Thursday, August 29, 2019
Henri Patrick Mboma is one of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. He was born on November 15, 1970 in Doula, Cameroon.
- 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.
- 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.