After playing in his country with Eclair Douala, Canon Sportif de Yaounde and Tonnerre Yaounde, Nkono moved to Spain with RCD Espanol in 1982, after solid performances in the FIFA World Cup played in that country. He received the France Football African Footballer of the Year award in that year, and also in 1979.
Nkono would play three more years in Spain, incidentally also in Catalonia, with CE Sabadell FC (second level) and CE L'Hospitalet; he retired already in his 40's, with Club Bolivar from Bolivia. He subsequently returned to his main club as a goalkeeping coach, helping develop young talent (and countryman) Carlos Kameni.
Kameni keeps Espanyol clean
Nkono is Cameroon caretaker
Cameroun: Paul Le Guen garde Thomas Nkono comme entraineur des gardiens
Nkono in 'black magic' claim
Nkono gets one-year ban
Nkono ban lifted
Stats at Liga de Futbol Profesional
Biography at CamLions
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