Grégoire M'Bida

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Grégoire M'Bida Abéga (born 27 January 1952), nicknamed Arantes, is a Cameroonian former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. He competed for the Cameroon national football team at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

Grégoire M'Bida
Personal information
Full name Grégoire M'Bida Abéga
Date of birth (1952-01-27) 27 January 1952 (age 68)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Playing position(s) Attacking midfielder
Youth career
0000–1974 Réal d’Éssé
1974–1975 Canon Yaoundé
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1982 Canon Yaoundé (–)
1982–1984 Bastia 49 (3)
1984–1985 Angers 31 (9)
1985–1986 Dunkerque 17 (1)
1986–1987 Thonon-les-Bains 12 (2)
1987–1989 Sedan Ardennes 35 (6)
1989–1990 Alliance Dudelange 5 (0)
National team
1978–1989 Cameroon 32 (–)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


M'Bida was born in Yaoundé. He played for Canon Yaoundé (1975–1982), SC Bastia (1982–1984), Angers SCO (1984–1985), USL Dunkerque (1985–1986), Thonon-les-Bains (1986–1987) and CS Sedan Ardennes (1987–1989).

He played all minutes for Cameroon in the 1982 FIFA World Cup and also scored the only goal for Cameroon in the competition. The goal was scored 63 minutes into the match against Italy, only one minute after Francesco Graziani had scored for Italy. The game ended in a draw, 1–1.

See alsoEdit


Barreaud, Marc (1998). Dictionnaire des footballeurs étrangers du championnat professionnel français (1932-1997). L'Harmattan, Paris. ISBN 2-7384-6608-7.

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