Eric Djemba-Djemba

Date of birth04 May 1981
Place of birthDouala
NationalityCameroonian
Weight76 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

Having progressed through the youth ranks at Nantes, Eric became one of Cameroon's young hopefuls.

Alongside fellow Indomitable Lion Saloman Olembe, he made good progress in 2001-02, most notably with a remarkably mature performance against Lazio in the Champions' League to ease Nantes into the Second Phase.

Coach Winfried Schafer invited him to a training camp at Leverkusen in November 2001, and subsequently played a key role in midfield as Cameroon retained the African Nations Cup in Mali.

Although a skilful performer, Eric's competitive edge leads to more than his fair share of yellow and red cards.

At Manchester United, he proved a big disappointment, lacking the class to run the midfield.

Eric joined Aston Villa in January 2005 with a contract to June 2009.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Nantes 01 Jul 2001 29 Jul 2003
Manchester United 29 Jul 2003 31 Jan 2005
Aston Villa 31 Jan 2005 02 Aug 2007
Burnley 12 Jan 2007 31 May 2007 L
Qatar Sports Club 25 Sep 2007 16 Jul 2008
OB Odense 16 Jul 2008

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Nantes French Championnat 10
3
6
1
2001-02 Nantes UEFA Champions League 6
2
3
2002-03 Nantes French Championnat 25
3
1
9
1
2003-04 Manchester United FA Community Shield
1
2003-04 Manchester United FA Cup
1
2003-04 Manchester United League Cup 1
1
2003-04 Manchester United Premier League 10
5
1
2003-04 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 1
3
1
2004-05 Aston Villa Premier League 4
2
2
2004-05 Manchester United FA Community Shield 1
1
2004-05 Manchester United FA Cup 2
2004-05 Manchester United League Cup 4
2004-05 Manchester United Premier League 3
2
2004-05 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 5
1
2005-06 Aston Villa Premier League
4
2006-07 Aston Villa Premier League
1
2006-07 Burnley League Championship 13
2
2
1
2008-09 OB Odense UEFA Intertoto Cup 1
1
2011-12 OB Odense UEFA Champions League 3
1
2
2011-12 OB Odense UEFA Europa League 3
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 Sep 2001 Nantes v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
15 Sep 2001 Olympique Lyonnais v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 7
19 Sep 2001 Lazio v Nantes D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
22 Sep 2001 Olympique Marseille v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 8
26 Sep 2001 Nantes v Galatasaray D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
29 Sep 2001 Nantes v Metz D 0-0 French Championnat 9
16 Oct 2001 Galatasaray v Nantes D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
24 Oct 2001 PSV Eindhoven v Nantes D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
27 Oct 2001 FC Sochaux Montbeliard v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 12
30 Oct 2001 Nantes v Lazio D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
17 Nov 2001 Rennes v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 14
28 Nov 2001 Lorient v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 16
08 Dec 2001 Nantes v Montpellier D 0-0 French Championnat 17
22 Dec 2001 Nantes v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 19
23 Feb 2002 Auxerre v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 27
26 Feb 2002 Manchester United v Nantes L 5-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
06 Mar 2002 Nantes v FC Sochaux Montbeliard D 0-0 French Championnat 28
13 Mar 2002 Nantes v Boavista D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
16 Mar 2002 AS Monaco v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 29
06 Apr 2002 Paris St Germain v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 31
27 Apr 2002 Montpellier v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 33
17 Aug 2002 FC Sochaux Montbeliard v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 3
24 Aug 2002 Nantes v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 4
31 Aug 2002 Sedan v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 5
11 Sep 2002 AS Monaco v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 6
14 Sep 2002 Nantes v Olympique Lyonnais D 0-0 French Championnat 7
21 Sep 2002 Rennes v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 8
26 Oct 2002 Le Havre v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 12
02 Nov 2002 Nantes v Bordeaux D 0-0 French Championnat 13
09 Nov 2002 Lille v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 14
16 Nov 2002 Nantes v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 15
23 Nov 2002 Paris St Germain v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 16
30 Nov 2002 Nantes v Montpellier D 0-0 French Championnat 17
04 Dec 2002 Guingamp v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 18
15 Dec 2002 Nantes v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 19
20 Dec 2002 Bastia v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 20
22 Jan 2003 Nantes v Sedan D 0-0 French Championnat 23
01 Feb 2003 Olympique Lyonnais v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 25
08 Feb 2003 Auxerre v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 27
22 Feb 2003 Nantes v Ajaccio AC D 0-0 French Championnat 28
01 Mar 2003 Nice v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 29
08 Mar 2003 Nantes v Le Havre D 0-0 French Championnat 30
22 Mar 2003 Bordeaux v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 31
05 Apr 2003 Nantes v Lille D 0-0 French Championnat 32
12 Apr 2003 Strasbourg v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 33
19 Apr 2003 Nantes v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 34
10 May 2003 Nantes v Guingamp D 0-0 French Championnat 36
20 May 2003 Troyes v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 37
24 May 2003 Nantes v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 38


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 1
1
2001-02 Cameroon International Friendly 4
2
2002-03 Cameroon FIFA Confederations Cup 4
1
2002-03 Cameroon Four Nation Tournament, Tunisia 1
2002-03 Cameroon International Friendly 1
2003-04 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 4
2003-04 Cameroon FIFA World Cup
1
2003-04 Cameroon Kirin Cup 1
2004-05 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 2
2
2004-05 Cameroon International Friendly 2
1
2005-06 Cameroon FIFA World Cup
1
2008-09 Cameroon FIFA World Cup
2
2008-09 Cameroon International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
07 Jan 2002 Burkina Faso v Cameroon W 1-3 International Friendly
11 Jan 2002 Tunisia v Cameroon W 0-1 International Friendly
29 Jan 2002 Cameroon v Togo W 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group C
07 Feb 2002 Mali v Cameroon W 0-3 Africa Cup of Nations Finals semi-final
27 Mar 2002 Cameroon v Argentina D 2-2 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Austria v Cameroon D 0-0 International Friendly
17 May 2002 Denmark v Cameroon L 2-1 International Friendly
26 May 2002 England v Cameroon D 2-2 International Friendly
11 Feb 2003 Cameroon v Ivory Coast L 0-3 International Friendly
27 Mar 2003 Cameroon v Madagascar W 2-0 FOUR NATION TOURNAMENT, TUNISIA
19 Jun 2003 Brazil v Cameroon W 0-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
21 Jun 2003 Cameroon v Turkey W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
26 Jun 2003 Cameroon v Colombia W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
29 Jun 2003 France v Cameroon L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
19 Nov 2003 Japan v Cameroon D 0-0 KIRIN CUP
25 Jan 2004 Algeria v Cameroon D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group C
29 Jan 2004 Cameroon v Zimbabwe W 5-3 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group C
03 Feb 2004 Cameroon v Egypt D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group C
08 Feb 2004 Cameroon v Nigeria L 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
06 Jun 2004 Cameroon v Benin W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 3
04 Jul 2004 Cameroon v Ivory Coast W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 3
08 Oct 2004 Sudan v Cameroon D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 3
17 Nov 2004 Germany v Cameroon L 3-0 International Friendly
09 Feb 2005 Cameroon v Senegal W 1-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 2005 Benin v Cameroon W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Africa group 3
19 Jun 2005 Cameroon v Libya W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 3
04 Sep 2005 Ivory Coast v Cameroon W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Africa group 3
11 Oct 2008 Cameroon v Mauritius W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 1
11 Feb 2009 Cameroon v Guinea W 3-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 2009 Togo v Cameroon L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group A


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.