Tokmac Nguen

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Tokmac Nguen
Personal information
Full name Tokmac Chol Nguen [1]
Date of birth (1993-10-20) 20 October 1993 (age 29) [1]
Place of birth Kakuma, Kenya [1]
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) [1]
Position(s) Winger
Team information
Current team
Number 10
Youth career
Strømsgodset [1]
Senior career*
2011–2019 Strømsgodset 78 (16)
2014Bærum (loan) 11 (2)
2015Mjøndalen (loan) 6 (2)
2019– Ferencváros 111 (33)
International career
2011 Norway U18 1 (0)
2012 Norway U19 1 (0)
2021– Norway 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 6 November 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 22:39, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

Tokmac Chol Nguen (born 20 October 1993) is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Hungarian club Ferencváros. [2] Born in Kenya to South Sudanese refugees, Nguen represents the Norway national team.


Club career

In Norway

Nguen made his debut for Strømsgodset on 28 August 2011 against Fredrikstad. [1] [3] The game ended 1–1.

He was injured most of the 2012 season, and only played four minutes in one match as a sub. [1] In 2013, when his team became champions, he was subbed on in two matches, with a combined 17 minutes of play. [1] In 2014 he was used as a sub in three matches, playing 76 minutes in total, as well as a cup game. [3]

On 6 August 2014, he was loaned out to 1. Divisjon club Bærum for the remainder of the 2014 season. [4]

On 10 August 2015, he was loaned out to Tippeligaen club Mjøndalen for the rest of the 2015 season. [5]


In June 2020, Nguen was given a written warning by the Hungarian Football Federation for celebrating his goal for Ferencvárosi TC against Puskás Akadémia FC by displaying a message on his undershirt condemning the murder of George Floyd. [6] [7] Ferencváros ultras are notoriously oriented towards the political right, [8] so they did not necessarily approve of this political message.

On 16 June 2020, he became champion with Ferencváros by beating Budapest Honvéd FC at the Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion on the 30th match day of the 2019–20 Nemzeti Bajnokság I season. [9]

On 29 September 2020, he was member of the Ferencváros team which qualified for the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League group stage after beating Molde FK on 3–3 aggregate (away goals) at the Groupama Aréna. [10]

In the first round of the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League he scored twice against 2019 Allsvenskan-winner Djurgårdens IF Fotboll at Groupama Aréna on 19 August 2020. He scored his first group stage goal against FC Dynamo Kiev, a 59th minute goal to bring the match to 2-1. Ferencváros would eventually equalize in the 90th minute.

On 20 April 2021, Ferencváros won the 2020–21 Nemzeti Bajnokság I season by beating archrival Újpest FC 3–0 at the Groupama Aréna. The goals were scored by Myrto Uzuni (3rd and 77th minute) and Nguen (30th minute). [11]

In Hungary, he is nicknamed "tökmag", Hungarian for pumpkin seed, for his short stature.

On 5 May 2023, he won the 2022–23 Nemzeti Bajnokság I with Ferencváros, after Kecskemét lost 1–0 to Honvéd at the Bozsik Aréna on the 30th matchday. [12] [13]

International career

Nguen was born in a refugee camp in Kenya to South Sudanese Dinka father and an Ethiopian Oromo mother, and moved to Norway at the age of 5. Nguen has made appearances for the Norway U18, and U19 squads. [14] [15] He was called up by the South Sudan national team in September 2019, but did not want to join the team, since he wanted to play for Norway. [16] He was called up by the Norway national team in March 2021. [17] He made his debut for Norway on 24 March 2021 in a World Cup qualifier against Gibraltar. [18]

Career statistics


As of match played 3 November 2022 [19]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueNational CupEuropeTotal
Strømsgodset 2011 Tippeligaen 100010
2012 100010
2013 200020
2014 301040
2015 101020
2016 14343186
2017 Eliteserien 28620306
2018 28750337
Bærum (loan) 2014 1. divisjon 11200112
Mjøndalen (loan) 2015 Tippeligaen620062
Ferencváros 2018–19 Nemzeti Bajnokság I 12420144
2019–20 308101444512
2020–21 3211201144415
2021–22 289311224312
2022–23 15100142293
Career total20653214511227869




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