Valéry Mézague

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Valéry Mézague
Personal information
Full name Valéry Mézague
Date of birth (1983-12-08)8 December 1983
Place of birth Marseille, France
Date of death 15 November 2014(2014-11-15) (aged 30)
Place of death Toulon, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2006 Montpellier 57 (10)
2004–2005Portsmouth (loan) 11 (0)
2005–2009 Sochaux 34 (0)
2007–2008Le Havre (loan) 28 (3)
2009 Châteauroux 16 (2)
2009–2011 Vannes 46 (5)
2011–2012 Panetolikos 3 (0)
2013 Bury 7 (0)
2014 Toulon 3 (0)
Total 205 (20)
National team
2003–2004 Cameroon 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Valéry Mézague (8 December 1983 – 15 November 2014) was a Cameroonian professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

A French-born player, Mézague represented Cameroon at international level. His most notable moment with the Lions Indomptables was at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, where he became the starter central midfielder in the lost final against host France, after replacing the late Marc-Vivien Foé during the victorious semi final versus Colombia.

In 2003, he was involved in a serious car crash which ruled him out of the game for four months. Despite this, he fought back to reclaim his form and his performances attracted the attention of Harry Redknapp, with Mézague joining Portsmouth F.C. on loan for the 2004–05 season. However, he failed to make any sort of substantial impression and returned to France in June 2005, where he followed his former manager at Portsmouth Alain Perrin to FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.

His younger brother, Teddy, is also a footballer.

He was found dead in his apartment on 15 November 2014, due to a cardiac arrest caused by a heart disease.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ Sporting Club Toulon [@sportingtoulon] (15 November 2014). "C'est avec une très grande tristesse que le Sporting Toulon vous informe du décès de Valery Mezague... @lequipe" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "Valéry Mézague est décédé" (in French). L'Équipe. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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