Yann Songo'o

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Yann Songo'o
Personal information
Full name Yann Songo'o
Date of birth (1991-11-19) 19 November 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Blackburn Rovers
Youth career
2000–2008 Deportivo La Coruña
2008–2009 Metz
2009–2010 Zaragoza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Zaragoza B 5 (0)
2011–2012 Sabadell 6 (0)
2012 Pobla de Mafumet 10 (3)
2013 Sporting Kansas City 0 (0)
2013 Orlando City (loan) 12 (1)
2013– Blackburn Rovers 0 (0)
2014 Ross County (loan) 17 (3)
National team
France U16
2011 Cameroon U20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 August 2011

Yann Songo'o (born 19 November 1991 in Yaoundé) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a defender for Blackburn Rovers.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Songo'o began his career in Spain, playing in Deportivo's youth categories.[1] He then had a short period in the French club F.C. Metz, and in 2009 he was moved to Spain, playing for Real Zaragoza's youth ranks. After one season with Zaragoza B, he was moved to freshly-promoted CE Sabadell FC.[2]

On 31 January 2012, Songo'o rescinded his contract with Sabadell,[3] and in the same day he signed a contract with Pobla de Mafumet.[4]

USA[edit]

On 13 December 2012, Songo'o signed with Major League Soccer club Sporting Kansas City.[5] He was loaned to third-division Orlando City for the 2013 season.[6]

Songo'o scored one goal in twelve appearances with Orlando City before mutually agreeing to terminate his contract with Sporting Kansas City in June 2013, effectively ending his loan as well.[7]

Blackburn Rovers[edit]

In July 2013, Songo'o featured in a pre-season friendly for the English Championship side Blackburn Rovers F.C., as part of a trial period with the club, he featured in two pre-season friendlies and impressed manager Gary Bowyer.

On 5 August 2013, Songo'o signed a two-year deal with the club on a free transfer.[8] He made his senior debut for the club on 7 August 2013 in a Football League Cup match against Carlisle United.[9] Songo'o started the match and played the full 90 minutes of the 3–4 defeat in extra time.[10]

Ross County loan[edit]

On 18 January 2014, Songo'o signed for Ross County of the Scottish Premiership on loan until the end of the 2013–14 season on 30 June 2014. Songo'o was then placed directly into the starting lineup for Ross County's match against Dundee United.[11] Songo'o made his debut for the club the in the starting XI for that match the same day that the signing was confirmed.[12] During Ross County's next match only seven days later, Songo'o scored his first goal for the club during a 1–2 defeat to Hearts on 25 January 2014.[13]

Personal life[edit]

The Songo'o family has raised many footballers. Yann is the son of former Cameroonian national team goalkeeper Jacques Songo'o, who featured for Spanish side Deportivo La Coruña in the late 1990s and early 2000s. His brother is professional footballer Franck Songo'o.

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 17 March 2014[14]
Club Season League Cup[15] Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sabadell 2011–12 Segunda División 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Total 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Sporting Kansas City 2013 MLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Orlando City (loan) 2013 USL Pro 12 1 2 0 0 0 14 1
Total 12 1 2 0 0 0 14 1
Blackburn Rovers 2013–14 Championship 0 0 1 0 - - 1 0
Total 0 0 1 0 - - 1 0
Ross County (loan) 2013–14 Scottish Premiership 17 3 0 0 0 0 17 3
Total 17 3 0 0 0 0 17 3
Career total 35 4 5 0 0 0 40 4

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