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Aurelien Chedjou
Aurelien Chedjou
Aurelien Chedjou
Date of Birth:Jun 20, 1985 (Age 30)
Nationality:Cameroon
Height:177 cm.
Weight:81 Kg.
Position:Midfielder
Squad Number:14
Aurelien Chedjou, Cameroon (Getty)
Aurelien Chedjou is the first new defender of the up-and-coming generation to actually install himself alongside veterans Rigobert Song or Geremi Njitap. In a very short while, Chedjou went from the late-bloomer with a lot of potential to the top of his class.

Now part of one of the most impressive central defense pairings in France with Adil Rami, Chedjou is the quiet type. His replacing of Rigobet Song was not talked about that much in the Cameroonian press and his pairing with Nicolas Nkoulou seems to be the future of African side.  

But no one seems to have noticed that he just replaced a legend up until a few months ago when it was announced that Song and Geremi Njitap would be left off the list for a friendly against Italy. If he already had many supporters, Chedjou will not have to come out of the shadows to convince new ones, all he will have to do is keep doing what he does best and let his performances on the pitch do the talking.  

 
Did you know? 

Aurelien Chedjou’s idol is Jean II Makoun. When he was at Lille, the latter decided to keep him under his wing and Chedjou credited him for his amazing maturity earlier on in his career.