Lucien Owona

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Lucien Owona
Personal information
Full name Lucien Fridolin Owona-Ndong
Date of birth (1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Douala, Cameroon
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 3
Youth career
2002–2004 Camrail Sports Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Matelots
2006–2007 Cetef
2007–2009 Les Astres
2009–2011 Paris Saint-Germain B 16 (0)
2011 Oviedo B 0 (0)
2011–2013 Oviedo 49 (0)
2013–2014 Noja 19 (0)
2014 Arroyo 10 (0)
2014–2015 Villanovense 32 (1)
2015–2016 Caudal 11 (3)
2016–2017 Villanovense 38 (2)
2017 Alcorcón 16 (2)
2017– Almería 0 (0)
National team
Cameroon U20 3 (0)
2017– Cameroon 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 June 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 June 2017

Lucien Fridolin Owona-Ndong (born 9 August 1990) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club UD Almería as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Owona was born in Douala, and made his senior debut with AS Matelots in 2005. After spells at AS Cetef de Bonabéri and Les Astres FC,[1] he agreed to a contract with Paris Saint-Germain on 10 September 2009.[2]

After only appearing for PSG's B-team in Championnat de France amateur, Owona moved to Spain and joined Real Oviedo Vetusta on 31 January 2011.[3] Although he did not play with the side due to bureaucratic problems, he was still promoted to the first team in Segunda División B on 28 May.[4]

After leaving Oviedo, Owona continued to appear in the third level but also in Tercera División in the following years, representing SD Noja,[5] Arroyo CP, CF Villanovense (two stints)[6][7] and Caudal Deportivo.[8] In 2015, while representing Villanovense, he suffered racial abuse from the supporters of Real Betis B.[9]

On 17 January 2017, Owona signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Segunda División side AD Alcorcón.[10] He made his professional debut the following day, starting in a 0–2 Copa del Rey home loss against Deportivo Alavés.[11]

Owona scored his first professional goal on 19 February 2017, netting the first in a 1–1 home draw against Real Zaragoza.[12] On 22 July he terminated his contract,[13] and signed a three-year deal with fellow second tier club UD Almería just hours later.[14]

International career[edit]

After representing Cameroon at under-20 level, Owona was included in Hugo Broos's preliminary 30-man squad for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup on 20 May 2017;[15] nine days later, he was included in the final 23-man list.[16]

After failing to appear during the whole tournament, Owona made his full international debut on 13 June 2017, starting in a 0–4 friendly loss against Colombia.[17]


  1. ^ "Présentation d'Owona Ndong, recrue du PSG ?" [Presentation of Owona-Ndong, addition of PSG?] (in French). PSG Mag. 10 September 2009. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain Sign Young Cameroonian Player Lucien Owona Ndong". 10 September 2009. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Pascual, jugador del Vetusta, se incorpora a la primera plantilla del Real Oviedo" [Pascual, Vetusta player, joins the first team of Real Oviedo] (in Spanish). RTPA. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Owona es el primer fichaje" [Owona is the first signing] (in Spanish). La Nueva España. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Owona, que no jugará en Marruecos, ficha por el Noja cántabro" [Owona, who will not play in Morocco, signs for Cantabrian Noja] (in Spanish). La Nueva España. 23 August 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  6. ^ "El Villanovense firma al central nigeriano [sic] Owona y al meta Alvaro" [Villanovense sign Nigerian stopper Owona and goalkeeper Alvaro] (in Spanish). El Periódico de Extremadura. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Llega Owona como regalo de Reyes" [Owona arrives as the gift of the Magi] (in Spanish). CF Villanovense. 6 January 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  8. ^ ""Owona" Nuevo jugador del Caudal Deportivo" ["Owona" new player of Caudal Deportivo] (in Spanish). Caudal Deportivo. 2 October 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  9. ^ "El Villanovense denuncia al Betis B por gritos racistas de su afición" [Villanovense report Betis B for racist shouting of their supporters] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Lucien Owona, nuevo futbolista de la A.D. Alcorcón" [Lucien Owona, new footballer of A.D. Alcorcón] (in Spanish). AD Alcorcón. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Ibai toca a las puertas de 'semis'" [Ibai knocks on 'semis' door] (in Spanish). Marca. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  12. ^ "El Zaragoza se encuentra un punto al final" [Zaragoza find a point in the end] (in Spanish). Marca. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  13. ^ "Owona se desvincula de la A.D. Alcorcón" [Owona leaves A.D. Alcorcón] (in Spanish). AD Alcorcón. 22 July 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  14. ^ "El central camerunés Lucien Owona, octavo fichaje del Almería" [The Cameroonian stopper Lucien Owona, eighth signing of Almería] (in Spanish). UD Almería. 22 July 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  15. ^ Reuters (20 May 2017). "Clinton N'Jie dropped from Cameroon squad for Confederations Cup as Hugo Broos names preliminary squad". Daily Mail. Associated Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  16. ^ "Coupe des Confédérations: la liste finale du Cameroun". Afrik-Foot (in French). 29 May 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  17. ^ Chapman, Anthony (13 June 2017). "Cameroon 0 Colombia 4: James Rodriguez puts Chelsea and Manchester United links on hold as he fires team to win". The Sun. Retrieved 28 July 2017.

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