Daniel Bekono

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Daniel Bekono
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Personal information
Full name Daniel N'Dene Bekono
Date of birth (1978-05-31) 31 May 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 Canon Yaounde
2003 Fovu Baham
2003–2007 Beroe Stara Zagora 57 (0)
2008–2010 CSKA Sofia 15 (0)
National team
1999 Cameroon 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Daniel N'Dene Bekono (born 31 May 1978) is a Cameroonian footballer who last played as a goalkeeper for CSKA Sofia in the Bulgarian A Professional Football Group.


In 1999, he played for Canon Yaounde before joined Fovu Baham in 2003. In 2003, he moved to Bulgarian side PFC Beroe Stara Zagora.[1] After 5 years in Beroe he moved to PFC CSKA Sofia, where he was considered a regular in the starting 11 before the arrival of Ivaylo Petrov in the winter of 2009.[2] In 2006, while part of the Beroe squad, he became the first black player to captain a team in the A PFG. Daniel then (after leaving CSKA Sofia) worked as a woodcutter with his cousin in Vienna, Austria.[3]

International career[edit]

He was part of the victorious Cameroonian teams at the 2000 African Nations Cup and 2000 Summer Olympics.[4]


Personal life[edit]

Bekono has a Bulgarian citizenship.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Daniel Bekono at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ Player Profile
  3. ^ "BBC Sport - Football - Cameroon goalkeeper Bekono sacked by CSKA Sofia". BBC News. 9 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Daniel BekonoFIFA competition record