Franck Songo'o

Franck Songo'o
Franck Songo'o
Real Name: Franck Songo'o
HT: 5' 10" WT: 175
Age: 33 (05/14/1987)
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon
Hometown: Yaoundé

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

2012: Made a 10th consecutive start Oct. 21 at Vancouver Whitecaps FC ... Contributed the game-winning assist in the 1-0 win over Vancouver, which clinched the Timbers their first road win of the 2012 season and the 2012 Cascadia Cup ... Assisted on Danny Mwanga's second goal Sept. 19 against San Jose, his fourth of the season ... Scored his first MLS goal, the game-winner, on Aug. 25 against Vancouver ... Earned honorable mention on the MLS Team of the Week for Week 24, recording his third assist of the season in a loss to New York on Aug. 19 ... Missed the Aug. 15 match at Toronto FC due to a one-match, league-impossed suspension for caution accumulation ... Attempted a club season-high seven shots in a 1-1 draw against FC Dallas Aug. 5 ... Notched an assist as a halftime sub in a friendly against Aston Villa FC on July 24 ... Played his first full 90 for the club against FC Dallas on July 21 ... Assisted on Danny Mwanga's goal against San Jose on July 3 ... Registered first-career MLS assist on David Horst's game-winning goal against Seattle on June 24 ... Assisted on Andrew Jean-Baptiste's goal against the Vancouver Reserves on May 27 in an MLS Reserve League game ... Made second career start on May 5 against Columbus ... Appeared in nine straight matches from March 24-May 20 ... Scored a goal in a 3-0 MLS Reserve League win over Vancouver on April 22 ... Entered as a 58th-minute substitute on April 14 against the LA Galaxy ... Registered his first career MLS start on April 7 against Chivas USA and played 62 minutes ... Made his Timbers debut on March 24 at New England as a 60th-minute substitute ... Recorded two shots on goal in 30 minutes against New England.

2010-11: Started the season with Real Zaragoza … Was signed by Albacete Balompié on Nov. 23, 2010, after being release 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: 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 in to 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 team 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.

PERSONAL: 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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