Lucien Mettomo

Date of birth19 April 1977
Place of birthDouala
NationalityCameroonian
Weight80 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender

A versatile, pacy defender who can also take the midfield 'holding' role, Lucien rose to prominence in a five-year spell with St Etienne, helping the club to win promotion in 1998-99.

Former England boss Kevin Keegan praised his versatility when he signed him for Manchester City for £1.5 million shortly after the start of the 2001-02 campaign. He featured regularly for the First Division champions.

Lucien was a member of the Cameroon team that won the 2000 African Nations' Cup and also featured in three of the qualifying games for Japan and South Korea World Cup.

He joined Southampton in September 2007 with a contract to June 2008.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Tonnerre de Yaounde 01 Jan 1995 01 Jul 1996
Saint-Étienne 01 Jul 1996 04 Oct 2001
Manchester City 04 Oct 2001 29 Aug 2003
1.FC Kaiserslautern 29 Aug 2003 30 Jun 2006
Kayseri Erciyesspor 01 Jan 2006 31 May 2006 L
FC Luzern 01 Jul 2006 30 Jun 2007
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 01 Jul 2007 31 Aug 2007
Norwich City 03 Sep 2007 07 Sep 2007 T
Southampton 26 Sep 2007 30 Jun 2008

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Saint-Étienne French Championnat 17
1
4
2001-02 Manchester City League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Manchester City League Division 1 17
6
1
5
2002-03 Manchester City FA Cup 1
2002-03 Manchester City League Cup 1
2002-03 Manchester City Premier League 3
1
1
2003-04 1.FC Kaiserslautern Bundesliga 11
5
1
4
1
2003-04 1.FC Kaiserslautern UEFA Cup 2
1
2004-05 1.FC Kaiserslautern Bundesliga 16
1
1
1
2005-06 1.FC Kaiserslautern Bundesliga 9
2


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
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
22 Dec 1997 Egypt v Cameroon L 2-0 International Friendly
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
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
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
13 Feb 2000 Nigeria v Cameroon W 2-2 (4-3) Africa Cup of Nations Final
19 Apr 2000 Cameroon v Somalia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
23 Apr 2000 Cameroon v Somalia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
09 Jul 2000 Cameroon v Angola W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
29 Jul 2000 Guingamp v Saint Etienne D 2-2 French Championnat 1
04 Aug 2000 Saint Etienne v Olympique Marseille W 3-0 French Championnat 2
12 Aug 2000 Toulouse v Saint Etienne D 1-1 French Championnat 3
19 Aug 2000 Saint Etienne v Bordeaux W 1-0 French Championnat 4
27 Aug 2000 Auxerre v Saint Etienne L 4-3 French Championnat 5
06 Sep 2000 Saint Etienne v Olympique Lyonnais D 2-2 French Championnat 6
09 Sep 2000 Paris St Germain v Saint Etienne L 5-1 French Championnat 7
14 Oct 2000 Sedan v Saint Etienne L 2-1 French Championnat 11
21 Oct 2000 Saint Etienne v Metz W 2-0 French Championnat 12
29 Oct 2000 Bastia v Saint Etienne D 0-0 French Championnat 13
04 Nov 2000 Saint Etienne v Troyes W 4-1 French Championnat 14
10 Nov 2000 Saint Etienne v AS Monaco W 1-0 French Championnat 15
18 Nov 2000 RC Lens v Saint Etienne D 0-0 French Championnat 16
26 Nov 2000 Saint Etienne v Nantes L 0-2 French Championnat 17
29 Nov 2000 Olympique Marseille v Saint Etienne L 2-1 French Championnat 18
03 Dec 2000 Saint Etienne v Toulouse W 1-0 French Championnat 19
10 Dec 2000 Bordeaux v Saint-Étienne L 2-1 French Championnat 20
10 Oct 2001 Manchester City v Birmingham City W 6-0 League Cup 3rd round
13 Oct 2001 Manchester City v Stockport County D 2-2 League Division 1
16 Oct 2001 Manchester City v Sheffield United D 0-0 League Division 1
21 Oct 2001 Preston North End v Manchester City L 2-1 League Division 1
23 Oct 2001 Manchester City v Grimsby Town W 4-0 League Division 1
28 Oct 2001 Nottingham Forest v Manchester City D 1-1 League Division 1
31 Oct 2001 Barnsley v Manchester City W 0-3 League Division 1
03 Nov 2001 Manchester City v Gillingham W 4-1 League Division 1
14 Nov 2001 Poland v Cameroon D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Nov 2001 Portsmouth v Manchester City L 2-1 League Division 1
24 Nov 2001 Manchester City v Rotherham United W 2-1 League Division 1
28 Nov 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City L 2-0 League Cup 4th round
01 Dec 2001 Grimsby Town v Manchester City W 0-2 League Division 1
04 Dec 2001 Millwall v Manchester City W 2-3 League Division 1
08 Dec 2001 Crystal Palace v Manchester City L 2-1 League Division 1
11 Dec 2001 Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-0 League Division 1
16 Dec 2001 Manchester City v Bradford City W 3-1 League Division 1
26 Dec 2001 Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion D 0-0 League Division 1
29 Dec 2001 Manchester City v Burnley W 5-1 League Division 1
01 Jan 2002 Sheffield United v Manchester City W 1-3 League Division 1
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
03 Mar 2002 Manchester City v Coventry City W 4-2 League Division 1
05 Mar 2002 Birmingham City v Manchester City W 1-2 League Division 1
19 Mar 2002 Stockport County v Manchester City L 2-1 League Division 1
30 Mar 2002 Manchester City v Nottingham Forest W 3-0 League Division 1
06 Apr 2002 Manchester City v Barnsley W 5-1 League Division 1
13 Apr 2002 Gillingham v Manchester City W 1-3 League Division 1
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
01 Oct 2002 Manchester City v Crewe Alexandra W 3-2 League Cup 2nd round
05 Oct 2002 Southampton v Manchester City L 2-0 Premier League
09 Nov 2002 Manchester City v Manchester United W 3-1 Premier League
16 Nov 2002 Manchester City v Charlton Athletic L 0-1 Premier League
23 Nov 2002 Middlesbrough v Manchester City L 3-1 Premier League
05 Jan 2003 Manchester City v Liverpool L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
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
14 Sep 2003 1.FC Kaiserslautern v SC Freiburg D 2-2 Bundesliga 5
21 Sep 2003 Eintracht Frankfurt v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 1-3 Bundesliga 6
24 Sep 2003 1.FC Kaiserslautern v FK Teplice D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
16 Oct 2003 FK Teplice v 1.FC Kaiserslautern D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
19 Oct 2003 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Hamburger SV W 4-0 Bundesliga 9
25 Oct 2003 Bayern Munchen v 1.FC Kaiserslautern L 4-1 Bundesliga 10
02 Nov 2003 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 Bundesliga 11
08 Nov 2003 Hansa Rostock v 1.FC Kaiserslautern L 4-0 Bundesliga 12
19 Nov 2003 Japan v Cameroon D 0-0 KIRIN CUP
06 Dec 2003 VfL Wolfsburg v 1.FC Kaiserslautern L 4-1 Bundesliga 15
13 Dec 2003 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Schalke 04 L 0-2 Bundesliga 16
25 Jan 2004 Algeria v Cameroon D 1-1 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
21 Feb 2004 1.FC Kaiserslautern v VfB Stuttgart W 1-0 Bundesliga 21
13 Mar 2004 Hannover 96 v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 0-1 Bundesliga 24
20 Mar 2004 1.FC Kaiserslautern v VfL Bochum D 2-2 Bundesliga 25
28 Mar 2004 Hamburger SV v 1.FC Kaiserslautern L 3-2 Bundesliga 26
10 Apr 2004 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Kaiserslautern L 6-0 Bundesliga 28
17 Apr 2004 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Hansa Rostock W 3-2 Bundesliga 29
28 Apr 2004 Bulgaria v Cameroon L 3-0 International Friendly
01 May 2004 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Borussia Mönchengladbach D 2-2 Bundesliga 31
22 May 2004 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Borussia Dortmund D 1-1 Bundesliga 34
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
14 Aug 2004 Schalke 04 v 1.FC Kaiserslautern L 2-1 Bundesliga 2
05 Sep 2004 Egypt v Cameroon L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 3
06 Nov 2004 VfL Bochum v 1.FC Kaiserslautern D 1-1 Bundesliga 12
13 Nov 2004 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Borussia Dortmund W 1-0 Bundesliga 13
17 Nov 2004 Germany v Cameroon L 3-0 International Friendly
27 Nov 2004 1.FC Kaiserslautern v SC Freiburg W 3-0 Bundesliga 15
05 Dec 2004 1.FC Kaiserslautern v 1.FSV Mainz 05 W 2-0 Bundesliga 16
22 Jan 2005 1.FC Nürnberg v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 1-3 Bundesliga 18
29 Jan 2005 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Schalke 04 W 2-0 Bundesliga 19
05 Feb 2005 VfB Stuttgart v 1.FC Kaiserslautern D 1-1 Bundesliga 20
09 Feb 2005 Cameroon v Senegal W 1-0 International Friendly
06 Mar 2005 Hertha Berlin v 1.FC Kaiserslautern D 1-1 Bundesliga 24
27 Mar 2005 Cameroon v Sudan W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 3
10 Apr 2005 Arminia Bielefeld v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 0-2 Bundesliga 28
17 Apr 2005 1.FC Kaiserslautern v VfL Bochum L 1-2 Bundesliga 29
23 Apr 2005 Borussia Dortmund v 1.FC Kaiserslautern L 4-2 Bundesliga 30
30 Apr 2005 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Bayern München L 0-4 Bundesliga 31
07 May 2005 SC Freiburg v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 1-2 Bundesliga 32
14 May 2005 1.FSV Mainz 05 v 1.FC Kaiserslautern L 3-2 Bundesliga 33
21 May 2005 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Werder Bremen L 1-2 Bundesliga 33
07 Aug 2005 Schalke 04 v 1.FC Kaiserslautern L 2-1 Bundesliga 1
13 Aug 2005 1.FC Kaiserslautern v MSV Duisburg W 5-3 Bundesliga 2
27 Aug 2005 1.FC Köln v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 2-3 Bundesliga 3
10 Sep 2005 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Werder Bremen L 1-5 Bundesliga 4
17 Sep 2005 DSC Arminia Bielefeld v 1.FC Kaiserslautern D 0-0 Bundesliga 5
21 Sep 2005 1.FC Kaiserslautern v 1.FSV Mainz 05 L 0-2 Bundesliga 6
25 Sep 2005 VfB Stuttgart v 1.FC Kaiserslautern L 1-0 Bundesliga 7
15 Oct 2005 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Borussia Dortmund D 3-3 Bundesliga 9
05 Nov 2005 Hertha Berlin v 1.FC Kaiserslautern L 3-0 Bundesliga 12


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
1997-98 Cameroon CUP Leg 97 2
1997-98 Cameroon International Friendly 1
1998-99 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 3
1999-00 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 1
2
1999-00 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 2
2000-01 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 1
2001-02 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 1
1
2001-02 Cameroon International Friendly 4
1
2002-03 Cameroon FIFA Confederations Cup 5
2002-03 Cameroon Four Nation Tournament, Tunisia 2
2002-03 Cameroon International Friendly 1
2003-04 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 3
2003-04 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 1
2003-04 Cameroon International Friendly 1
1
2003-04 Cameroon Kirin Cup 1
2004-05 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 3
2004-05 Cameroon International Friendly 2


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 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
22 Dec 1997 Egypt v Cameroon L 2-0 International Friendly
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
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
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
13 Feb 2000 Nigeria v Cameroon W 2-2 (4-3) Africa Cup of Nations Final
19 Apr 2000 Cameroon v Somalia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
23 Apr 2000 Cameroon v Somalia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
09 Jul 2000 Cameroon v Angola W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
14 Nov 2001 Poland v Cameroon D 0-0 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
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
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
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
28 Apr 2004 Bulgaria v Cameroon L 3-0 International Friendly
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
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


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