Rigobert Song

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Rigobert Song
Rigobert Song 2008.jpg
Song with Cameroon in 2008
Personal information
Full name Rigobert Song Bahanag
Date of birth (1976-07-01) 1 July 1976 (age 45)
Place of birth Nkenglicock, Cameroon
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Cameroon U-23 (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1998 Metz 123 (3)
1998 Salernitana 4 (1)
1999–2000 Liverpool 34 (0)
2001–2002 West Ham United 24 (0)
2001–20021. FC Köln (loan) 16 (0)
2002–2004 Lens 63 (3)
2004–2008 Galatasaray 104 (4)
2008–2010 Trabzonspor 46 (0)
Total 417 (11)
National team
1993–2010 Cameroon 137 (5)
Teams managed
2016–2018 Cameroon A'
2018 Cameroon (caretaker)
2018– Cameroon U-23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2010
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:02, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Rigobert Song Bahanag (born 1 July 1976) is a former Cameroonian football player. He played for Trabzonspor and the Cameroonian national team. He is the first African who has played in four World Cups. He is regarded as one of the greatest African football players of all time.

Club career statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
FranceLeague
1994/95 Metz Division 1 24 2
1995/96 37 0
1996/97 34 0
1997/98 28 1
ItalyLeague
1998/99 Salernitana Serie A 4 1
EnglandLeague
1998/99 Liverpool Premier League 13 0
1999/00 17 0
2000/01 3 0
2000/01 West Ham United Premier League 19 0
2001/02 5 0
GermanyLeague
2001/02 Köln Bundesliga 16 0
FranceLeague
2002/03 Lens Ligue 1 35 3
2003/04 28 0
TurkeyLeague
2004/05 Galatasaray Süper Lig 32 2
2005/06 29 1
2006/07 25 1
2007/08 22 0
2008/09 Trabzonspor Süper Lig 28 0
2009/10
Country France 186 6
Italy 4 1
England 57 0
Germany 16 0
Turkey 136 4
Total 399 11

International career statistics[change | change source]

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Cameroon national team
YearAppsGoals
1993 1 0
1994 6 0
1995 2 0
1996 5 0
1997 7 0
1998 12 1
1999 3 1
2000 13 0
2001 10 0
2002 15 0
2003 7 0
2004 11 1
2005 7 1
2006 7 0
2007 6 0
2008 12 1
2009 7 0
2010 6 0
Total 137 5

References[change | change source]

  1. Football : Rigobert Song
  2. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Rigobert Song". www.national-football-teams.com.
  3. "Rigobert Song Bahanag - Century of International Appearances". www.rsssf.com.