Yannick Noah

Yannick Noah ( born May 18, 1960 in Sedan) is a former professional tennis player and current pop singer Franco- Cameroonian descent.

Tennis career and other life course

His best finish in the ATP world rankings in 1986 was the number 3 He won 23 tournaments in singles, including the 1983 French Open. In the same year he was appointed by the sports newspaper L' Équipe France's Sportsman of the Year ( " champion of champions" ) selected. In 1984, he won the French Open in doubles, together with Henri Leconte. A total of 19 weeks, he was also a ranking leader of the double world rankings.

As team manager of the French national team tennis, he won the men's Davis Cup twice (1991 and 1996) and with the women's Fed Cup once ( 1997).

Career as a singer

Today, he is a singer. Successful was he in particular with the chansons Aux arbres citoyens, the court reached 1 in the French charts, Saga Africa and Metisse ( s ). For his album Charango in 2006, he was awarded a gold record. On 2 July 2005, he appeared in Paris at Live 8.

In addition to his career as a singer, he works for the Cameroonian national football team as a consultant and is also committed to French organizations such as Les Restos du Cœur and the club he founded Les enfants de la Terre. In addition, he regularly takes part in the annual charity concert of Les Enfoirés, the largest media event in the French-speaking world, partly. In 2005 he was elected to a survey by the French Sunday newspaper Le Journal du dimanche the most popular French.

In January 2007, French football first division side Paris St. Germain took him as a consultant under contract.

His father Zacharie is from Cameroon and was a professional footballer, his mother Marie -Claire is French and worked as a school teacher. From Noah's first marriage with the Swedish fashion model and Miss Sweden 1978, Cecilia Rodhe, submitted his oldest children, Joakim and Yelena: Joakim Noah is professional basketball in the NBA and the French national team. Yelena Noah works as a photo model.

According to a survey of Ifop Institute, which was presented in January 2010, Noah was chosen for the fifth time in a row the most popular personality in France.

Chart success