Olivier Mbaizo

Olivier Mbaissidara Mbaizo is a Cameroonian professional soccer player who plays for Philadelphia Union in MLS.

Olivier Mbaizo
Personal information
Full name Olivier Mbaissidara Mbaizo
Date of birth (1997-08-15) August 15, 1997
Place of birth Douala, Cameroon
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Philadelphia Union
Number 15
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016 Union Douala
2017 Rainbow FC 10 (0)
2018 Bethlehem Steel 0 (0)
2018– Philadelphia Union 4 (0)
2018–Bethlehem Steel (loan) 33 (1)
National team
Cameroon U17
Cameroon U20
Cameroon U23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 11, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 22, 2018

Club career

Union Douala

Mbaizo began his professional career at Union Douala of MTN Elite One league in 2016. He helped Douala to 4th in the league table and made an appearance in the CAF Champions League against Zamalek SC.[1]

Rainbow FC

In 2017, Mbaizo played for Rainbow FC making 10 appearances during the season.[1]

Bethlehem Steel FC

In January 2018, Mbaizo signed for Bethlehem Steel FC, the USL affiliate of the Philadelphia Union.[2] The organization reunites him with fellow Cameroonian youth national, Eric Ayuk.

Philadelphia Union

On 17 April 2018, Mbaizo moved to Bethlehem Steel's MLS affiliate Philadelphia Union.[3]

International career

Mbaizo has worked his way up the Cameroonian national team ladder starting with the U17s in 2014 and most recently earning a call-up for training with the senior team. In 2017, he appeared with Cameroon’s U-20’s for the 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations. He started all three matches and played every minute of the team’s Group Stage. Mbaizo scored a goal in their second match of the tournament, a 4-1 victory over Sudan on March 2, 2017.[4]

References

  1. Evan Villella (22 January 2018). "Bethlehem Steel sign Olivier Mbaizo". Brotherly Game. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. Tom Via (22 January 2018). "Bethlehem Steel FC Acquire Defender Olivier Mbaizo". Philadelphia Union. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  3. https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2018/04/17/philadelphia-union-sign-cameroonian-international-olivier-mbaizo
  4. "Olivier Mbaizo | Bethlehem Steel Profile". Bethlehem Steel FC. 22 January 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2018.


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