Daniel N'Gom Kome

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Daniel Kome
Personal information
Full name Daniel Armand N'Gom Kome
Date of birth (1980-05-19) 19 May 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Bangou, Cameroon
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1995 Lycée Bandjoun
1996 Stade Bandjoun
1997–1999 Cotonsport Garoua
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Atlético Madrid B 33 (3)
2000–2001 Levante 7 (0)
2001–2004 Numancia 89 (12)
2004–2005 Getafe 20 (2)
2005–2006 Ciudad Murcia 32 (3)
2006 Mallorca 5 (0)
2007–2008 Valladolid 17 (1)
2008–2011 Tenerife 90 (6)
Total 293 (27)
National team
2000–2009 Cameroon 35 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Olympic medal record
Representing  Cameroon
Men's Football
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Team Competition

Daniel Armand N'Gom Kome (born 19 May 1980) is a Cameroonian retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

Playing in Spain since 1999 and representing nearly ten different clubs during his professional career, he received a passport from that country in August 2006.[1]

Kome played mainly for Numancia and Tenerife, amassing Segunda División totals of 224 games and 24 goals over the course of nine seasons. He appeared for Cameroon at the 2002 World Cup and three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.

Club career[edit]

Born in Bangou, Kome moved to Spain in 1999 at the aged of 19, and played there for over a decade. His first club was Atlético Madrid B, and he joined Levante UD in the third division after one season.

After representing CD Numancia, Kome made his La Liga debut with another Madrid side, Getafe CF (also a first-timer), first appearing 15 minutes in a 3–1 home win over Athletic Bilbao. On 6 February 2005 he scored the game's only goal in a home win against former team Numancia and, after relative playing time, he dropped down to the second level and signed with Ciudad de Murcia.

Kome started the 2006–07 campaign with RCD Mallorca but, after being overlooked, left for Real Valladolid during the January transfer window, on a two 1/2 year-deal.[2]

However, after appearing sparingly throughout one-and-a-half seasons and although still under contract, Kome managed to reach a buy-out and moved to CD Tenerife on 21 July 2008, on a Bosman transfer.[3] On 13 June 2009 he scored the game's only goal at Girona FC, as his team confirmed its return to the top level after seven years;[4] he featured regularly for the Canarians in the following two years, but they suffered consecutive relegations.

International career[edit]

A Cameroon international since 2000, Kome was also part of the nation's winning team at that year's Summer Olympic Games. At full level, he appeared twice at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and played in four contests for the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations winners, in Egypt.

Kome was also selected for the 2004 and 2006 editions: in the latter, he scored in the epic 11–12 penalty shootout quarter-final loss against Ivory Coast.[5]






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