Eric Djemba-Djemba Profile

Eric Djemba-Djemba

Eric Dan­iel Djemba-Djemba, born Dou­ala, Cameroon, May 4, 1981. Eric Djemba-Djemba kick-star­ted his pro­fes­sion­al foot­ball ca­reer wi­th Nantes be­fore he was trans­ferred to Man­chester Uni­ted for a fee of £3.5 mil­lion at the be­gin­ning of the 2003-04 cam­paign. A tough tack­ling mid­fielder, he was han­ded his de­but for Uni­ted by Sir Al­ex Fer­guson in a 1-1 draw to Ar­senal at Mil­len­ni­um Sta­dium in the FA Com­munity Shield on the 10th of Au­gust 2003. 

Eric Djemba-Djemba ap­peared in 15 Pre­mier Lea­gue mat­ches for Man­chester Uni­ted dur­ing his in­agur­al year at Old Traf­ford, but wi­th com­pet­i­tion for places in­tense at the club he was un­able to es­tab­lish him­self in the fir­st te­am. Af­ter hav­ing made just a mere 20 Pre­miership ap­pear­ances for Uni­ted un­der Sir Al­ex Fer­guson, the play­er sig­ned wi­th fel­low Pre­mier Lea­gue si­de As­ton Vil­la for a trans­fer fee of ar­ound £1.5 mil­lion mid­way thro­ugh the 2004-05 sea­son. The Cameroon­i­an la­ter ap­peared for a string of clubs all over the wor­ld, in­clud­ing Qatar SC, Odense, Hapoel Tel Aviv, St Mir­ren, Chen­naiy­in, Perse­baya Sura­baya, Chat­eau­bri­ant, and FC Val­lorbe-Bal­lai­gues. An in­ter­na­tion­al for Cameroon, Djemba-Djemba was a mem­ber of the le­gendary si­de which won the Afric­an Na­tions Cup in 2002 and pro­ceeded to play 34 seni­or ga­mes for his home­land. Eric Djemba-Djemba: “Today, I have Man­chester Uni­ted on my cur­riculum vitae, and I am proud of it. Sir Al­ex Fer­guson took me un­der his wing and changed my life. I will nev­er be able to thank him enough.”


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