Pierre Njanka

Date of birth15 March 1975
Place of birthDouala
NationalityCameroonian
Weight83 kg
Height1.81 m
PositionDefender

Njanka is a left-sided defender who broke into the Cameroon squad shortly before the 1998 World Cup finals. He produced one of the few highlights for the Indomitable Lions in France when, following a 50 yard run, he scored a spectacular goal against Austria. He went on to gain an African Nations Cup winners medal in 2000 and appeared in nine of his country's qualifying games for Japan and South Korea. At club level he spent a season in Switzerland with Neuchatel Xamax before joining Strasbourg where he was a member of the team that defeated Sedan to win the French Cup in 2001. His hopes of joining Portsmouth in a September 2001 loan deal were cut short when suffered a knee injury.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Neuchatel Xamax 01 Jul 1998 01 Jul 1999
Strasbourg 01 Jul 1999
Sedan 10 Jan 2003

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 World XI State 75th Anniversary 1
1999-00 World XI International Friendly 1
2000-01 Strasbourg French Championnat 20
4
1
2000-01 World XI Childrens Charity 1
2002-03 Sedan French Championnat 8
2
2002-03 Strasbourg French Championnat 9
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
25 Apr 2000 Bosnia-Herzegovina v World XI W 0-1 International Friendly
16 Aug 2000 France v World XI L 5-1 Childrens Charity


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 FIFA World Cup 3
1
1
1997-98 Cameroon International Friendly 1
1998-99 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 5
1
1999-00 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 6
1
1999-00 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 3
1
2000-01 Cameroon FIFA Confederations Cup 3
1
2000-01 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 5
1
2000-01 Cameroon International Friendly 1
2001-02 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 1
1
2001-02 Cameroon International Friendly
1
2002-03 Cameroon FIFA Confederations Cup 2
2002-03 Cameroon International Friendly 1
2003-04 Cameroon Kirin Cup 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
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
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
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
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
04 Oct 2000 France v Cameroon D 1-1 International Friendly
28 Jan 2001 Togo v Cameroon W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group A
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
14 Jul 2001 Zambia v Cameroon D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group A
17 May 2002 Denmark v Cameroon L 2-1 International Friendly
06 Jun 2002 Cameroon v Saudi Arabia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
11 Feb 2003 Cameroon v Ivory Coast L 0-3 International Friendly
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
19 Nov 2003 Japan v Cameroon D 0-0 KIRIN CUP


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