Patrick Mboma
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Patrick Mboma

Henri Patrick Mboma is one of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. He was born on November 15, 1970 in Doula, Cameroon.  

Professional Career

  • He started his career in France, after his family migrated to the country, playing for the famous capital club Paris Saint-Germain. He debuted with the team in 1990, making 36 appearances in which he scored a record of 29 goals.
  • In 1992, he moved to the French side Châteauroux for two seasons; he participated in 48 games and scored only 12 goals.
  • In 1997, Mboma left France for Japan and joined Gamba Osaka for which he scored 29 goals in 34 games that made him top scorer for the J1 League.
  • In 1998, he moved to Italian club Cagliari for two seasons and he netted 15 goals in 40 appearances.  
  • Again in 2003, he moved to Japan and joined Tokyo Verdy; he played 35 matches and scored 17 goals.
  • With the Indomitable Lions, Patrick Mboma was part of the national team from 1995 till 2002, where he made 56 appearances and scored 33 goals; he played in the FIFA World Cup both in 1998 and 2002.

Awards

  • Mboma led the Indomitable Lions to the gold medal in the 2000 Olympic Games.
  • He was also part of the team that won the Africa Cup of Nations two times in a row: 2000 and 2002.
  • For his stunning performance in different competitions, Patrick Mboma was awarded the African Footballer of the Year in 2000 and the BCC Player of the Year in the same year.
  • In the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations, he was awarded top scorer.