Benjamin Massing

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Benjamin Massing
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-06-20) 20 June 1962 (age 53)
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
1991–1992 Olympic Mvolyé
National team
1987–1992 Cameroon 21 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

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, was picked up for Cameroon's squad for the 1990 FIFA World Cup,[1] where he was famously sent off in the opening game[2] for a spectacular foul on Argentina's Claudio Caniggia, in a 1–0 shock win.[3]

Massing also appeared in the quarterfinal loss against England (2–3) where he was booked, conceding a penalty for committing a foul on Gary Lineker.[4] Previously, in the match against Argentina, he received another caution after bringing down Diego Maradona.

Internationally Massing, who gained 21 international caps, also took part in three Africa Cup of Nations, namely the 1992 edition while playing for Olympic Mvolyé.[5]


  1. ^ "1990 – Squads – Cameroon". Planet World Cup. Retrieved 6 December 2007. 
  2. ^ "Match report: Argentina 0–1 Cameroon". Retrieved 6 December 2007. 
  3. ^ "The 5 Worst Tackles". The Observer. 19 May 2002. Retrieved 6 December 2007. 
  4. ^ England hurts Milla's lions; (Spanish)[dead link]
  5. ^ African Nations Cup 1992; at RSSSF

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