Patrick M'Boma

Patrick M'Boma
Personal information
Full name Henri Patrick M'Boma Dem
Date of birth (1970-11-15) 15 November 1970
Place of birth Douala, Cameroon
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
0000–1990 Stade de l'Est Pavillonnais
1990–1992 Paris SG
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994Châteauroux (loan) 48 (22)
1994–1995 Paris SG 8 (1)
1995–1996Metz (loan) 17 (4)
1996–1997 Paris SG 8 (1)
1997–1998 Gamba Osaka 34 (29)
1998–2000 Cagliari 40 (15)
2000–2001 Parma 24 (5)
2002Sunderland (loan) 9 (1)
2002–2003 Al-Ittihad 28 (12)
2003–2004 Tokyo Verdy 35 (17)
2004–2005 Vissel Kobe 10 (2)
Total 261 (109)
National team
1995–2004 Cameroon 57 (33)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 January 2007.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 January 2007

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

Club career

M'Boma started his domestic football career in 1993, and during his career played for Châteauroux, Paris Saint-Germain, Metz, Gamba Osaka, Cagliari, Parma, Sunderland (where he scored once against Tottenham Hotspur),[1] Al Ittihad, Tokyo Verdy and Vissel Kobe before retiring on 16 May 2005.

International career

After first being capped for Cameroon in 1995, M'Boma 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 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 1998. His 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.

Honours and awards

Individual honours

Team honours

Career statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
1990–91Paris Saint-GermainDivision 100
1992–93ChâteaurouxDivision 2195
1993–94Championnat National2917
1994–95Paris Saint-GermainDivision 181
1995–96MetzDivision 1174
1996–97Paris Saint-GermainDivision 181
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Asia Total
1997Gamba OsakaJ1 League28251054-3429
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
1998–99CagliariSerie A137
2000–01ParmaSerie A205
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2001–02Sunderland (Loan)Premier League91
Libya League Libyan Cup League Cup Africa Total
2002–03Al-IttihadPremier League2812
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Asia Total
2003Tokyo VerdyJ1 League23133033-2916
2004Vissel KobeJ1 League620000-62
Total France 8328
Japan 7948401311-9659
Italy 6720
England 91
Libya 2812
Career total 263109


Cameroon national team


  1. "Ferdinand foils Black Cats". BBC. 2 March 2002. Retrieved 3 November 2009.
  2. Roberto Di Maggio; Davide Rota (4 June 2015). "Italy - Coppa Italia Top Scorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  3. RSSSF
Preceded by
Nigeria Nwankwo Kanu
BBC African Footballer of the Year
Succeeded by
Ghana Samuel Kuffour
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