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Benoit Assou-Ekotto Player Profile

Benoit Assou-Ekotto Player Profile
Benoit Assou-Ekotto
Date of Birth:Mar 24, 1984 (Age 33)
Place of Birth:Arras
Nationality: France
Height:178 cm.
Weight:69 Kg.
Squad Number:32
EPL: Nicklas Bendtner - Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Arsenal - Tottenham (Getty Images)
Benoit Assou-Ekotto is a pure product of “La Gaillette”, RC Lens' Youth academy. After twelve years at a club where he began as a ten year old old the French-born Cameroonian left for the Premiership and Tottenham Hotspur.

After years of hoping to get a call-up from Raymond Domenech, Assou-Ekotto realized that with Evra, Abidal, Clichy and other French higher profile players being picked, he wouldn’t get a chance to play with Les Bleus anytime soon, so he finally answered the call a year ago, in a friendly against Guinea.

With new coach Paul Le Guen praising him all the time, Assou-Ekotto could be on the verge of a quite respectable career with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. His participation to the World Cup doesn’t seem to be in question as was made clear by the Cameroon manager who name-checked him as one of the recent additions he was proud of.   

Did you know?

Benoit Assou-Ekotto has carried a reputation for being a mercenary ever since he declared that his goal as a football player was to make sure his family was out of financial trouble and that his personal ambition was to not work after his career was over.