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Famous Athletes from Cameroon

Updated June 14, 2019 11.6k views473 items

List of famous athletes from Cameroon, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Cameroon has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Cameroonian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Cameroon and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Cameroon then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Items on this list include Daniel Moncharé and Eugène N'Jo Léa.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Cameroonian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Cameroon?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Cameroon in order to get more information about each one.
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    Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou Nkamhoua (French pronunciation: ​[ʁamo tjɛʁi sɔkudʒu]; born April 18, 1984), mostly billed simply as Sokoudjou, is a Cameroonian professional mixed martial artist. A...  more
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    Portland Timbers

    BirthplaceYaoundé, Cameroon

    PositionMidfielder

    Franck Steve Songo'o (born 14 May 1987) is a retired Cameroonian footballer who played as either a forward or midfielder. His senior career had been spent primarily in the English and Spanish...  more
  • 3
    FC Barcelona

    BirthplaceDouala, Wouri, Cameroon

    PositionForward

    Samuel Eto'o Fils (French pronunciation: ​[samɥɛl eto fis]; born 10 March 1981) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who lasted played as a striker for Qatar SC. In his prime, Eto'o was regarded...  more

    #988 of 1,316 The Best Athletes Of All Time#35 of 1,185 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#12 of 113 The Best FC Barcelona Players Of All Time, Ranked

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    Cameroon national football team

    BirthplaceDouala, Wouri, Cameroon

    PositionGoalkeeper

    Idriss Carlos Kameni (born 18 February 1984) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Fenerbahçe SK as a goalkeeper. He spent the vast majority of his career in Spain,...  more
  • 5
    Françoise Mbango Etone (born 14 April 1976 in Yaoundé) is a Cameroonian-born female track and field athlete. She has competed internationally for France since 2010. While competing for Cameroon,...  more
  • 6
    Aimé-Romarin Billong (born June 11, 1970) is a former Cameroonian footballer. Born in Moundou, Chad, Billong played for the Cameroon national football team and a few clubs in France. In October 1999...  more
  • 7
    Cameroon national football team

    BirthplaceYaoundé, Cameroon

    PositionDefender, Midfielder

    Stéphane Mbia Etoundi (born 20 May 1986) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder or defender for Wuhan Zall and the Cameroon national team, whom he captains. He...  more
  • 8
    Arsenal F.C.

    BirthplaceDouala, Wouri, Cameroon

    PositionDefender, Midfielder

    Alexandre Dimitri Song Billong (born 9 September 1987), better known as Alex Song, is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays for Swiss side Sion as a central or defensive midfielder. He can...  more
  • 9
    Portsmouth F.C.

    BirthplaceKribi, Océan, Cameroon

    PositionDefender

    Laureano Bisan Etame-Mayer (born 19 January 1977), commonly known as Lauren, is a retired Cameroonian footballer of Equatoguinean origin, who formerly played as a right back for the Cameroonian...  more

    #81 of 117 The Best Arsenal Players Of All Time#38 of 50 The Best Black Soccer Players Of All Time

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    1. FC Kaiserslautern

    BirthplaceDouala, Wouri, Cameroon

    PositionMidfielder

    Georges Constant Mandjeck (born 9 December 1988) is a Cameroonian professional football midfielder who plays for AC Sparta Prague....  more
  • 11
    Cameroon national football team

    BirthplaceYaoundé, Cameroon

    PositionMidfielder

    Landry Joel Tsafack N'Guémo (born 28 November 1985) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Kongsvinger and the Cameroon national team. He has previously played for Nancy,...  more
  • 12
    Burnley F.C.

    BirthplaceDouala, Wouri, Cameroon

    PositionDefender, Midfielder

    André Stéphane Bikey-Amougou (born 8 January 1985) is a Cameroonian footballer. Primarily a defender, he can also play in midfield, and is known for his physical presence. He is generally known by...  more
  • 13
    Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

    BirthplaceArras, France

    PositionDefender

    Benoît Pierre David Assou-Ekotto (born 24 March 1984) is a professional footballer who plays as a left back. Assou-Ekotto began his career at Lens and in 2006 was signed by Tottenham Hotspur. He...  more
  • 14
    Olympique Lyonnais

    BirthplaceDouala, Wouri, Cameroon

    PositionDefender

    Jean-Alain Boumsong Somkong (born 14 December 1979) is a former professional football defender, including French international. He is known for his physical strength, pace and reading of the game....  more
  • 15
    SV Werder Bremen

    BirthplaceDouala, Wouri, Cameroon

    PositionDefender

    Pierre Nlend Womé (born 26 March 1979) is a Cameroonian retired footballer who played as a defender. A journeyman, Womé was a versatile and skillful left wingback who played for 14 clubs in six...  more
  • 16
    Paris Saint-Germain FC

    BirthplaceYaoundé, Cameroon

    PositionGoalkeeper

    Apoula Edima Bete Edel (Armenian: Ապուլա Էդիմա Էդել Բետե; born 17 June 1986) is a Cameroonian born-Armenian former professional footballer....  more
  • 17

    BirthplaceVénissieux, France

    PositionWinger, Forward, Midfielder

    Joseph-Désiré Job (born 1 December 1977) is a Cameroonian former footballer who played as a left-winger or attacking midfielder. Born in France, Job represented the Cameroon national team. After...  more
  • 18
    FC Sochaux-Montbéliard

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    PositionMidfielder

    Válery Mézague (8 December 1983 – 15 November 2014) was a Cameroonian footballer who played as a midfielder. A French-born player, Mézague represented Cameroon at international level. His most...  more
  • 19
    Renacimiento FC

    BirthplaceEbebiyín, Equatorial Guinea

    PositionDefender

    José Bokung Alogo (born 31 December 1987), also known as Colin, is an Equatoguinean footballer who plays as a defender for local club Deportivo Unidad. He was a member of the Equatorial Guinea...  more
  • 20

    BirthplaceDouala, Wouri, Cameroon

    PositionDefender

    Aurélien Bayard Chedjou Fongang (French pronunciation: ​[ɔʁeljɑ̃ ʃɛdʒu]; born 20 June 1985) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Turkish club İstanbul Başakşehir...  more
  • 21
    Grenoble Foot 38

    BirthplaceDouala, Wouri, Cameroon

    PositionMidfielder

    Albert Legrand Baning (born 19 March 1985) is a Cameroonian footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for FC Gueugnon. Baning previously played in countries like China, Switzerland, France,...  more
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    Alain Junior Ollé Ollé (born 11 April 1987) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays for Norwegian club Melhus as a midfielder....  more
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    Cameroon national football team

    BirthplaceYaoundé, Cameroon

    PositionDefender

    Nicolas Alexis Julio Nkoulou Ndoubena (born 27 March 1990), commonly referred to as Nicolas Nkoulou, is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Italian club Torino and the...  more
  • 24
    Sakio Bika (born 18 April 1979) is a Cameroonian-Australian professional boxer. He held the WBC super-middleweight title from 2013 to 2014, and previously the IBO super-middleweight title from 2008...  more
  • 25
    R.S.C. Anderlecht

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    PositionForward

    Sébastien Siani (born 21 December 1986) is a Cameroonian footballer who currently plays for Al Jazira in the UAE Pro-League....  more