|Full name||Vhakka Eddy Stelh Gnahoré|
|Date of birth||14 November 1993|
|Place of birth||Villeneuve-la-Garenne, France|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2003–2005||Morangis Chilly F.C.|
|2008–2009||Centre de Formation Paris|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:20, 3 September 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Vhakka Eddy Stelh Gnahoré (born 14 November 1993), known as Eddy Gnahoré, is a professional footballer who is currently without a club, having been released by Birmingham City in September 2013. A midfielder, he made his first-team debut in January 2012 in the fourth-round FA Cup-tie against Sheffield United. He has represented France at under-18 level.
Gnahoré was born in Villeneuve-la-Garenne, in the Paris suburbs, of Ivorian descent. As a youngster, he played for C.O. Savigny, from 2000 to 2003, and then for Morangis Chilly F.C. until he joined the Paris Centre de Formation in November 2005. He remained there until 2008, when he joined the youth system of LB Châteauroux. After one season, he moved to England where he joined Manchester City's youth system in July 2009. When he decided to leave Manchester City, he joined Birmingham City's Academy, whose then director, Terry Westley, described him as "not really a Vieira because he's not a tackler. He's more a number 10 who can also do a shift in midfield." When he turned 18, in November 2011, Gnahoré signed his first professional contract, to run until 2014.
He was given a first-team squad number in January 2012, and his first competitive involvement came when he was named among the substitutes for the third-round FA Cup replay against Wolverhampton Wanderers, remaining unused.
Gnahoré made his first-team debut on 28 January, coming on as an 80th-minute substitute for Chris Burke in the fourth-round FA Cup-tie against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, with Birmingham already 4–0 ahead. He ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in training in February, and was predicted to be out of football for as much as nine months. He returned to first-team consideration when given a squad number and a place on the bench for the visit to Leeds United in the third round of the FA Cup in January 2013.
Gnahoré played twice for the France under-18 team. He played the first half of a friendly match against the Belgium under-18s on 25 January 2011, and two days later appeared as a late substitute against the same opponents.
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