Edgar Salli

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Edgar Salli
Personal information
Full name Edgar Nicaise Constant Salli[1]
Date of birth (1992-08-17) 17 August 1992 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Garoua, Cameroon
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)[3]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
St. Gallen
Number 21
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Ngaoundéré
2009–2011 Coton Sport
2011– Monaco 32 (5)
2013–2014 RC Lens (loan) 27 (5)
2014–2015 Académica (loan) 9 (0)
2015– St. Gallen (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2009–2011 Cameroon U20
2011– Cameroon 9 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 September 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2014

Edgar Nicaise Constant Salli (born 17 August 1992), commonly known as Edgar Salli, is a Cameroonian footballer who currently plays for FC St. Gallen on loan from Monaco and is a winger, having previously played for Ngaoundéré and Coton Sport. He has been capped at full international level by Cameroon.[4]

Club career[edit]

He began his career with central Cameroonian club Ngaoundéré and made his senior debut in Elite Two during the 2008–09 season.[5] Ngaoundéré were relegated at the end of the campaign,[6] and Salli joined Elite One side Coton Sport ahead of the 2009–10 season.[5] His first campaign with the club was successful as Coton Sport were crowned champions of Cameroon for the tenth time,[7] and Salli established himself in the Cameroon under-20 team.[5] He continued to feature prominently for the club during the next campaign and his performances at the 2011 African Youth Championship saw him receive several offers from Europe.[8] In May 2011, Salli was linked with a transfer to South African side Moroka Swallows.[9] Kick Off said that he had a pre-contract agreement with them,[9] but a transfer never materialised.

Having retained the Elite One championship with Coton Sport, he was transferred to French club Monaco in July 2011 for an undisclosed fee.[10] He signed a three-year contract with the club,[11] who had been relegated to Ligue 2 at the end of the 2010–11 season. Salli made his debut for Monaco in a 0–0 draw with Boulogne on 1 August,[12] and scored his first goal for the club three weeks later in a one-all draw with Amiens.[13] Salli scored his fifth goal of the season in league and cup competition on 2 March 2012 in a 2–2 draw with Sedan.[3] He finished the season with five goals in 31 appearances.[3] Salli played regularly for the reserves in the Championnat de France amateur the following season and made one appearance for the first team as the club won promotion back to Ligue 1 as champions.[3][14][15]

On 23 July 2013, Salli joined RC Lens on a season-long loan from Monaco.[16][17]

On 22 August 2014, he was once again loaned, this time to Académica.[18]

International career[edit]

Prior to receiving his first cap for the Cameroon national team, Salli represented his country at youth international level.[5] He made his debut for the under-20 team in 2009 and played regularly over the next two years.[5] He took part in the 2010 CEMAC Cup and was voted player of the tournament at the 2011 African Youth Championship.[19] Cameroon finished as runners-up in both competitions.[20][21] Salli made his senior debut for Cameroon in a 1–1 draw with Equatorial Guinea on 11 October 2011.[22] He took part in the 2011 LG Cup in November, an exhibition tournament held in Morocco, which Cameroon won.[23][24] He scored his first goal for Cameroon against Moldova on 7 June 2014.


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  2. ^ "Edgar Salli". L'Équipe (in French). Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "E. Salli". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Edgar Salli". National Football Teams. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Edgard Salli". West African Football. 9 October 2010. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  6. ^ Batalha, José (22 October 2009). "Cameroon 2008/09". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  7. ^ Batalha, José (25 March 2011). "Cameroon 2009/10". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  8. ^ Kobo, Kingsley (21 July 2011). "Cameroon U20 team star Edgar Salli joins Monaco". Goal. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  9. ^ a b Khoza, Neville (10 May 2011). "Birds to seal deal with star Cameroonian". Kick Off. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Eric Marester Et Edgar Salli Sont Monégasques" (in French). AS Monaco FC. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  11. ^ "Edgar Salli à Monaco". L'Équipe (in French). 21 July 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  12. ^ "Monaco 0–0 Boulogne". L'Équipe (in French). 1 August 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  13. ^ "Monaco 1–1 Amiens". L'Équipe (in French). 19 August 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  14. ^ Doyle, Paul (18 May 2013). "Monaco go to French courts to contest ruling forcing them to pay tax". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "AS Monaco FC 2–1 Le Mans FC" (in French). AS Monaco FC. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "Salli (Monaco) prêté à Lens". http://www.lequipe.fr/. Retrieved 20 July 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  17. ^ "Edgar Salli loaned to RC Lens". http://www.asm-fc.com/en/. Retrieved 24 July 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  18. ^ http://www.academica-oaf.pt/noticias/futebol-profissional/4775-edgar-salli-e-o-novo-reforco-da-academica/
  19. ^ "Awards: Orange CAN U-20". Confederation of African Football. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  20. ^ "Congo – Cameroun" (in French). Central African Football Federations' Union. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  21. ^ "Nigeria win superb Africa Youth Championship final". BBC Sport. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  22. ^ Kobo, Kingsley (12 October 2011). "Equatorial Guinea 1–1 Cameroon: Indomitable Lions held by Afcon 2012 hosts". Goal. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  23. ^ Corry, Phillip (3 November 2011). "Uganda's opponent's in LG Cup Cameroon name squad". Kawowo Sports News. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  24. ^ Mwanguhya, Andrew (14 November 2011). "LG Cup – Cranes Bag Shs78 Million for Finishing Second". AllAfrica. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 

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