Alphonse Tchami

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Alphonse Tchami
Personal information
Full name Alphonse Marie Tchami Djomaha
Date of birth (1971-09-14) 14 September 1971 (age 48)
Place of birth Batouri, Cameroon
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Unisport Bafang
1992 Vejle BK 12 (6)
1992–1994 Odense BK 65 (28)
1994–1997 Boca Juniors 48 (11)
1997–1999 Hertha BSC 29 (3)
1999–2000 Al-Wasl
2000 Dundee United 3 (0)
2001 Nice 6 (1)
2001–2002 Chernomorets 4 (0)
2002–2003 Shenyang Ginde 9 (1)
2003 Nejmeh
2003–2005 Épernay 0 (0)
National team
1988–2004 Cameroon 57 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alphonse Marie Tchami Djomaha (born 14 September 1971) is a retired Cameroonian footballer who played as a striker. At international level, he represented Cameroon at the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cups.

Club career[edit]

Born in Kekem, Tchami began his career in Cameroon with Unisport Bafang before moving to Danish club Vejle BK. In his short spell at Vejle he scored 8 goals in 15 games, but was unable to prevent the club being relegated. Tchami's spell at Vejle led to interest from other Danish clubs and Tchami eventually moved to Odense BK (OB). Tchami was a part of the OB team that defeated Real Madrid in the 1994–95 UEFA Cup third round by 4–3 on aggregate, earning a place in the quarter-finals.

Tchami joined Argentinian club Boca Juniors shortly after the 1994 FIFA World Cup. In total Tchami played 50 games and scored 11 goals for Boca. After three years he returned to Europe with German side Hertha BSC. Tchami spent two season with Hertha before a spell in the United Arab Emirates with Al-Wasl.

Tchami was on trial with Bolton Wanderers in July 2000[1] following his release, playing in friendly matches on Bolton's tour of Denmark,[2][3] before signing for Dundee United in August.[4] Tchami spent four months at the Scottish club, leaving in December[5] after playing in four matches and failing to score. Nice was Tchami's next club, where he signed a short-term contract until the end of the season.[6] In August 2001, Tchami left France - putting what was termed a "bad spell" behind him[7] - and moved to Russian club Chernomorets,[8] before moving again, this time to Shenyang Ginde in China. He signed for Lebanese club Nejmeh in September 2003 but left after less than three weeks,[9] ending his career back in France with amateur side Épernay. His club career spanned twelve clubs in ten countries over four continents.

International career[edit]

Tchami played in 57 matches for Cameroon and was a participant at the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cups, in addition to the 1994 and 1996 African Cup of Nations.


  1. ^ "Duo sign on". Bolton Evening News. 5 July 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2008.
  2. ^ "Brondby 2, Bolton Wanderers 1". Bolton Evening News. 13 July 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2008.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Wanderers suffer six-goal humiliation". Bolton Evening News. 17 July 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2008.
  4. ^ "Cameroon connection grows at Tannadice". BBC Sport website. 31 August 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2008.
  5. ^ "United release foreign duo". BBC Sport website. 6 December 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2008.
  6. ^ "December 2000 transfers". Retrieved 28 May 2008.
  7. ^ "African Football: European preview: France Div Two". BBC Sport website. 4 August 2001. Retrieved 28 May 2008.
  8. ^ "African Football: Latest transfer news". BBC Sport website. 13 December 2001. Retrieved 28 May 2008.
  9. ^ "Nejmeh team updates". Nejmeh. 24 September 2003. Archived from the original on 19 April 2008. Retrieved 28 May 2008.

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