Jacques Zoua

Jacques Zoua Daogari (born 6 September 1991) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a striker.

Jacques Zoua
Jacques Zoua 2013.jpg
Jacques Zoua at practice with HSV in 2013.
Personal information
Full name Jacques Zoua Daogari
Date of birth (1991-09-06) 6 September 1991 (age 30)
Place of birth Garoua, Cameroon
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Coton Sport (26)
2009–2013 Basel 86 (14)
2013–2015 Hamburger SV 27 (2)
2014–2015Erciyesspor (loan) 23 (8)
2015–2016 Gazélec Ajaccio 31 (5)
2016–2017 Kaiserslautern 21 (6)
2017–2018 Beerschot Wilrijk 8 (0)
2018–2019 Astra Giurgiu 20 (1)
2019–2020 Viitorul Constanța 6 (1)
2020–2021 AS Futuro
2021 Al-Ahly Tripoli
National team
2009 Cameroon U-20 7 (3)
2011– Cameroon 26 (0)
Honours
Men's football
Representing  Cameroon
Africa Cup of Nations
Winner 2017 Gabon
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 20:21, 4 May 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 19:06, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Cotonsport GarouaEdit

On 22 September 2008, he signed a two-year contract with Cotonsport Garoua.[1]

BaselEdit

After a successful test game 31 March 2009[2] he transferred to and signed his contract with FC Basel in Switzerland on his 18th Birthday.[3] He was first included in the first team squad in November 2009 and played his first game for the club against rivals FC Zürich in the Swiss Cup on 20 November. His first game in a starting position was on 15 March 2010 against FC Luzern.[4] He scored his first league goal for the club on 24 March 2010 in the 4–1 home win against FC Zürich.

At the end of the 2009–10 season, Zoua won the national Double with Basel and a year later won League Championship title again. At the end of the 2011–12 season, he won his second Double, the League Championship title[5] and the Swiss Cup[6] with the club.

In a long season for Basel with a total of 76 games (62 in League, Cup, European Champions League, Europa League and 14 test matches) Zoua had a total of 53 appearances. At the end of the Swiss Super League season 2012–13 he won the Championship title[7] and was Swiss Cup runner up with Basel.[8] In the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, Basel advanced as far as the semi-finals, there being matched against the reigning UEFA Champions League holders Chelsea, but they were knocked out, losing both home and away ties, beaten 2–5 on aggregate.[9]

Hamburger SVEdit

In June 2013, he signed for Hamburger SV on a three-year contract.[10][11]

Erciyesspor(loan)Edit

On 29 August 2014, Zoua was loaned to Süper Lig club Erciyesspor.

Gazélec AjaccioEdit

In August 2015, Zoua signed for newly promoted Ligue 1 club Gazélec Ajaccio on a three-year deal.[12]

KaiserslauternEdit

On 12 August 2016, Zoua returned to Germany joining 1. FC Kaiserslautern on a three-year contract.[13]

BeerschotEdit

On 10 October 2017, Zoua joined Belgian Second Division club Beerschot Wilrijk.

Astra GiurgiuEdit

On 7 September 2018, Zoua signed a three-year contract with Liga I club Astra Giurgiu.[14]

Viitorul ConstanțaEdit

On 25 October 2019, Zoua signed a one-year contract with a two-year extension option with Liga I club Viitorul Constanța.[15] On 2 April 2020, Zoua was released from the club after having his contract mutually terminated.[16]

Later careerEdit

After leaving Romania, Zoua returned to Cameroon. In September 2020, he was keeping fit with his former club Coton Sport.[17] Even though it was reported that he had signed with the club in October 2020,[18] it was later confirmed that he had signed with AS Futuro.[19] He left the club by mutual agreement in July 2021.[20]

In October 2021, Zoua signed with Libyan club Al-Ahly Tripoli.[21]

International careerEdit

Zoua is also a regular in the Cameroon youth squads. He took part in the 2009 African Youth Championship, where he scored three goals, but Cameroon lost in the final against Ghana 2–0. He also played in the squad at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, but his team finished last in the group C.

Career statisticsEdit

InternationalEdit

As of matches played on 12 July 2019[22]
Cameroon national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 2 0
2012 1 0
2013 2 0
2014 0 0
2015 4 0
2016 4 0
2017 8 0
2018 3 0
2019 2 0
Total 26 0

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Basel

Astra Giurgiu

InternationalEdit

Cameroon

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LISTING DES CONTRATS DES JOUEURS ET DES ENTRAINEURS HOMOLOGUES PAR LA COMMISSION DU STATUT DU JOUEUR AU 24 AOÛT 2009" (PDF) (in French). fecafootonline.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 July 2011.
  2. ^ Zindel, Josef (31 March 2009). "Gelungener Test: 4:1 gegen La Chaux-de-Fonds" (in German). FC Basel. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  3. ^ "FCB verpflichtet Stürmertalent" (in German). NZZ Online. 22 October 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  4. ^ "FC Basel: Huggel erfüllt Finks Wunsch" (in German). badische-zeitung.de. 15 March 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  5. ^ Meister, Remo (29 April 2012). "Jetzt hat Basel den Titel auf sicher" (in German). FC Basel. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Matchtelegram FC Basel 1893 5:3 FC Luzern" (in German). football.ch. 2012. Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  7. ^ Schifferle, Michael (10 June 2013). "Season review: Switzerland". UEFA.com. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Telegramm Schweizer Cup Final" (in German). Schweizerischer Fussballverband. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  9. ^ Haylett, Trevor (3 May 2013). "Basel take heart after Chelsea defeat". UEFA.com. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  10. ^ Zocher, Thomas (26 June 2013). "Cameroon striker Jacques Zoua joins Hamburg despite West Brom interest". Sky Sports. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Hamburg capture Zoua from Basel". FourFourTwo. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Jacques Zoua departs Hamburg for French side Ajaccio". vavel.com. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  13. ^ "Erst Zoua, dann Stieber: FCK rüstet auf". kicker Online (in German). 12 August 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Jacques Zoua – primul transfer în mandatul Mulţescu" (in Romanian). Astra Giurgiu. 7 September 2018. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Video - Bine ai venit, Jacques Zoua !" (in Romanian). Viitorul Constanța. 25 October 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  16. ^ Mihaitalazarica (2 April 2020). "Mulțumim, Jacques Zoua!" (in Romanian). Viitorul Constanța. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  17. ^ Jacques Zoua returns to Cotonsport, kick442.com, 19 September 2020
  18. ^ JACQUES ZOUA : CAMEROONIAN INTERNATIONAL BACK HOME TO SIGN AT COTON SPORT, africatopsports.com, 24 October 2020
  19. ^ CHAN2020: AS Futuro's Jacques Zoua gets first call up with ..., kick442.com, 19 December 2020
  20. ^ Jacques Zoua part ways with AS Futuro of Mfou, kick442.com, 28 July 2021
  21. ^ Zoua joins Al Ahly, kick442.com, 14 October 2021
  22. ^ Jacques Zoua at National-Football-Teams.com
  23. ^ "Tactical start list: Egypt - Cameroon" (PDF). cafonline.com. Confederation of African Football. 5 February 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2017.

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