Bassey William Andem
|Full name||Bassey William Andem|
|Date of birth||14 June 1968|
|Place of birth||Douala, Cameroon|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|1992||→ Olympic Mvolyé (loan)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Andem was born in Douala. After starting his professional career with hometown's Union Douala (which included a loan spell at Olympic Mvolyé) he moved to Brazil, where he represented Cruzeiro Esporte Clube and Esporte Clube Bahia.
In January 1998, Andem joined Portuguese Primeira Liga side Boavista FC where, during the following five seasons, he would have engage in an interesting battle for first-choice status with future Sporting CP player and Portuguese international Ricardo. However, during the Chequereds' 2001 national championship conquest – their only – he played just six matches.
After Ricardo left for the capital team, Andem was restored as starter, losing the position midway through the 2004–05 campaign to new signing Carlos. He would regain his previous status after the Angolan was sold to FC Steaua Bucureşti, amassing a further 43 league appearances in two seasons.