The France youth international still did enough to catch the eye of Liverpool’s scouts, and Rafa Benitez ultimately settled for the forward in a deal worth around €1million – a move which dashed any hopes of Michael Owen returning to his boyhood club, according to Michael Owen himself. N’Gog was just 20 years old at the time and in his second season at Liverpool after joining from PSG. He was signed by Rafael Benitez from Paris Saint-Germain in 2008. A return to France with Reims was announced in September 2014 and a goal on his debut against Toulouse offered promise. The journeyman years had truly begun, as N’Gog played for four clubs in four different countries in the final four years of his career. Liverpool Echo match report on Liverpool - Arsenal on 15.08.2010. David N'Gog statistics and career statistics, live SofaScore ratings, Heatmap and goal video highlights may be available on SofaScore for some of David N'Gog and FK Žalgiris matches. Crucially, this was not a time when PSG were the Death Star of European football, but rather a club in crisis, battling against relegation in both 2006-07 and 2007-08. Yet come February 2020, he was on the move again, joining Lithuanian outfit Zalgiris and scoring once in two appearances before the league’s postponement. Apr 1, 1989 (31), Place of birth:

His two-year contract ended with 10 goals in 44 appearances and that familiar feeling of relegation to the second tier, all while having to watch his former club PSG transform into serial title winners. “David’s career is impressive, he has played in the most famous clubs in Europe and the world. The Championship did not offer much respite. N’Gog’s former Bolton boss Owen Coyle offered him a route back into football with a short-term deal at Ross County, which only resulted in one goal and another relegation. Upon its return, N’Gog played 90 minutes in a 1-0 defeat to FK Riteriai before surprising his new club by announcing his retirement with immediate effect. Ahead of his second campaign in Budapest and a potential return to European football with the Europa League, N’Gog spoke warmly about his new home in an interview with Goal:  “It’s a historic club, you can feel the history, there are many fans in Budapest and all around Hungary. David N'Gog a décidé de mettre un terme à sa carrière. Can you name Liverpool’s top 30 goalscorers in Premier League history. N'Gog was often given the unenviable and pretty much impossible task of replacing Fernando Torres when the Spaniard was unavailable in the 2009/10 season. Petite compil de son passage au Stade de Reims. David N'Gog sealed a memorable win for Liverpool over Manchester United at Anfield and @PReina25 ran the length of the pitch to start the celebrations! When David N’Gog found himself all alone in front of Manchester United’s goal and coolly slotted the ball home to secure a 2-0 victory for Liverpool in October 2009, he probably didn’t realise that was going to be the peak of his career. If only he was around with, say, Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli, rather than Torres and Suarez, he would have appeared somewhat prolific. N'Gog scored three times, his debut goal coming against PSV in the Champions League and adding two goals in the Premier League against Sunderland and Blackburn. According to the report, he had been struggling with a stomach illness, but the club were unsure of his whereabouts after a doctor visited his hotel room only to find he wasn’t there. In many ways, it’s a fitting end for David N’Gog – and a career that regularly posed more questions than answers. A year in Greece with Panionios produced three goals, followed by a six-month stretch as a free agent. David N'Gog statistics – 31 years_old Budapest Honved Forward. That was about as interesting as things got for N’Gog at Reims. N’Gog came through PSG’s academy and spent two seasons playing sporadically for the first team. N'Gog made five starts in his debut season at Liverpool and appeared 14 times as a substitute, earning more chances than might have been expected. When David N’Gog found himself all alone in front of Manchester United’s goal and coolly slotted the ball home to secure a 2-0 victory for Liverpool in October 2009, he probably didn’t realise that was going to be the peak of his career. ‘Rafa did tactical things we’d never experienced before’ – Neil Mellor, The story of the two Hungarian strikers who went to Liverpool but never played, Ranking the 44 first-team signings Rafa Benitez made as Liverpool manager. Hungary was next on the agenda as N’Gog joined Budapest Honved and enjoyed relative success, scoring on his debut and ending his only full season at the club with 12 goals in 31 appearances – the only time he reached double figures in a single season. Find the latest David N'Gog news, stats, transfer rumours, photos, titles, clubs, goals scored this season and more. Date of birth/Age:, — Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 25, 2019. David N'Gog former footballer from France Centre-Forward last club: Zalgiris Vilnius * Apr 1, 1989 in Gennevilliers, France David N'Gog (born 1 April 1989) is a French striker who played for Liverpool from 2008 until 2011. Eight goals arrived in 2012-13 and a further three in the first half of 2013-14. Gennevilliers, Position: David N'Gog is 31 years old (31/03/1989) and he is 190cm tall. There’s an argument to be made that the back-up striker is one of the most difficult roles to fulfil in football.

David N'Gog - FK Žalgiris, Budapest Honvéd, Ross County FC, Panionios GSS, Stade Reims, Swansea City, Bolton Wanderers, Liverpool FC, Paris Saint-Germain, Paris Saint-Germain (CFA) Three years later, N’Gog left Liverpool for Bolton as something of a punchline, having failed to score more than five goals in a single Premier League campaign, and his best tally in all competitions standing at eight, which he reached in both of his final two campaigns at Anfield.

I am still trying to develop and helping the club to achieve the best.”. Although he wasn't often on the scoresheet it could be attributed to that he played on the wing or came on as a substitute. “It’s a nice club, they are trying to do something good, they play good football, the facilities, the training ground are all brand new, so it’s a good place to be. It’s all coming to an end, and David has decided he wants to end his career now.”. N'Gog was snapped up by Benítez for a relatively cheap fee from Paris St Germain where he made 24 appearances and scored three goals. Regardless, being straddled by Pepe Reina was his obvious high-point at Anfield. Despite his limitations, N'Gog found the net eight times during a difficult season for the club; five in the Premier League, the winner in the League Cup at Leeds plus two in Europe against Debrecen and Lille. N’Gog was just 20 years old at the time and in his second season at Liverpool after joining from PSG. Looking back, it’s easy to feel a degree of sympathy for N’Gog. Agent: But before he made another appearance, and still less than a month into his stay, N’Gog made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Fortitude Player ... Former International: Check out his latest detailed stats including goals, assists, strengths & weaknesses and match ratings. Reims released a statement reiterating that he was ill, while also urging “respect for people’s private life”. N'oublions pas à quel point il avait été précieux dans l'opération maintien lors de la saison 2014-15, notamment face à Bastia et Evian. View David N'Gog profile on Yahoo Sports. “My best moment in football,” was N’Gog’s description of the goal after the match. He was also involved in one of the season's most controversial incidents when, according to Birmingham's Lee Carsley amongst others, he dived to win a penalty in the Anfield League game. FC Les Lilas (-1995), FC Franconville (1995-2001), Paris Saint-Germain (2001-2006). France U21. A story in L’Equipe suggested N’Gog had gone AWOL. Main position : Last update . 2012/13 was N'Gog's most productive season yet in English football. Eleven years on, and having just announced his retirement at the age of 31, it remains the obvious highlight of a curious career.

Fulham tried to offer him a Premier League lifeline but Bolton rejected a £3million bid; the offer reflecting the forward’s status as a player whose career was only going one way.

Goalscoring, perhaps more than any other trait in the game, requires supreme sharpness; instead of being given game-time to find his fluency, N’Gog had to go cold on the bench before being turned to to make an impact in the dying stages of games. His goal tally dipped even further to just four in all competitions as Bolton were relegated in his first season at the club. David N'Gog prefers to play with right foot.

He was joined in celebration by Pepe Reina, after the goalkeeper had sprinted past the whole outfield to get to the striker first as Anfield rejoiced. Liverpool fans should be encouraged by start to season. N'Gog appeared in 33 Premier League matches and six domestic cup-ties, but Bolton were relegated at the end of the 2011/12 season in which the striker scored only four times.

“Of course, his decision was unexpected for everyone – coaches and team leaders,” manager Vilma Venslovaitiene told the club’s official website. He played in thirty-one of Bolton's forty-six matches in The Championship and scored eight goals. With six months remaining on his contract, Swansea offered him a surprise return to the Premier League, bringing his time in Lancashire to an end, but that only resulted in three appearances, no goals and a swift exit. Competing for a place in the side with peak-Fernando Torres and, later, a burgeoning Luis Suarez, only added to the sense that N’Gog was out of his depth, and his record of 19 goals in 94 appearances was certainly unfavourable in comparison to two of the most lethal strikers the Premier League has ever seen. His jersey number is 89.

Given the stop-start nature of his time on Merseyside, a goal every 226 minutes, or a goal every two and a half games, perhaps isn’t too bad. All rights reserved - © - [email protected] - This is an independent website not owned by Liverpool Football Club. After leaving Liverpool for Bolton in a £4million move, the downwards trajectory of N’Gog’s career became seemingly impossible to arrest. Centre-Forward.

For using this site, please activate JavaScript. This assured him of a very hot welcome in the return match at St. Andrews four months later when he came on as a second-half substitute for Torres.

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