Gaëtan Bong

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Gaëtan Bong
Gaëtan Bong (Valenciennes).png
Personal information
Full name Thomas Gaëtan Bong[1]
Date of birth (1988-04-25) 25 April 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Sakbayeme, Cameroon
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Brighton & Hove Albion
Number 3
Youth career
2002–2006 Metz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Metz 16 (0)
2008–2009 Tours (loan) 34 (0)
2009–2013 Valenciennes 109 (3)
2013–2015 Olympiacos 19 (1)
2015 Wigan Athletic 14 (0)
2015– Brighton & Hove Albion 39 (0)
National team
2009 France U21 1 (0)
2010– Cameroon 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:11, 2 July 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:11, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Thomas Gaëtan Bong (born 25 April 1988) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays for Brighton & Hove Albion as a defender.

Career[edit]

Bong began his career on youthside for FC Metz and was loaned out for the 2008–09 season to Ligue 2 club Tours FC. On 29 July 2009, the 21-year-old Cameroonian defender left Metz to sign a four-year deal with Valenciennes FC.

On 19 of August 2013 he signed a contract with Olympiacos.[citation needed]

On 2 February 2015, Bong signed for English club Wigan Athletic on a short-term contract.[2] He was released at the end of the season following Wigan's relegation from the Championship.[3]

In June 2015, he joined Championship side Brighton, signing an initial two year contract.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 25 January 2017[5]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Metz 2005–06 Ligue 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2006–07 Ligue 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2007–08 Ligue 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Total 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Tours (loan) 2008–09 Ligue 2 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 0
Valenciennes 2009–10 Ligue 1 29 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 30 2
2010–11 Ligue 1 22 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 24 2
2011–12 Ligue 1 28 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
2012–13 Ligue 1 29 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 31 0
2013–14 Ligue 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 109 3 4 0 3 1 0 0 116 4
Olympiacos 2013–14 Superleague Greece 19 0 5 1 0 0 4 0 28 1
Wigan Athletic 2014–15 Championship 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Brighton & Hove Albion 2015–16 Championship 18 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 19 0
2016–17 Championship 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Total 39 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 40 0
Career total 294 3 9 1 4 1 4 0 311 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Retained List 2015-16" (PDF). English Football League. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Wigan Athletic complete signing of Cameroon international Gaëtan Bong" Wigan Athletic F.C. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Player's contract update" Wigan Athletic F.C. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  4. ^ http://bbc.co.uk/sport/football/33374876
  5. ^ "G. BONG". Soccerway. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 

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