From Jean-Pierre Tokoto to Nicolas Alnoudji through Modeste Mbami, Eric Choupo-Moting, becomes the 09th indomitable lion to play for French club PSG
He is the fourth player bought by PSG for this ongoing 2018/2019 season. The 29 years old striker signed a 2-year deal contract. Will he be able do better than his 8 kinsmen formerly signed for this club? Camer-infos investigated on the career of these 8 indomitable lions and their stay in the French club.
The first ever was Jean-Pierre Tokoto
Born on the 26 th January 1948 in Douala. He was a midfielder in PSG and played for 2 years (1975-1977) with 50 matches played and 12 goals scored. His best highlight in the club was during a friendly match, PSG vs FC Barcelona of Johan Cryuff. He scored the lone goal for PSG but later on Cryuff scored back securing a nil (1-1)
William Njo Lea
He was a Franco-Cameroonian. Born on 15th July 1962 in Paris and he died in 2006. He played only a season (1984-1985). He appeared on 18 matches and scored 4 goals. He later played for Brest, Lens, Caen
Born of a French father and a Cameroonian mother on 7th October 1967 in Paris. He started at ES Parisienne before joining PSG. He played only 3 matches from 1984-1987. He went to a second division club on a loan in 1989. He mostly played in second division. He joined the Cameroon squad in 1996. He participated at the knock-out stage of 1998 FIFA World Cup but was not shortlisted in the final list that represented Cameroon in France.
As his predecessor, he won’t be successful either, He arrived in 1994, He could not play with shades of Georges Weah, David Ginola, Amara Simba or Francois Calderon. He was later loan to La Berrichonne de Châteauroux After a season in Ligue 2, He was later loan to Chateauroux and scored 17 goals and be Champion of France in 3rd division in 1994. He will come back to PSG and was loan in another club, FC Metz. He will leave the club before 1998 World Cup to go to a Japanese Club
This defender or defensive midfielder was part of the national squad who were Olympic champion in 2000.Just like his predecessors, his stay in PSG was a flop. He was interviewed by camfoot.com and he revealed that he was never given in an opportunity to play for PSG. He said his 2 coaches (Luis Fernandez and Vahid Halilhodžić) always loan him to other clubs
In 2003, He joined PSG for 3 million euros. He scored his first career on 21st February 2004 against E.A Guingamp. He made a good season under the order of Vahid Halilhodžić (2003-2004). Unfortunately, he got injured. In 2006, Modeste Mbami went to Olympique de Marseille to continue his career
Jean Hughes Ateba
He was trained in the football school of Les Brasseries du Cameroun before going to Union sport de Douala and later on signed a 3 year contract in 2004 with PSG Unfortunately, he only played 13 matches in 2 seasons with no goal scored .On the 31st August 2006, He joined La Berrichonne de Châteauroux, a club of Ligue 2 for a 3 year deal.
He is considered by the French website Lafrançaise as the worst player in the story of PSG. The Cameroonian midfielder arrived in 2006, with the nickname “Patrick Viera” but played only 1 match in 1 season. Today, the 31years old defensive midfielder plays for FC Guegnon (Third division club in France) since December 2017
And Now Choupo Moting…………..
The adventure of the indomnitable lion has just begun but seems to be uncertain as he is not the best player in his position. He will face competition from his team mates like Mbappe, Neymar, Cavani and Draxler. However he has the support of his coach, who worked with him in Mainz. Good luck Choupo!