Gyau with St. Pauli in 2012.
|Full name||Joseph-Claude Gyau|
|Date of birth||September 16, 1992|
|Place of birth||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Borussia Dortmund II|
|2007–2009||IMG Soccer Academy|
|2011–2014||1899 Hoffenheim II||56||(9)|
|2012–2013||→ FC St. Pauli (loan)||15||(0)|
|2013||→ FC St. Pauli II (loan)||2||(1)|
|2014–||Borussia Dortmund II||5||(2)|
|2007–2009||United States U17||28||(2)|
|2010–2011||United States U20||4||(4)|
|2012–||United States U23||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 1, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Tampa, Florida, he grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, where he played youth soccer for the Bethesda Roadrunners before joining the IMG Soccer Academy in 2009. Gyau is of third generation pedigree of professional footballers, being the son of former U.S. international Philip Gyau and the grandson of Joseph "Nana" Gyau, a former Ghanaian international.
On August 30, 2012, Gyau was loaned to 2. Bundesliga side FC St. Pauli from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for the entire season, with an option for another season. Gyau made his first team debut for Hoffenheim on April 26, 2014 coming on in the final 21 minutes of a 0–0 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt. On June 30, 2014, Borussia Dortmund announced the completion of a transfer agreement for Gyau to join its Under-23 squad.
Gyau has been capped for the United States at the U-15, U-17, U-20, and U-23 levels and is currently a member of the U-23 team pool. In March 2012, Gyau was called into the US U-23 Men's Olympic Qualifying team.
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