Geremi

Date of birth20 December 1978
Place of birthBafoussam
NationalityCameroonian
Weight80 kg
Height1.79 m
PositionMidfielder

Full name is: N'jitap Fotso Geremi Sorele.

A pacy right back or wide midfield player, Geremi first played for Cameroon as a 17-year old and after starting out with unfashionable Racing Bafoussam, he spent six months in Paraguay with Cerro Porteno.

He subsequently had two seasons in Turkey with Genclerbirligi before John Toshack signed him for Real Madrid in July 1999.

However, although he struggled to fully establish himself in the Bernabeu team, he saw regular European Champions' League action.

His progress alerted Chelsea and the London club tabled three unsuccessful bids in July 2001.

Geremi captained Cameroon to the gold medal at the 2002 Sydney Olympics and featured in six of the qualifying games for the Japan and South Korea World Cup.

After playing in all three games in the finals, a move to Chelsea fell through and he was snapped up by Middlesbrough on a season long loan deal in July 2002.

Chelsea finally got their man in August 2003 for £7million and his tireless efforts in midfield were key to Chelsea's subsequent successes.

He joined Newcastle United in July 2007 with a three-year contract.

Despite an otherwise glittering career, Geremi's spell at Newcastle coincided with the club's relegation from the Premier League.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Racing Bafoussam 01 Jul 1995 01 Jul 1996
Cerro Porteno 01 Jul 1996 01 Jul 1997
Gençlerbirliği 01 Jul 1997 01 Jul 1999
Real Madrid 01 Jul 1999 16 Jul 2003
Middlesbrough 31 Jul 2002 31 May 2003 L
Chelsea 16 Jul 2003 30 Jun 2007
Newcastle United 03 Jul 2007 04 Jan 2010
Ankaragucu 31 Jan 2010

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League
1
2000-01 Real Madrid Primera Liga 12
4
2
2000-01 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 8
1
2000-01 World XI Childrens Charity
1
2001-02 Real Madrid Primera Liga 4
5
2001-02 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 3
2
1
2002-03 Middlesbrough FA Cup 1
2002-03 Middlesbrough Premier League 33
7
2
2003-04 Chelsea FA Cup 1
2003-04 Chelsea League Cup 3
2003-04 Chelsea Premier League 19
6
1
1
2003-04 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 7
3
2004-05 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1
2004-05 Chelsea League Cup 1
2004-05 Chelsea Premier League 6
7
1
2004-05 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 1
2
2005-06 Chelsea FA Community Shield
1
2005-06 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1
1
2005-06 Chelsea League Cup 1
1
2005-06 Chelsea Premier League 8
7
2
1
2005-06 Chelsea UEFA Champions League
2
2006-07 Chelsea FA Community Shield 1
2006-07 Chelsea FA Cup 3
2006-07 Chelsea League Cup 3
2006-07 Chelsea Premier League 15
4
1
2006-07 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 1
1
2007-08 Newcastle United League Cup 1
2007-08 Newcastle United Premier League 24
3
1
3
2008-09 Newcastle United League Cup 2
2008-09 Newcastle United Premier League 11
4
2
2009-10 Newcastle United League Championship 3
4
2009-10 Newcastle United League Cup 1
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
19 Apr 2000 Manchester United v Real Madrid W 2-3
Agg: 2-3
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
25 Aug 2000 Real Madrid v Galatasaray L 1-2 UEFA Super Cup Final
14 Oct 2000 Real Madrid v Deportivo La Coruña W 3-0 Primera Liga 5
17 Oct 2000 Real Madrid v Bayer Leverkusen W 5-3 UEFA Champions League Group A
21 Oct 2000 Barcelona v Real Madrid L 2-0 Primera Liga 6
25 Oct 2000 Real Madrid v Sporting Lisboa W 4-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
29 Oct 2000 Real Sociedad v Real Madrid W 1-4 Primera Liga 7
01 Nov 2000 Real Madrid v Real Mallorca L 0-2 Primera Liga 8
04 Nov 2000 Numancia v Real Madrid L 3-1 Primera Liga 9
07 Nov 2000 Spartak Moskva v Real Madrid L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
12 Nov 2000 Real Madrid v Las Palmas W 5-1 Primera Liga 10
22 Nov 2000 Leeds United v Real Madrid W 0-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
02 Dec 2000 Osasuna v Real Madrid W 2-3 Primera Liga 13
05 Dec 2000 Real Madrid v Anderlecht W 4-1 UEFA Champions League Group D
10 Dec 2000 Real Madrid v Celta Vigo W 3-0 Primera Liga 14
16 Dec 2000 Español v Real Madrid W 1-2 Primera Liga 15
19 Dec 2000 Real Madrid v Rayo Vallecano W 3-1 Primera Liga 16
07 Jan 2001 Alavés v Real Madrid W 1-3 Primera Liga 17
14 Jan 2001 Real Madrid v Oviedo W 4-0 Primera Liga 18
21 Feb 2001 Lazio v Real Madrid D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
06 Mar 2001 Real Madrid v Leeds United W 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
14 Mar 2001 Anderlecht v Real Madrid L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
08 Apr 2001 Las Palmas v Real Madrid W 0-1 Primera Liga 29
13 May 2001 Real Madrid v Español D 2-2 Primera Liga 34
20 May 2001 Rayo Vallecano v Real Madrid W 0-1 Primera Liga 35
10 Jun 2001 Oviedo v Real Madrid D 1-1 Primera Liga 37
25 Aug 2001 Valencia v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 1
15 Sep 2001 Real Betis v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 3
26 Sep 2001 Real Madrid v Anderlecht D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
03 Oct 2001 Las Palmas v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 6
06 Oct 2001 Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao D 0-0 Primera Liga 7
11 Nov 2001 Real Zaragoza v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 12
25 Nov 2001 Rayo Vallecano v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 14
02 Mar 2002 Celta Vigo v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 28
12 Mar 2002 Real Madrid v Sparta Praha W 3-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group C
20 Mar 2002 Panathinaikos v Real Madrid D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group C
02 Apr 2002 Bayern München v Real Madrid L 2-1 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
10 Apr 2002 Real Madrid v Bayern München D 0-0
Agg: 1-2
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
27 Apr 2002 Real Sociedad v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 36
10 May 2002 Deportivo La Coruña v Real Madrid D 0-0 Primera Liga 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
1994-95 Cameroon World Youth Cup 3
1995-96 Cameroon Olympics 1
1996-97 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 2
1996-97 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 3
1
1996-97 Cameroon International Friendly 1
1997-98 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 2
2
1997-98 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 1
1997-98 Cameroon International Friendly 2
1
1998-99 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 3
2
1999-00 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 6
1999-00 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 1
2000-01 Cameroon FIFA Confederations Cup 3
2000-01 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 4
2000-01 Cameroon International Friendly 1
2000-01 Cameroon Olympics 6
1
2001-02 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 6
2001-02 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 4
1
2001-02 Cameroon International Friendly 6
1
2002-03 Cameroon FIFA Confederations Cup 4
1
1
2002-03 Cameroon Four Nation Tournament, Tunisia 2
2002-03 Cameroon International Friendly 1
2003-04 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 4
2003-04 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 2
2003-04 Cameroon Kirin Cup 1
2004-05 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 6
2
1
2004-05 Cameroon International Friendly 2
1
2005-06 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 3
2005-06 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 1
1
2005-06 Cameroon International Friendly 1
1
2006-07 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 1
2007-08 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 6
2
2007-08 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 4
2008-09 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 3
1
2008-09 Cameroon International Friendly 1
1
2009-10 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 3
1
1
2009-10 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 6
1
1
2009-10 Cameroon International Friendly 2
4
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
14 Apr 1995 Germany v Cameroon D 1-1 World Youth Cup Group D
16 Apr 1995 Cameroon v Australia W 3-2 World Youth Cup Group D
23 Apr 1995 Argentina v Cameroon L 2-0 World Youth Cup Quarter-final
17 Mar 1996 Cameroon v Ghana D 0-0 Olympics Africa 3rd round
06 Oct 1996 Gabon v Cameroon D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 5
10 Nov 1996 Togo v Cameroon W 2-4 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 4
13 Nov 1996 Brazil v Cameroon L 2-0 International Friendly
12 Jan 1997 Cameroon v Angola D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 4
27 Apr 1997 Cameroon v Togo W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 4
08 Jun 1997 Angola v Cameroon D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 4
22 Jun 1997 Cameroon v Gabon D 2-2 Africa Cup of Nations Group 5
12 Jul 1997 Namibia v Cameroon W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 5
27 Jul 1997 Cameroon v Kenya D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 5
17 Aug 1997 Zimbabwe v Cameroon W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 4
15 Nov 1997 England v Cameroon L 2-0 International Friendly
22 Dec 1997 Egypt v Cameroon L 2-0 International Friendly
28 Jan 1998 Cameroon v Angola W 1-0 International Friendly
11 Feb 1998 Cameroon v Guinea D 2-2 Africa Cup of Nations Group A
15 Feb 1998 Cameroon v Algeria W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group A
04 Oct 1998 Cameroon v Ghana L 1-3 Africa Cup of Nations Group 1
23 Jan 1999 Eritrea v Cameroon D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 1
28 Feb 1999 Cameroon v Mozambique W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 1
11 Apr 1999 Mozambique v Cameroon W 1-6 Africa Cup of Nations Group 1
05 Jun 1999 Cameroon v Eritrea W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 1
22 Jan 2000 Ghana v Cameroon D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group A
28 Jan 2000 Cameroon v Ivory Coast W 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group A
31 Jan 2000 Cameroon v Togo L 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group A
06 Feb 2000 Cameroon v Algeria W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
10 Feb 2000 Cameroon v Tunisia W 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
13 Feb 2000 Nigeria v Cameroon W 2-2 (4-3) Africa Cup of Nations Final
18 Jun 2000 Libya v Cameroon W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
09 Jul 2000 Cameroon v Angola W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
13 Sep 2000 Cameroon v Kuwait W 3-2 Olympics Finals Group C
16 Sep 2000 USA v Cameroon D 1-1 Olympics Finals Group C
16 Sep 2000 USA v Cameroon D 1-1 Olympics Finals Group C
19 Sep 2000 Czech Republic v Cameroon D 1-1 Olympics Finals Group C
23 Sep 2000 Brazil v Cameroon W 1-2 Olympics Quarter-final
30 Sep 2000 Spain v Cameroon W 2-2 (5-3) Olympics Final
04 Oct 2000 France v Cameroon D 1-1 International Friendly
25 Feb 2001 Cameroon v Zambia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group A
22 Apr 2001 Cameroon v Libya W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group A
06 May 2001 Angola v Cameroon L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group A
31 May 2001 Brazil v Cameroon L 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
02 Jun 2001 Japan v Cameroon L 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
04 Jun 2001 Cameroon v Canada W 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
01 Jul 2001 Cameroon v Togo W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group A
14 Nov 2001 Poland v Cameroon D 0-0 International Friendly
07 Jan 2002 Burkina Faso v Cameroon W 1-3 International Friendly
11 Jan 2002 Tunisia v Cameroon W 0-1 International Friendly
20 Jan 2002 Cameroon v Congo DR W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group C
25 Jan 2002 Cameroon v Ivory Coast W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group C
29 Jan 2002 Cameroon v Togo W 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group C
04 Feb 2002 Cameroon v Egypt W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals quarter-final
07 Feb 2002 Mali v Cameroon W 0-3 Africa Cup of Nations Finals semi-final
10 Feb 2002 Cameroon v Senegal D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals final
27 Mar 2002 Cameroon v Argentina D 2-2 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Austria v Cameroon D 0-0 International Friendly
26 May 2002 England v Cameroon D 2-2 International Friendly
01 Jun 2002 Republic of Ireland v Cameroon D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
06 Jun 2002 Cameroon v Saudi Arabia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
11 Jun 2002 Cameroon v Germany L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
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
30 Mar 2003 Tunisia v Cameroon L 1-0 FOUR NATION TOURNAMENT, TUNISIA Final
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
23 Jun 2003 USA v Cameroon D 0-0 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
18 Jun 2004 Libya v Cameroon D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 3
04 Jul 2004 Cameroon v Ivory Coast W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 3
05 Sep 2004 Egypt v Cameroon L 3-2 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
27 Mar 2005 Cameroon v Sudan W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 3
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
21 Jan 2006 Cameroon v Angola W 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group B
25 Jan 2006 Cameroon v Togo W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group B
04 Feb 2006 Cameroon v Ivory Coast L 1-1 (11-12) Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
27 May 2006 Netherlands v Cameroon L 1-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Cameroon v Liberia W 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 5
22 Jan 2008 Egypt v Cameroon L 4-2 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group C
22 Jan 2008 Cameroon v Zambia W 5-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group C
30 Jan 2008 Cameroon v Sudan W 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group C
04 Feb 2008 Tunisia v Cameroon W 2-3 Africa Cup of Nations Finals quarter-final
07 Feb 2008 Ghana v Cameroon W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals semi-final
10 Feb 2008 Cameroon v Egypt L 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals final
31 May 2008 Cameroon v Cape Verde Islands W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 1
08 Jun 2008 Mauritius v Cameroon W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 1
14 Jun 2008 Tanzania v Cameroon D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 1
21 Jun 2008 Cameroon v Tanzania W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 1
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
07 Jun 2009 Cameroon v Morocco D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group A
12 Aug 2009 Austria v Cameroon W 0-2 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Gabon v Cameroon W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group A
09 Sep 2009 Cameroon v Gabon W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group A
10 Oct 2009 Cameroon v Togo W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group A
14 Oct 2009 Angola v Cameroon D 0-0 International Friendly
14 Nov 2009 Morocco v Cameroon W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group A
09 Jan 2010 Kenya v Cameroon W 1-3 International Friendly
13 Jan 2010 Cameroon v Gabon L 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
17 Jan 2010 Cameroon v Zambia W 3-2 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
25 Jan 2010 Egypt v Cameroon L 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
25 May 2010 Cameroon v Georgia D 0-0 International Friendly
29 May 2010 Slovakia v Cameroon D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 2010 Serbia v Cameroon L 4-3 International Friendly
14 Jun 2010 Japan v Cameroon L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
19 Jun 2010 Cameroon v Denmark L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
24 Jun 2010 Cameroon v Netherlands L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E


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