Sylvain Ovono

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Sylvain Ovono
Personal information
Full name Sylvain Alex Ovono
Date of birth (1976-03-26) 26 March 1976 (age 39)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Sivasspor
1998 Vanspor 6 (0)
1998–2000 Naval 12 (1)
2000 Keratsini
2000–2001 Portimonense 12 (0)
2002–2003 Espinho
2003–2004 Moura
2004–2005 Pombal 24 (2)
2005–2006 Castrense
2006–2007 Gândara
2007–2008 Lusitânia 13 (1)
2008–2009 Sourense 18 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sylvain Alex Ovono (born 26 March 1976) is a retired Cameroonian footballer, who played as a forward.

Football career[edit]

Born in Yaoundé, Ovono began playing football in Europe in Turkey, starting with modest Sivasspor, then switching to the Süper Lig in the 1997–98 season, appearing very rarely for the last-placed team, Belediye Vanspor.

In the following decade, almost uninterrupted, he played in Portugal, mostly in the lower leagues. The best he achieved was appearing two seasons in the second division for Associação Naval 1º de Maio (only 12 matches over the course of two seasons combined). After a very brief spell in Greece, he resumed his career in the country, appearing for seven different clubs (notably Portimonense SC, when it was in the third level).

In 2001, Ovono had an unsuccessful trial at 1. FC Union Berlin in Germany.[1] After returning to Portugal, he eventually retired at the age of 33, his last club being Grupo Desportivo Sourense, in Coimbra.


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