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Personal information
Full name Benjamin Moukandjo Bilé
Date of birth 12 November 1988 (1988-11-12) (age 32)
Place of birth Douala, Cameroon
Height 1.80 m
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1998–2006 Kadji SA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Kadji SA 15 (12)
2007–2009 Rennes B 14 (2)
2008–2009 Rennes 0 (0)
2008–2009 → L'Entente (loan) 11 (0)
2009–2011 Nîmes 46 (8)
2011 Monaco 16 (3)
2011–2014 Nancy 89 (19)
2014–2015 Reims 31 (8)
2015–2017 Lorient 56 (26)
2017–2018 Jiangsu Suning 10 (7)
2018 → Beijing Renhe (loan) 18 (7)
2019–2020 Lens 4 (0)
2020–2021 Valenciennes 2 (0)
2021 AEL 10 (0)
National team
2011–2018 Cameroon 57 (8)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:30, 08 May 2021 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Benjamin Moukandjo Bilé (born 12 November 1988) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who last played as a forward for Greek club AEL.

Club career

Moukandjo began his career in hometown's Kadji Sports Academy, joining the club's youth setup in 1998, aged 10. Nine years later he moved to France, joining Stade Rennais. In September 2008, after making appearances only for the reserve team of Stade Rennais, he was loaned out to L'Entente SSG.

Moukandjo returned to Rennes in June 2009, but rescinded his link and joined Nîmes Olympique on 31 August 2009. He appeared regularly for the side in Ligue 2, and later moved to AS Monaco FC on 31 January 2011.

In May 2011, after Monaco's relegation to Ligue 2, Moukandjo was linked with Liverpool. He joined AS Nancy Lorraine on 12 August 2011 by signing a three-season contract.

On 18 July 2014, Moukandjo moved to Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims on a two-year deal.

On 5 August 2015, Moukandjo joined FC Lorient, also of Ligue 1. On 8 April 2017, he scored two of Lorient's goals and provided an assist for Sylvain Marveaux in their 4–1 league away win over Olympique Lyonnais.

On 13 July 2017, Moukandjo moved to the Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning on a two-year deal. On 28 February 2018, Moukandjo was loaned to Beijing Renhe until 31 December 2018.

In March 2019 he left Jiangsu Suning by mutual consent.

On 11 September 2019, Moukandjo joined Ligue 2 side Lens.

On 23 January 2020, after his release with RC Lens, Moukandjo joined Ligue 2 rivals Valenciennes FC.

On 28 January 2021, Moukandjo signed with Greek club AEL.

International career

On 4 June 2011, Moukandjo made his debut for the Cameroon national football team, starting in a 0–0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification draw against Senegal. He netted his first international goal on 16 June of the following year, the winner against Guinea-Bissau.

Moukandjo was selected in Cameroon's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and started in all three group matches, against Mexico, Croatia and Brazil respectively.

At the 2015 African Cup of Nations, he scored Cameroon's goal in a 1–1 draw with Guinea at the group stage.

Two years later, he was named Man of the Match in the final as Cameroon won the Africa Cup of Nations for the fifth time.

In September 2018 he retired from international duty, having scored 8 goals in 57 appearances.

Career statistics

Club

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rennes B 2007–08 CFA 12 2 12 2
2008–09 2 0 2 0
Total 14 2 0 0 0 0 14 2
L'Entente 2008–09 National 11 0 11 0
Nîmes 2009–10 Ligue 2 31 3 3 0 34 3
2010–11 15 5 5 2 20 7
Total 46 8 8 2 0 0 54 10
Monaco 2010–11 Ligue 1 16 3 2 0 18 3
Nancy 2011–12 Ligue 1 27 5 1 0 28 5
2012–13 35 5 4 4 39 9
2013–14 Ligue 2 27 9 27 9
Total 89 19 5 4 0 0 94 23
Reims 2014–15 Ligue 1 31 8 1 0 32 8
Lorient 2015–16 Ligue 1 31 13 3 0 34 13
2016–17 25 13 25 13
Total 56 26 3 0 0 0 59 26
Jiangsu Suning 2017 Chinese Super League 10 7 1 1 11 8
Beijing Renhe (loan) 2018 Chinese Super League 18 7 1 0 19 7
Career total 291 80 21 7 0 0 312 87

International goals

Score and Result list Cameroon's goal tally first
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1. 16 June 2012 Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon  Guinea-Bissau
1–0
1–0
2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 17 November 2013 Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon  Tunisia
2–0
4–1
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 24 January 2015 Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea  Guinea
1–0
1–1
2015 Africa Cup of Nations
4. 30 March 2015 Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand  Thailand
1–2
3–2
Friendly
5. 3 September 2016 Limbe Stadium, Limbe, Cameroon  Gambia
1–0
2–0
2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
6. 9 October 2016 Stade Mustapha Tchaker, Blida, Algeria  Algeria
1–1
1–1
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. 10 January 2017 Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon  Zimbabwe
1–1
1–1
Friendly
8. 14 January 2017 Stade de l'Amitié, Libreville, Gabon  Burkina Faso
1–1
1–1
2017 Africa Cup of Nations

Honours

International

Cameroon

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