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Henri Bedimo
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 07/2016


Olympiques de Marseille

Personal information
Full name

Henri Bedimo Nsamé
Date of birth
4 June 1984
Place of birth
Douala, Cameroon
1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position
Left back

Club information
Current team

Olympique de Marseille


Senior career*

0x apps / 0x goal

24x apps / 0x goal

Le Havre
23x apps / 0x goal

75x apps / 4x goals

50x apps / 1x goal

68x apps / 1x goal

77x apps / 1x goal

0x apps / ox goal


National team

40x apps / 1x goal


(* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:06, 9 April 2016 (UTC) - 

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2015)


Henri Bedimo Nsamé is a Cameroonian footballer who plays for French side Olympique de Marseille and for the Cameroon national team.


Bedimo was born in Douala, Cameroon, and remained there until he emigrated to France when he was 15, in 1999. 

He began his football career at the age of 15 after arriving in France, and would soon join Grenoble, his first club in his professional career. 

After three years in the youth at Grenoble and playing in the reserve, he joined Toulouse on a free transfer in 2003. 

Shortly joining Toulouse, he played in the reserve team for a while until he was promoted to the first team.

Since then, he barely played a few matches in the first team for Toulouse.

With his first-team opportunities limited at Toulouse, Bedimo joined Le Havre on a free transfer in 2006.

On the opening day of the season on 28 July 2006, he made his debut for the club in a 3:1 loss against Amiens. 

Since then, Bedimo established himself in the starting eleven at Le Havre. 

Three months later, Bedimo received a straight red card for the first time in his career, in a 1:0 win over Istres on 13 October 2006. 

Toward the end of the season, Bedimo scored an own goal, which turned out to be a winning goal, in a 2:1 loss against Montpellier on 14 May 2007. 

In the 2006-07 season, he made 23 appaearances for the club in his first season there.

After the 2007-08 season, Bedimo left Le Havre for Châteauroux on a free transfer on 22 July 2007.

In the opening game of the season, Bedimo made his first start and played 90 minutes, in a 0:0 draw against Clermont Foot. 

On 21 September 2007, Bedimo scored his first goal in a 1:0 win over Chamois Niortais and his second six months later on 30 March 2008, when he scored in a 2:1 loss against Sedan. 

At Châteauroux, Bedimo established himself in the starting eleven at the club and was linked back to his former club Grenoble, but the club kept him for the next season. 

Despite the transfer rumours, Bedimo continued to become a regular player in the first team. 

The following season, Bedimo scored his first goal of the season in a 2:1 loss against Boulogne on 3 October 2008 and the following season on 30 October 2009, he scored in a 5:4 loss against Dijon.

On 11 January 2010, his transfer from Châteauroux to Lens was finalised after being persuaded by his agent, Roger Boli, to join the club.

Bedimo made his debut on 6 February 2010, in a 2:1 win over Le Mans, where he took advantage of injured Marco Ramos and led to the opening goal for Kévin Monnet-Paquet. 

Two weeks after his debut on 20 February 2010, he scored his first goal in a 3:0 win over Monaco.

At the end of the season, the club would retain their Ligue 1 status. 

However the following season, RC Lens was relegated to Ligue 2 after two seasons and Bedimo made 35 appearances.

In June 2011, he signed a four-year contract at Montpellier. 

On the opening day of the season, Bedimo made his debut in a 3:1 win over Auxerre and three weeks later on 27 August 2011, he scored his first goal in a 2:1 loss against Lyon. 

At the club, Bedimo established himself, playing in the left-back position. 

On 15 April 2012, he scored an own goal in a 2:1 loss against Lorient. 

At the end of the season, Montpellier won their first league title in the club's history after beating Auxerre 2:1 on the last game of the season.

At the end of the 2011-12 season, Hilton was named Trophées UNFP du football's Team of the Year of 2012.

The 2012-13 season proved less successful for the club, as they failed to attain the title, with Bedimo appearing in five out of six matches in the Champions League during that season.

On 1 August 2013, Bedimo joined fellow French team Lyon for a fee of €2 million plus bonuses on a three-year deal.

After his contract ran out at the end of the 2015-2016 season, Bedimo signed for rival team, Marseille. 

This is likely due to the departure of the team's now former left back Benjamin Mendy to Monaco.

International career
He was also selected for the 2010 African Cup of Nations by Cameroon National coach Paul Le Guen.