Stéphane Bahoken

Stéphane Cédric Bahoken (born 28 May 1992) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Angers and the Cameroon national team.

Stéphane Bahoken
Personal information
Full name Stéphane Cédric Bahoken[1]
Date of birth (1992-05-28) 28 May 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Grasse, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Angers
Number 19
Youth career
1998–2000 ASPTT Plascassier Grasse[2]
2000–2004 Grasse[2]
2004–2011 Nice
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Nice 16 (2)
2012–2013 Nice B 5 (5)
2013–2014St Mirren (loan) 5 (0)
2014–2018 Strasbourg 113 (24)
2014–2018 Strasbourg B 1 (1)
2018– Angers 33 (11)
National team
2013 France U20 4 (1)
2018– Cameroon 10 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:52, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:55, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

NiceEdit

Born in Grasse, Bahoken began his professional career at OGC Nice, having spent seven years at the club's academy since the age of twelve.[3] In the final game of the season, he made his debut, coming on as a substitute in the 79th minute for Julien Sablé, in a 2–1 loss against Valenciennes. Coincidentally, his debut was before his birthday.[4] Having made five appearances in the 2011–12 season, he signed his first professional contract on a three-year deal.[5]

In the 2012–13 season, Bahoken started to receive first-team appearances, mostly coming on as a substitute. His season, however, was mostly overshadowed because of his fractured fibula, which sustained in training and was out for several months.[6] While playing for the reserves, he was suspended for three games after an incident off the pitch.[7]

On the last day of the transfer window, Bahoken was linked with a loan move to Le Havre, but the move broke down soon after.[8][9] Following the failed move, he scored the first two goals in a 2–0 win over Montpellier on 10 March 2013.[7]

St Mirren (loan)Edit

Bahoken joined Scottish Premiership side St Mirren on loan on 30 August 2013.[10] He revealed he was recommended by former teammates and St Mirren himself, Esmaël Gonçalves.[11] After playing four times for St Mirren, he returned to his parent club when the loan was cancelled on 31 December 2013.[12] While at St Mirren, he was known to have a bad attitude, describing himself as "a spoilt kid".[3]

Upon his return from loan, Bahoken was to be loaned back out to CA Bastia,[13] but due to regulation restrictions imposed by the LFP it was confirmed he could not play for three clubs in one season. Following this decision, he returned to St Mirren to complete his season long loan.[14] He said he rejoined St Mirren following talks with manager Claude Puel, as well as his family.[3] Following his second spell, manager Danny Lennon urged fans to stand by him, due to Bahoken showing 'great desire' and a "positive attitude".[15][16] After returning to the club, Bahoken failed to make another appearance before his unsuccessful loan spell ended.[17]

RC Strasbourg AlsaceEdit

On 29 July 2014, Bahoken signed a two-year contract with Championnat National club RC Strasbourg.[18] He made his league debut for the club on 8 August 2014, in a 3–1 victory over US Colomiers.[19] Bahoken scored the winning goal in the Ligue 1 match vs Paris Saint-Germain on 2 December 2017.[20]

InternationalEdit

Born in France, Bahoken is eligible to play for Cameroon national football team through his father.[21] He is a youth international footballer for the France U20s.[22]

Bahoken made his international debut for the Cameroon national football team in a friendly 3–1 win over Kuwait on 25 March 2018.[23]

Personal lifeEdit

Bahoken's father, Paul, played for the Cameroon national football team at the 1982 FIFA World Cup as a forward. His mother, Pauline Medzina, is the younger sister of the deceased Cameroonian actress Serange Medzina.[24]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played on 12 July 2019[25]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nice 2010–11 Ligue 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2012–13 10 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 2
2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 16 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 18 2
Nice B 2012–13 CFA 4 4 4 4
2013–14 1 1 1 1
Total 5 5 5 5
St Mirren (loan) 2013–14 Scottish Premiership 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Strasbourg 2014–15 Championnat National 27 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 29 4
2015–16 30 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 6
2016–17 Ligue 2 30 7 3 0 2 0 0 0 35 7
2017–18 Ligue 1 26 7 4 1 2 1 0 0 32 9
Total 113 24 9 1 4 1 0 0 125 26
Strasbourg B 2017–18 Championnat National 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Angers 2018–19 Ligue 1 32 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 33 11
Career totals 172 43 11 1 5 1 0 0 188 45

InternationalEdit

As of matches played on 12 July 2019[26]
Cameroon national team
Year Apps Goals
2018 5 1
2019 5 2
Total 10 3

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Cameroon's goal tally first.[26]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 September 2018 Stade Said Mohamed Cheikh, Mitsamiouli, Comoros   Comoros 1–1 1–1 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 25 June 2019 Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia, Egypt   Guinea-Bissau 2–0 2–0 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
3. 6 July 2019 Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt   Nigeria 1–1 2–3 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cameroon" (PDF). Confederation of African Football. 15 June 2019. p. 5. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Profile: Stéphane Bahoken" (in French). France Football Federation. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Stephane Bahoken: I was like a spoilt kid at St Mirren, now I am out to prove I am a man". Daily Record. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Telegram Nice: First to Bahoken" [Nice : Première pour Bahoken] (in French). footafrica365.fr. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  5. ^ "First professional contract Bahoken" [Premier contrat professionnel pour Bahoken] (in French). eurosport.fr. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Nice: Fracture of the fibula to Bahoken" [Nice : Fracture du péroné pour Bahoken] (in French). Football 365. 29 October 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  7. ^ a b "The "happiness" of Bahoken" [Foot - Ligue 1 - Nice : Le bonheur de Bahoken] (in French). L'Equipe. 10 March 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  8. ^ "FOOTBALL. Bahoken HAC, it's almost done" [Bahoken au HAC, c'est presque fait] (in French). paris-normandie.fr. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  9. ^ "FOOTBALL - HAC: Bahoken not come!" [FOOTBALL - HAC : Bahoken ne viendra pas !] (in French). 31 January 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Saints Sign Stephane". St Mirren FC. saintmirren.net. Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  11. ^ "You Saint seen nothing yet, says striker Stephane". Evening Times. 11 September 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  12. ^ "St Mirren: Marian Kello stays on as three leave Paisley". BBC Sport. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  13. ^ "Mercato: CA Bastia Clement Fabre comes Bahoken canceled" [Mercato : CA Bastia Clément Fabre arrive Bahoken annulé] (in French). foot-corse.com. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  14. ^ "Nice - Bahoken returned to St Mirren". FIFA.com. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  15. ^ "Buddies banking on Stephane Bahoken as French striker gets a second chance at St Mirren". Daily Record. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  16. ^ "Danny Lennon is delighted at French striker Stephane Bahoken's positive change of attitude on return to St Mirren". Daily Record. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  17. ^ "St Mirren board still unclear on future of Lennon". The Herald Scotland. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  18. ^ "BAHOKEN AND SALMIER SIGN" (in French). RC Strasbourg Alsace Official website. 29 July 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  19. ^ "Colomiers US vs. Strasbourg - 8 August 2014 - Soccerway". Soccerway.
  20. ^ "Strasbourg's win over PSG is further proof of their remarkable return". The Guardian. 4 December 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  21. ^ "Stéphane Bahoken, the father's name" [Stéphane Bahoken, au nom du père] (in French). Foot Africa. 25 September 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  22. ^ "Joueur - Stéphane BAHOKEN - FFF".
  23. ^ "Kuwait vs Cameroon - Live Match - Football : SBS The World Game".
  24. ^ AS, Diario (21 February 2018). "Neymar, troleado en Twitter por Stephane Bahoken, jugador del Estrasburgo".
  25. ^ Stéphane Bahoken at Soccerway. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  26. ^ a b Stéphane Bahoken at National-Football-Teams.com

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