Jacques Songo'o

Date of birth17 March 1964
Place of birthSakbayenne
NationalityCameroonian
Weight80 kg
Height1.82 m
PositionGoalkeeper

A veteran of the last three World Cup finals, Jacques was recalled to the Cameroon squad at the age of 35 after a two-year absence for the 2002 qualifying campaign. Although time may be having its effect, he makes best use of his vast experience to remain a very competent keeper. Having started his career with Canone Yaounde in Cameroon and making his international debut as a 19 year-old, Jacques headed to France in 1989 to join Toulon. He later spent a year at Le Mans before signing for Metz at the start of the 1993/94 season. Having enhanced his reputation, he moved to Spain three years later to enjoy tremendous success with Deportivo La Coruna. In conceding less than a goal a game in his first season at Riazor, Jacques was named the best keeper in the Primera Liga as they finished third. Jacques continued to be a key figure as Deportivo progressed to their first championship success in 2000. He gradually fell behind Jose Molina, and decided to return to Metz in July 2001.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Deportivo La Coruña 01 Jul 1996 01 Jul 2001
Metz 01 Jul 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1998-99 World XI State 75th Anniversary 1 1
1999-00 Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Cup 1 5
2000-01 Deportivo La Coruña Primera Liga 6
3
11
2000-01 Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League 1 1
2001-02 Metz French Championnat 26 5 32
2
2003-04 Deportivo La Coruña Primera Liga
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
09 Sep 1998 Turkey League XI v World XI D 4-4 STATE 75TH ANNIVERSARY


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 Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1983-84 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 2 1 1
1987-88 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 2 2
1987-88 Cameroon African Games 4 1 7
1987-88 Cameroon Olympics 1
1988-89 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 3 2 1
1988-89 Cameroon UDEAC Cup 1 1
1991-92 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 1 2
1993-94 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 1 6
1
1993-94 Cameroon International Friendly 1 1
1996-97 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 3 1 2
1996-97 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 5 3 2
1997-98 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 4 2 3
1997-98 Cameroon CUP Leg 97 2 4
1997-98 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 4 6
1997-98 Cameroon International Friendly 2 1
2000-01 Cameroon FIFA Confederations Cup 1 1
2001-02 Cameroon International Friendly 2
1
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 Aug 1983 Cameroon v Sudan W 5-0 Africa Cup of Nations 2nd round
26 Aug 1983 Sudan v Cameroon L 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations 2nd round
05 Jul 1987 Cameroon v Sudan W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations 2nd round
01 Aug 1987 Cameroon v Madagascar W 3-0 All African Games Group A
03 Aug 1987 Kenya v Cameroon D 3-3 All African Games Group A
05 Aug 1987 Tunisia v Cameroon W 1-3 All African Games Group A
11 Aug 1987 Malawi v Cameroon L 3-1 All African Games 3rd place
04 Oct 1987 Ghana v Cameroon D 0-0 Olympics Africa 2nd round
14 Mar 1988 Cameroon v Egypt W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group A
08 Dec 1988 Cameroon v Gabon L 0-1 UDEAC Final
08 Jan 1989 Cameroon v Angola D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round C
10 Jun 1989 Nigeria v Cameroon L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round C
25 Jun 1989 Angola v Cameroon W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round C
25 Jan 1992 Nigeria v Cameroon L 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations 3rd place
09 May 1994 Greece v Cameroon W 0-3 International Friendly
28 Jun 1994 Russia v Cameroon L 6-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
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
12 Jan 1997 Cameroon v Angola D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 4
26 Jan 1997 Cameroon v Namibia W 4-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 5
06 Apr 1997 Cameroon v Zimbabwe W 1-0 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
07 Aug 1997 Nigeria v Cameroon L 1-0 LG Cup Semi-final
09 Aug 1997 Cameroon v Zambia W 3-3 (4-3) CUP Leg 97 3rd place
17 Aug 1997 Zimbabwe v Cameroon W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 4
07 Feb 1998 Burkina Faso v Cameroon W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group A
11 Feb 1998 Cameroon v Guinea D 2-2 Africa Cup of Nations Group A
27 May 1998 Netherlands v Cameroon D 0-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 1998 Denmark v Cameroon W 1-2 International Friendly
11 Jun 1998 Austria v Cameroon D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
17 Jun 1998 Italy v Cameroon L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
23 Jun 1998 Chile v Cameroon D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
04 Jun 2001 Cameroon v Canada W 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
11 Jan 2002 Tunisia v Cameroon W 0-1 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Austria v Cameroon D 0-0 International Friendly
26 May 2002 England v Cameroon D 2-2 International Friendly


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