Salomon Olembe

Date of birth08 December 1980
Place of birthYaounde
NationalityCameroonian
Weight65 kg
Height1.70 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

An exciting midfield player developed through the ranks at Nantes, Saloman has gained two French Cup winners' medals and was also a regular in the team that won the League title in 2000-01.

Fellow Indomitable Lion Eric Djemba-Djemba was a team mate at La Beaujoire until Saloman was loaned to Marseille in January 2002.

He won his first cap for Cameroon as a 17 year-old against Cuba in October 1997 and featured in the 1998 World Cup finals and the team that won the 2000 African Nations' Cup.

Often employed as an attacking left wing-back, he can also play in a central midfield role where his pace and superb touch come to the fore.

Salomon joined Wigan Athletic in September 2007 with a contract to June 2008.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Nantes 01 Jul 1997 01 Jul 2002
Olympique Marseille 03 Jan 2002 31 May 2002 L
Olympique Marseille 01 Jul 2002 30 Jun 2007
Leeds United 31 Aug 2003 16 May 2004 L
Al Rayyan Sports Club 01 Aug 2005 31 Dec 2005 L
Wigan Athletic 04 Sep 2007 30 Jun 2008

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Nantes UEFA Cup 1
1
2000-01 Nantes French Championnat 24
6
4
4
2000-01 Nantes UEFA Cup 5
2
1
2001-02 Nantes French Championnat 7
6
2
1
2001-02 Nantes UEFA Champions League 4
2
1
2001-02 Olympique Marseille French Championnat 8
1
2002-03 Olympique Marseille French Championnat 17
9
1
2
2003-04 Leeds United League Cup 2
1
2003-04 Leeds United Premier League 8
4
3
2003-04 Olympique Marseille French Championnat 1
2003-04 Olympique Marseille UEFA Champions League
1
2004-05 Olympique Marseille French Championnat 17
7
3
2005-06 Olympique Marseille French Championnat
1
2007-08 Wigan Athletic FA Cup 1
2007-08 Wigan Athletic Premier League 2
6


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
25 Nov 1999 Arsenal v Nantes L 3-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
09 Dec 1999 Nantes v Arsenal D 3-3
Agg: 3-6
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
29 Jul 2000 Nantes v RC Lens L 0-2 French Championnat 1
04 Aug 2000 AS Monaco v Nantes W 2-5 French Championnat 2
12 Aug 2000 Guingamp v Nantes W 0-1 French Championnat 3
19 Aug 2000 Nantes v Olympique Marseille W 3-2 French Championnat 4
26 Aug 2000 Toulouse v Nantes D 1-1 French Championnat 5
06 Sep 2000 Nantes v Bordeaux L 0-5 French Championnat 6
09 Sep 2000 Auxerre v Nantes D 2-2 French Championnat 7
14 Sep 2000 Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih v Nantes W 0-1 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
17 Sep 2000 Nantes v Olympique Lyonnais L 0-1 French Championnat 8
23 Sep 2000 Paris St Germain v Nantes L 2-1 French Championnat 9
28 Sep 2000 Nantes v Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih W 5-0
Agg: 6-0
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
01 Oct 2000 Nantes v Lille D 0-0 French Championnat 10
14 Oct 2000 Strasbourg v Nantes W 0-5 French Championnat 11
21 Oct 2000 Nantes v Rennes W 1-0 French Championnat 12
26 Oct 2000 Nantes v MTK Budapest W 2-1 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
29 Oct 2000 Sedan v Nantes L 2-0 French Championnat 13
04 Nov 2000 Nantes v Metz W 2-0 French Championnat 14
09 Nov 2000 MTK Budapest v Nantes W 0-1
Agg: 1-3
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
18 Nov 2000 Nantes v Troyes W 4-0 French Championnat 16
23 Nov 2000 Nantes v Lausanne W 4-3 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
26 Nov 2000 Saint Etienne v Nantes W 0-2 French Championnat 17
29 Nov 2000 Nantes v AS Monaco W 3-1 French Championnat 18
03 Dec 2000 Nantes v Guingamp W 2-1 French Championnat 19
07 Dec 2000 Lausanne v Nantes W 1-3
Agg: 4-7
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
10 Dec 2000 Olympique Marseille v Nantes L 2-0 French Championnat 20
17 Dec 2000 Nantes v Toulouse W 3-2 French Championnat 21
21 Dec 2000 Bordeaux v Nantes W 0-2 French Championnat 22
13 Jan 2001 Nantes v Auxerre D 1-1 French Championnat 23
03 Feb 2001 Nantes v Paris St Germain W 1-0 French Championnat 25
07 Feb 2001 Lille v Nantes D 1-1 French Championnat 26
15 Feb 2001 FC Porto v Nantes L 3-1 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
18 Feb 2001 Nantes v Strasbourg W 1-0 French Championnat 27
17 Mar 2001 Nantes v Sedan W 4-1 French Championnat 29
07 Apr 2001 Metz v Nantes W 1-2 French Championnat 30
14 Apr 2001 Nantes v Bastia D 0-0 French Championnat 31
29 Apr 2001 Troyes v Nantes W 0-1 French Championnat 32
12 May 2001 Nantes v Saint Etienne W 1-0 French Championnat 33
11 Aug 2001 Troyes v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 3
25 Aug 2001 Guingamp v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 5
08 Sep 2001 Nantes v Sedan D 0-0 French Championnat 6
11 Sep 2001 Nantes v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
15 Sep 2001 Olympique Lyonnais v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 7
22 Sep 2001 Olympique Marseille v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 8
26 Sep 2001 Nantes v Galatasaray D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
29 Sep 2001 Nantes v Metz D 0-0 French Championnat 9
13 Oct 2001 Lille v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 10
24 Oct 2001 PSV Eindhoven v Nantes D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
27 Oct 2001 FC Sochaux Montbeliard v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 12
30 Oct 2001 Nantes v Lazio D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
03 Nov 2001 Nantes v AS Monaco D 0-0 French Championnat 13
20 Nov 2001 Boavista v Nantes L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
25 Nov 2001 Nantes v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 15
28 Nov 2001 Lorient v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 16
05 Dec 2001 Nantes v Bayern München L 0-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
08 Dec 2001 Nantes v Montpellier D 0-0 French Championnat 17
18 Dec 2001 RC Lens v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 18


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 1
1
1997-98 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 2
1
1997-98 Cameroon International Friendly 3
2
1998-99 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 5
1
1999-00 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 5
1
1999-00 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 2
1
1
2000-01 Cameroon FIFA Confederations Cup 3
2000-01 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 4
2000-01 Cameroon International Friendly 2
1
2001-02 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 5
1
3
2001-02 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 2
2
1
2001-02 Cameroon International Friendly 5
2002-03 Cameroon Four Nation Tournament, Tunisia 2
2002-03 Cameroon International Friendly
1
2003-04 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations
1
2004-05 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 3
2004-05 Cameroon International Friendly 1
2005-06 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 1
2
2005-06 Cameroon FIFA World Cup 2
2005-06 Cameroon International Friendly 1
1
2006-07 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations 1
2006-07 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
17 May 2002 Denmark v Cameroon L 2-1 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
03 Feb 2004 Cameroon v Egypt D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group C
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
07 Oct 2005 Cameroon v Egypt D 1-1 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
16 Aug 2006 Cameroon v Guinea D 1-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Cameroon v Liberia W 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 5


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