Kwame Yeboah

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Kwame Yeboah
Personal information
Full name Kwame Adzenyina Yeboah
Date of birth (1994-06-02) 2 June 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Gold Coast, Australia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Borussia Mönchengladbach II
Number 11
Youth career
2010–2012 QAS
2011–2012 Gold Coast United
2012–2013 Brisbane Roar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Brisbane Roar 12 (2)
2014– Borussia Mönchengladbach II 11 (0)
National team
2010 Australia U17 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:04, 9 March 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 August 2014

Kwame Adzenyina Yeboah (born 2 June 1994) is an Australian footballer who plays as a forward for Borussia Mönchengladbach II.

Early life[edit]

Yeboah was born on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. He grew up attending Varsity College on the Gold Coast and began playing his junior football with Mudgeeraba at the age of seven.[1] Along with football, Yeboah learned Capoeira in his younger years and will often celebrate a goal in football with an acrobatic back flip that he credits to his Capoeira teachings.[2] He was offered a scholarship with the Queensland Academy of Sport in 2009 and spent several years with the QAS team before Gold Coast United showed interest in the teenager.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Gold Coast United[edit]

Yeboah was signed by his hometown team Gold Coast United in 2011. He spent the 2011–12 season playing with the Gold Coast's National Youth League team. Gold Coast United folded at the end of the season and Yeboah signed with the Brisbane Roar as a result.

Brisbane Roar[edit]

2012–13 Season[edit]

Yeboah made his first team debut for Brisbane in their semi final loss to Western Sydney Wanderers, coming on as an 83rd minute substitute for winger Ben Halloran.[3]

2013–14 Season[edit]

On 4 March 2013 it was announced that Yeboah had signed a Senior NYL contract which would see him make the step up from the Brisbane youth team to the first team squad.[4] Yeboah made his starting debut in Brisbane's 2-1 win away to Wellington Phoenix in the opening round of the 2013-14 A-League season. Six days later, Yeboah made his home debut in Brisbane's convincing 4-0 win against Sydney FC. He started the first four games of the 2013-14 season before Mike Mulvey relegated the young striker to the bench for the fifth round game against 2012-13 champions Central Coast Mariners due to indifferent form.[5] Yeboah came off the bench in this game in the 87th minute to score his first goal for Brisbane in the 89th minute which sealed a 1-0 win for Brisbane.[6] He followed it up by scoring a spectacular goal the subsequent week against Western Sydney Wanderers which he celebrated with his trademark back flip goal celebration.

Borussia Mönchengladbach[edit]

On 20 December 2013 Yeboah signed a four year contract with Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach and will officially move in the January transfer window.[7] He will initially join the reserve side.[8]

International career[edit]

Yeboah is eligible to represent both Australia and Ghana in international competition. He has been called up several times for the Australian youth teams but is yet to make a senior debut for any country. Kwame was seen as an outside-chance of making the Socceroos squad for Brazil 2014.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 10 August 2014
Club Season Division League1 Cup Continental2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brisbane Roar 2012–13 A-League 2 0 2 0
2013–14 10 2 10 2
Brisbane total 12 2 0 0 0 0 12 2
Borussia Mönchengladbach II 2013–14 Regionalliga West 10 0 10 0
2014–15 1 0 1 0
Mönchengladbach II total 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Career Total 23 2 0 0 0 0 23 2

1 – includes A-League final series statistics

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