Player profile

David N'Gog

David N'Gog

Birthdate: 1 April 1989
Birthplace: Gennevilliers, France
Other clubs: Paris St Germain (2001-08), Bolton Wanderers (2011-14), Swansea City (2014), Reims (2014-16), Panionios (2016-17), Ross County (2018-)
Bought from: Paris St Germain
Signed for LFC: £1.5m, 24.07.2008
International caps: u-21 17/3 caps/goals
Liverpool debut: 31.08.2008
Last appearance: 22.05.2011
Debut goal: 09.12.2008
Last goal: 06.12.2010
Contract expiry: 31.08.2011
Win ratio: 48.94% W:46 D:22 L:26
Games/goals ratio: 4.95
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 2 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 63 / 9
Total LFC games/goals: 94 / 19

Player profile

N'Gog was snapped up by Benítez for a relatively cheap fee from Paris St Germain where he made 24 appearances and scored three goals. Although he wasn't often on the scoresheet it could be attributed to that he played on the wing or came on as substitute. N'Gog made five starts in his debut season at Liverpool and appeared 14 times as a substitute, earning more chances than might have been expected. N'Gog scored three times, his debut goal coming against PSV in the Champions League and adding two goals in the Premier League against Sunderland and Blackburn. N'Gog was often given the unenviable and pretty much impossible task of replacing Fernando Torres when the Spaniard was unavailable in the 2009/10 season. Despite his limitations, N'Gog found the net eight times during a difficult season for the club; five in the Premier League, the winner in the League Cup at Leeds plus two in Europe against Debrecen and Lille. He was also involved in one of the season's most controversial incidents when, according to Birmingham's Lee Carsley amongst others, he dived to win a penalty in the Anfield League game. This assured him of a very hot welcome in the return match at St. Andrews four months later when he came on as a second-half substitute for Torres.

The young Frenchman celebrated his twenty-second birthday shortly before the end of the 2010/11 season, in which he made no less than 38 first-team matches, twenty from the start and eighteen as a substitute. But N'Gog only started two matches after Kenny Dalglish took over from Roy Hodgson, both Europa League matches against Sparta Prague. Five of N'Gog's eight goals that campaign came in Europe. On the final day of the 2011 summer transfer-window, six games short of a century for Liverpool, N'Gog moved to Bolton Wanderers for £4 million, signing a three-year deal at the Reebok. N'Gog appeared in 33 Premier League matches and six domestic cup-ties, but Bolton were relegated at the end of the 2011/12 season in which the striker scored only four times.

2012/13 was N'Gog's most productive season yet in English football. He played in thirty-one of Bolton's forty-six matches in The Championship and scored eight goals. Wanderers just missed out on a play-off position. Failing to win their final match against Blackpool cost them a place in the top six. Towards the end of the January 2014 transfer-window N'Gog moved back to the Premier League with Swansea City in a deal that would last until the end of the 2013/14 season, the point at which his Bolton contract was due to expire. He made just three Premier League appearances for Swansea before the end of the season, all as a substitute. N'Gog signed a two year deal with French league 1 club, Reims, on 1 September 2014 and scored seven goals in 27 appearances in his first season, then three from sixteen in his second. After his contract expired in the summer of 2016 he joined Greek side Panionios where eleven of his thirteen league appearances were as a substitute. He left as a free agent in the summer of 2017 but a cruciate ligament injury meant he didn't find a new club until January 2018, when he joined former manager Owen Coyle at Ross County in Scotland.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 63 3 5 23 0 94
2008-2009 14 0 2 3 0 19
2009-2010 24 2 2 9 0 37
2010-2011 25 1 1 11 0 38
2011-2012 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
5 Sunderland
5 Blackburn Rovers
5 Arsenal
5 Tottenham
4 Bolton Wanderers
4 West Ham United
4 Chelsea
4 Aston Villa
3 Manchester United
3 Stoke City
3 Newcastle United
3 Manchester City
3 Everton
3 Birmingham City
2 Trabzonspor
2 Benfica
2 Wigan Athletic
2 Reading
2 Steaua Bucharest
2 Unirea Urziceni
2 Atletico Madrid
2 Wolves
2 Blackpool
2 Portsmouth
2 Lyon
2 Napoli
2 Rabotnicki
2 Sparta Prague
1 Braga
1 Hull City
1 Middlesbrough
1 Leeds United
1 PSV Eindhoven
1 Debrecen VSC
1 Northampton Town
1 Crewe
1 Lille
1 Fulham
1 WBA
1 Burnley
Total Started/substitutions
41 Started
37 On the bench
53 Substitute
26 Substituted
Total Competition
63 England Premier League
17 Europa League
6 Champions League
5 League Cup
3 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 9 0 2 8 0 19
2008-2009 2 0 0 1 0 3
2009-2010 5 0 1 2 0 8
2010-2011 2 0 1 5 0 8
2011-2012 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Started/substitutions
16 Started
3 Substitute
Total Competition
9 England Premier League
6 Europa League
2 Champions League
2 League Cup
Total Goal minute period
4 1-15 minutes
3 16-30 minutes
4 46-60 minutes
1 61-75 minutes
6 76-90 minutes
1 91-120 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
18 Open play
1 Penalty

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 31.08.2008 Aston Villa Villa Park League
50 04.04.2010 Birmingham City St Andrews League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 77 09.12.2008 PSV Eindhoven Philips Stadion Europe

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Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Paris St Germain 2006-2007 France 1 4 0 6 0
Paris St Germain 2007-2008 France 1 14 1 19 3
Bolton Wanderers 2011-2012 England Premier League 33 3 39 4
Bolton Wanderers 2012-2013 England Championship 31 8 33 8
Bolton Wanderers 2013-2014 England Championship 17 3 19 4
Swansea City 2013-2014 England Premier League 3 0 3 0
Stade Reims 2014-2015 France 1 28 7 30 7
Stade Reims 2015-2016 France 1 16 3 18 3
Panionios 2016-2017 Greece 1 13 1 16 3
Total 159 26 183 32
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