Apoula Edel


Full NameApoula Edima Bete Edel

BornJune 17, 1986

Height1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)

NationalityArmenian, Cameroonian



Apoula Edel is an Armenian professional footballer, born on 17 June 1986 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. He is a right footed player and plays as a goalkeeper.

He has last played for FC Pune City in the Indian Super League.


Edel started his youth career with team Puissance Avenir in 1998 he stayed with club till 2001 and then joined FC PWD Kumba.


Edel made his first professional debut for team Pyunik in 2002, however he played only 2 games that season.

Apoula made his debut for french league club Paris Saint-Germain on 16 November 2007 in a friendly against Guinea, he came on not as a goalkeeper but as a forward after an injury to Loris Arnaud. However he made his second appearance as goalkeeper in the next season in Coupe de France against AS Nancy and won the match 2-1.

Rise to Glory

In 2003 Edel made 21 appearances for Pyunik, followed by 23 and 12 appearances in the next couple of seasons.

In 2005 Edel joined Rapid Bucuresti a romanian club located in Bucharest. Edel did not appear for the club in the first season, however he played 9 games for them in the 2006-07 season.

The Armenian joined Paris Saint-Germain in 2007 as a second choice goalkeeper.

Edel established himself as the first choice keeper of PSG after Grégory Coupet suffered an injury on 28 November 2009, he made 47 appearances for them before joining Hapoel Tel-Aviv an Israeli football club in 2011.

Edel appeared in 64 matches for the Israeli club in two seasons.

In 2014 Edel signed for Atlético de Kolkata in the Indian Super League and made 9 appearances for the state team.

He later joined Chennaiyin FC of the same league and played 13 games for them.

In 2016 Edel joined FC Pune City of the ISL and played 13 matches for the team.

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