Landry N'Guémo

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Landry N'Guémo
N'Guémo playing for Celtic in 2009
Personal information
Full name Landry Joel Tsafack N'Guémo
Date of birth (1985-11-28) 28 November 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 24
Youth career
2001–2005 Nancy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 Nancy 127 (4)
2009–2010 Celtic (loan) 30 (0)
2011–2014 Bordeaux 67 (2)
2015 Saint-Étienne 14 (1)
2015–2017 Akhisar Belediyespor 21 (2)
2017– Kayserispor 3 (0)
National team
2006– Cameroon 41 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 February 2015

Landry Joel Tsafack N'Guémo (born 28 November 1985) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Turkish club Kayserispor and the Cameroon national team. He has previously played for Nancy, Bordeaux and Saint-Étienne in France and for Scottish club Celtic on loan. He has played in Turkey since 2015, firstly with Akhisar Belediyespor before joining Kayserispor in 2017. N'Guémo has played for the Cameroon national team since 2006, including at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

N'Guémo is a native of Dschang, a town in western Cameroon, he played for various local teams in Dschang before moving to Yaounde aged 13.

He spent a short time in EMC.


N'Guémo was spotted by scouts of Nancy in Yaoundé and was promptly invited to France where he had trials before signing for the club aged 15. He made his debut aged 19 in August 2005 as a substitute against Lyon in a league match. He made his first start one month later against Troyes.

In January 2009, N'Guémo said he would welcome a move away from the club after being linked by French and English media with moves to Arsenal, Sunderland and Everton.[1]

On 31 January 2009, N'Guémo scored his first goal for Nancy, a dramatic 90th-minute winner in a match against Le Havre. His second goal for the club also came in dramatic circumstances when he again netted in the 90th minute on 23 May 2009 against Marseille but Nancy were beaten 2–1.

Loan to Celtic[edit]

After days of speculation, on 16 July 2009, N'Guémo completed a one-year loan move to Celtic with an option to make it permanent. He wore the number 6 shirt the squad number previously allotted to Bobo Baldé.[2] N'Guemo's debut game came in the 0–0 draw against Cardiff City where he was awarded as Celtic's man of the match.[3] He made his competitive debut in the first leg of a Champions League qualifying tie against Dynamo Moscow in Glasgow, losing 1–0.[4] He was also part of the team that won 2–0 in the return leg in Moscow,[5] sending Celtic through to play Arsenal in the final qualifier for the Champions League. He made his league debut away to Aberdeen in a 3–1 win for Celtic.[6]

In total N'Guémo made 35 appearances for Celtic without scoring. At the end of his loan period the two clubs were unable to agree a transfer fee for N'Guémo and so he returned to AS Nancy.[7]

Girondins de Bordeaux[edit]

On 4 July 2011, N'Guémo moved from Nancy to Ligue 1 rivals Bordeaux, signing a three-year contract.[8] He played in 33 of Bordeaux's 38 league fixtures in his first season there, helping the club to fifth place and qualification for the following season's Europa League.[9] On 3 October 2013 in a Europa League tie against Maccabi Tel-Aviv, N'Guémo suffered what was initially suspected to be a minor heart attack. He was substituted and taken to hospital where he underwent extensive tests, with nothing untoward found.[10] N'Guémo stated on his Twitter account afterwards that "There is nothing serious. I went back home from hospital after an electrocardiogram"[11] and he returned to first team action just over two weeks later in a Ligue 1 match against Lyon.[12]


In January 2015, N'guémo signed a six months contract with Saint-Étienne.[13]

Turkish football[edit]

On 29 August 2015, N'Guémo signed with Turkish Süper Lig club Akhisar Belediyespor on a three-year contract after being released from Saint-Étienne at the end of the 2014/15 season.[14]

N'Guémo joined another Turkish club, Kayserispor, in January 2017, signing a contract until 2019.[15]

International career[edit]

N'Guémo battles Brazil midfielder Paulinho for the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23.

N'Guémo has made 39 appearances for Cameroon, scoring 3 times.

Personal life[edit]

N'Guémo is a keen falconer and keeps a modest collection of bird of prey, with his favourite, a white-tailed eagle named Mr George after George Weah.[16]





  1. ^ Goodchild, Alex (20 January 2009). "Arsenal chase Landry N'Guemo". Eyefootball. Retrieved 20 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Mowbray welcomes N'Guemo signing". BBC Sport. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Celts continue to make progress". Celtic FC. 22 July 2009. Retrieved 22 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Celtic suffer Dynamo defeat at Parkhead - Scottish Professional Football League". 
  5. ^ "BBC SPORT - Football - Europe - D'mo Moscow 0-2 Celtic (agg 1-2)". 
  6. ^ "BBC SPORT - Football - Scottish Premier - Aberdeen 1-3 Celtic". 
  7. ^ No go N’Guemo: Celtic switch attention to N’Diaye after move for Nancy Bhoy stalls STV Sport, 19 June 2010
  8. ^ "N'Guemo signs deal with Bordeaux". BBC News. 2 July 2011. 
  9. ^ McHugh, Joe (25 May 2012). "Whatever happened to loan Celt Landry N'Guemo". Video Celts. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  10. ^ Bamba, Malick (4 October 2013). "Bordeaux : alerte cardiaque pour Landry Nguemo". Afrik Foot. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  11. ^ Mulnago, Valentine (6 October 2013). "Cameroon Landry Nguemo confirms he is free from heart attack". Cameroon Info. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  12. ^
  13. ^ "Landry Nguemo en renfort". 16 January 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "N'Guemo Akhisar Belediyespor'da". Akhisar Haber (in Turkish). Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "Landry N'Guemo à Kayserispor". L'Equipe (in French). Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  16. ^ "World Cup 2014: Cameroon – the secrets behind the players". 

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