Valery Mezague

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Valery Mezague is a French/Cameroonian midfielder who was born in Marseille, France on December 8th 1983. Mezague began his career with Montpellier, making his debut in 2001/02. The following campaign he became a regular and performed well enough to receive international recognition with Cameroon. He was part of The Indomitable Lions 2003 Confederations Cup squad that reached the final of the competition, which was sadly marred by the tragic death of Marc Viven Foe in the semi-final. Mezague missed over half of the 2003/04 season after he was injured in a serious car crash.

On August 31st 2004 Mezague signed for Harry Redknapp's Portsmouth on a season long loan deal. The Cameroonian international made his Pompey debut on 21st September 2004 in a Carling Cup tie at Tranmere. He made his first league appearance in a 2-0 win over Manchester United on 30th October. Mezague struggled to make any significant impact after that however, and was only used sparingly. He returned to France in the summer of 2005.

Mezague was invited to train with Southampton by his former Pompey boss Harry Redknapp in July 2005. The player competed in pre season matches in Scotland, but was not offered a contract. Mezague made a decent start to 2005/06 for Montpellier, who by now had been relegated to Ligue 2. He soon made a return to the top flight, when his old Portsmouth boss Alain Perrin signed him for Sochaux. Mezague quickly found himself out of favour, and was stuck on the bench for most of 2006/07. In 2007/08 the former Pompey man spent a year on loan at Le Harve. A year later Mezague spent the campaign with Chateauroux in another temporary move. Mezague finally left Sochaux for good in 2009 to join Ligue 2 outfit Vannes. He scored on his debut for the club in a Coupe de la Ligue contest with Amiens on 1st August 2009. In 2011 Mezague was part of the Vannes side that was relegated from Ligue 2 to the Championnat National.

Mezague joined Greek outfit Panetolikos for the 2011/12 season.