André Onana

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André Onana
Andre Onana 2016.jpg
Onana in training with Ajax in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth (1996-04-02) 2 April 1996 (age 23)[1]
Place of birth Nkol Ngok, Cameroon[2]
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[3]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Ajax
Number 24
Youth career
Samuel Eto'o Academy
2010–2015 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Jong Ajax 39 (0)
2016– Ajax 116 (0)
National team
2016– Cameroon 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:32, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:14, 21 November 2019 (UTC)

André Onana (born 2 April 1996) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays for Dutch club Ajax and the Cameroon national team, as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Born in Nkol Ngok,[2] Onana joined Barcelona in 2010, aged 13, after starting out at the Samuel Eto'o Foundation.[4] In early January 2015, it was announced that he would join Dutch club Ajax in July 2015.[5] The transfer was brought forward later that month.[6][7][8] He made his debut for Jong Ajax in the Eerste Divisie in February 2015.[2] He signed a new contract with Ajax in May 2017, running until 2021.[9] In March 2019 he signed a further new contact, until June 2022.[10]

In May 2019, Onana spoke out about being a black goalkeeper, saying they had to work harder than their white counterparts due to misconceptions about them making mistakes.[11]

In November 2019 he said he was interested in playing in the Premier League in England.[12]

International career[edit]

Onana is a former Cameroon youth international.[5] He was named in Cameroon's squad for a friendly against France in May 2016.[13] Onana debuted for Cameroon in a 2–1 friendly win over Gabon in September 2016.[14]

Personal life[edit]

His cousin, Fabrice Ondoa, also plays as a goalkeeper.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 22 December 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League KNVB Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Jong Ajax 2014–15[2] Eerste Divisie 13 0 13 0
2015–16[2] Eerste Divisie 24 0 24 0
2016–17[2] Eerste Divisie 2 0 2 0
Total 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 0
Ajax 2016–17[2] Eredivisie 32 0 0 0 14[a] 0 0 0 46 0
2017–18[2] Eredivisie 33 0 1 0 4[b] 0 0 0 38 0
2018–19[2] Eredivisie 33 0 4 0 18[c] 0 0 0 55 0
2019–20[2] Eredivisie 18 0 1 0 10[c] 0 1[d] 0 30 0
Total 116 0 6 0 46 0 1 0 169 0
Career total 155 0 6 0 46 0 1 0 208 0
  1. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Europa League.
  2. ^ Two appearances in the UEFA Champions League and two appearances in the UEFA Europa League.
  3. ^ a b Appearances in the UEFA Champions League.
  4. ^ Appearance in the Johan Cruyff Shield.

International[edit]

As of matches played on 17 November 2019[14]
Cameroon national team
Year Apps Goals
2016 1 0
2017 1 0
2018 6 0
2019 8 0
Total 16 0

Honours[edit]

Ajax[2]

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ André OnanaUEFA competition record
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k André Onana at Soccerway. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Andre Onana - English". Ajax English.
  4. ^ "Onana would "rather stay with Ajax" than compete at African Cup of Nations". Ajax Daily. 13 October 2016. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  5. ^ a b Oluwashina Okeleji (4 January 2015). "Cameroon's Onana to join Ajax from Barcelona". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Talentvolle Onana lost keepersprobleem Ajax op" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Onana makes immediate Ajax switch". Soccerway. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Barca's Onana makes immediate Ajax switch". FourFourTwo. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  9. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (17 May 2017). "Onana commits future to Ajax until 2021". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  10. ^ Njie Enow (29 March 2019). "Andre Onana: Cameroon goalkeeper extends contract with Ajax". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Cameroon's Andre Onana: 'Black keepers have to work harder'". BBC Sport. 6 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Cameroon keeper Andre Onana open to Premier League move". 6 November 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  13. ^ "Cameroon's Moukandjo to miss friendly against France". BBC Sport. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  14. ^ a b "André Onana". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  15. ^ "Onana-Ondoa: El dulce momento de dos primos que se formaron en el Barça" [Onana-Ondoa: The sweet moment of two cousins who formed in Barça] (in Spanish). Sport. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  16. ^ "2016/17: United win it for Manchester". UEFA. 30 May 2017.
  17. ^ a b "SESCO Awards 2018 : André Onana élu meilleur Lion indomptable et meilleur gardien Africain". Cameroun Sports. 17 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Frenkie de Jong Eredivisie Player of the Season 2018/2019". Eredivisie. 16 May 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  19. ^ "The complete ranking of the Yashin Trophy 2019". France Football. 2 December 2019. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  20. ^ "Mane, Oshoala named African Footballers of 2019 at CAF Awards". CAFOnline.com. CAF. 7 January 2020. Retrieved 7 January 2020.