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Benjamin Moukandjo – biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroCameroonian footballer
Is Athlete 
Football player 
Association football player 
From Cameroon 
Type Sports 
Gendermale
Birth 12 November 1988, Douala, Wouri, Littoral, Cameroon
Age:31 years
Stats
Height: 179

Benjamin Moukandjo Bilé (born 12 November 1988) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays for FC Lorient in Ligue 1 as a forward.

Club career

Moukandjo began his career in hometown’s Kadji Sports Academy, joining the club’s youth setup in 1998, aged 10. Nine years later he moved to France, joining Stade Rennais. In September 2008, after appearing only with the reserve squad, he was loaned out to L’Entente SSG.

Moukandjo returned to Rennes in June 2009, but rescinded his link and joined Nîmes Olympique on 31 August 2009. He appeared regularly for the side in Ligue 2, and later moved to AS Monaco FC on 31 January 2011.

In May, after Monaco’s relegation, Moukandjo was linked with Liverpool, but joined AS Nancy Lorraine instead.

On 18 July 2014, Moukandjo moved to the Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims on a two-year deal.

International career

On 4 June 2011, Moukandjo made his debut for the Cameroon national football team, starting in a 0–0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification draw against Senegal. He netted his first international goal on 16 June of the following year, the winner against Guinea-Bissau.

Moukandjo was selected in Cameroon’s squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and started in all three group matches, against Mexico, Croatia and Brazil respectively.

At the 2015 African Cup of Nations, he scored Cameroon’s goal in a 1–1 draw with Guinea at the group stage.

Two years later, he was named Man of the Match in the final as Cameroon won the Africa Cup of Nations for the fifth time.

International goals

GoalDateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.16 June 2012Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon Guinea-Bissau

1–0

1–02013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2.17 November 2013Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon Tunisia

2–0

4–12014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3.24 January 2015Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea Guinea

1–0

1–12015 Africa Cup of Nations
4.30 March 2015Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand Thailand

1–2

3–2Friendly
5.3 September 2016Limbe Stadium, Limbe, Cameroon Gambia

1–0

2–02017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
6.9 October 2016Stade Mustapha Tchaker, Blida, Algeria Algeria

1–1

1–12018 FIFA World Cup qualification
7.10 January 2017Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon Zimbabwe

1–1

1–1Friendly
8.14 January 2017Stade de l’Amitié, Libreville, Gabon Burkina Faso

0–1

1–12017 Africa Cup of Nations

Career statistics

Club

ClubSeasonLeagueCupEuropeTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Rennes B2007–08CFA122122
2008–092020
Total1420000142
L’Entente2008–09National110110
Nîmes2009–10Ligue 231330343
2010–1115552207
Total46882005410
Monaco2010–11Ligue 116320183
Nancy2011–12Ligue 127510285
2012–1335544399
2013–14Ligue 2279279
Total891954009423
Reims2014–15Ligue 131810328
Lorient2015–16Ligue 13113303413
Career total238531960025759

Honours

International

  • Africa Cup of Nations: 2017