Jean-Pierre Tokoto

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Jean-Pierre Tokoto Sr.
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-01-26) January 26, 1948 (age 69)
Place of birth Douala, Cameroon
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward / Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1969 Oryx Douala (–)
1968–1969 Marseille 12 (1)
1969–1970 CA Paris-Neuilly 31 (13)
1970–1971 AC Paris-Joinville 14 (0)
1971–1972 Marseille 2 (0)
1972–1975 Bordeaux 102 (21)
1975–1977 Paris SG 59 (17)
1977–1978 Bordeaux 38 (10)
1978–1980 Béziers Hérault 60 (12)
1980–1981 New England TM 57 (17)
1981 Jacksonville TM 23 (2)
1981–1982 Philadelphia Fever (indoor) 11 (8)
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jean-Pierre Tokoto (born 26 January 1948 in Douala) is a retired Cameroonian professional footballer. He competed for the Cameroon national football team at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.



In March 1980, Tokoto signed with the New England Tea Men of the North American Soccer League.[1] In 1981, the team moved to Florida and renamed itself the Jacksonville Tea Men. In the fall of 1981, Tokoto moved to the Philadelphia Fever of the Major Indoor Soccer League.

In 2006, he was selected by CAF as one of the best 200 African football players of the last 50 years.[2]


Jean-Pierre Tokoto was director of coaching at Schwaben AC, a youth soccer team based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. After many successful years at the club, in 2009 he left the team to create a new club, FC TOKOTO, a college preparatory soccer academy. He now coaches a U-17 and U-16 team for Lions '82 SC a team based in the Rockford Illinois area.




Tokoto's grandson, also named Jean-Pierre,[3] is a basketball player who was drafted in 2015 by the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA, but has yet to play in the league. The younger Tokoto currently plays for the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA D-League.

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  1. ^ Tea men acquire two stars Boston Globe, March 28, 1980
  2. ^ "Οι 200 κορυφαίοι Αφρικανοί". 25 October 2006. 
  3. ^ High school hoops superstar Tokoto is one that got away, Rockford Register Star, January 31, 2010,

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