List of Famous people born in Cameroon

Francis Ngannou

First Name Francis
Last Name Ngannou
Born on September 5, 1986 (age 37)
Height 193 cm | 6'4

Francis Ngannou is a Cameroonian-French professional mixed martial artist competing in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is known for being the hardest recorded puncher in UFC history and holds knockout victories over Alistair Overeem, Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos and Andrei Arlovski. As of January 25, 2021, he is #13 in the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings and as of 31 August 2020 #1 in the UFC heavyweight rankings.

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Samuel Eto'o

First Name Samuel
Last Name Eto'o
Born on March 10, 1981 (age 43)
Born in Cameroon, Littoral
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Samuel Eto'o Fils is a Cameroonian retired professional footballer who played as a striker. In his prime, Eto'o was regarded by pundits as one of the best strikers in the world, and he is regarded as one of the greatest African players of all time, winning the African Player of the Year a record four times: in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2010.

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Joel Embiid

First Name Joel
Last Name Embiid
Born on March 16, 1994 (age 30)
Born in Cameroon, Centre
Height 213 cm | 7'0

Joel Hans Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After one year of college basketball with the Kansas Jayhawks, he was drafted with the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the 76ers. Multiple foot and knee injuries delayed his debut for two seasons until 2016–17, when he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team despite playing only 31 games. Embiid has received three All-Star selections. He has nicknamed himself "the Process" in response to a refrain from 76ers fans during the Sam Hinkie era to "trust the process".

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Breel Embolo

Breel Donald Embolo
First Name Breel
Born on February 14, 1997 (age 27)
Born in Cameroon, Centre
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Breel Donald Embolo is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for German club Borussia Mönchengladbach and the Switzerland national team.

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Pascal Siakam

First Name Pascal
Last Name Siakam
Born on April 2, 1994 (age 30)
Born in Cameroon, Littoral
Height 208 cm | 6'10

Pascal Siakam is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Siakam played college basketball for the New Mexico State Aggies and was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2016. Nicknamed "Spicy P", he was selected by Toronto with the 27th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NBA draft. After being assigned to the NBA Development League as a rookie in 2017, he led Toronto’s affiliate team to a league championship and picked up Finals Most Valuable Player honors in the process. Siakam would later help the Raptors claim an NBA championship in 2019 while winning the league's Most Improved Player Award in the same season, the first player to win both during the same season. He was named an NBA All-Star for the first time in the 2019–20 season. He made his first All-NBA Team in 2020

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Samuel Umtiti

Samuel Yves Um Titi
First Name Samuel
Last Name Umtiti
Born on November 14, 1993 (age 30)
Born in Cameroon, Centre
Height 182 cm | 6'0

Samuel Yves Um Titi, known as Samuel Umtiti, is a French professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Spanish club Barcelona and the French national team.

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Carlos Takam

First Name Carlos
Last Name Takam
Born on December 6, 1980 (age 43)
Born in Cameroon, Littoral

Armand Carlos Netsing Takam is a Cameroonian-born French professional boxer who challenged for the unified WBA (Super), IBF, and IBO heavyweight titles against Anthony Joshua in 2017. As an amateur he represented Cameroon at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

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Nicolas Nkoulou

Nicolas Julio Nkoulou Ndoubena
First Name Nicolas
Last Name Nkoulou
Born on March 27, 1990 (age 34)
Born in Cameroon, Centre
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Nicolas Alexis Julio Nkoulou Ndoubena, commonly referred to as Nicolas Nkoulou, is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Italian club Torino and the Cameroon national team.

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Youssoufa Moukoko

First Name Youssoufa
Born on November 20, 2004 (age 19)
Born in Cameroon, Centre

Youssoufa Moukoko is a German professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. He is known for his scoring ability. Born in Cameroon, Moukoko represents Germany internationally.

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Tilo Frey

First Name Tilo
Born on May 2, 1923
Died on June 27, 2008 (aged 85)
Born in Cameroon, Far North

Tilo Frey ) was a Swiss politician. She was one of the first twelve women elected to the National Council in 1971 and was the first person of African descent elected to the National Council. Prior to her service at the federal level, she was a member of the municipal council of Neuchâtel and the Grand Council of Neuchâtel.

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