Friday, August 1, 2008

Charles Itandje

Charles Itandje ( 30 )

Full Name: Charles Hubert Itandje
Position: Goalkeeper
Squad number: 30
Date of birth: 02/11/1982
Birth place: Bobigny, France
Former clubs: RC Lens
LFC 1st team games: 7
LFC 1st team goals: 0
France International caps: 0
France International goals: 0
Career Appearances: 177
Career Goals: 0
Transfer Fee: £0 m

Charles Itandje Profile

Liverpool signed goalkeeper Charles Itandje from Lens in August 2007.

The stopper is a former French under-21 international, though his parents are from Cameroon.

Itandje began his career with Red Star 93, where a single season was enough to alert clubs across Europe. He even had a trial at Gerard Houllier's Liverpool, but it was Lens who eventually secured the teenager's signature.

After a season on the bench, the youngster was the beneficiary of a series of high-profile blunders from first choice keeper Guillaume Warmuz. He was installed in the first team in January 2003 and never looked back.

Itandje, who has been known to dance during penalty shoot-outs to put off his opponents, was brought to Liverpool initially as cover for Pepe Reina.

His first chance to impress came on September 25, 2007 when he started in a 4-2 Carling Cup victory over Reading.

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