André Onana Onana is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Manchester United and the Cameroon national team.
He was born on 2 April, 1996 in Nkol Ngok, Centre region of Cameroon.
-Onana joined Barcelona from the Samuel Eto’o Academy at the age of 14 in 2010. He later went on loan during the 2012–13 season to the youth team of Cornellà, before being loaned again the next season to the first-team of Vista Alegre.
Onana joined Dutch club Ajax in January 2015 and made his debut for the team the following month.
He signed a new contract with Ajax in May 2017, running until 2021.
In March 2019 he signed a further new contract, until June 2022.
In February 2021, Onana was banned from playing for 12 months by UEFA after testing positive for Furosemide, a banned substance.
After spending seven and a half years with Ajax, making 214 appearances in all competitions, Onana announced in May 2022 that he was leaving the club.
Onana joined Inter Milan in July 2022 and in January 2023, he won the Supercoppa Italiana against rivals AC Milan and also went on to win the Coppa Italia, defeating Fiorentina in May 2023.
He played a crucial role in helping guide Inter Milan to the 2023 Champions League Final.
On 16 July 2023, it was reported that Onana had agreed personal terms with Manchester United for a five-year contract.
Manchester United confirmed the transfer on 20 July, for an initial £43.8 million fee with Inter for the transfer of Onana, with a potential £3.4 million.
Onana debuted for Cameroon in a 2–1 friendly win over Gabon in September 2016.
He featured in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations third-place game against Burkina Faso.
On 9 November 2022, he was named in the final squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
He was eventually sent home from the tournament on 28 November by manager Rigobert Song due to a disciplinary issue.
Onana announced his retirement from international football on 23 December 2022.
Eight months later, on 29 August 2023, Onana was recalled into the Cameroon squad by Rigobert Song for an Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Burundi. He was prolific in that Cameroon’s 3:0 victory over Burundi, helping the Indomitable Lions qualify for AFCON 2023.
Andre Onana has been nominated for the Ballon d’Or 2023 and FIFA Best Goalkeeper award.
Eredivisie: 2018–19, 2020–21, 2021–22
KNVB Cup: 2018–19, 2020–21
Johan Cruyff Shield: 2019
UEFA Europa League runner-up: 2016–17
Coppa Italia: 2022–23
Supercoppa Italiana: 2022
UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2022–23
Africa Cup of Nations third place: 2021
Indomitable Lion of the Year (Cameroonian footballer of the year): 2018
Best African Goalkeeper: 2018
Eredivisie Team of the Year: 2018–19
CAF Team of the Year: 2019
IFFHS CAF Men Team of The Year: 2020