Jacques Zoua

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Jacques Zoua
Jacques Zoua 2013.jpg
Jacques Zoua at practice with HSV in 2013.
Personal information
Full name Jacques Zoua Daogari
Date of birth (1991-09-06) 6 September 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Garoua, Cameroon
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
1. FC Kaiserslautern
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Cotonsport Garoua
2009–2013 Basel 86 (14)
2013–2015 Hamburger SV 27 (2)
2014–2015 Erciyesspor (loan) 23 (8)
2015–2016 Gazélec Ajaccio 31 (5)
2016– 1. FC Kaiserslautern 9 (3)
National team
2009 Cameroon U-20 7 (3)
2011– Cameroon 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:56, 20 December 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 April 2014

Jacques Zoua Daogari (born 6 September 1991) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a striker for 2. Bundesliga side 1. FC Kaiserslautern.

Club career[edit]

Cotonsport Garoua[edit]

On 22 September 2008, he signed a two-year contract with Cotonsport Garoua.[1]


After a successful test game 31 March 2009[2] he transferred to and signed his contract with FC Basel in Switzerland on his 18th Birthday.[3] He was first included in the first team squad in November 2009 and played his first game for the club against rivals FC Zürich in the Swiss Cup on 20 November. His first game in a starting position was on 15 March 2010 against FC Luzern.[4] He scored his first league goal for the club on 24 March 2010 in the 4–1 home win against FC Zürich.

At the end of the 2009–10 season, Zoua won the national Double with Basel and a year later won League Championship title again. At the end of the 2011–12 season, he won his second Double, the League Championship title[5] and the Swiss Cup[6] with the club.

In a long season for Basel with a total of 76 games (62 in League, Cup, European Champions League, Europa League and 14 test matches) Zoua had a total of 53 appearances. At the end of the Swiss Super League season 2012–13 he won the Championship title[7] and was Swiss Cup runner up with Basel.[8] In the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, Basel advanced as far as the semi-finals, there being matched against the reigning UEFA Champions League holders Chelsea, but they were knocked out, losing both home and away ties, beaten 2–5 on aggregate.[9]

Hamburger SV[edit]

In June 2013, he signed for Hamburger SV.[10]

Gazélec Ajaccio[edit]

In August 2015, Zoua signed for newly promoted Ligue 1 club Gazélec Ajaccio on a three-year deal.[11]


On 12 August 2016, Zoua returned to Germany joining 1. FC Kaiserslautern on a three-year contract.[12]

International career[edit]

Zoua is also a regular in the Cameroon youth squads. He took part in the 2009 African Youth Championship, where he scored three goals, but Cameroon lost in the Final against Ghana 2–0. He also played in the squad at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, but his team finished last in the group C.




  1. ^ "LISTING DES CONTRATS DES JOUEURS ET DES ENTRAINEURS HOMOLOGUES PAR LA COMMISSION DU STATUT DU JOUEUR AU 24 AOÛT 2009" (PDF) (in French). fecafootonline.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Zindel, Josef (31 March 2009). "Gelungener Test: 4:1 gegen La Chaux-de-Fonds" (in German). FC Basel. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "FCB verpflichtet Stürmertalent" (in German). NZZ Online. 22 October 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "FC Basel: Huggel erfüllt Finks Wunsch" (in German). badische-zeitung.de. 15 March 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Meister, Remo (29 April 2012). "Jetzt hat Basel den Titel auf sicher" (in German). FC Basel. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Matchtelegram FC Basel 1893 5:3 FC Luzern" (in German). football.ch. 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012. [dead link]
  7. ^ Schifferle, Michael (10 June 2013). "Season review: Switzerland". UEFA.com. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Telegramm Schweizer Cup Final" (in German). Schweizerischer Fussballverband. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  9. ^ Haylett, Trevor (3 May 2013). "Basel take heart after Chelsea defeat". UEFA.com. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "HSV sign Jacques Zoua from FC Basel". Hamburger SV. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Jacques Zoua departs Hamburg for French side Ajaccio". vavel.com. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Erst Zoua, dann Stieber: FCK rüstet auf". kicker Online (in German). 12 August 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 

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