The life story and achievements of Joyskim Dawa, the Cameroonian footballer

The life story and achievements of Joyskim Dawa, the Cameroonian footballer

Kevin Omuya
May 25, 2024 at 4:24 PM
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Dawa Tchakonte, a professional footballer from Colombes, France, has shone in a big way in recent European events. Throughout his career, Joyskim Dawa has shown remarkable tenacity and skill while playing centre-defence for FCSB in Liga I, Romania.

Joyskim Dawa's life story
Joyskim Dawa of FCSB celebrates after scoring a goal on February 25, 2024 (L). On the right is him smiling after a SuperLiga match. Photo: Vasile Mihai/Getty Images
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Joyskim also represents Cameroon on the international and national football stages. While representing his country, he has played in several games, each of which he has played to his full potential. The Cameroonian national team has been included in the 2022 FIFA World Cup roster.

Profile summary



Full name

Joyskim Aurélien Dawa Tchakonte



Date of birth

April 9, 1996

Place of birth

Colombes, France


28 years old as of 2024






1.94m (6'4")


93kg (205lbs)

Marital status





Professional football player

Current team




Social media


Joyskim Dawa's biogaphy

The Cameroonian professional footballer was born in Colombes, France, on April 9, 1996. Joyskim Dawa's age is 28 at the time of this writing.

Joyskim Dawa's biography
Joyskim Dawa of FCSB looks after the SuperLiga match against FC Botosani at Arena Nationala on February 25, 2024, in Bucharest, Romania. Photo: Vasile Mihai-Antonio
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Joyskim Dawa's family

He was born into a Cameroonian family and began his football career in Douala, where he also spent his childhood. Having his loved ones at his side has been a massive boon to his professional life. Joyskim moved to Europe after starting his professional career with Coton Sport FC de Garoua of Cameroon.​

Joyskim Dawa's career

Joyskim Dawa during AFCON 2019
Cameroon's defender Joyskim Dawa (R) vies for the ball against Guinea-Bissau's forward Piqueti during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match on June 25, 2019. Photo: Ozan Kose
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When the Cameroonian football career began in 2011, he signed with US Avranches. Before relocating to Monaco in 2014, he was a squad member and spent the first part of his professional career there. The fact that Joyskim signed with Gil Vicente in 2016 belies the fact that he saw no action during that season. Mariupol offered him a contract later in 2018, and he played 39 games for the club.

Also, in 2020 and 2021, Joyskim was Valmiera's professional team member. He appeared in 18 games for them and scored twice. Botosani signed him the following season. He made 31 appearances and scored four goals for them.

The Cameroonian's first move in 2022 was joining FCSB, a Liga I club. Regarding his international career, the defender is a Cameroonian national team player. He made his senior squad debut on October 16, 2018, in a qualifier for the Africa Cup of Nations match against Malawi.

Joyskim Dawa's stats

Joyskim Dawa in Liga 1 Romania
Joyskim Dawa in action during the game between Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe and FCSB in Round 15 of Liga 1 Romania at Arena Sepsi OSK on October 24, 2022. Photo: Alex Nicodim
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The defender has started every one of FCSB's twenty-one league matches this season and has played 90 minutes in most of those games. Even though he has not scored a goal, he has been a rock on defence.

The defender has played four games for the UEFA Europa Conference League, clocking 360 minutes of playtime and picking up one yellow card. With nine caps for Cameroon's national team, he is also well-versed in international play.​

How much is Joyskim Dawa's net worth?

Joyskim Dawa's transfer value is $108k—$217k. He was last traded from Botosani to FCSB in 2022, and nobody knows his current worth.

An estimated $1.12 million​is Joyskim Dawa's net worth. Coming from Cameroon, Dawa is a professional footballer who plays centre-back for FCSB in Liga I of Romania.

Joyskim Dawa's salary

The total amount of money the defender has made from playing the game is around $21,323. Approximately €3,760 is Joyskim Dawa's weekly pay as a centre-back for FCSB in Romania. This amounts to around $213,000 per year in salary.

Joyskim Dawa's teams

Joyskim Dawa celebration
Joyskim Dawa of FCSB celebrates the goal scored during the SuperLiga Round 11 match against U Cluj at National Arena Stadium on October 02, 2023. Photo: Vasile Mihai-Antonio
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- From 2014 until 2016, Dawa was a member of the AS Monaco reserve team when he was still a teenager, playing for the club's junior programme.

- From 2016 until 2018, he was a member of Gil Vicente, a Portuguese club that competed in Liga Portugal 2.

- FK Mariupol (2018–2020): Dawa subsequently joined the Ukrainian Premier League club FK Mariupol.

- After that, he moved to Latvia to play for Valmiera FC of the Latvian Higher League from 2020 to 2021.

- FC Botoșani (2021–2022): He joined the Liga I club in Romania, FC Botoșani.

- Since July 2022, he has been a member of FCSB, a top-tier Romanian team where he plays his current position.

Joyskim Dawa's racial abuse

Racist comments directed at Steaua Bucarest's defender surfaced online after the 2023 season's 2-2 away tie with AFC Harmannstadt. In the 60th minute, the defender was sent off for handing the ball back, which resulted in the equaliser. He admitted after the game that he made a mistake that cost his side the win, but it did not make everyone happy.

The full-back's Instagram post was accompanied by several insulting responses, some of which included monkey emojis. After the game, Elias Charalambous, Joyskim's coach, offered support.

"As a footballer who puts in a tremendous amount of work each and every day, we spoke about him; he has had an outstanding season thus far and has been doing so consistently since preseason. Life is full of mistakes; we are not to blame, Dawa. Racism is unacceptable in any setting, including athletic competitions. I'd also like to address the incident that saddened him and the rest of us."

Frequently asked questions

Joyskim Dawa against FC Voluntari
Joyskim Dawa (R) of FCSB competes for the ball with Vitalie Damascan (L) of FC Voluntari on September 12, 2022, in Bucharest, Romania. Photo: Vasile Mihai-Antonio
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The Cameroonian footballer plays as a central defender for FCSB. Overall, Joyskim Dawa FC 24 has a rating of 65. The following questions concerning the footballer are most often asked.

Is joyskim dawa married?

Due to his lack of transparency about his private life, footballer Dawa has made it seem like he is currently single. No details about Joyskim Dawa's wife are known. Even though he is relatively active on Instagram, Dawa has been mum on his romantic relationships.

Is joyskim dawa on Instagram?

The Cameroonian footballer is available on social media. He has 23k followers on Instagram.

Final word

Joyskim Dawa is a notable Cameroonian footballer who was born in France. He has incredible talent. On July 1, 2022, the player began contributing to FCSB, a Liga I club. He had a stellar career with several organisations before joining his present team.

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Kevin Omuya is a Content Writer with 4 years of experience who joined Sports Brief in 2022. In 2019 he held a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Digital Media from KCA University.