|Full name||Jacques Celestin Songo'o|
|Date of birth||17 March 1964|
|Place of birth||Sackbayeme, Cameroon|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|1992–1993||→ Le Mans (loan)||22||(0)|
|1996–2001||Deportivo La Coruña||150||(0)|
|2003–2004||Deportivo La Coruña||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He spent the vast majority of his professional career in France and Spain, most notably with Deportivo de La Coruña, appearing in more than 200 official games over the course of six seasons and winning La Liga in 1999–2000. He also represented the Cameroon national team in four World Cups, being first-choice in 1998.
Songo'o was born in Sackbayeme, in the Yaoundé suburbs. After first establishing himself as a professional in France, with Ligue 1 club FC Metz, he was voted Best African Goalkeeper in 1996, then arguably lived his most successful period at Spain's Deportivo de La Coruña.
With the Galicians, Songo'o won the 1996–97 edition of the Ricardo Zamora Trophy (awarded to the best goalkeeper of the season), and was his side's undisputed starter in his first four years, which ended with a first-ever title in La Liga. When Depor bought José Francisco Molina in 2000, he soon lost his place and was eventually transferred to old team Metz; on 13 February of that year, from a corner kick, he was supposed to have scored his first career goal, but it was wrongfully disallowed in a 0–1 away loss against CD Numancia.
Songo'o featured for Cameroon in every FIFA World Cup from 1990 to 2002, although only as first-choice in 1998. He was also a member of the squad that competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
In the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Songo'o was part of Paul Le Guen's coaching staff. After the tournament, which ended in the group stage, he led Cameroon to a 3–0 victory over Poland on an interim basis, the nation's first win in 12 competitive games.
- Coupe de la Ligue: 1995–96
- 20 años de la llegada de Songo'o al Dépor (20th anniversary of Songo'o's arrival at Dépor); Vavel, 14 July 2016 (in Spanish)
- Anulado un gol válido a Songo'o – El portero del Deportivo cabeceó un córner y le sancionaron por una falta que no cometió (Songo'o valid goal disallowed – Deportivo goalkeeper headed from a corner and he was called on a infraction he did not commit); El País, 14 February 2000 (in Spanish)
- Jaque [sic] Songo'o regresa al Deportivo como tercer portero (Jaque Songo'o returns to Deportivo as third goalkeeper); Diario AS, 29 August 2003 (in Spanish)
- Songo'o vuelve a una convocatoria del Depor tres años después (Songo'o returns to a Depor callup three years later); Diario AS, 2 September 2003 (in Spanish)
- Le Cameroun dompte la Pologne à Szczecin (3–0) (Cameroon tame Poland at Szczecin (3–0)); Journal du Cameroun, 12 August 2010 (in French)
- Footballeur de père en fils (V): Franck et Yann Songo’o, les espoirs à confirmer (Like father like son in football (V): Franck and Yann Songo’o, prospects looking for affirmation); Journal du Cameroun, 23 February 2011 (in French)
- Liverpool vs Plymouth: Promotion the key for Argyle linchpin Yann Songo'o); The Daily Telegraph, 7 January 2017