Paul-Georges Ntep

Paul-Georges Ntep de Madiba (born 29 July 1992) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays for the Cameroon national team and is currently a free agent. He plays as a forward and is known for his quick pace and technical skill.[2]

Paul-Georges Ntep
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Ntep with Rennes in 2014
Personal information
Full name Paul-Georges Ntep de Madiba[1]
Date of birth (1992-07-29) 29 July 1992 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Douala, Cameroon
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
2001–2003 U.S Grigny
2003–2005 FC Draveil
2005–2007 Viry-Châtillon
2007–2008 Linas-Montlhéry
2008–2009 Brétigny Foot
2009–2012 Auxerre
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Auxerre B 37 (7)
2012–2014 Auxerre 51 (15)
2014–2017 Rennes 74 (18)
2017–2020 VfL Wolfsburg 15 (0)
2018Saint-Étienne (loan) 13 (1)
2019 VfL Wolfsburg II 3 (0)
2019–2020Kayserispor (loan) 5 (0)
National team
2010 France U18 1 (0)
2011 France U19 2 (0)
2013 France U20 5 (2)
2013–2014 France U21 15 (9)
2015 France 2 (0)
2018– Cameroon 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 February 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 June 2019

Club careerEdit

Ntep was born in Douala, the largest city in Cameroon.[1] He moved to France at the age of eight to live with his aunt who was situated in the commune of Grigny in southern Paris.[2] He began his career at US Ris Orangis and spent two years at the club. During his stint with Ris Orangis, he embarked on several trials with professional clubs, which included Auxerre, however, he was not signed. In 2005, Ntep joined the under-14 team of Viry-Châtillon and, after a year's stint with another amateur club (ESA Linas-Montlhéry), signed with CS Brétigny Foot; a club that trained French internationals Patrice Evra and Jimmy Briand. While training at Brétigny, Ntep impressed club coaches and officials and, in 2009, was offered a three-day trial with professional club Auxerre, with whom Brétigny share a partnership.[2] After a successful trial, he was signed to an stagiaire (internship) contract.

AuxerreEdit

Ntep began the 2009–10 season training with the club's under-18 team. Midway through the season, he joined the club's reserve team in the Championnat de France amateur. Ntep appeared in 14 matches for the team scoring two goals.[3] For the 2010–11 season, he began training with the senior team. Ntep was also named to the team's roster to appear in the UEFA Champions League. On 16 October 2010, he made the bench in the team's 1–0 defeat to Bordeaux. A week later, Ntep made his professional debut in a Coupe de la Ligue match against Bastia appearing as a substitute in the 31st minute for Dennis Oliech. Auxerre won the match 4–0.[4]

RennesEdit

On 30 January 2014, Ntep joined Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais on a three-and-a-half year deal.[5]

WolfsburgEdit

In January 2017, Ntep joined the squad of German Bundesliga team VfL Wolfsburg on a contract until 2021.[6]On 11 February 2020, Wolfsburg released Ntep.[7]

Saint-Étienne (loan)Edit

On 17 January 2018, Ntep joined Ligue 1 side Saint-Étienne on loan until the end of the season.[8]

Kayserispor (loan)Edit

On 25 August 2019, Ntep joined Turkish club Kayserispor on loan until the end of the season.[9]

International careerEdit

Though Ntep was born in Cameroon, he is a French youth international having starred for the under-18 team in 2010. Three years later, he received the call from France U21 to compete in the Toulon Tournament.[10]

He is eligible to play for either Cameroon or France at senior level. On 24 May 2015, Ntep received a call-up to France's senior squad by coach Didier Deschamps to play in friendlies against Belgium and Albania.[11] He made his debut on 7 June 2015 in a 4–3 defeat to Belgium.[12]

In August 2018 Ntep switched his allegiance to Cameroon and was nominated for the match against Comoros in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Group B.[13]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Cameroon's goal tally first.[14]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 June 2019 Estadio Cerro del Espino, Majadahonda, Spain   Zambia 1–0 2–1 Friendly

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Paul-Georges Ntep de Madiba". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Ntep de Madiba: "Une pensée pour mes entraîneurs"". French Football Federation. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Ntep de Madiba Foot-National Profile". Foot-National (in French). Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Auxerre v. Bastia Match Report". Ligue de Football Professionnel (in French). 27 October 2010. Archived from the original on 30 October 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Officiel : P.G Ntep a signé son contrat" (in French). Stade Rennais F.C. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Wolfsburg sign France winger Ntep until 2021". reuters.com. 9 January 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  7. ^ Mihaitalazarica (11 February 2020). "Vertrag aufgelöst" (in German). Wolfsburg. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  8. ^ Mihaitalazarica (17 January 2018). "Paul-Georges Ntep en Vert !" (in French). Saint-Étienne. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  9. ^ Mihaitalazarica (25 August 2019). "PAUL-GEORGES NTEP KAYSERİSPORUMUZDA" (in Turkish). Kayserispor. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  10. ^ [1] (in French)
  11. ^ "Pogba, Evra named in France squad despite Champions League final".
  12. ^ "Belgium warm up for Wales Euro 2016 qualifier with win in France" BBC Sport. 7 June 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  13. ^ "Lions Indomptables : Trois nouveaux dans la tanière". 11 February 2020.
  14. ^ "Paul-Georges Ntep". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 16 June 2019.

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