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Patrick Suffo Kengné (born 17 January 1978) is a retired footballer who played as a striker.

Patrick Suffo
Personal information
Full name Patrick Suffo-Kengné
Date of birth (1978-01-17) 17 January 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth Ebolowa, Cameroon
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1995 Tonnerre Yaoundé
1995–1996 Nantes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997Barcelona B (loan) 26 (4)
1997–2000 Nantes 30 (4)
2000–2002 Sheffield United 36 (5)
2002–2003 Numancia 23 (6)
2003 Al-Hilal 10 (12)
2003–2005 Coventry City 48 (10)
2005 Dubai Club 15 (13)
2005 Odd Grenland 11 (4)
2006–2007 Maccabi Petah Tikva 37 (7)
2007 Ashdod 1 (1)
2008 Puertollano 11 (0)
2008–2009 Wrexham 12 (2)
2009[1] Alvis
2011–2012 Coventry United (4)
National team
2000–2003 Cameroon 29 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 April 2009
Olympic medal record
Representing  Cameroon
Men's Football
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Team Competition


Club careerEdit

Suffo was born in Ebolowa, Cameroon. He played in France, England, Spain and the United Arab Emirates before joining Norwegian team Odd Grenland in 2005. His form immediately helped Odd Grenland climb away from the relegation zone. In October of that year he was supposed to sign a contract with rivals, Vålerenga, but he did not. During February 2006 he signed a short-term contract with Israeli team Maccabi Petah Tikva but was subsequently released at the end of this period.

His career has been littered with disciplinary problems; whilst at French club Nantes he was banned from playing for eight months for lashing out at a referee.

At Sheffield United he was told that he had no future with them after his part in a 21-man mass brawl during the First Division game dubbed as the Battle of Bramall Lane against West Bromwich Albion on 16 March 2002. This game had to be abandoned as Sheffield United were reduced to six players due to three red cards and two injuries. Suffo was one of the three who were sent off as he head-butted one of the opposition players. Suffo was sent to Spanish Second Division side Numancia on loan for the remainder of the season.

On 22 July 2008, Suffo featured in a pre-season friendly for League One side Walsall against Aston Villa. He scored in this game to add to the two goals he notched the previous week in a game against Worcester City.

In November 2008, Suffo signed a "pay as you play" deal with Wrexham, making his debut as a substitute during a 1–0 defeat to Kidderminster Harriers. His first goal for the club came in his second appearance when he converted a penalty during a 2–1 win over Kettering Town.

Suffo signed for Coventry United of the Midland Football League Division Two in August 2014.[2][3] He made his debut playing the full 90 minutes against Paget Rangers in a 3–2 Coventry United win on 16 August 2014. He has since become a player/assistant manager for the club after the departure of Shamir Alam.[4]

International careerEdit

Suffo played at international level for the Cameroon national team, won the gold medal for football at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia and played in the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan, where he was sent off in the final group game against Germany. He was also part of the Cameroon team who won the 2002 African Cup of Nations, scoring a penalty during the shootout in the final as they beat Senegal.[5]



  1. ^ Combination, Midland. "Top Goalscorers". athium mid comb. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
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  5. ^ "Cameroon retain Cup". BBC. 10 February 2002. Retrieved 5 October 2017.

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