Thomas N´Kono, childhood idol Buffon

Thomas N´Kono, childhood idol Buffon
Thomas N'kono defending the goal Espanyol (Photo:

Last update August 31, 2020 by Javier Argudo

Thomas N´Kono It was one of the best goalkeepers in the history of the Spanish League. Cameroonian goalkeeper kept goal of RCD Espanyol during 8 seasons, He is the second foreign player who has played more games with elastic perica, surpassed only by Argentina Mauricio Pochettino.

The goal of Dizangue highlighted in the World held in Spain in 1982, which helped him to sign for Espanyol in which marked an era. I used to wear long pants, as they have the gossips because it was quite embarrassing and pants too short time. Although another option, perhaps more logical, indicates it was because the fields he was playing on, especially in his early years, they were not in good condition and thus protected his legs. He made history under the sticks of the team that, by then, He played their home games in the Estadio Sarria.

With its great achievements selection completed. In addition to playing the World 1982, was champion of Africa in 1984 and he comprised of selection in 1990 He reached the quarterfinals (better classification of history Cameroon).

At club level, He left the Espanyol in 1990 to play for Sabadell where he remained until 1993 to play for Hospitalet in which he was just one season. He ended his career Bolivar where he stayed 5 winning two league seasons Bolivia.

N´Kono and the tears of Gigi Buffon

To be aware of what was Thomas N´Kono, we just have to use one of the best goalkeepers in history this sport, Gigi Buffon, who has always recognized that the Cameroonian goal, which he discovered as a child watching him play the World Italy 1990, It was his childhood idol.

According to the Italian goalkeeper account, He wept with rage when Cameroon He was eliminated in this finals and it was a reference to become a professional goalkeeper.

Spanish N'Kono
The legendary former goalkeeper currently serves as goalkeeping coach Espanyol.

At present, former African cancerbero, performs work in the goalkeeping coach RCD Espanyol and we had the chance to chat with him taking advantage of the visit to joint parakeet Valencia to face Levante. just lovely.

Javier Argudo

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