Jean Ondoa

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Jean Ondoa
Personal information
Full name Jean Chrisostome Mekongo Ondoa
Date of birth (1983-03-21) 21 March 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Douala, Cameroon
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
A.S. Lea F.C. di Yaounde
2000–2001 Sampdoria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Sampdoria 0 (0)
2002–2003 Cremonese 20+ (0)
2004 Bellinzona 9 (0)
2004–2005 Naftex Burgas ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jean Chrisostome Mekongo Ondoa (born 21 March 1983 in Douala, Cameroon) is a Cameroonian footballer.


Ondoa started his European career at Sampdoria. In February 2001, along with Thomas Job and Francis Zé, he was investigated by the FIGC for using false documents in order to be treated as a European Union citizen.[1][2] The investigation found that he had used a fake French identity card to enter Italy and a fake Portuguese passport to finish the player registration, which was directed by his agent. In July 2001, all three were banned for 6 months.[3][4] In February 2002, he was loaned to Cremonese along with Zé.[5] In the 2002-03, season he remained at Cremonese and Job joined him on loan. Ondoa remained at Cremonese at the start of 2003-04 season.

In middle of 2003-04 season, he joined the Swiss Challenge League side (from the Italian speaking region) Bellinzona, playing his first match for them in round 17, losing 2-3 to Chiasso. In the 2004-05 season, he joined Naftex Burgas.


  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. 

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