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21 May 2014

By Stephen Byrne

The Fifa World Cup begins in Brazil on 12th June and we will be looking at Rovers’ connections with all participating countries. 

Just one Cameroonian player has appeared in the famous quartered shirts of Bristol Rovers. Guy Ipoua was born in Douala in January 1976 but moved to France at the age of four.

He had played professional football in France, Spain and Italy before joining Rovers in August 1998. During the 1998-99 season, he scored three goals in 15 (plus nine as substitute) League matches as a striker. 

He moved to Scunthorpe United in August 1999, before pursuing his career in England, Scotland, USA and, from October 2006, in Cameroon with Oryx Douala. His brother, Samuel Ipoua, won nine full caps with Cameroon. 

Guy Madjo, who was born in Douala in June 1984 and had a brief trial with Rovers in March 2013, was in the Plymouth Argyle side which opposed Rovers in September 2012 and the Aldershot team which defeated Rovers 1-0 the previous March. 

Vincent Péricard, born in Cameroon in October 1982, was in the Carlisle United side which faced Rovers in November 2009 and scored for Swindon Town against Rovers in October 2010. 

David Evina-Si, who was born in November 1991 in Cameroon, played for Oldham Athletic against Rovers in February 2011. 

Mathias Doumbé, who was in the Northampton Town side against Rovers in 2013-14 and previously faced The Gas with MK Dons, was born in France in October 1979 to a Cameroonian father. 

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