Dany Nounkeu

Dany Achille Nounkeu Tchounkeu (born 11 April 1986) is a Cameroonian professional footballer.

Dany Nounkeu
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Personal information
Full name Dany Achille Nounkeu Tchounkeu
Date of birth (1986-04-11) 11 April 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Centre back
Youth career
2000–2005 Collège Vogt Atletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Metz B 13 (0)
2006–2008 CSO Amnéville 16 (3)
2008–2009 Pau FC 24 (0)
2009–2010 Toulouse 18 (0)
2010–2012 Gaziantepspor 46 (0)
2012–2015 Galatasaray 30 (0)
2014Beşiktaş (loan) 9 (0)
2014–2015Granada (loan) 0 (0)
2015Evian (loan) 14 (1)
2015–2016 Bursaspor 15 (1)
2016–2018 Karabükspor 42 (0)
2018 Akhisar Belediyespor 13 (0)
National team
2003 Cameroon U17 11 (0)
2010–2014 Cameroon 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 October 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 May 2018


Early yearsEdit

Originating from the Bamileke tribe of the West Region, Nounkeu began his career at Collège Vogt Atletic[citation needed] in Yaoundé, and joined FC Metz in July 2005. After only appearing with the reserves in the Championnat de France amateur he moved to CSO Amnéville in the same division.[1]

In July 2008 Nounkeu moved to fellow league team Pau FC, appearing in 24 matches in the 2008–09 campaign.[2]


On 5 June 2009, Nounkeu signed a four-year deal with Ligue 1 club Toulouse FC.[2] He made his debut as a professional on 12 September, starting and playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–0 away draw against AS Nancy Lorraine.[3]

Nounkeu featured in 17 matches during his first season at the club (all starts, 1530 minutes of action), with his side finishing 14th.


On 1 September 2010, Nounkeu signed a three-year deal with Turkish Süper Lig outfit Gaziantepspor, for an undisclosed fee.[4] He played his first match for the club on 30 October, starting in a 0–0 home draw against Karabükspor.

Nounkeu featured regularly in 2011–12, appearing in 28 matches as his side finished 10th.


On 8 June 2012, Nounkeu moved to Galatasaray, by agreeing to a four-year deal for a €3.3 million fee.[5][6] He made his debut on 22 September, starting in a 3–1 win at Beşiktaş.

Beşiktaş (loan)Edit

On 2 February 2014, after featuring sparingly during the 2013–14 campaign, Nounkeu was loaned Beşiktaş until June.[7] He appeared in nine matches for the club before returning to Galatasaray when his loan expired.

Granada (loan)Edit

On 30 August 2014, Nounkeu joined Granada in a season-long loan deal.[8]


On 30 July 2015, Nounkeu agreed with Turkish club Bursaspor for three years.


On 10 May 2018, Nounkeu helped Akhisar Belediyespor win their first professional trophy, the 2017–18 Turkish Cup.[9]

International careerEdit

Nounkeu presented his homeland international at 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland.[10] His first call-up for the main squad was in November 2004 under Winfried Schäfer.[11] Nounkeu took part of the LG cup in 2011 in Morocco with the Cameroon National team scoring a penalty kick against the host Morocco. After being part of Cameroon squad during the qualification campaign for the 2014 World Cup, Nounkeu was included in the final roster to take part of the tournament in Brazil, playing two out of three games for Cameroon during including one start against Croatia .





  1. ^ Dany Nounkeu vers Toulouse (Dany Nounkeu to Toulouse; Les Violets, 4 June 2009 (in French)
  2. ^ a b Nounkeu de Pau au TFC (Nounkeu from Pau to TFC); L'Équipe, 4 June 2009 (in French)
  3. ^ AS Nancy Lorraine – Toulouse FC; Ligue 1, 12 September 2009
  4. ^ Dany Nounkeu Tchounkeu Gaziantepspor'da (Dany Nounkeu Tchounkeu to Gaziantepspor); Turku Gazetesi, 2 September 2010 (in Turkish)
  5. ^ Dany Nounkeu Join Galatasaray; Galatasaray's official website, 8 June 2012
  6. ^ Nounkeu and Umut sign up for Galatasaray; UEFA.com, 3 July 2012
  7. ^ Dany Nounkeu Leave Galatasaray; Galatasaray's official website, 2 February 2014
  8. ^ Dany Nounkeu on Loan to Granada Club De Futbol; Galatasaray's official website, 30 August 2014
  9. ^ "Kupa tarihinin 15. şampiyonu oldu!".
  10. ^ FIFA Stats
  11. ^ "Dany Nounkeu s'engage avec le FC Toulouse". Archived from the original on 21 June 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2009.

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