Player profile

Charles Itandje

Birthdate: 2 November 1982
Birthplace: Bobigny, France
Other clubs: Red Star 93 (1997-2001), Lens (2001-07), Kavala (loan 2009-10), Atromitos (2011-13), PAOK Salonika (2013), Torku Konyaspor (loan 2013-)
Bought from: Lens
Signed for LFC: N/A, 09.08.2007
International caps: u-21 3 caps
Liverpool debut: 25.09.2007
Last appearance: 16.02.2008
Contract expiry: 08.12.2010
Win ratio: 57.14% W: 4 D: 1 L: 2
LFC league games/goals: 0 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 7 / 0

Player profile

Itandje is born in France but his parents are from Cameroon. He was Lens' main goalkeeper from 2003-2007 and played 170 matches in the french first division. He featured three times for the French u-21 team and was known for his dance steps to put opponents off in penalties. Although he arrived at Anfield with a good reputation in France, Itandje knew when he signed a contract that his chances of first-team football would be very limited as understudy to Reina after Jerzy Dudek joined Real Madrid and Scott Carson went out on loan to Aston Villa. Perhaps there was a clause in his contract guaranteeing that he would play in certain cup matches as Liverpool played in seven FA Cup and League Cup ties during the 2007/08 season and Itandje was in goal for all of them. He conceded eight goals in those seven games and never seemed to instill a lot of confidence in the defenders in front of him. Certainly Reina might have been expected to do better with the two goals that went past Itandje as Liverpool were humbled by championship side Barnsley in the FA Cup. 

Itandje was made available for transfer after Liverpool signed Diego Cavalieri in the summer of 2008 but he turned down a move to Turkish club Galatasaray. He didn't appear in Liverpool's first team at all in 2008/09 but he did manage to attract the wrong sort of attention by snickering and bothering Damien Plessis, who sat next to him, during the twentieth anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster service at Anfield in April 2009. He was disciplined by the club for this incident and it was clear that his future lay elsewhere. In December 2010 Itandje joined Greek club Atromitos on a free transfer where he has been a regular.

Itandje made twenty-two first-team appearances for Atromitos in 2012/13, including playing twice against Newcastle United in the Play-off round of the Europa League. He moved on to PAOK Salonika at the end of January 2013; and PAOK then loaned him to Turkish club Torku Konyaspor shortly before the start of the 2013/14 season.  

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals043007
2007-2008 043007

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
2Luton Town
1Chelsea
1Barnsley
1Reading
1Havant
1Cardiff City
Total Started/substitutions
7 Started
47 On the bench
Substitute
Substituted
TotalCompetition
4FA Cup
3League Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals000000
2007-2008 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalTeam
No records to display.
TotalStarted/substitutions
0Started
0Substitute
TotalCompetition
No records to display.
TotalGoal minute period
01-15
016-30
031-45
046-60
061-75
076-90
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
0Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
125.09.2007ReadingMadejski StadiumLeague Cup

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
2007-2008 30 Goalkeeper
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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