Florent Sinama Pongolle: Where are they now


In our new daily feature we looks at ex Liverpool players and ask where are they now, in yesterday feature we had Anthony Le Tallec so it is only natural that today we look into his cousin Florent Sinama Pongolle.

Pongole was signed from Le Harve by then manager Gerard Houllier in 2001 after he had helped France to a u17 World Cup and picking up the Golden Ball along the way, a prize that Rhian Brewster would later win for England.

Like Le Tallec he would spend the first two seasons out on loan with Le Harve and when he did come back to Liverpool there was a new manager in town with Rafa Benitez taking over from Houllier in 2005, However Pongolle did get some opportunities that season and while everyone remembers the Steven Gerrard goal against Olympiakos which sent us on our way to the last sixteen not as many would remember it was Pongolle who started the comeback by coming off the bench and getting the much need equaliser.

While he may have hoped this was the springboard to kick on his career he was sadly mistaken and after missing out on a squad place for the Champions League final Pongolle soon found himself on loan at Blackburn Rovers before Liverpool cut their losses in 2006 and sold him to Spanish club Hueva.

He did have a somewhat decent career in Spain even earning himself a move to Athletico Madrid where he spent two seasons, looking back his time in Spain was probably the pinnacle of his career as the eight years since since he has played in no less than 7 countries ranging from Portugal to Thailand.

He even managed to pop up in the Scottish Premier league with Dundee United, he only managed four appearances due to injury and Dundee United ended the season being relegated to the Scottish Championship.

Where is he now ?

Florent Sinama Pongolle Canal Plus

His last club was in Thailand where again he could not help the side avoid relegation as they slipped into the Thai 2nd division.

Since retirement Pongolle has joined the growing list of former Liverpool players that are now pundits, he is currently working with Canal + commentating on Ligue 1.