Thomas Som

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Thomas Som
Personal information
Full nameThomas Fabrice Som
Date of birth (1988-08-05) 5 August 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Edéa, Cameroon
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Dro Alto Garda Calcio
Youth career
Crociati Il Cervo Collecchio
2005–2008 Parma
Senior career*
2008–2009 Parma 0 (0)
2008–2009Carpenedolo (loan) 28 (1)
2009–2011 Pro Patria 25 (1)
2010Pergocrema (loan) 2 (0)
2011–2012 Como 28 (1)
2012–2013 Grosseto 24 (0)
2013–2016 Benevento 55 (0)
2016 Casertana 5 (0)
2017 Taranto 10 (0)
2017 Lentigione Calcio 9 (0)
2018– Dro Alto Garda Calcio 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Fabrice Som (born 5 August 1988) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a defender for Dro Alto Garda Calcio.

Football in Cameroon

The most popular sport in Cameroon is football. The national team is traditionally one of the strongest teams on the African continent. They have participated in the World Cup 5 times, and in 1990 they reached the quarter-finals. It took extra time before England won the game 3–2. They have also won the African Cup of Nations 4 times as well as winning Olympic gold in Sydney in 2000. Among the most famous players are Roger Milla, Thomas N'Kono and Samuel Eto'o.

In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals.



Som started his career at Italy for Crociati Noceto, located at Noceto, the Province of Parma. [1] In January 2005, he signed a youth contract with Parma, where he started to play as a forward. [2] He was awarded no.27 shirt of the first team in 2007–08 season. [3] In July 2008, he left Parma's Primavera under-20 team and joined Lega Pro Seconda Divisione side Carpenedolo along with Fabio Virgili, [4] where he made 28 league appearances. In July 2009, he joined Pro Patria in a co-ownership deal for a peppercorn of €500. [5] [6] But after a few appearances at Prima Divisione, he joined fellow third division club and league struggler Pergocrema on loan. [7]

Crociati Noceto S.S.D. was an Italian association football club located in Noceto, Emilia-Romagna.

Noceto Comune in Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Noceto is a comune (municipality) in the province of Parma in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northwest of Bologna and about 12 kilometres (7 mi) west of Parma.

Province of Parma Province of Italy

The Province of Parma is a province in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Its largest town and capital is the city of Parma.

In September 2011 Som was signed by Como as free agent. [8] In June 2012 he joined Serie B club Grosseto.

Serie B, currently named Serie BKT for sponsorship reasons, is the second-highest division in the Italian football league system after the Serie A. It has been operating for over eighty years since the 1929–30 season. It had been organized by Lega Calcio until 2010, when the Lega Serie B was created for the 2010–11 season. Common nicknames for the league are campionato cadetto and cadetteria, as cadetto is the Italian for junior or cadet.

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  2. "PRIMAVERA". Parma FC (in Italian). Archived from the original on 2007-01-25. Retrieved 2010-03-13.
  3. COMUNICATO STAMPA N. 54 DEL 26 gennaio 2008
  4. "QUATTRO NUOVI ACQUISTI PER L´AC CARPENEDOLO". AC Carpenedolo (in Italian). 2008-07-14. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2010-03-13.
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  6. "UFFICIALE: Som e Calà alla Pro Patria". Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2010-03-12.
  7. "Ultimi colpi del Pergo al calcio mercato". US Pergocrema 1932 (in Italian). 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2010-03-13.
  8. "Due nuovi colpi di mercato" (in Italian). Calcio Como. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2012.