Benoît Assou-Ekotto

  • Date of birth : 24/03/1984
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : France France
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Benoît Assou-Ekotto

Benoît Assou-Ekotto

Clubs: RC Lens, Tottenham Hotspur FC

• Born in the northern French town of Arras, Assou-Ekotto joined local club Lens as a schoolboy and went on to make his first-team debut late in 2003/04, becoming the team's first-choice left-back the following season.

• Competed for Lens in the 2005/06 UEFA Cup and helped Les Sang et Orto to a fourth-place finish in Ligue 1; his growing reputation led to a move to Tottenham and a new career in the English Premier League.

• Initially struggled to adapt to the demands of the English game and made just two appearances in an injury-disrupted 2007/08 campaign, but came good under Harry Redknapp and replaced Gareth Bale at left-back; scored his first Spurs goal on the opening day of 2009/10 in a 2-1 home win against Liverpool FC.

• Chose to represent the land of his paternal ancestors, Cameroon, in favour of his native France and made his international debut for the Indomitable Lions in February 2009 against Guinea; missed the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations due to injury but played all three matches for Cameroon at the FIFA World Cup later that year.

• Played from start to finish in all six group games in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League – the only Tottenham player to do so.

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General info

  • Name: Benoît Assou-Ekotto
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 24/03/1984 (31)
  • Country: Cameroon
  • Squad number: 0
  • Club: St-Étienne ( FRA)

  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Second round)
    03/07/05: Lens 2-1 Lech

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 27/11/2015 01:35 CET