Olivier Ntcham

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Olivier Ntcham
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Ntcham with Celtic in 2018
Personal information
Full name Jules Olivier Ntcham[1]
Date of birth (1996-02-09) 9 February 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Longjumeau, France
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Celtic
Number 21
Youth career
2004–2005 Chennevières-sur-Marne
2005–2008 US Ormesson
2008–2009 VGA Saint-Maur
2009–2010 Paris FC
2010–2012 Le Havre AC
2012–2015 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Manchester City 0 (0)
2015–2017Genoa (loan) 37 (3)
2017– Celtic 57 (9)
National team
2011–2012 France U16 19 (5)
2012–2013 France U17 8 (0)
2014 France U18 2 (1)
2014 France U19 5 (0)
2015–2016 France U20 2 (0)
2017–2019 France U21 20 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:49, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 June 2019

Jules Olivier Ntcham (born 9 February 1996) is a French professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Celtic.

Club career[edit]

Manchester City[edit]

Ntcham signed for Manchester City in 2012, joining from French club Le Havre for a fee in the region of €1m, after refusing to sign a professional contract at the club.[2][3] In July 2015, he signed a five-year deal with Manchester City, before joining Italian side Genoa on a two-year loan.[4]

Genoa[edit]

On 28 August 2015, Serie A side Genoa signed Ntcham on a two-year loan with an option to buy.[5][6][7] He made his debut for the club on 23 August 2015, in a 1–0 defeat to Palermo.[8] His second match was marked with a 2–0 win against Hellas Verona.[9][10]

Ntcham's first goal for Genoa came in the opening game of his second season, during a 3–1 win over Cagliari on 21 August 2016.[11] He scored his second goal on 26 February 2017, in stoppage time, rescuing a 1–1 draw with Bologna.[12]

Celtic[edit]

On 12 July 2017, after a reported £4.5 million fee, Ntcham signed a four-year contract with Celtic.[13] He scored his first goal for Celtic in a 1–0 win against Partick Thistle on 11 August 2017.[14] On 9 November 2018, at the age of 22, he signed a new four-year contract to keep him at Celtic until the year 2022.[15]

Ntcham scored the winning goal against Lazio in the Europa League on 7 November 2019, giving Celtic a 2-1 victory.[16]

International career[edit]

Ntcham was born in France to parents of Cameroonian descent.[17] He is a youth international for France at various levels.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played on 7 November 2019.[19]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Genoa (loan) 2015–16[20] Serie A 17 0 1 0 18 0
2016–17[21] Serie A 20 3 3 0 23 3
Total 37 3 4 0 41 3
Celtic 2017–18[22] Scottish Premiership 29 5 5 3 2 0 9 1 47 9
2018–19 Scottish Premiership 20 3 1 0 4 0 12 3 37 5
2019–20 Scottish Premiership 8 1 0 0 2 2 8 1 18 4
Total 57 9 6 3 8 2 28 5 102 18
Career total 93 11 10 3 8 2 28 5 142 20

Honours[edit]

Celtic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/07/2017 and 31/07/2017" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 26. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  2. ^ Jamie Jackson. "Do Manchester City already have a new Paul Pogba in Olivier Ntcham?". the Guardian.
  3. ^ "Manchester City rival Arsenal and Inter for French starlet Ntcham". Mail Online.
  4. ^ Meyers, Alex (31 July 2015). "Olivier Ntcham joins Genoa on loan". Sports Mole. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  5. ^ Stuart Brennan (8 September 2015). "Man City watching impressive Olivier Ntcham's progress at Genoa carefully". men.
  6. ^ "Genoa complete deal for Man City midfielder Olivier Ntcham – Tribal Football". Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Manchester City confirm loan moves for Stevan Jovetic, Olivier Ntcham and Enes Unal". Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Palermo vs. Genoa – 23 August 2015 – Soccerway". soccerway.com.
  9. ^ "Genoa vs. Hellas Verona – 30 August 2015 – Soccerway". soccerway.com.
  10. ^ "Result: Genoa too strong for Hellas Verona". Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Genoa 3–1 Cagliari report". ESPN FC. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Five things we learned in Italy Serie A". Ahram Online. 27 February 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  13. ^ "Celtic delighted to sign highly-rated Olivier Ntcham on 4-year deal". Celtic. 12 July 2017. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Partick 0–1 Celtic". BBC. 11 August 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Celtic delighted as Olivier Ntcham signs new four-year deal". celtic. 9 November 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  16. ^ Media, P. A. (7 November 2019). "Olivier Ntcham's late show at Lazio fires Celtic into Europa League last 32". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  17. ^ "FOOT : le conte de fées de Olivier Ntcham". 29 November 2012.
  18. ^ "Celtic pair Moussa Dembele and Olivier Ntcham star in France Under-21 win". Daily Record. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  19. ^ "Olivier Ntcham Soccerway Profile". Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  20. ^ "Games played by Oliver Ntcham in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  21. ^ "Games played by Oliver Ntcham in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  22. ^ "Games played by Oliver Ntcham in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  23. ^ "Celtic secured an eighth consecutive title in style with a convincing win away to wasteful Aberdeen". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 May 2019.

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