Ambroise Oyongo

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Ambroise Oyongo
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Personal information
Full name Ambroise Oyongo Bitolo
Date of birth (1991-06-22) 22 June 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Ndikiniméki, Cameroon
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Montreal Impact
Number 2
Youth career
2008–2010 Moussango FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Coton Sport FC 123 (8)
2014 New York Red Bulls (loan) 13 (0)
2015– Montreal Impact 59 (2)
National team
2010–2011 Cameroon U20 8 (0)
2013– Cameroon 29 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 February 2017

Ambroise Oyongo Bitolo (born 22 June 1991) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a left back for the Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Ambroise Oyongo began his career with Moussango FC of Yaoundé in 2008. His play with Moussango attracted the interest of top club Coton Sport FC who signed Oyongo in July 2010. Oyongo quickly established himself at the club winning the league title in his first year with Coton Sport. In 2011, he helped the club to the league and cup double. In 2013, he won another league title and helped lead Coton Sport to the semi-finals of the 2013 CAF Champions League.[1]

Oyongo in action against Arsenal

During the 2013 season Oyongo went on trial with French side Lille and it was reported that he would be joining the Ligue 1 side during the 2014 January transfer window.[2] The move never materialized and in January 2014 Oyongo went on trial with New York Red Bulls. Oyongo impressed during his trial and on March 7, 2014 he officially signed with the club. [3] In his first season with New York the versatile Oyongo was a key player for the club during the second half of the season as he made starts at both left back and in midfield helping his side qualify for the league playoffs. On October 30, 2014 Oyongo assisted on Bradley Wright-Phillips winning goal in the last minute of the match helping New York defeat Sporting Kansas City and advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals.[4]

On January 27, 2015, Oyongo was traded to Montreal Impact with Eric Alexander, an international player roster spot and allocation money for Felipe and the 1st pick in the MLS allocation ranking.[5]

International[edit]

Oyongo played for Cameroon at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup. On July 28, 2013 he made his debut with the Cameroon senior team, starting in a 1–0 victory over Gabon at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo.

At the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, Oyongo scored his first international goal in a 1–1 draw against Mali on 20 January 2015.[6]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Cameroon's goal tally first.[7]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 January 2015 Malabo, Equatorial Guinea  Mali 1–1 1–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
2. 5 January 2017 Yaoundé, Cameroon  DR Congo 1–0 2–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Cameroon Coton Sport FC

International[edit]

Cameroon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coton Sport book semifinal berth". westafricanfootall.com. Retrieved September 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Ambroise Oyongo a Lille" (in French). westafricanfootall.com. 
  3. ^ "Red Bulls Sign Ambroise Oyongo". New York Red Bulls. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Red Bulls defeat Sporting". mlsscoccer.com. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.impactmontreal.com/en/news/2015/01/limpact-effectue-une-transaction-majeure-avec-les-red-bulls
  6. ^ "Mali 1-1 Cameroon". BBC. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  7. ^ Ambroise Oyongo at Soccerway

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