Salomon Olembé

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Salomon Olembé
Personal information
Full nameRené Salomon Olembé-Olembé
Date of birth (1980-12-08) 8 December 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position(s) Left midfielder
Youth career
Nantes
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1997–2002 Nantes 103 (7)
2001–2002Marseille (loan) 8 (0)
2002–2007 Marseille 67 (1)
2003–2004Leeds United (loan) 12 (0)
2005–2006Al Rayyan (loan) 14 (3)
2007–2008 Wigan Athletic 8 (0)
2009 Kayserispor 17 (1)
2010 Larissa 0 (0)
Total229(12)
National team
1997–2007 Cameroon 64 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

René Salomon Olembé-Olembé (born 8 December 1980) is a Cameroonian former footballer who played as a left midfielder.

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Club career

Olembé started his career with Nantes, where he contributed 30 appearances as his side won 2000–01 French Division 1. [1] He also played in the victorious 1999 and 2000 Coupe de France finals and the 1999 Trophée des Champions. [2] [3] [4] He then transferred to Marseille in 2002. While at Marseille he spent a season on loan at English Premiership strugglers Leeds United and a season at Qatari club Al Rayyan.

After leaving Marseille permanently in 2007, Olembé spent the summer on trial at Premiership newcomers Derby County, where he scored in a friendly match against Burton Albion. However, he was not offered a contract by Derby and, on 4 September, he was snapped up by Wigan Athletic manager Chris Hutchings on a one-year initial contract. [5] He was signed as a replacement for the recently departed Leighton Baines, but only made 8 appearances for the Lancashire club.

In April 2008, it was revealed that Olembé would transfer to Turkish club Kayserispor. [6]

In January 2010, in the winter break of his second season in the Süper Lig, Olembé transferred to Greek side Larissa, but spent only a few months with the club before joining English Championship team Burnley on trial in March. He played in a reserve game against Manchester City but was substituted at half-time. [7]

International career

Olembé made his debut for Cameroon in 1997, and made a total of 64 appearances for his country. He represented Cameroon at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2004 African Cup of Nations.

International goals

Cameroon score shown first [8]

#DateOpponentResultCompetition
123 April 2000Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia 3–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
229 January 2002Flag of Togo.svg  Togo 3–0 2002 Africa Cup of Nations
37 February 2002Flag of Mali.svg  Mali 3–0 2002 Africa Cup of Nations
47 February 2002Flag of Mali.svg  Mali 3–0 2002 Africa Cup of Nations

Honours

Marseille

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