French footballer goes viral after scoring Cambodian dream

Dribbling a football, Antoine Lemarie might be thousands of miles from home, but the journeyman is now on top of the world having landed his first professional football contract and scored online fame -- in Cambodia.

The 27-year-old midfielder went viral on YouTube after his unexpected signing to the Cambodian Premier League’s Boeung Ket FC in the capital Phnom Penh.

Having posted videos on his channel since 2020, Lemarie was shocked at the response to footage of his first match for the “Blue Dragons”, which racked up more than 140,000 views.

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