Axel Ngando

Axel Thomas Ngando Elessa (born 13 July 1993) is a French professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for AJ Auxerre. At international level, he has represented France at various youth levels.

Axel Ngando
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Personal information
Full name Axel Thomas Ngando Elessa[1]
Date of birth (1993-07-13) 13 July 1993 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth Asnières-sur-Seine, France
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Auxerre
Number 27
Youth career
2000–2002 A.S. Courdimanche
2002–2004 U.S. Méry-sur-Oise
2004–2005 A.S. Saint-Ouen l' Aumone
2005–2007 Paris Saint-Germain
2007–2011 Stade Rennais
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Rennes 4 (1)
2013–2014Auxerre (loan) 25 (3)
2015Angers (loan) 19 (1)
2015–2017 Bastia 42 (2)
2017–2019 Göztepe 30 (3)
2019– Auxerre 2 (1)
National team
2011 France U18 4 (0)
2011–2012 France U19 15 (1)
2012–2013 France U20 13 (2)
2013–2014 France U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:05, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Ngando started his career playing for the "B" team of Stade Rennais F.C. who played in the Championnat de France Amateur.[2] He scored his first goal for the "B" team on 21 May 2011 against Vendée Poiré sur Vie Football, in which he scored in the 47th minute to help Stade Rennais "B" to a 3–2 victory.[3] His scored his second goal for the "B" team came on 4 November 2012 against FC La Chapelle-des-Marais, in which he scored in the 82nd minute to provide Stade Rennais "B" a 2–0 victory.[4]

After several impressive matches for the "B" team, Ngando made his debut for the first-team in a Ligue 1 game on 2 February 2013 against Lorient, in which he came on as a 90th-minute substitute for Romain Alessandrini and scored a goal, just one minute into his debut in the 91st minute to equalize for Stade Rennais and finish the match at a score of 2–2.[5]

On 31 August 2015, Ngando joined Bastia on a three-year deal.[6]

In 2017, he joined Süper Lig side Göztepe S.K..[7]

International careerEdit

Ngando is a France youth international, having represented his country at under-18 through under-21 levels, including winning the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, in which he scored in the penalty shoot-out in the final.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the nephew of former Cameroon international Patrick Mboma, and is eligible to represent either Cameroon or France at senior level.

HonoursEdit

InternationalEdit

France U-20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Axel Thomas Ngando Elessa" (in Turkish). Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b "A. N'GANDO". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  3. ^ "STADE RENNES II VS. LE POIRÉ-SUR-VIE 3 - 2". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  4. ^ "STADE RENNES II VS. CHAPELLE-DES-MARAIS 2 - 0". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  5. ^ Ali, Mohammed. "Ligue 1 Round 23 Results: Barton sees red as Marseille and Lyon hand PSG title advantage". Goal.com. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Bastia sign Rennes star Axel Ngando". skysports.com. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  7. ^ Göztepe, Selçuk Şahin Ve Axel Ngando İle Prensipte Anlaşıldığını Duyurdu‚ 90min.com, 3 July 2017
  8. ^ a b "France triumph after shootout drama". FIFA. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2015.

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