Jean-Alain Boumsong

  • Date of birth : 14/12/1979
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : France France
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Jean-Alain Boumsong

Jean-Alain Boumsong

A tall, imposing central defender who earned high praise as a youngster with AJ Auxerre, Jean-Alain Boumsong experienced fluctuating fortunes outside of France before returning home in January 2008 to play for Olympique Lyonnais. He was a member of France's squad at three successive major tournaments from 2004 to 2008.

• Born in Cameroon, he moved to France aged 14; joined renowned training academy at Le Havre AC, making debut in the French top flight at 18.

• Recruited by Auxerre in 2000, he became a stalwart of Guy Roux's side alongside another highly-rated young centre-back, Philippe Mexès; scored late winner in final of 2003 Coupe de France and won first cap for France a few weeks later at FIFA Confederations Cup.

• Scored on only UEFA EURO 2004 qualifying appearance (3-0 at home to Israel) but had only a minute on field at the finals (against Switzerland); no action at all at 2006 FIFA World Cup despite six qualifying starts and made just one substitute appearance at UEFA EURO 2008.

• Left Auxerre for Rangers FC in 2004; moved to Newcastle United FC after a few months but never comfortable in British football and joined Juventus, just relegated to Serie B, in 2006.

• Returned to France with Lyon midway through 2007/08 season, winning Ligue 1/Coupe de France double; scored against Auxerre (3-0) on only league start in first three months of 2009/10 campaign.

Did you know?
Boumsong has won the Coupe de France twice – with Auxerre in 2003 and Lyon in 2008. On each occasion the defeated opponents in the final were Paris Saint-Germain FC.

Last updated: 03/03/10 19.25CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 19/08/2013 03:14 CET
23.01.2013Greek CupFourth roundPlataniasPlatanias1-0PanathinaikosPanathinaikos9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Jean-Alain Boumsong
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 14/12/1979 (33)
  • Country: France

  • Height: 190cm
  • Weight: 83kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Second round)
    01/07/00: Stabæk 0-2 Auxerre
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    31/03/99: France 3-1 Armenia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
France41
France U-2180
Total121

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Rangers20
Lyon150
Panathinaikos101
Auxerre80
Total351
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Auxerre90
Panathinaikos31
Rangers60
Total181
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Auxerre81
Newcastle40
Total121
Last updated: 01/02/2013 02:06 CET
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