Ephrem M'Bom
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Ephrem M'Bom
Ephrem M'Bom
Personal information
Full name Ephrem Marie M'Bom
Date of birth (1954-07-18)18 July 1954
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Date of death 20 September 2020(2020-09-20) (aged 66)[1]
Place of death Douala, Cameroon
Playing position(s) Leftback
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973-1975 Rail Douala
1975-1976 Éclair Douala
1976-1977 Léopard Douala
1977-1988 Canon Yaoundé
1988-1989 Dragon Yaoundé
National team
1981-1984 Cameroon 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ephrem Marie M'Bom (18 July 1954 - 20 September 2020) was a Cameroonian professional footballer. He competed for the Cameroon national football team at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.[2]

Club career

M'Bom began playing football with Rail FC of Douala in 1973 as an attacking player. He would move to left back in 1975, and play as a defender for Eclair Douala, Léoprad Douala, Canon Yaoundé and Dragon Yaoundé until he retired in 1989.[3] Nicknamed Wire due to his slender build, he won five league titles with Canon as well as two Champions Cups and a Cup Winners Cup.[4]

International career

M'Bom made several appearances for the Cameroon national football team, participating in the 1982 African Cup of Nations finals.[3]

Personal life

After retiring as a player, Mbom worked for the national railway company.[5] He died on September 20th 2020 at the age of 66 from a tumor in his leg.[6]


1979, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1986
1978, 1983, 1986
1978, 1980


  1. ^ M'Bom Ephrem dies at 66
  2. ^ Ephrem Mbom - FIFA competition record
  3. ^ a b "Parcours: Mbom Ephrem lutte contre la précarité à Nkongmondo" (in French). Le Messager. 23 November 2007. Archived from the original on 3 February 2008. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ Cameroun:le dernier match d'Ephrem Mbom - Journal du Cameroun (in French)
  6. ^ Un ancien Lion indomptable décède encore sous « l'indifférence » de l'Etat - Le Bled Parle (in French)

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