Benjamin Massing

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Benjamin Massing
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-06-20) 20 June 1962 (age 54)
Place of birth Edéa, Cameroon
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1997 Diamant Yaoundé
1987–1991 Créteil 41 (3)
1991–1992 Olympic Mvolyé
National team
1987–1992 Cameroon 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Benjamin Massing (born 20 June 1962 in Edéa) is a Cameroonian retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Massing, who played professionally for, among others, France's US Créteil-Lusitanos,[1] was picked up for Cameroon's squad for the 1990 FIFA World Cup,[2] where he was sent off in the opening game for a foul on Argentina's Claudio Caniggia, in a 1–0 shock win.[3][4]

Massing also appeared in the quarter-final loss to England (2–3) where he was booked, conceding a penalty for committing a foul on Gary Lineker.[5] Previously, in the match against Argentina, he received another caution after bringing down Diego Maradona.

Massing earned 21 international caps and also took part in three Africa Cup of Nations, including the 1992 edition while playing for Olympic Mvolyé.[6]


  1. ^ "Souvenirs d'un mondialiste de 90: Benjamin Massing" [Memories of a 90 World Cup man: Benjamin Massing] (in French). Camfoot. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "1990 – Squads – Cameroon". Planet World Cup. Retrieved 6 December 2007. 
  3. ^ "Match report: Argentina 0–1 Cameroon". Retrieved 6 December 2007. 
  4. ^ "The 5 Worst Tackles". The Observer. 19 May 2002. Retrieved 6 December 2007. 
  5. ^ England hurts Milla's lions; at (in Spanish) Archived 23 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ African Nations Cup 1992 Archived 17 January 2010 at WebCite; at RSSSF

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