Geremi Njitap Fotso
Geremi Njitap Fotso is a Cameroonian former footballer. He was a versatile player able to play at right back, right midfield or defensive midfield positions, and known for his power, combative style and free-kick ability.
The most successful periods of Geremi’s club career were with Real Madrid and Chelsea, winning the UEFA Champions League with the former and domestic honours with the latter.
He also earned 118 caps for Cameroon from 1996 to 2010, scoring 13 goals. He was a member of their squad for seven Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, winning in 2000 and 2002, as well as the World Cup in 2002 and 2010, and a Gold medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
His father, Samuel, is also a former footballer and was a Cameroon international in the 1970s. Samuel, a striker, was nicknamed ‘Poison Arrow’ for his powerful shot and free kicks. Due to his status as a footballer, Geremi’s father was allowed to have five wives. Geremi has 15 siblings.
After Geremi’s retirement he became the President of the National Union of Cameroonian Footballers. Moreover, he is a board member of FIFPRO World Players’ Union and is also active as a football representative and manager.