Aurélien Chedjou

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Aurélien Chedjou
Chedjou 2014-15.JPG
Personal information
Full name Aurélien Bayard Chedjou Fongang
Date of birth (1985-06-20) 20 June 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Douala, Cameroon
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Bursaspor (on loan from İstanbul Başakşehir)
Number 21
Youth career
1998–2002 Kadji Sports Academy
2002–2003 Villarreal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Pau FC 2 (0)
2004–2006 Auxerre 4 (0)
2006–2007 Rouen 10 (1)
2007–2013 Lille 154 (10)
2013–2017 Galatasaray 81 (8)
2017– İstanbul Başakşehir 13 (0)
2018–Bursaspor (loan) 26 (0)
National team
2009– Cameroon 47 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 2016

Aurélien Bayard Chedjou Fongang (French pronunciation: ​[ɔʁeljɑ̃ ʃɛdʒu]; born 20 June 1985) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Turkish club Bursaspor on loan from İstanbul Başakşehir[1] and the Cameroon national team.

Club career[edit]

Chedjou signed for Lille at the start of the 2007–08 season, and over five years made over 150 league appearances for the club, helping them to a third Ligue 1 title and Coupe de France success in 2011, he scored his first UEFA Europa League goal on 21 October 2010 against Levski Sofia after a Stéphane Dumont assist to help his team to a 1–0 win.

Chedjou's performances with Lille have led to him being scouted by several prominent European clubs, with both Newcastle United[2] and Valencia[3] declaring their interest in the player.

On 25 May 2013, Chedjou passed his medical and signed for four years with Galatasaray.

In 2013–14, Chedjou played every minute of Galatasaray's UEFA Champions League campaign, scoring in the round of 16 home leg against Chelsea.[4]

Chedjou made 119 appearances during a four-year stint with Galatasaray that saw him win the league title in 2015 and three straight Turkish FA Cup titles in 2014, 2015 and 2016 as well as three Turkish Super Cups in 2013, 2015 and 2016.

In the summer of 2017 Chedjou joined Istanbul Basaksehir on a free transfer.[5] However, he broke his ankle in the pre-season preparatory camp and had to wait for his debut.[6]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 22 October 2016.
Club Season League Cup1 League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lille 2007–08 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2008–09 26 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 30 0
2009–10 31 2 0 0 0 0 11 1 42 3
2010–11 34 1 6 1 1 0 8 2 49 4
2011–12 27 4 4 0 1 0 4 0 36 4
2012–13 34 3 3 0 2 0 7 1 46 4
Total 154 10 16 1 5 0 30 4 205 15
Galatasaray 2013–14 21 3 4 0 0 0 8 1 33 4
2014–15 26 4 3 0 1 0 5 0 35 4
2015–16 18 1 4 2 1 0 6 0 29 3
2016–17 15 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 20 1
Total 80 8 15 3 2 0 19 1 117 12
Career total 226 18 28 4 7 0 49 5 312 27

12011 Trophée des Champions notice: Including 1 competitive competitions.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 8 September 2013 Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé  Libya
1-0
1-0
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Lille
Galatasaray

References[edit]

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