Jean Paul Yontcha

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Jean Paul Yontcha
Personal information
Full name Jean Paul Yontcha
Date of birth (1983-05-15) 15 May 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
União Leiria
Youth career
Sable FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Tiko United 14 (0)
2002–2006 CABBA 44 (22)
2006–2008 Al-Sadd 30 (18)
2008 Al-Khor
2008–2009 Otopeni 16 (2)
2009–2010 Belenenses 19 (6)
2010–2013 Olhanense 45 (7)
2015 Elbasani 8 (1)
2015– União Leiria 6 (1)
National team
2012– Cameroon 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 October 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2012

Jean Paul Yontcha (born 15 May 1983) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club U.D. Leiria as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in Yaoundé, Yontcha started his career with Tiko United. In 2002, he signed for CA Bordj Bou Arréridj in Algeria, going on to remain five seasons with the team.

In 2006, Yontcha joined Qatar's Sadd Sports Club, winning an unprecedented (in national football history) quadruple in his first season. Two years later he moved to Europe, penning a deal with Romanian club CS Otopeni and appearing sparingly during the campaign as the team finished in 17th position, with the subsequent Liga I relegation.

Yontcha spent the following seasons in Portugal, starting with C.F. Os Belenenses in 2009–10, again being relegated from top level football after his team ranked second from the bottom. His first game in the Primeira Liga occurred on 14 August 2009, when he featured the full 90 minutes in a 0–0 away draw against Leixões SC.

In the 2010 summer, Yontcha signed for two years with S.C. Olhanense, scoring three goals in 19 games in his debut season – nine starts, 842 minutes played – as the Algarve side retained their top level status.

International career[edit]

In November 2012, aged 29, Yontcha was called up to the Cameroonian national team for the first time in his career.[1] He made his debut on the 14th, appearing in a friendly with Albania.


  1. ^ "Yontcha chamado à seleção dos Camarões" [Yontcha called up to Cameroon national team] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 

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