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Geremi
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Personal information
Full name Geremi Sorele Njitap Fotso
Date of birth December 20, 1978 (1978-12-20) (age 31)
Place of birth Bafoussam, Cameroon
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right Back / Right Midfielder
Club information
Current club Newcastle United
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Racing Bafoussam 28 (5)
1997 Cerro Porteño 6 (0)
1997–1999 Gençlerbirliği 57 (9)
1999–2003 Real Madrid 45 (0)
2002–2003 Middlesbrough (loan) 33 (7)
2003–2007 Chelsea 72 (4)
2007- Newcastle United 49 (2)
National team
1996– Cameroon 108 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:44, 4 January 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:01, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Cameroon
Men's Football
Gold 2000 Sydney Team Competition

Geremi Sorele Njitap Fotso (born 20 December 1978 in Bafoussam, Cameroon), more commonly known as Geremi, is a Cameroonian footballer who currently plays for English Championship side Newcastle United.

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Club career

Geremi played in his homeland for Racing Bafoussam and Cerro Porteño in Paraguay before moving to European club football in 1997 at the age of 16.

He spent two seasons in Turkey with Gençlerbirliği, racking up 57 appearances, before a move to Real Madrid materialised for him. In his three years at the Bernabeu, Geremi won two Champions League winners medals with the Spanish giants. At Real Madrid, Geremi was nominated for the Ballon d'Or of 2000 but did not receive a single vote.

Seeking more regular football, he moved to Middlesbrough for the 2002–03 season on a year's loan from Real Madrid where he enjoyed a successful season.

After an impressive FIFA Confederations Cup campaign with Cameroon, Chelsea paid Real Madrid £6.9m for him in July 2003[1 ] and he went on to have an excellent first season at Stamford Bridge. Although towards the end of his career at Cheslea, under Jose Mourinho, he was played less regularly and when he was played he was put in his unpreffered position of right-back.

Geremi signed for Newcastle on July 6, 2007 on a three year deal, making him the fourth signing of the summer by Sam Allardyce.[2 ] He was appointed club captain for the 2007-08 season by then manager Allardyce, but lost the armband after new manager Kevin Keegan awarded the captaincy to Michael Owen on 20 January 2008.[3 ]

He scored two league goals for Newcastle with his first a well-taken free-kick in the 4-1 victory Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on 30 March[4] and the second a header in the 2-2 draw at Upton Park on 26 April against West Ham United.[5] He scored his third Newcastle goal in a Carling Cup tie against Huddersfield Town on 26 August 2009.[6]

On January 4, 2010, Turkish side MKE Ankaragücü unveiled him to fans and the press as their player, but Newcastle have insisted that "Geremi remains a Newcastle United player." [7]

International career

On the International front, Geremi won Olympic Gold with Cameroon in Sydney in 2000 and also two Africa Cup of Nations titles in 2000 and 2002 as they demonstrated their superiority not only in Africa but at world level too. He also played in all three of Cameroon's World Cup Final games in 2002 and scored a free-kick in a 2–2 friendly draw with England shortly before the tournament. He then won a runners-up medal in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana and was named in the team of the tournament.

Geremi earned his 100th cap for Cameroon on 11 February 2009, scoring a goal as part of a 3–1 friendly win against Guinea in Paris.

Honours

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Club

Real Madrid
Chelsea

Country

Career statistics

Club[8][9]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cameroon League Cameroon Cup League Cup Africa Total
1995 Racing FC Bafoussam MTN Elite one
1996
Paraguay League Cup League Cup South America Total
1997 Cerro Porteño Primera División 6 0
Turkey League Türkiye Kupası League Cup Europe Total
1997-98 Gençlerbirliği Super League 28 4
1998-99 29 5
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Europe Total
1999-00 Real Madrid Primera División 20 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 25 0
2000-01 16 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 24 0
2001-02 9 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 14 1
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2002–03 Middlesbrough Premier League 33 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 34 7
2003–04 Chelsea 25 1 1 0 3 0 10 0 39 1
2004–05 13 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 19 0
2005–06 15 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 21 2
2006–07 19 1 3 0 3 0 2 0 27 1
2007–08 Newcastle United 27 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 28 2
2008–09 15 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 17 0
2009–10 Championship 7 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 9 1
Turkey League Türkiye Kupası League Cup Europe Total
2009–10 Ankaragücü Süper Lig 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Cameroon 28 5 28 5
Total Paraguay 6 0 6 0
Total Turkey 57 9 57 9
Total Spain 45 0 2 0 0 0 16 1 63 1
Total England 154 13 10 0 13 1 17 0 194 14
Career Total 290 27 12 0 13 1 33 1 348 29

Stats accurate as of 00:44, 4 January 2010.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Scott Parker
Newcastle United Captain
2007-2008
Succeeded by
Michael Owen

Simple English

Geremi Njitap
File:Geremi
Personal information
Full name Geremi Sorele Njitap Fotso
Date of birth 20 December 1978 (1978-12-20) (age 32)
Place of birth    Bafoussam, Cameroon
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Ankaragücü
Number 75
Senior clubs
Years Club
1995-1996
1997
1997-1999
1999-2003
2002-2003
2003-2007
2007-2009
2010-
Racing Bafoussam
Cerro Porteño
Gençlerbirliği
Real Madrid
Middlesbrough (loan)
Chelsea
Newcastle United
Ankaragücü
National team
1996- Cameroon

Geremi Njitap (born 20 December 1978) is a Cameroonian football player. He plays for Ankaragücü and Cameroon national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
ParaguayLeague Cup League Cup South AmericaTotal
1997Cerro PorteñoPrimera División6060
TurkeyLeague Fortis Turkey Cup League Cup EuropeTotal
1997/98GençlerbirliğiFirst League284284
1998/99295295
SpainLeague Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga EuropeTotal
1999/00Real MadridLa Liga200200030250
2000/01160000080240
2001/0290000051141
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2002/03MiddlesbroughPremier League3371000-347
2003/04ChelseaPremier League2511030100391
2004/05130201030190
2005/06152301020212
2006/07191303020271
2007/08Newcastle UnitedPremier League2720010-282
2008/091500020-170
2009/10League Championship700021-91
TurkeyLeague Fortis Turkey Cup League Cup EuropeTotal
2009/10AnkaragücüSüper Lig
CountryParaguay 6060
Turkey 579579
Spain 4502000161631
England 154131001311701414
Total 2622212013133132024

International career statistics

[2]

Cameroon national team
YearAppsGoals
199630
199790
199840
199940
200090
200180
2002141
200391
2004100
200563
200672
200751
2008112
200992
2010
Total10812

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