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Patrick Mboma

Patrick Mboma
Personal information
Full nameHenri Patrick Mboma Dem
Date of birthNovember 15, 1970(age 45)
Place of birthDouala, Cameroon
Height1.85 m
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubRetired

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Henri Patrick Mboma Dem (born November 15, 1970 in Douala, Cameroon) is a former Cameroonian football striker, the former all-time top goal-scorer for the Cameroonian national team.

He started his domestic football career in 1993, and during his career played for Châteauroux, Paris Saint-Germain, FC Metz, Gamba Osaka, Cagliari, Parma, Sunderland (where he scored once against Tottenham Hotspur), Al Ittihad, Tokyo Verdy and Vissel Kobe, before retiring on May 16, 2005.

After first being capped for Cameroon in 1995, Mboma has scored 33 goals in 57 matches. He played in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, and also led Cameroon to the gold medal at the 2000 Olympics, and to victories at the 2000 and 2002 African Nations Cups. He was named African Footballer of the Year for his efforts in 2000. He scored a memorable overhead kick against France in 2000. His special goal trademark goal-scoring celebration was a two-gun shooting spree with both his hands. He was renowned for scoring long distance goals with his powerful left foot.

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