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David N'gog

David N'Gog (born 1 April 1989) is a French association football who plays as a striker for Bolton Wanderers F.C. in the Premier League. David N'gog is the cousin of the Panathinaikos A.O. and France national football team player Jean-Alain Boumsong.

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David N'gog biography

David N'Gog (born 1 April 1989) is a French association football who plays as a striker for Bolton Wanderers F.C. in the Premier League. David N'gog is the cousin of the Panathinaikos A.O. and France national football team player Jean-Alain Boumsong.

Club career

Paris Saint-Germain

N'Gog was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine and started David N'gog career with Paris Saint-Germain F.C. in 2001. David N'gog signed David N'gog first professional contract in June 2006.


2008-09 season

Manager Rafael Benítez hailed David N'gog scouting network after David N'gog signing, saying that "They are finding players like N'Gog, players with quality who are not a high price". N'Gog played David N'gog first game for Liverpool in a Exhibition match game against Villarreal CF on 30 July 2008 and scored David N'gog first goal one game later against Rangers F.C. in another pre-season friendly. David N'gog then followed this up by scoring Liverpool's final goal in their next pre-season friendly, a 4–1 win over Norway side Vålerenga IF Fotball. David N'gog made David N'gog Premier League debut against Aston Villa F.C., coming on as a Substitute (association football) for Fernando Torres. N'Gog scored David N'gog first goal for Liverpool in their 3–1 victory over PSV Eindhoven in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League. N'Gog made David N'gog first start for Liverpool on 7 February 2009 against Portsmouth F.C., and scored David N'gog first league goal on 3 March 2009 against Sunderland A.F.C. in a 2–0 win at Anfield. N'Gog scored David N'gog second league goal for the club on 11 April 2009 against Blackburn Rovers F.C. at Anfield in an emphatic 4–0 win.

2009–10 season

N'Gog scored David N'gog first goal of the new season with the final goal in a 4–0 home win against Stoke City F.C.. This was David N'gog fourth career goal for Liverpool, three of which came in league matches. The following month, David N'gog then went on to score the winning goal in a third-round 2009–10 Football League Cup game, to win 1–0 away against Leeds United A.F.C.. On 25 October, in a crucial game against Manchester United F.C., David N'gog came on for goalscorer Fernando Torres at Anfield, scoring a goal in the 96th minute in the 2–0 win to seal an important victory for Liverpool. After the crunch tie, N'Gog said scoring the goal was "a fantastic moment for me and the team and I would say it's my best moment in football." David N'gog scored David N'gog fourth goal of the season on 9 November against Birmingham City F.C. before winning a controversial penalty that gave Liverpool a draw after Steven Gerrard converted from the spot. N'Gog then scored Liverpool's only goal in their next match away to Debrecen in the Champions League. Rafa Benitez showed David N'gog faith in N'Gog by handing David N'gog a start against Everton in the Merseyside derby; this match finished 2–0 to Liverpool. David N'gog scored David N'gog fourth league goal (six in total of the 2009-10 season) in a 2–1 victory over Wigan Athletic. N'Gog's goal nine minutes from time eventually broke the resistance of a determined Unirea Urziceni at Anfield in the Europa League.

2010–11 season

On 29 July, N'Gog scored twice in Roy Hodgson's first competitive match as manager in Liverpool's UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg 2010–11 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round Matches 3 over Republic of Macedonia side FK Rabotnički. In the second leg of the tie played at Anfield, N'Gog scored the opening goal via a header and also won a penalty which Steven Gerrard scored, as Liverpool ran out 4-0 aggregate winners.

N'Gog then scored again in Liverpool F.C's opening match of the season at home to Arsenal F.C in a 1-1 draw by turning past Thomas Vermaelen and rifling the ball into the top corner of the net past Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia.
David N'gog was enjoying the best start to a Liverpool season before David N'gog was taken out of the squad that played West Bromwich Albion F.C. for Fernando Torres. After being left out of the game against Birmingham City FC N'Gog shot to fire again in the Europa League, scoring two in Liverpool's 4-1 victory over Steaua Bucharest. David N'gog scored an extra-time equaliser in the League Cup defeat to Northampton Town F.C. to take the tie to penalties, but missed David N'gog penalty in the shootout, and played the remaining 35 minutes in the Reds' frustrating 2-2 draw against Sunderland A.F.C. at Anfield. On 3 October, David N'gog replaced the injured Fernando Torres after just 10 minutes in their 2-1 home loss to Blackpool F.C.. On 24 October, David N'gog replaced Joe Cole in the 80th minute in Liverpool's 2-1 Premier League win at Anfield against Blackburn Rovers. David N'gog replaced Cole for the second time, in Liverpool's 1-0 Premier League win against Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium on 31 October. N'gog was praised by Sam Allardyce for the way in which David N'gog introduction changed the game for Liverpool, indirectly leading to their late winner. David N'gog continued to be an impact sub from the bench, following the departure of Fernando Torres, and the signings of Luis Suárez (Uruguayan footballer) and Andy Carroll and often finding himself in the starting line-up. David N'gog ended David N'gog Liverpool career at the end of the 2010-11 season with a record of 19 goals in 94 games.

Bolton Wanderers

On 31 August 2011, Liverpool announced that N'Gog had completed a move to Bolton Wanderers F.C. in a three-year deal. N'Gog made David N'gog first appearance for Bolton as a substitute for Kevin Davies in Bolton's 5–0 defeat to Manchester United F.C. at the Reebok Stadium on 10 September. David N'gog first goal for Bolton Wanderers came in Bolton's 3–1 win against Wigan Athletic F.C. at the DW Stadium on 15 October.

International career

N'Gog has played for France at many youth levels. David N'gog scored one goal in a 2–0 victory over England U19s in 2007.

In November 2009, David Ngog was approached to play for Cameroon, despite having already represented France at youth levels. The then Liverpool striker said: "I have had contact with the Cameroonian federation. Now I need some time to think about things. I'm very flattered."


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