Serge N'Gal

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Serge N'Gal
Personal information
Full name Serge Charles N'Gal
Date of birth (1986-01-13) 13 January 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Nkongsamba, Cameroon
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Villarreal B
2004–2005 Inter Turku 27 (12)
2006 Brest 12 (1)
2006–2008 União Leiria 31 (6)
2008–2010 Gimnàstic 50 (9)
2010–2011 União Leiria 17 (2)
2012 USM Alger 5 (0)
2012 Académica 1 (0)
2014 La Roda 7 (0)
2015–2016 Inter Turku 11 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 1 February 2016 (UTC).

Serge Charles N'Gal (born 13 January 1986) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Nkongsamba, N'Gal started his professional career in Spain with Villarreal CF at the age of 17, but could not find a place in the first team. In 2004, he moved to FC Inter Turku in the Finnish Veikkausliiga, as he had visited the country before when representing Cameroon in the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship. His first season was not a success due to an injury, as he managed to play only in six games and score two goals.

In his second year, N'Gal was among the top players in the league, and his impressive performances attracted interest from bigger European clubs. Midway through the 2005–06 campaign, he signed with French second level side Stade Brestois 29 but, after an unsuccessful stint, joined Portuguese Primeira Liga's U.D. Leiria.

In May 2008, N'Gal stated that S.L. Benfica and Deportivo de La Coruña had shown interested in him.[1] In August, after Leiria's relegation, he moved back to Spain and signed a two-year contract with Gimnàstic de Tarragona, in division two.[2]

After a poor second season with the Catalans – 19 matches, no goals –[3]N'Gal returned to União de Leiria. On 15 January 2012, he signed an 18-month contract with Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 club USM Alger,[4] being released four months later.[5]

International career[edit]

N'Gal represented Cameroon at the 2008 Summer Olympics, appearing in four games in an eventual quarter-final exit.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "N’Gal blasts Leiria for blocking Benfica move". PortuGOAL. 16 May 2008. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "El camerunés Serge N'Gal refuerza el ataque del Nástic" [Cameroonian Serge N'Gal strengthens Nàstic offense]. Marca (in Spanish). 3 August 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2008. 
  3. ^ "N'Gal amenaza con largarse" [N'Gal threatens with leaving]. Marca (in Spanish). 3 December 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Walid Z. (15 January 2012). "Serge N'gal (CAM) s'engage avec l'USM Alger" [Serge N'gal (CAM) commits to USM Alger] (in French). DZFoot. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Nazim T. (10 May 2012). "N’gal, un flop à 880 millions!" [N’gal, 880 million fiasco!] (in French). Liberté. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  6. ^ Serge N'GalFIFA competition record

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