Charles Itandje

Charles Itandje in jersey Konyaspor (2013 )

Charles -Hubert Itandje ( born November 2, 1982 in Bobigny, France ) is a Cameroonian - French football goalkeeper. In addition to the French citizenship he also owns the Cameroon, as his parents are from this country.



Charles Itandje played in his youth at several French clubs. The leap into professional football, he managed in 2001 with his move to the first division side RC Lens, but initially still played in the second team. His debut was the goalkeeper and a half years later, on 1 December 2002 at the league game against EA Guingamp. After that he became a regular goalkeeper professionals in Lens. By 2007, he graduated from 170 games. In August 2007 Itandje moved to England to Liverpool. Although the Reds a year later with Diego Cavalieri committed another goalkeeper Pepe Reina addition, the Frenchman stayed with the Premier League club. Because of a lack of seriousness on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, he was suspended in April 2009 for two weeks. In August 2009, he transferred on loan to the Greek first division promoted AO Kavala and completed to the end of the season 19 games in the Super League.

In December 2010 Itandje returned to Greece. In Atromitos Athens, he signed a contract until 2013 and ousted the Swedes Jonas Sandqvist from the squad, whose contract was terminated. In the Super League 2011/12, the Frenchman reached a respectable fourth place in the table with Atromitos. In the thus achieved play-offs of the UEFA Europa League 2012/13, however, the Athenians team failed with 1:2 after two games against the English representatives Newcastle United.

In the season 2012/13 his club PAOK Thessaloniki lent him in the Turkish Süper Lig from newly promoted Torku Konyaspor.


Itandje began his international career in the French U- 21 team and played for that 2002 game. Subsequently, he was no longer considered eleven years by the authorities of the French Football Federation.

In 2013 he received from the Cameroonian national supply, to henceforth play in this team. Itandje agreed to the offer and announced on March 24, 2013 his international debut for Cameroon.


  • TSYD Cup (Ankara ): 2013


  • The 1.94 m wide Itandje was known for his dances, with whom he unsettled the shooter when penalties.

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