Bony with Côte d'Ivoire in 2012
|Full name||Wilfried Guemiand Bony|
|Date of birth||10 December 1988|
|Place of birth||Bingerville, Côte d'Ivoire|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Current club||Swansea City|
|Cyrille Domoraud Academy|
|2007–2008||→ Sparta Prague B (loan)||14||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Bony was born in Bingerville and was raised first in the city of Tebrau Plateau, and then in Abobo PK18. He played street football from a young age, in the Brazilian style of "Maracana". He also participated in many interschool and city cups, before spending three years at the Cyrille Domoraud Academy located in his birthplace of Bingerville.
Sparta Prague B
Bony went on trial at English club Liverpool in 2007 but was not offered a contract, and in October 2007, Bony joined Czech club Sparta Prague on a loan deal where he immediately started playing for the reserve team. Bony won the Bohemian Football League championship with Sparta Prague B.
On 30 January 2011, Bony signed a three-and-a-half year contract with Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem before scoring on his debut. In his first full season with the Dutch club, he netted on twelve occasions in the Eredivisie, earning the top goalscoring honors for the club and was tied for tenth highest scorer in the league. In February 2012, Bony signed a contract extension, keeping him until 2015, ending transfer speculation.
Bony made his first appearance of the 2012–13 Eredivisie campaign for Vitesse on 12 August 2012 in a 2–2 draw with ADO Den Haag at the GelreDome, equalizing for the hosts less than a minute after Tjaronn Chery had put ADO in front. Bony scored a 90th minute winner over Rotterdam club Feyenoord on 2 September, to earn the club its third win from the first four league games. On 6 October 2012, Bony scored a hat-trick as Vitesse came back from a goal down three times to draw 3–3 with Heerenveen.
In Vitesse's 0–2 upset of Ajax on 4 November, Bony scored both goals, helping Vitesse to six away wins in a row and the club's first win at the Amsterdam Arena since 2001. Bony added two more goals to his account in Vitesse's 4–1 defeat of NEC Nijmegen on 18 November, earning Vitesse just their second home win of the season as NEC had three men sent off. On 25 November Vitesse travelled to Eindhoven to face league leaders PSV; Bony scored a late winner to put Vitesse on 31 points, level with second place FC Twente.
On 9 February 2013, Bony returned from his participation in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations to face PSV and once again scored twice, securing a 2–2 draw. On 23 February, Bony scored a hat-trick to send Vitesse to a 5–3 victory over Heracles Almelo. This meant that he had scored 15 goals in 10 consecutive Eredivisie matches.
On 11 July 2013, Bony signed a four-year contract with Welsh side Swansea City, who paid a club-record fee of £12m. Bony made his Swansea City debut in a pre-season friendly match against ADO Den Haag, which Swansea won 1-0. Bony's work permit was delayed briefly, but was granted three days later,. Bony was given the number 10 shirt and will feature the name Wilfried on the back. On 27 July 2013, Bony made his first start for Swansea, in the club's final pre-season match against Reading. The game ended in a 3–0 win for Swansea City, with Bony assisting two of the goals.
- As of 10 November 2013
|Sparta Prague B||2007–08||Ceska Liga||14||2||0||0||0||0||14||2|
|Sparta Prague||2008–09||Gambrinus Liga||16||3||0||0||0||0||16||3|
|Swansea City||2013–14||Premier League||10||4||1||1||7||5||18||10|
- Scores and results list Ivory Coast's goal tally first.
|1.||5 June 2011||Stade de l'Amitié, Cotonou, Benin||Gambia||6–2||6–2||2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|2.||3 September 2011||Stade Amahoro, Kigali, Rwanda||Rwanda||2–0||5–0||2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|4.||30 January 2012||Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea||Angola||2–0||2–0||2012 Africa Cup of Nations|
|5.||30 January 2013||Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Phokeng, South Africa||Algeria||2–2||2–2||2013 Africa Cup of Nations|
|6.||23 March 2013||Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan, Ivory Coast||Gambia||1–0||3–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|7.||8 June 2013||Independence Stadium, Bakau, Gambia||Gambia||2–0||3–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8.||16 June 2013||Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania||Tanzania||4–2||4–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
There is some confusion about his first name and family name. His father's name is Amedee Shemiz Bony, so his first name is Wilfried and the family name is Bony.