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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|27.08.2016||French Ligue 1||Metz||2-0||Angers||1||0||0|
|01.10.2016||French Ligue 1||Metz||0-7||Monaco||45||0||0|
|16.10.2016||French Ligue 1||Marseille||1-0||Metz||90||0||0|
|26.10.2016||French League Cup||Third round||Paris||1-1|
|30.10.2016||French Ligue 1||Rennes||1-0||Metz||90||0||0|
|06.11.2016||French Ligue 1||Metz||0-0||St-Étienne||90||0||0|
|19.11.2016||French Ligue 1||Toulouse||1-2||Metz||90||0||1|
|26.11.2016||French Ligue 1||Metz||3-3||Lorient||90||0||0|
|30.11.2016||French Ligue 1||Nancy||4-0||Metz||83||0||0|
|10.12.2016||French Ligue 1||Bastia||2-0||Metz||90||0||0|
|21.12.2016||French Ligue 1||Metz||2-2||Guingamp||90||0||0|
|08.01.2017||French Cup||Ninth round||Lens||2-0||Metz||90||0||0|
|03.02.2017||French Ligue 1||Metz||1-0||Marseille||90||0||0|
|08.02.2017||French Ligue 1||Metz||2-1||Dijon||90||0||0|
|18.02.2017||French Ligue 1||Metz||1-1||Nantes||90||0||0|
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