Joseph-Desire Job

Date of birth01 December 1977
Place of birthLyon
NationalityCameroonian
Weight71 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionForward

Having been part of Cameroon's 2000 African Nations Cup success, Joseph-Desire joined Middlesbrough for £3million in July 2000.

Born in France, he had played for his home town club, Lyon, before signing for Lens in 1999.

His speed and control made him the leading striker at Lens as they enjoyed unprecedented success.

Unfortunately, his outstanding form did not transfer to England and he was allowed to return to France on loan to Metz in December 2001.

Following Metz's subsequent relegation from La Championnat, Joseph-Desire returned to the Riverside for the 2002-03 season.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Olympique Lyonnais 01 Jul 1997 01 Jul 1999
RC Lens 01 Jul 1999 07 Aug 2000
Middlesbrough 07 Aug 2000 30 Jun 2006
Metz 28 Dec 2001 04 May 2002 L
Al-Ittihad (Alexandria) 31 Aug 2005 31 May 2006 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 RC Lens UEFA Cup
1
2000-01 Middlesbrough League Cup 1
1
2000-01 Middlesbrough Premier League 8
4
3
2001-02 Metz French Championnat 3
10
2
2001-02 Middlesbrough League Cup
1
2001-02 Middlesbrough Premier League 3
1
1
2002-03 Middlesbrough FA Cup 1
2002-03 Middlesbrough Premier League 22
6
4
1
2003-04 Middlesbrough FA Cup 2
1
2003-04 Middlesbrough League Cup 1
2
1
2003-04 Middlesbrough Premier League 19
5
5
1
2004-05 Middlesbrough FA Cup 1
1
1
2004-05 Middlesbrough League Cup 2
2004-05 Middlesbrough Premier League 10
13
4
2004-05 Middlesbrough UEFA Cup 4
2
2
2005-06 Middlesbrough Premier League
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
20 Apr 2000 RC Lens v Arsenal L 1-2
Agg: 1-3
UEFA Cup Semi-final 2nd leg


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
1997-98 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 2
2
1
1997-98 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 1
2
1997-98 Cameroon International Friendly 4
4
1
1998-99 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 4
2
1
1999-00 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 2
2
1999-00 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 1
2000-01 Cameroon FIFA Confederations Cup
2
2000-01 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 1
1
2000-01 Cameroon International Friendly 3
1
2001-02 Cameroon FIFA World Cup
1
2001-02 Cameroon International Friendly 2
2002-03 Cameroon FIFA Confederations Cup 1
2
2002-03 Cameroon Four Nation Tournament, Tunisia 2
1
2002-03 Cameroon International Friendly 1
2004-05 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 3
1
2004-05 Cameroon International Friendly 2
2007-08 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 3
2
2007-08 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
15 Nov 1997 England v Cameroon L 2-0 International Friendly
22 Dec 1997 Egypt v Cameroon L 2-0 International Friendly
24 Dec 1997 Cameroon v Togo W 3-1 International Friendly
28 Jan 1998 Cameroon v Angola W 1-0 International Friendly
01 Feb 1998 Ivory Coast v Cameroon L 1-0 International Friendly
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
15 Feb 1998 Cameroon v Algeria W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group A
20 Feb 1998 Cameroon v Congo DR L 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
27 May 1998 Netherlands v Cameroon D 0-0 International Friendly
31 May 1998 Luxembourg v Cameroon W 0-2 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 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
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
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
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
04 Oct 2000 France v Cameroon D 1-1 International Friendly
25 Jan 2001 Benin v Cameroon W 1-3 International Friendly
25 Feb 2001 Cameroon v Zambia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group A
06 May 2001 Angola v Cameroon L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group A
25 May 2001 Korea Republic v Cameroon D 0-0 International Friendly
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
17 Apr 2002 Austria v Cameroon D 0-0 International Friendly
17 May 2002 Denmark v Cameroon L 2-1 International Friendly
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
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
22 Aug 2007 Japan v Cameroon L 2-0 International Friendly
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
07 Feb 2008 Ghana v Cameroon W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals semi-final


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