Ketchanke Bertrand KETCHANKE

Presentation

Retired
CAMEROON CAMEROON MAURITANIA MAURITANIA
Born Jun 14, 1980
Douala, CAMEROON
Age 40 years old
Size 1.89 m
Weight 76 kg
Position Centre-back
Defensive midfielder
Arrival(s)
Formed at the academy
Reims Reims 1999
Departure(s)
Reims Reims 1998
Dunfermline Dunfermline 2001
Selections
Mauritanie A
Career
Rennes Rennes
Reims Reims
Dunfermline Dunfermline
Poggibonsi Poggibonsi
Scarborough Scarborough
Institute Institute
Durban Durban
BX Brussels BX Brussels
Esch Esch
Pétange Pétange
Arlon Arlon
Bertrand Ketchanke was a journeyman of football. Born in Cameroon of Mauritanian parents, and also dual-national with French nationality, he was developed by Auxerre. Central defender and sometimes defensive midfielder, he was noted for his sprinting ability and his powerful shot. After being frustrated in Burgundy, he signed his first professional contract with Stade Rennais in 1997. Loaned a year later to Reims, he failed to secure more game-time. He ended up running out his contract with Rennes, as a stop-gap player in the Reserve team in CFA (French 4th Division). He finally got his career off the ground overseas, playing in 5 countries (Scotland, Italy (amateur), England, Northern Ireland and South Africa) whilst representing Mauritania’s national side.