David Ngog was born in 1989 to a Cameroonian father and French mother, and began his career with Paris Saint-Germain. He would move to Liverpool in 2008 under the tutelage of Rafael Benitez where he would go on to become a useful squad member without ever establishing himself as first choice. Ngog was often criticised for his goal return which averaged approximately one in every seven games.
Ngog left Liverpool for Bolton Wanderers in August 2011 for £4m in search of regular first team football. He made his debut in a 0-5 home reverse against Manchester United a month later, scoring his first goal for the club against local rivals Wigan Athletic in October. Ngog's lack of goals continued whilst at his new club, averaging one in six.
In August 2012 Ngog was the subject of a £3m bid from Premiership side Fulham, though this was rejected by Bolton. Rumours of moves to Ukraine and France have since followed though the decision to award him the coveted #9 shirt at the club shows that despite his lack of goals he is still considered to be an important member of the squad.