Player profile: Joseph Ondoa, Barcelona, goalkeeper

Joseph Ondoa, Barcelona's highly rated teenage keeper. Photo: PA

Name: Joseph Ondoa

Position: Goalkeeper

Born: 1995

Club: Barcelona

Country: Cameroon

Scouted from Samuel Eto'o's football foundation in Cameroon, 17-year-old Joseph Fabrice Ondoa has already trained with Barcelona's first team and is being talked up as a future first-choice at the Nou Camp. Not bad for a player who only moved to the club in March 2013.

At 6ft tall, Ondoa is a little short for a modern goalkeeper – though at his age he has time to grow – but he makes up for that with his superb athleticism and shot-stopping. He's also excellent with the ball at his feet, as you'd expect of any player who comes through La Masia.

Ondoa may be the long-term replacement for Victor Valdes. Credit: PA

What Twitter says:


Barcelona call up 17-year-old Cameroonian keeper Joseph Fabrice Ondoa to their first team squad for the weekend's clash with Atletico Madrid


The 17years old goalkeeper Ondoa(Cameroon) from Juvenil A is training with the group today! #fcblive