Alain N'Kong

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Alain N'Kong
Personal information
Full name Alain Mosely N'Kong
Date of birth (1979-04-06) 6 April 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Persepam Madura United
Number 29
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Canon Yaoundé 63 (14)
2000–2001 Freamunde 14 (0)
2001–2002 Villa Española 28 (18)
2002–2003 Las Palmas 11 (1)
2003 Paços de Ferreira 0 (0)
2004 Nacional 10 (1)
2005–2007 Colorado Rapids 33 (5)
2007 Atlante 22 (4)
2008 León 1 (0)
2008–2009 US Boulogne 19 (2)
2009–2010 Indios 30 (1)
2010–2011 Atjeh United 17 (8)
2011–2012 Arema Indonesia (ISL) 11 (3)
2012–2013 Persebaya 1927 12 (4)
2013– Persepam Madura United 20 (3)
National team
2008 Cameroon 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 July 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 November 2009

Alain N'Kong (born 6 April 1979 in Yaoundé) is a Cameroonian football who plays as a midfielder for Persepam Madura United.


Early in his career, N'Kong played all over the world, including Las Palmas in Spain, Nacional in Uruguay, and FC Paços de Ferreira in Portugal. He has represented Cameroon on various youth levels and appeared with the full national team in qualifiers for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

N'Kong signed with MLS club Colorado Rapids prior to the 2005 season. Despite having a successful season, he was released in November 2005. He returned to Colorado in August 2006 but was again waived at the end of the season, subsequently joining Atlante F.C..

On 11 August 2007, he scored the first goal in the newly renovated Estadio Quintana Roo in Cancún as well as his first goal for Atlante, against Pumas.

He became the first African player to win a league title in Mexico, in Apertura 2007 with Atlante.[1]

After Atlante won its championship, N'Kong was released from the team becoming a free agent.

On 7 February 2008, he scored the winning goal with a cool finish from a Samuel Eto'o through pass which sent Cameroon into the final of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations knocking out hosts Ghana.[2] Cameroon lost the final 0–1 against defending champions Egypt.[3]

In the Apertura 2008 he returned to Mexico where he played with Club Leon in the Primera "A".

He signed with French side US Boulogne in November 2008 on a one-season deal.[4]

N'Kong went on to play for Indios de Ciudad Juarez for the Apertura 2009, he signed a one-year contract. On 5 April 2012, he joined Arema Indonesia (ISL).

N'Kong moved to Persepam Madura Utama in 2012 and remains active.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Cameroon's goal tally first.[5]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 February 2008 Ohene Djan Stadium, Accra, Ghana  Ghana 1–0 1–0 2008 Africa Cup of Nations


Club honors[edit]

Canon Yaoundé
Villa Española


  1. ^ Player profiles: Indomitable Lions Archived 11 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Confederation Africaine de Football 26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana ’2008 Line up of match N° 29
  3. ^ 26th MTN African Cup of Nations ends with Egypt crowned record champions
  4. ^ Ibrahim Sannie (25 November 2008). "Cameroon's Nkong moves to France". BBC. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 25 November 2008. 
  5. ^ "Nkong, Alain". National Football Teams. Retrieved 6 April 2017. 

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