Franck Songo'o

Franck Songo'o
Franck Songo'o
Franck Songo'o
Real Name: Franck Songo'o
HT: 5' 10" WT: 175
Age: 32 (05/14/1987)
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Songo’o signed with the Portland Timbers on Feb. 16, 2012. He signs with Portland after playing the past six seasons in the top leagues in England and Spain.

2010-11: Started the season with Real Zaragoza … Was signed by Albacete Balompié on Nov. 23, 2010, after being released by Real Zaragoza … Started four of his six matches with Albacete, which competed in Spain’s second division during the campaign.

2009-10: Appeared in five La Liga matches with Real Zaragoza during the campaign … Made his La Liga debut Sept. 20, 2009, in a 2-1 loss to Valladolid, coming on as a 59th-minute sub … Was loaned to second-division side Real Sociedad on Jan. 23, 2010 through the remainder of the season … Started one of his eight appearances for Sociedad, contributing to the club’s run to the top of the second-division table and promotion to La Liga.

2008-09: Made the move to Spanish side Real Zaragoza and was a key part of the club earning promotion to Spain’s first division, La Liga, at season’s end … Played in 26 matches and registered a goal during the regular season … Scored the opening goal in the 10th minute of a 2-0 win over Las Palmas on Feb. 14, 2009 … Real Zaragoza finished second in the table with a record of 23-7-12 (81pts).

2007-08: Started the season with Portsmouth, who would go on to win the 2008 FA Cup, before a month-long loan stint with Crystal Palace, starting Oct. 29, 2007 … Made nine league appearances, all starts, during his spell with Crystal Palace … Lone appearance for Portsmouth during the campaign was as a sub Jan. 13, 2008, playing 25 minutes in a 2-0 loss to Sunderland … Went back out on loan March 7, 2008, to Championship club Sheffield Wednesday … Recorded a goal and four assists during his time at Sheffield Wednesday, while starting all 12 of his appearances … Scored an 82nd-minute equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Stoke City on March 29, 2008 … Assisted equalizers in a pair of 2-1 victories over Queens Park Rangers (March 28) and Blackpool (April 19).

2006-07: Was sent out on loan on two occasions during his second season at Portsmouth … Acquired by AFC Bournemouth on Oct. 20, 2006, on a one-month loan … Started three of his four League One appearances with the Cherries … Started the second half of a 2-0 loss to Millwall on Oct. 31, 2006, as part of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy competition … Joined Championship club Preston North End on March 8, 2007, on loan through the remainder of the season … Played in six games for Preston North End (4 starts), helping the side to the brink of the promotion playoff.

2005-06: After coming up through the youth system at Spanish club FC Barcelona, signed with English Premier League club Portsmouth FC … Made his Portsmouth debut Sept. 9, 2005, entering as a sub in a 3-2 loss to Gillingham in a Carling Cup match … Made his first Premier League appearance Sept. 24, 2005, as a 73rd-minute substitute in a 1-0 loss to Bolton Wanders … Came on as a sub in the 76th minute of a scoreless draw against Newcastle on Oct. 1, 2005.


International career began in the youth system of the French National Team, as a member of the U-17 and U-19 player pools … Was called into camp for the 2005-06 U-19 European Championships … Was part of France’s U-17 National Team that won the 2003-04 U-17 European Championship … Received FIFA approval in 2008 to join the national teams of his home country of Cameroon … Represented Cameroon in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing … Played in four matches during the Olympic tournament, helping the team reach the quarterfinal … Helped Cameroon go unbeaten in group play (1-0-2), playing against South Korea, Honduras and Italy … Started in the quarterfinal match against Brazil, which Cameroon lost 2-0 … Made his full Cameroon National Team debut in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde on Sept. 6, 2008.


Father, Jacques, played professionally for nearly 20 years for clubs in France, Spain and Cameroon and was a member of the Cameroon National Team that competed in the 1984 Olympics and four FIFA World Cups (1990, 1994, 1998, 2002).

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