Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui

Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui (born 23 November 1990) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays for Belgian club Gent and captains the Cameroon national team as a defender.

Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui
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Ngadeu-Ngadjui with Slavia Prague in 2018
Personal information
Full name Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui
Date of birth (1990-11-23) 23 November 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Bafang, Cameroon
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Gent
Number 5
Youth career
Diables Rouges Maroua
2007–2008 Canon Yaoundé
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Canon Yaoundé
2010–2011 Kirchhörder SC
2011–2012 SV Sandhausen II
2012–2014 1. FC Nürnberg II 54 (4)
2014–2016 Botoșani 54 (7)
2016–2019 Slavia Prague 112 (9)
2019– Gent 34 (4)
National team
2016– Cameroon 24 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 January 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 July 2019
Ngadeu playing for Botoșani against Concordia Chiajna in Liga I

Club careerEdit

He trained as a youth with Canon Yaoundé. After graduating in Cameroon, he spent six months learning German in order to study Civil Engineering in Germany.[1] Whilst in Germany, he played for Sandhausen II and Nürnberg II, before transferring to Botoșani in 2014, where he eventually wore the captain's armband.

Slavia PragueEdit

Despite rumours linking him with a move to Steaua Bucharest,[2] in the summer of 2016 he completed a €500k transfer to Slavia Prague.

On 9 May 2018, he played as Slavia Prague won the 2017–18 Czech Cup final against Jablonec.[3]

In January 2019, a €4.5 million transfer to Premier League side Fulham fell through at the last minute, after Ngadeu had flown to London and passed a medical.[4]

He again featured heavily in the 2018–19 season, both in Slavia's Europa League campaign that ended in the quarter finals, and domestically, where the team secured their first domestic double since 1942.[5] At the end of the 2018–19 Czech First League season, he was voted the league's best defender.[6]

GentEdit

In July 2019, Ngadeu moved to Belgian club Gent.[7]

International careerEdit

He made his senior debut for the Cameroon national football team in a 2–0 win over The Gambia for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification.[8] He went on to play every minute of Cameroon's victorious 2017 Africa Cup of Nations campaign, scoring two goals, including a clearance off the line followed by the winning goal in the group stage match against Guinea-Bissau. He was ultimately named one of three defenders in the Confederation of African Football's Team of the Tournament.[9]

Upon his return from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, he scored the only hat-trick of his senior career for Slavia Prague in his first game back on 25 February 2017 in their 8–1 away win at Příbram.

In September 2018, he was named as captain for new manager Clarence Seedorf's first 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game against The Comoros.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 8 November 2019
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Botoșani 2014–15 Liga I 28 1 1 0 0 0 29 1
2015–16 25 6 0 0 0 0 25 6
Total 53 7 1 0 0 0 54 7
Slavia Prague 2016–17 Fortuna liga 27 6 4 0 5 0 36 6
2017–18 20 1 2 0 9 1 31 2
2018–19 29 0 3 0 13 1 45 1
Total 76 7 9 0 27 2 112 9
Gent 2019–20 Belgian First Division A 13 3 0 0 9 1 22 4
Career total 142 17 10 0 36 3 0 0 188 20

InternationalEdit

As of matches played on 12 July 2019[11]
Cameroon national team
Year Apps Goals
2016 4 0
2017 16 2
2018 4 0
2019 6 0
Total 30 2

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Cameroon's goal tally first.[11]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 January 2017 Stade d'Angondjé, Libreville, Gabon   Guinea-Bissau 2–1 2–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
2. 2 February 2017 Stade de Franceville, Franceville, Gabon   Ghana 1–0 2–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Slavia Prague

InternationalEdit

Cameroon

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.sportschau.de/fussball/international/afrika-cup-interview-ngadeu-ngadjui-100.html
  2. ^ "EXCLUSIV Primul interviu dat în România de Ngadeu după câștigarea Cupei Africii » A vorbit și despre Steaua, dar și despre jucătorul pe care-l vede în naționala României". GSP (in Romanian). Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.footballdatabase.eu/football.match.jablonec.slavia-prague.1242394.en.html
  4. ^ https://sport.tn.nova.cz/clanek/tvrdik-se-zlobi-na-fulham-ngadeu-byl-temer-prodany-prestup-padl.html
  5. ^ https://en.slavia.cz/zapas.asp?id=Double-Slavia-3368
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/fortunaligacz/status/1131178256370143232
  7. ^ https://www.kaagent.be/nl/supporter/news/17-07-2019/welcome-michael-ngadeu
  8. ^ Lantheaume, Romain. "CAN 2017 : Le Cameroun sans forcer, l'Ethiopie en salle d'attente - Afrik-foot.com : l'actualité du football africain". www.afrik-foot.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  9. ^ Football, CAF - Confederation of African. "Bassogog named Total Man of the Competition". www.cafonline.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  10. ^ Football, Camfoot. "Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui new captain of Indomitable Lions". www.camfoot.com (in French). Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Ngadeu-Ngadjui, Michael". National Football Teams. Retrieved 20 January 2017.

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