|Is|| Athlete |
Association football player
|Birth||6 April 1985, Yaoundé|
Frank Olivier Ongfiang (born 6 April 1985) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a midfielder.
Early career & Italy
Born in Yaoundé, Ongfiang started his European career at France for Bordeaux. In 2001–02 season, he was signed by Venezia and made his Serie A debut on 17 March 2002 against Chievo, substituted Arturo Di Napoli in the last minutes. The match ended in 1–1 draw. At that time he was the 4th all-time youngest Serie A foreign player, after Valeri Bojinov, Lampros Choutos and Claiton.
In August 2002, after Venezia’s owner Maurizio Zamparini purchased Palermo, he followed his team-mates likes Di Napoli, Kewullay Conteh, Mario Santana, Igor Budan, Stefano Morrone and Daniel Andersson, etc. transferred to the Sicily side.
In 2003–04 season, he left for Cesena of Serie C1 on loan. In the next season, played for Martina.
Africa & Middle East
On 1 July 2005, he left for Espérance de Tunis and played at 2005 CAF Champions League.
In 2007, he left for Al Ain and played at 2007 AFC Champions League. In mid-2008, he left for Al Ahly Tripoli.
In March 2011 he sign for the Ukrainian side Zirka Kirovohrad.
Ongfiang was the captain of Cameroon U20 team at 2005 African Youth Championship qualification.
Ongfiang was a member of Cameroon U23 team. He was call-up a 42-men preliminaries squad for 2004 CAF Men’s Pre-Olympic Tournament against Côte d’Ivoire U23 team in February 2004.
In November 2004, he was call-up to Cameroon against Germany as reserve player. He also capped for Cameroon Youth team at 2007 All-Africa Games.