José-Alex Ikeng

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José-Alex Ikeng
José-Alex Ikeng - SV Werder Bremen (1).jpg
Ikeng with Werder Bremen II in July 2009
Personal information
Full name José-Alex Ikeng
Date of birth (1988-01-30) 30 January 1988 (age 33)
Place of birth Bafia, Cameroon
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Centre midfielder
Youth career
1995–1997 VfR Sersheim
1997–1998 Germania Bietigheim
1998–2003 SpVgg Ludwigsburg
2003–2006 VfB Stuttgart
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 VfB Stuttgart II 27 (0)
2008–2011 Werder Bremen II 33 (1)
2011–2013 FC Ingolstadt 23 (3)
2014 Austria Lustenau 6 (0)
2015–2016 Hansa Rostock 25 (2)
2016 Stuttgarter Kickers 0 (0)
Total 114 (6)
National team
Germany U18 8 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

José-Alex Ikeng (born 30 January 1988) is a former professional football midfielder.[1] Born in Cameroon, he represented Germany internationally.

Club career[edit]

VfB Stuttgart[edit]

Born in Bafia, Cameroon, Ikeng began his professional career in early 2005, signing with VfB Stuttgart's reserve side. At the time, Ikeng was one of the most highly touted young players in Germany, receiving third place for Fritz-Walter medal in 2006, an award given to the best young German footballer. (Ikeng finished behind Sergej Evljuskin and Alexander Eberlein of VfL Wolfsburg and 1860 Munich, respectively). However, following a series of knee injuries that threatened to end his career, Ikeng lost much of the interest he had begun to earn from senior clubs around Germany via lack of playing time in competitive games.

Werder Bremen[edit]

On 30 December 2008, Ikeng signed a contract with Werder Bremen that kept him at the club until the end of the 2010–11 season. Ikeng played for the Under-23 reserve team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "José Alex Ikeng" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 8 May 2016.

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