By Nji Nelson Chefor
Sports Writer, kick442.com Cameroon.
Former Cameroon international Lucien Mettomo is a rare winner of three AFCON medals. He won two gold medals as a player in 2000 and 2002 and in 2019, he was Team Manager of the U-17 lions squad that won the U-17 AFCON in Tanzania.
Lucien Mettomo is arguably one of the best defenders in the history of the Cameroon national team. The native of Douala in the Littoral region of Cameroon, had a very short football career, with close to eight years in the Cameroon national team, and 12 years as a professional.
From the streets of Douala, passing through local clubs in Cameroon, Lucien Mettomo later moved to France, England, Germany, Turkey, Switzerland and Italy in a 13 years career as a professional.
Lucien Mettomo was handed his first Cameroon cap in 1997, at the age of 20. As an established defender, Lucien Mettomo made 41 caps for Cameroon scoring one goal. He was part of the Cameroon squad at the 2002 World Cup and the 2004 African Nations Cup. He was also part of the victorious 2000 and 2002 African Cup of Nations squads.
At club level, Lucien Mettomo represented eight different clubs clubs; Saint-Étienne, Manchester City, FC Kaiserslautern, Kayseri Erciyesspor, FC Luzern, Southampton and Veria.
In total, Lucien Mettomo played 258 games, and scored 17 career goals as a defender. He retired from international Football in 2005, but continued playing in Europe until 2008.
Born on April 19th 1977, the 43-year-old is presently one of the executive members of the syndicate of Cameroonian footballers, SYNAFOC.
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