Serge Branco (born 11 October 1980 in Douala) is a Cameroonian footballer.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

In 1998, Branco left Cameroon to spend the initial years of his career in Germany. He started out at Regionalliga Nord side Eintracht Braunschweig, where he spent two seasons. After returning from the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Branco transferred to Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt in October 2000.[1] Frankfurt were releagted to the 2. Bundesliga in 2001, but Branco stayed on for two more seasons at the club before returning to the Bundesliga by signing with VfB Stuttgart in 2003. However, he did not become a regular in Stuttgart, making only three league appearances in 2003–04.

He signed for Leeds United in August 2004,[2] but was released on 13 September for fitness reasons. From 2005 to 2007 he played in the Russian league, before returining to Germany for a stint with MSV Duisburg.

International[edit]

He represented the victorious Cameroonian national team at the 2000 Summer Olympics.[3] He was capped once for the Cameroonian senior national team, in a World Cup qualification match against Zambia in 2001.[4]

Honours[edit]

Wisła Kraków

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Magath holt Gold-Boy" (in German). berliner-kurier.de. 24 October 2000. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Leeds holt Serge Branco" (in German). kicker.de. 3 August 2004. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Serge Branco". Sports Reference. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Match report". fifa.com. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 

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