Gaëlle Enganamouit

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Gaëlle Enganamouit
Gaëlle Enganamouit FIFA Women's World Cup 2015.jpg
Enganamouit playing for Cameroon at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
Personal information
Full name Gaëlle Deborah Enganamouit[1]
Date of birth (1992-06-09) 9 June 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
FC Rosengård
Number 17
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Lorema Yaoundé
2012–2013 Spartak Subotica
2014–2015 Eskilstuna United DFF 40 (23)
2016 FC Rosengård 1 (0)
2017– Dalian Quanjian F.C. 0 (0)
National team
2010– Cameroon 43[2] (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:52, 30 December 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:02, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Gaëlle Deborah Enganamouit (born 9 June 1992) is a Cameroonian football forward who plays for Chinese club Dalian Quanjian F.C. in the Chinese Women's Super League, and the Cameroon national team.

Club career[edit]

Enganamouit previously played in the Serbian First League for Spartak Subotica, for whom she appeared in the UEFA Champions League.[3] While playing for Spartak Enganamouit reportedly scored the fastest goal in women's football history, after two seconds.[4]

In December 2013, Enganamouit announced her transfer to Swedish football, with newly promoted Damallsvenskan team Eskilstuna United.[5]

League champions FC Rosengård signed Enganamouit to a two-year contract in November 2015, as a replacement for Anja Mittag. Enganamouit had been the 2015 Damallsvenskan top goalscorer with 18 goals as Eskilstuna finished second after mounting an unlikely title challenge.[6] She was nominated for the BBC Women's footballer of the year award in early 2016, alongside Amandine Henry, Kim Little, Carli Lloyd and Becky Sauerbrunn.[7]

On the opening day of the season, Enganamouit suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury which was expected to rule her out for the entire 2016 campaign.[8]

On 11 February 2017, Dalian Quanjian F.C. officially signed Enganamouit.[9][10]

International career[edit]

She is a member of the Cameroonian national team and played at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She appeared in each game as a substitute; Cameroon lost each match.[7]

At the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada she scored a hat-trick in Cameroon's 6–0 win over Ecuador. During the 2015 World Cup game against defending champions Japan, her unnerving drive and powerful style lead to her being known as the "Freight Train" by Canadian fans.[11]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

  • Damallsvenskan League: Runner-up 2015

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women's Olympic Football Tournament London 2012 – List of Players Cameroon" (PDF). FIFA. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Gaëlle Enganamouit". UEFA. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Cameroon International Gaëlle Enganamouit signs contract with FC Rosengård". Cameroon Voice. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Eskilstuna United förstärker från Kamerun" (in Swedish). Damfotboll.com. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Richardson, Wiktor (4 November 2015). "Gaelle Enganamouit klar för Rosengård" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 30 December 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "BBC Women's Footballer of the Year: Five vie for award". BBC Sport. 24 April 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  8. ^ Brattgård, Louv (18 April 2016). "Tuff smäll för Rosengård: Enganamouit korsbandsskadad" (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "权健女足引进强力外援 二人均来自欧洲联赛". sina weibo. Dalian Quanjian Official Weibo. 10 February 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2017. (in Chinese)
  10. ^ "Los grandes fichajes llegan a la liga femenina". superliga china. 11 February 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2017. (in Spanish)
  11. ^ "Enganamoiut, Shooting Queen In Golden Boots". Fédération Camerounaise de Football. Retrieved 30 December 2015. 

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