Pierre Njanka

Pierre Djaka Njanka-Beyaka (born 15 March 1975) is a Cameroonian former professional football defender. Njanka played for Cameroon at the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, as well as the 2004 African Nations Cup. He has been capped 47 times for his country. He scored a goal against Austria in World Cup 1998, for which the commentator said he "tore through the heart of the Austrian defence", before placing the ball in the top corner of the net.

Pierre Njanka
Personal information
Full name Pierre Djaka Njanka-Beyaka
Date of birth (1975-03-15) 15 March 1975 (age 46)
Place of birth Douala, Cameroon
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993 Tigre Douala
1994 Rail Douala
1995–1998 Olympic Mvolyé 87 (1)
1999 Neuchâtel Xamax 24 (0)
2000–2003 Strasbourg 54 (0)
2002 Strasbourg B 5 (0)
2003–2005 Sedan 52 (0)
2006 Istres 14 (0)
2006 Stade Tunisien 5 (0)
2006–2007 Club Africain 26 (0)
2007–2008 Al-Wehda
2008–2009 Persija Jakarta 27 (0)
2009–2010 Arema Indonesia 38 (10)
2010–2011 Aceh United 12 (2)
2011–2012 Mitra Kukar 11 (1)
2012–2013 Persisam Putra Samarinda 29 (2)
National team
1994–2004 Cameroon 47 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Njanka previously played for RC Strasbourg, CS Sedan and FC Istres in the French Ligue 1 and Ligue 2.[1] Whilst at Strasbourg Njanka played in the 2001 Coupe de France Final in which they beat Amiens SC on penalties.[2] He had a trial with English Premier League side Sunderland in July 2000 playing in a pre-season match between Sunderland and KV Mechelen.[3] He was also set to join Portsmouth in 2001 but a knee injury ended the move prematurely.[4][5]

HonoursEdit

Strasbourg

Arema Indonesia

Cameroon

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Njanka – French league stats at LFP (archived 2015-02-26, also available in French)
  2. ^ "Strasbourg 0-0 Amiens". lequipe.fr. 26 May 2001. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  3. ^ "KV Mechelen 2 Sunderland 2 (Friendly)". 1sunderland.com. 26 July 2000. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Latest transfer news". BBC. 13 December 2001. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Njanka looking for career boost". theworldgame.sbs.com.au. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Arema is The Winner of 2009–2010 ISL" (in Indonesian). LigaIndonesia.com. 2010. Archived from the original on 29 May 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2010.

External linksEdit