Benjamin Moukandjo

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Benjamin Moukandjo
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Personal information
Full name Benjamin Moukandjo Bilé
Date of birth (1988-11-12) 12 November 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Douala, Cameroon
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Lorient
Number 12
Youth career
1998–2006 Kadji SA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Kadji SA 15 (12)
2007–2009 Rennes B 14 (2)
2008–2009 Rennes 0 (0)
2008–2009 L'Entente (loan) 11 (0)
2009–2011 Nîmes 46 (8)
2011 Monaco 16 (3)
2011–2014 Nancy 89 (19)
2014–2015 Reims 31 (8)
2015– Lorient 51 (22)
National team
2011– Cameroon 47 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 February 2017

Benjamin Moukandjo Bilé (born 12 November 1988) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays for FC Lorient in Ligue 1 as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Moukandjo began his career in hometown's Kadji Sports Academy, joining the club's youth setup in 1998, aged 10. Nine years later he moved to France, joining Stade Rennais. In September 2008, after appearing only with the reserve squad, he was loaned out to L'Entente SSG.[1]

Moukandjo returned to Rennes in June 2009, but rescinded his link and joined Nîmes Olympique on 31 August 2009.[2] He appeared regularly for the side in Ligue 2, and later moved to AS Monaco FC on 31 January 2011.[3]

In May, after Monaco's relegation, Moukandjo was linked with Liverpool,[4] but joined AS Nancy Lorraine instead.[5]

On 18 July 2014, Moukandjo moved to the Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims on a two-year deal.[6]

International career[edit]

On 4 June 2011, Moukandjo made his debut for the Cameroon national football team, starting in a 0–0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification draw against Senegal.[7] He netted his first international goal on 16 June of the following year, the winner against Guinea-Bissau.[8]

Moukandjo was selected in Cameroon's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and started in all three group matches, against Mexico, Croatia and Brazil respectively.[9]

At the 2015 African Cup of Nations, he scored Cameroon's goal in a 1–1 draw with Guinea at the group stage.[10]

Two years later, he was named Man of the Match in the final as Cameroon won the Africa Cup of Nations for the fifth time.[11]

International goals[edit]

Score and Result list Cameroon's goal tally first[12]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 16 June 2012 Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon  Guinea-Bissau
1–0
1–0
2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 17 November 2013 Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon  Tunisia
2–0
4–1
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 24 January 2015 Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea  Guinea
1–0
1–1
2015 Africa Cup of Nations
4. 30 March 2015 Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand  Thailand
1–2
3–2
Friendly
5. 3 September 2016 Limbe Stadium, Limbe, Cameroon  Gambia
1–0
2–0
2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
6. 9 October 2016 Stade Mustapha Tchaker, Blida, Algeria  Algeria
1–1
1–1
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. 10 January 2017 Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon  Zimbabwe
1–1
1–1
Friendly
8. 14 January 2017 Stade de l'Amitié, Libreville, Gabon  Burkina Faso
0–1
1–1
2017 Africa Cup of Nations

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 14 May 2016[13][14]
Club Season League Cup[a] Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rennes B 2007–08[15] CFA 12 2 12 2
2008–09[15] 2 0 2 0
Total 14 2 0 0 0 0 14 2
L'Entente 2008–09 National 11 0 11 0
Nîmes 2009–10 Ligue 2 31 3 3 0 34 3
2010–11 15 5 5 2 20 7
Total 46 8 8 2 0 0 54 10
Monaco 2010–11 Ligue 1 16 3 2 0 18 3
Nancy 2011–12 Ligue 1 27 5 1 0 28 5
2012–13 35 5 4 4 39 9
2013–14 Ligue 2 27 9 27 9
Total 89 19 5 4 0 0 94 23
Reims 2014–15 Ligue 1 31 8 1 0 32 8
Lorient 2015–16 Ligue 1 31 13 3 0 34 13
Career total 238 53 19 6 0 0 257 59

Honours[edit]

Country[edit]

Cameroon

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prêt, officiel : Moukandjo à Sannois Saint-Gratien (Loan, official: Moukandjo to Sannois Saint-Gratien); Stade Rennais Online, 15 September 2008 (French)
  2. ^ Rennes: Moukandjo à Nîmes (Rennes: Moukandjo to Nîmes); Mercato 365, 31 August 2009 (French)
  3. ^ Moukandjo pour remplacer Aubameyang (Moukandjo to replace Aubameyang); Football.fr, 31 January 2011 (French)
  4. ^ Benjamin Moukandjo lined up by Liverpool as Gervinho alternative; Metro, 31 May 2011
  5. ^ Moukandjo a choisi Nancy (Moukandjo chooses Nancy); Nancy's official website, 12 August 2011 (French)
  6. ^ Benjamin Moukandjo signe au Stade de Reims (Benjamin Moukandjo sign at the Stade de Reims) Archived 23 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine.; Reims's official website, 18 July 2014 (French)
  7. ^ Cameroun-Sénégal: la CAN s'éloigne (0–0) (Cameroon–Senegal: the CAN is far); Okabol, 4 June 2011 (French)
  8. ^ Eliminatoires CAN 2013: Cameroun 1 – Guinee Bissau 0 (CAN 2013 Qualifications: Cameroon 1 – Guinea-Bissau 0); Cameroon-Info, 16 June 2012 (French)
  9. ^ "8 Benjamin MOUKANDJO". FIFA. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Cameroon 1-1 Guinea". BBC. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  11. ^ Edwards, Piers (6 February 2017). "How Cameroon's Indomitable Lions roared again". BBC News. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  12. ^ Benjamin Moukandjo at Soccerway
  13. ^ "Benjamin Moukandjo". L'Equipe. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  14. ^ Ligue 1 profile; Ligue 1. Retrieved on 11 June 2014 (French)
  15. ^ a b "Benjamin Moukandjo". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 

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