Benjamin Moukandjo facts for kids
Moukandjo at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
|Full name||Benjamin Moukandjo Bilé|
|Date of birth||12 November 1988|
|Place of birth||Douala, Cameroon|
|2008–2009||→ L'Entente (loan)||11||(0)|
|2018||→ Beijing Renhe (loan)||18||(7)|
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Moukandjo returned to Rennes in June 2009, but rescinded his link and joined Nîmes Olympique on 31 August 2009.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.
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.
At the 2015 African Cup of Nations, he scored Cameroon's goal in a 1–1 draw with Guinea at the group stage.
In September 2018 he retired from international duty, having scored 8 goals in 57 appearances.
|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|
- Score and Result list Cameroon's goal tally first
|1.||16 June 2012||Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon||Guinea-Bissau||
||2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|2.||17 November 2013||Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon||Tunisia||
||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3.||24 January 2015||Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea||Guinea||
||2015 Africa Cup of Nations|
|4.||30 March 2015||Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand||Thailand||
|5.||3 September 2016||Limbe Stadium, Limbe, Cameroon||Gambia||
||2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|6.||9 October 2016||Stade Mustapha Tchaker, Blida, Algeria||Algeria||
||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|7.||10 January 2017||Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon||Zimbabwe||
|8.||14 January 2017||Stade de l'Amitié, Libreville, Gabon||Burkina Faso||
||2017 Africa Cup of Nations|
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