André-Frank Zambo Anguissa's profile: Facts on the Cameroonian bossing Napoli's midfield

André-Frank Zambo Anguissa's profile: Facts on the Cameroonian bossing Napoli's midfield

Helix Odhiambo
updated at August 9, 2023 at 9:30 AM

André-Frank Zambo Anguissa is a Cameroonian defensive midfielder known for his hard tackles and aggressiveness. He plays for the Cameroon national football team and Serie A club Napoli. Anguissa has enjoyed a stellar career in Europe and made millions from it.

André-Frank Zambo Anguissa's biography
André-Frank Zambo of SSC Napoli during the UEFA Champions League group A match against Liverpool FC at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on 7 September 2022, in Naples, Italy. Photo: Ivan Romano
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The midfielder was born and raised in Yaoundé, Cameroon. He was part of the Indomitable Lions squad that finished third in the 2021 AFCON tournament. Find out about André-Frank Zambo Anguissa's real age, height, and bio.

André-Frank Zambo's profile summary


André-Frank Zambo Anguissa

Date of birth:

16 November 1995


26 (as of September 2022)

Place of birth:

Yaoundé Cameroon




1.84 m


75 kg






Cameroon national football team, Napoli


Defensive midfielder

Weekly salary:


Net worth:

$17 million

Social media:


André-Frank Zambo Anguissa's biography

The Napoli midfielder grew up in Yaounde playing for local clubs. His parents valued education and ensured that he remained focused on his studies even as he played football. Zambo later joined Cameroonian's Coton Sport Football Club de Garoua at 18 before moving to Europe.

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Anguissa got discovered in the G8 talent camp in 2013. The G8 talent camp is a competition that brings together the best young players from training centres across the country.

Body measurements

Anguissa is 1.84 m tall and weighs 75 kg. The Cameroonian star is also known for his unique hairstyle.

Football career

The midfielder left Coton Sport in 2014 to join Stade de Reims in France. His impressive performance attracted the interest of several clubs in Europe, but Marseille won the race to sign him.

Olympique de Marseille

André-Frank Zambo Anguissa's real age
Andre Zambo of Olympique Marseille during the UEFA Europa League match against Atletico Madrid at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais on 16 May 2018, in Lyon France. Photo: Erwin Spek
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Zambo joined Marseille in 2015 and made his first team debut on 17 September 2015 in the UEFA Europa League against FC Groningen. Three days later, he made his Ligue 1 debut against Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon).

Anguissa helped Marseille finish 4th in the 2017-18 League One season and also reach the 2018 UEFA Europa League final. However, they lost 3-0 to Atlético Madrid at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.


In August 2018, the English club signed Anguissa after earning a promotion to the English Premier League. However, the club got relegated at the end of the 2018-19 season, sending the Cameroonian on loan to Villareal.


André-Frank Zambo Anguissa's stats
Andre Zambo Anguissa of VIllarreal CF (r) competes for the ball with Lago Junior of RCD Mallorca during the Liga match at Estadio de la Ceramica on 16 June 2020. Photo: Manuel Queimadelos
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Zambo made his Villarreal debut on 17 August 2019, in a 4-4 draw against Granada CF at Estadio de la Cerámica. He helped the Yellow Submarines finish 5th in La Liga and qualify for the UEFA Europa League. The African footballer returned to Fulham and penned a three-year deal on 31 August 2021 before leaving on loan to Napoli.


Anguissa spent the 2021-22 season on loan in Napoli and helped them secure 3rd place in the Italian Serie A. He made 25 appearances and played 1,925 minutes for The Blues in his debut season. In May 2022, he sealed a permanent transfer to Napoli from Fulham. Anguissa's contract with Naples expires on 30 June 2026.

International career

André-Frank Zambo Anguissa's salary
Yusupha Bobb of Gambia football team and Cameroon's André-Frank Zambo Anguissa during their African Cup of Nations match at Japoma Stadium on 29 January 2022. Photo: Ulrik Pedersen
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Zambo made his international debut for the Indomitable Lions in a 1-0 win over Tunisia in a friendly match on 24 March 2017. He also represented his nation at the 2017 Confederations Cup and the 2021 AFCON tournament.

André-Frank Zambo Anguissa's position

The Cameroonian often plays as a defensive or central midfielder with his preferred right foot. He likes breaking up attacks with his muscular physique. Anguissa can also operate as a box-to-box midfielder. Besides, he is good at retaining the ball, passing, and dribbling.

André-Frank Zambo Anguissa's salary

Zambo earns around $54,000 weekly or $2.8 million annually. He is considered the most valuable Cameroonian footballer in 2022, with a market value of $29.9 million. Meanwhile, he has an estimated net worth of $17 million.

André-Frank Zambo Anguissa's stats

The former Fulham midfielder has played over 200 games in his senior career in Europe. His strength is in linking the defense and attack rather than scoring goals.





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Zambo Anguissa's transfer news

The versatile midfielder completed a permanent switch to Napoli in May 2022 following a decent performance during his loan spell at the club. The player chose the Italian giants amidst interest from other European clubs.

André-Frank Zambo Anguissa's FIFA 22 rating

According to Zambo Anguissa's FIFA rating, the midfielder has an overall rating of 79 with a potential of 82. His key strengths include:

  • Interceptions - 84
  • Stamina - 84
  • Reactions - 83
  • Aggression - 82
  • Ball Control - 82
  • Composure - 82
  • Dribbling - 81

Is Anguissa married?

The midfielder is probably single and does not have children. He has not opened up about his relationship publicly or on social media. Instead, he seems focused on his career.

André-Frank Zambo Anguissa's Instagram

Zambo has a verified Instagram account but is not available on Facebook or Twitter. Meanwhile, he has 224k followers on Instagram as of September 2022.

André-Frank Zambo Anguissa is one of the top European-based, African-born players to watch in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Anguissa will represent the Indomitable Lions, hoping to break the African curse in the tournament.

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