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Lucien Mettomo

Personal information
Place of birthDouala, Cameroon
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0.5 in)
Playing positionDefender

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Lucien Mettomo (born 19 April 1977 in Douala) is a Cameroonian football player who last played for Veria FC .Formerly, he has played for Tonnerre Yaoundé, Saint-Étienne, Manchester City, Kaiserslautern, Kayseri Erciyesspor and Lucerne. Most recently, he was contracted to English Championship side Southampton.

He was part of the Cameroon squad at the 2002 World Cup and the 2004 African Nations Cup.

Mettomo made his name in France, playing for St. Étienne. In September 2001 he signed for Manchester City of the English First Division for a £1.5 million fee. His Manchester City debut came as a substitute in a 6 0 League Cup defeat of Birmingham City. He played 23 league games that season, scoring once against Bradford, helping Manchester City to win the 2001 02 First Division Championship. The following season Mettomo rarely featured in the first team due to the signing of Sylvain Distin. He made only four Premier League appearances, and in the close season signed for Kaiserslautern of the Bundesliga.

Mettomo went on trial with Norwich City in September 2007, but the club decided not to offer Mettomo a contract due to concerns over his fitness. Later that month, Mettomo signed a short term deal at English Championship side Southampton that would run until the end of the 2007-08 season; this contract was cancelled in January, however, due to Mettomo's inability to break into the first team.

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