Francis Zé

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Francis Zé
Personal information
Full name Francis Zé
Date of birth (1982-01-15) 15 January 1982 (age 38)
Place of birth Ebolowa, Cameroon
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1999 Canon Yaoundé
1999–2001 Sampdoria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Sampdoria 1 (0)
2002Cremonese (loan) 12 (0)
2004–2005 Chiasso 16 (0)
2007 Red Star Waasland ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Francis Zé (born 15 January 1982) is a Cameroonian footballer.


Zé started his professional career with Sampdoria. In February 2001 along with Thomas Job and Jean Ondoa were investigated by FIGC for alleged falsification of documents in order to treat as a European Union citizen.[1][2] In July 2001, they were banned for 6 months.[3][4] In February 2002, he was loaned to Cremonese along with Ondoa.[5]

In 2002-03 season Zé returned to Genoa and made his Serie B debut on 24 May 2003, replaced Andrea Rabito in the 80th minutes.[6]

In 2004-05 season he left for Swiss Challenge League side Chiasso (but also from Italian speaking region), played 16 times.

In January 2007 he left for Red Star Waasland but his contract was not extended at the end of season.[7]

In February 2004, he scored a goal for Cameroon Olympic team at 2004 CAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament.[8]



  1. ^ "Recoba sarà interrogato, poi partirà". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 2001-02-03. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
  2. ^ "Sampdoria's Africans in passport probe". BBC Sport. 4 February 2001. Retrieved 2008-10-31.
  3. ^ "COMUNICATO UFFICIALE N. 507". Commissione Disciplinare, Lega Calcio (in Italian). 27 June 2001. Retrieved 2 September 2011.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Kennedy, Frances (28 June 2001). "Players banned over false passport scandal". The Independent. London. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Negri tenta un' altra strada". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 2002-02-01. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
  6. ^ match Report[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Osman prolongé, Zé s'en va". (in French). 2007-06-12. Archived from the original on 2012-10-05. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
  8. ^

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