10 Top Ranked Cameroon Olympic Players of All Time

Tom Kershaw

Cameroon is a Central African nation with a rich sporting history that includes some of the best Olympic players in the world.

The country has produced a number of Olympic champions, from track and field stars like Paul Biya and Francoise Mbango to swimmers like Paul Ekane, and soccer players like Samuel Eto’o.

This article will look at some of Cameroon’s most successful Olympic athletes, and how they’ve achieved their success.

1. Serge Mimpo

Serge Mimpo-Tsintsémé is a former professional footballer who hails from Cameroon. He mainly played in the defensive midfielder position and also holds French citizenship.

His professional career was mainly focused in Greece, where he played for two teams in the Super League Greece; Panachaiki 2005 F.C. and Ethnikos Asteras F.C. He was known for his defensive prowess and contributed to the success of his teams during his time there.

He was an important member of the squads and his presence and leadership were greatly appreciated by his teammates and coaches alike. He was also a fan favorite due to his high level of skill and commitment to the game.

After he retired from professional football, he continued to be involved with various football-related activities in both Cameroon and France. He is highly respected and remembered in both countries for his contributions to the game.

2. Patrice Abanda

Jouan Patrice Abanda Etong is a former professional footballer from Cameroon. He was a central defender, meaning he operated in the heart of the defense and was responsible for preventing the opposing team from scoring.

During his professional career, Jouan represented two clubs: Apollon Kalamarias in Greece and Sparta Prague in the Czech Republic. Apollon Kalamarias is a Greek football club based in Kalamaria, Thessaloniki.

The club competes in the Football League, the second tier of the Greek football league system. Jouan Patrice Abanda Etong spent some time playing for the club during his career. Sparta Prague is a Czech football club based in Prague.

It is one of the most successful clubs in the Czech Republic and competes in the Czech First League, the top tier of the Czech football league system.

Jouan Patrice Abanda Etong also spent some time playing for Sparta Prague during his career. Jouan Patrice Abanda Etong was a talented footballer and had the opportunity to represent two prestigious clubs during his playing days.

He was a valuable asset to both Apollon Kalamarias and Sparta Prague and helped them achieve success. His presence on the pitch will be remembered fondly by his former clubs and their fans.

3. Delphine Atangana

Delphine Bertille Atangana is an accomplished Cameroonian sprinter. She has achieved success in the 100 meters having won the bronze medal in the event at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

At the same Games, she also competed in the 200 meters, finishing in seventh place. Atangana is a dedicated athlete who has worked hard to reach her current level of success.

She has put in countless hours of practice in order to hone her skills and ensure that she is always ready to compete at the highest levels.

Her dedication and passion for the sport have earned her the respect of her fellow competitors. Atangana is a role model for young athletes in Cameroon, and beyond. She has shown that hard work and dedication will lead to success, no matter where you come from.

Her example of perseverance and dedication is something that all aspiring athletes should strive to emulate. Atangana has achieved great things in her career, and she is an example to all athletes that anything is possible if you work hard and never give up.

Her success is an inspiration to all and a reminder that no matter what obstacles you face, you can overcome them if you are willing to put in the necessary effort.

4. Samuel Nchinda-Kaya

Samuel Nchinda-Kaya is a renowned former Cameroonian sprinter who competed in the men’s 100m event at the 1992 Summer Olympics. He was able to qualify for the next round past the heats, recording a 10.41 in the process.

This time was impressive, but even more impressive was his personal best of 10.24, which he set in the same year. Additionally, he took part in the 200m race, finishing with a time of 21.50.

Overall, Samuel Nchinda-Kaya is an accomplished sprinter who was able to make it to the Olympics and set impressive personal bests in the 100m and 200m events.

5. Esau Adenji

Esau Adenji is a long-distance runner from Cameroon. He has competed in two Olympic Games, the 1968 Summer Olympics and the 1972 Summer Olympics, in the 5000 metres event.

Adenji has been part of the Cameroonian athletic scene since the late 1960s and has been a major contributor to its long-distance running success. At the 1968 Summer Olympics, Adenji finished in 11th place in the 5000 meters, setting a new personal record time of 13 minutes and 51.6 seconds.

This marked the first time a Cameroonian athlete had reached the Olympic final in the 5000 meters event. Adenji again competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in the 5000 metres event. He finished in 10th place with a time of 13 minutes and 44.6 seconds.

Despite not reaching the podium, he was proud of his performance and achieved the highest Olympic finish for any Cameroonian athlete in the 5000 metres event. Adenji’s legacy is still remembered in Cameroon today.

He is seen as an inspiration for athletes of all levels and his performances at the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics are remembered as a defining moment in Cameroonian athletics history.

6. Stéphanie Fotso Mogoung

Stéphanie Fotso Mogoung is a talented Cameroonian volleyball player. She is currently a member of the Cameroon women’s national volleyball team and has enjoyed a successful career in the sport.

In 2014, Stéphanie played for the VBC Chamalières, an impressive French volleyball club. During her time with VBC Chamalières, Stéphanie demonstrated her skill as a volleyball player, helping her team to some notable successes.

Her commitment to the sport is clear, and she is an inspiration to many young volleyball players in Cameroon. Stéphanie’s hard work and dedication to the sport is evident, and she is an example of what can be achieved through hard work and determination.

7. Françoise Mbango Etone

Françoise Mbango Etone is a world-renowned female track and field athlete who was born in Cameroon. Since 2010, she has represented France in international athletics competitions.

Prior to her French representation, she was a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the triple jump, winning gold at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece and 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Her accomplishments in the triple jump have made her a recognizable name in the sporting world.

She has achieved a huge amount of success throughout her career, and her two gold medals demonstrate her athletic prowess. Etone is an inspiration to many aspiring athletes and a testament to the power of hard work and dedication.

She has used her success as a platform to promote her sport and encourage girls around the world to pursue their dreams.

8. Dieudonne Dolassem

Dieudonne Dolassem is a Cameroonian judoka who represented his country at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the -90 kg event. His debut in the Olympics was not a successful one, as he was eliminated in the first round by Varlam Liparteliani.

Despite the early elimination, Dolassem was honored to be part of the Olympics and to have the opportunity to represent his country.

Dolassem’s enthusiasm and dedication to judo could be seen in the way he fought against Liparteliani, as he put up a good fight against the more experienced athlete.

Dolassem’s journey to the Olympics was a remarkable one, having trained and competed in different tournaments and championships since a young age.

His hard work and dedication to his sport eventually earned him a spot in the Olympics, where he was able to compete with the best judokas in the world.

Despite the results, Dolassem was still proud to be part of the Olympic experience, which is something that many athletes dream of. Although Dolassem was eliminated in the first round, his performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics will not be forgotten.

He will continue to inspire many aspiring athletes, showing them that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

9. Mireille Nguimgo

Mireille Nguimgo is a Cameroonian sprinter who has specialized in the 400 metres since the beginning of her athletic career. She has been a prominent presence in the track and field world since her debut in 1998, consistently performing at a high level in her chosen event.

Despite her impressive accomplishments, Mireille has not competed on the top level since the 2004 season.

It is unclear what has caused her to take a break from the sport, but she has remained active in the athletics community, regularly attending events and cheering on her fellow athletes.

It is evident that Mireille still has a passion for the sport, and hopefully she will make a return in the near future.

10. Benjamin Sirimou

Benjamin Sirimou is a Cameroonian sprinter who achieved great success in his sport. He earned a silver medal in the 100 metres at the 1996 African Championships, making him the runner-up in that event.

He also competed in the 1995 and 1997 World Championships, as well as the 4 x 100 m relay at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics. Unfortunately, he was unable to reach the final in any of these events.

Nevertheless, Sirimou’s accomplishments are impressive and he is an inspiration to aspiring young athletes in Cameroon.


The Olympic Games are a great opportunity for athletes from Cameroon to showcase their talent and strength. Cameroon is well-represented by some of the best Olympic athletes in the world.

From track and field to swimming to judo, Cameroonian athletes have proven that they have the talent and determination to compete and excel at the highest level. Their success is an inspiration to the country and the world.

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Tom Kershaw

As a sports reporter at The Times & The Sunday Times, my passion lies in covering Olympic sports. With years of experience in the field, I have had the privilege of witnessing and reporting on some of the most thrilling moments in sporting history. From the adrenaline-pumping races on the track to the intense battles in the pool, I strive to capture every moment with accuracy and enthusiasm. My goal is to provide readers with comprehensive coverage that goes beyond mere scores and statistics, delving into the stories behind each athlete's journey and showcasing their triumphs and challenges. Having covered multiple Olympic Games, I understand the importance of delivering timely and engaging content that keeps readers informed and entertained. Whether it's a feature article highlighting an underdog's remarkable rise or a live blog capturing the excitement of a nail-biting final, I am committed to delivering top-notch reporting that brings the Olympic experience to life. With my deep knowledge of various Olympic sports, coupled with my strong storytelling skills, I aim to provide readers with a unique perspective on these incredible athletes and their pursuit of greatness. As a sports reporter at The Times & The Sunday Times, I am dedicated to bringing you all the latest news, insights, and memorable moments from the world of Olympic sports.