Joseph Nane is a Cameroonian central midfielder. Nane played for the Colorado Rapids in the 2011 and 2012 seasons. In 2012, he made nine appearances for the Rapids, scoring one goal.
Nane was originally drafted by Toronto FC in the fourth round (53rd overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. Nane made 11 appearances for Toronto in his rookie season, in addition to five more in the CONCACAF Champions League. Nane was traded to Colorado after his rookie season.
Nane signed with the New York Cosmos on March 12, 2013, and made his debut with the Cosmos as a starter on Aug. 3 against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the Cosmos 2013 NASL fall season opener. In total, Nane made 15 appearances and saw one yellow card and one red card in 397 minutes of action in the Cosmos reboot season. The Cosmos announced that Nane had signed a contract extension with the team on Jan. 25, 2014.
2014: On Jan. 25, the Cosmos announced that Nane had signed a contract extension.
2013: Signed with the New York Cosmos on Mar. 12 … Made his team debut on Aug. 3 against Fort Lauderdale ... Appeared in 15 games, 10 of which were starts, for the Cosmos in their reboot season.
2012: Appeared in nine games, made six starts, and scored one goal in 446 minutes of action for the Colorado Rapids.
2011: Traded from Toronto FC to the Colorado Rapids on Nov. 30 … Made his team debut on April 8 at FC Dallas … Appeared in 10 games, made two starts, and saw 308 minutes of action in the regular season… Started in one game for the Rapids in the 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs… Appeared and started in three of four CONCACAF Champions League games for Colorado.
2010: Drafted in the fourth round (53rd overall) by Toronto FC in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft … Made his MLS debut on April 10 at New England, playing 90 minutes … Appeared in 11 games, made eight starts, and saw 614 minutes of action in his rookie season with Toronto.
2009: Appeared in 17 games, all starts, and scored six goals and added three assists … Led the Monarchs with 15 points … Second team NSCAA All-American … First team All-CAA and All-State.
2008: Appeared in 19 games, all starts, for the Monarchs and scored two goals and added two assists … Selected to the All-CAA Second Team.
2007: Started 23 of 24 games and scored two goals and added three assists, which was tied for second on the team.
2006: Appeared in 21 games and made 15 starts as a freshman for Old Dominion University.
Born on March 12, 1987, in Yaounde, Cameroon … Parents are Nane Joseph and Yvonne Nane … Has four siblings: Elie Mahop, Laurenti Eone, Erick Kollo and Genevieve Nane … Majored in accounting at Old Dominion … Attended Catholic U of Cameroon before moving to the United States in 2006.