Date of birth
ALLAN Nyom completed his first season with the Baggies firmly installed as a fans’ favourite after an impressive debut campaign.
The Cameroon international was taken to the hearts of Albion fans who loved his rampaging runs and unwavering commitment as he gamely took on the role of left back – opposite to his favoured side – and impressed.
This came despite a frustrating mid-season dispute with his home nation of Cameroon which saw Nyom temporarily forced to sit out games during the Africa Cup of Nations.
He signed from Watford for an undisclosed fee on deadline-day of the transfer window in August 2016, the latest turn in a career which started in France with AC Arles-Avignon in the Championnat National.
After making 37 appearances in the 2008/09 season he signed for Serie A side Udinese - but was immediately loaned to Granada in Spain as part of the agreement between the two clubs.
Nyom remained with Granada for six seasons and helped the club reach La Liga for the first time in 35 years in 2011. He would make over 200 appearances for the Andalusians.
He finally left Udinese in July 2015 when he joined Watford on a four-year contract making his debut for the Hornets in their opening Premier League match at Everton, which ended 2-2 – before first catching the eye of the Baggies in the goalless draw against Albion at Vicarage Road a week later.
Nyom was handed a four-year contract and the No.2 jersey at The Hawthorns after signing from Watford in August 2016.