Achille Rouga

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Rachid Rouga
Personal information
Full name Abdoul Rachid Rouga
Date of birth (1987-06-10) 10 June 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Parakou, Benin
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 6
Youth career
2002–2008 Stade Rennais F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 F.C. Flers 21 (0)
2009–2010 Unitas'30 26 (0)
2010–2011 Avrankou Omnisport FC (0)
2011 Basingstoke Town 0 (0)
2012 Waltham Forest 1 (0)
2012–2012 UKFF
2014– West Bromwich Albion FC
National team
2008–2009 Benin 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Abdoul Rachid Achille Rouga (born 20 June 1987 in Parakou) is a Beninese international footballer who plays for West Bromwich Albion FC.


The Young French-based midfielder was on the books of Stade Rennais F.C., but has never played a senior match. He left in Summer 2008 Rennes and joined to F.C. Flers.[1] He left F.C. Flers after one year and he moved to the Netherlands who signed on 1 October 2009 for SC. Unitas'30 Etten-Leur.[2] He left in summer 2010 his club SC. Unitas'30 Etten-Leur of the Dutch First Class C from the KNVB district Zuid 1 and returned to Benin, where he signed with Avrankou Omnisport FC. Im aummer 2011 left Benin and returned to Europe, who signed now with English-based West Bromwich Albion.[3] Rouga played none game for Basingstoke and left the club in December 2011 to Ryman League Division One North side Waltham Forest F.C..[4] After the end of the season 2012 was released by Waltham Forest and was in December 2012 signed by the Non-League club UK Football Finder Football Club of the Spartan South Midlands League.[5]

International career[edit]

He earned his first cap with his national squad, Benin during the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, where he was a last minute inclusion to the roster.[6] His selection was a shock to his French club who did not even know he had gone on pre-tournament tour to Brazil, he holds five caps his first game was on 19 November 2008 against Egypt.[7]


  1. ^ FC Flers FTT Football Archived July 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Rachid Achille Rouga Archived July 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Basingstoke Town FC Online - The Original 100% Unofficial BTFC Fan Site". Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Statistics: [Powered by tplSoccerStats]". Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Players - UKFF Elite Development Squad - UK Football Finder Football Club". Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Football's unsung heroes - on, 13 January 2008
  7. ^ Rachid Rouga Info Générales Archived February 21, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.