|Full name||Valéry Mézague|
|Date of birth||8 December 1983|
|Place of birth||Marseille, France|
|Date of death||15 November 2014(aged 30)|
|Place of death||Toulon, France|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2004–2005||→ Portsmouth (loan)||11||(0)|
|2007–2008||→ Le Havre (loan)||28||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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.
- 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.
- "Valéry Mézague est décédé" (in French). L'Équipe. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Valéry Mézague – French league stats at LFP – also available in French
- Valéry Mézague – FIFA competition record (archived)
- Valéry Mézague at National-Football-Teams.com