Patrick M’Boma

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Henri Patrick Mboma Dem (born 15 November 1970) is a Cameroonian former professional footballer who played as a striker. He is the fourth all-time top goal-scorer for the Cameroon national team.

Full nameHenri Patrick Mboma Dem
Date of birth15 November 1970 (age 53)
Place of birthDouala, Cameroon
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s)Striker
Youth career
–1990Stade de l’Est Pavillonnais
1990–1992Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1992–1997Paris Saint-Germain16(2)
1992–1994→ Châteauroux (loan)48(22)
1995–1996→ Metz (loan)17(4)
1997–1998Gamba Osaka34(29)
1998–2000Cagliari40(15)
2000–2001Parma24(5)
2002→ Sunderland (loan)9(1)
2002–2003Al-Ittihad28(12)
2003–2004Tokyo Verdy35(17)
2004–2005Vissel Kobe10(2)
Total261(109)
International career
2000Cameroon Olympic (O.P.)6(4)
1995–2004Cameroon57(33)
showMedal record
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club career

Born in Douala, Cameroon, Mboma started his domestic football career in 1993. During his career he played for ChâteaurouxParis Saint-GermainMetzGamba OsakaCagliariParmaSunderland (where he scored once against Tottenham Hotspur),[1] Al-IttihadTokyo Verdy and Vissel Kobe before retiring on 16 May 2005.

International career

After first being capped for Cameroon in 1995, Mboma scored 33 goals in 57 matches. He played in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, and also led Cameroon to the gold medal at the 2000 Olympics and victories at the 2000 and 2002 African Nations Cups. He was named African Footballer of the Year for his efforts in 2000. He scored a memorable overhead kick against France in 2000 .

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