Aurelle Awona

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Aurelle Awona
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Personal information
Full name Marie Aurelle Awona
Date of birth (1993-02-02) 2 February 1993 (age 31)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Defender
Team information
Current team
MyNavi Sendai
Youth career
2007–2009 FC Domont
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2007–2008 FC Domont 14 (2)
2009–2011 Le Mans 26 (2)
2009–2010 Le Mans B 11 (2)
2011–2018 ASJ Soyaux 109 (1)
2018–2020 Dijon 23 (0)
2020 Madrid CFF 3 (0)
2020–2021 Reims 12 (0)
2021–2022 Napoli 13 (0)
2022 Braga 16 (1)
2023– MyNavi Sendai
International career
2009 France U16 2 (1)
2011–2012 France U19 3 (0)
2015– Cameroon 11 [1] (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of July 2023
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 16:49, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Marie Aurelle Awona (born 2 February 1993) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a defender for WE League club MyNavi Sendai. She previously played for Stade de Reims in the French Division 1 Féminine and plays at international level for the Cameroon women's national team.

Awona with Napoli Femminile in 2022 Aurelle Awona - Napoli Femminile 2021-22.jpg
Awona with Napoli Femminile in 2022

Born in Yaoundé, Cameroon in 1993, Awona arrived in France at the age of six. She could have chosen to play for France internationally, and was a part of the France U19 team, but instead chose to represent Cameroon at senior level. [2]

On 28 May 2015, Awona was selected in Cameroon's 23-player squad for 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. [3] After not playing the first two matches she made her FIFA Women's World Cup debut on 16 June 2015 in a 2–1 win against Switzerland in the last group stage match. She also started the next match in the Round of 16 against China. [4]

At the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, she played in 3 out of 4 games.

In 2022, Braga finished third in the league and second in the cup.

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References

  1. "Profile". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  2. "Pour Awona, le meilleur est à venir" [For Awona, the best is yet to come] (in French). 20 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  3. "2015 FIFA Women's World Cup: Cameroon publishes a 23-man squad". Cameroon Radio Television. 28 May 2015. Archived from the original on 21 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  4. "Mondial Canada 2015: Voici le onze entrant des Lionnes Indomptables du Cameroun contre la Chine" [World Canada 2015: Here are the eleven entering Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon against China] (in French). 20 June 2015. Archived from the original on 21 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.