Banana Yaya

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Banana Yaya
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-07-29) 29 July 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Maroua, Cameroon
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Defender / Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Platanias F.C.
Number 22
Youth career
–2009 Achille FC Yaouande
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 ES Tunis 15 (1)
2012–2014 Sochaux 26 (0)
2013–2014 Lausanne-Sport (loan) 24 (1)
2014– Platanias 79 (2)
National team
2009–2011 Cameroon U20 14 (1)
2015– Cameroon 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 June 2015

Banana Yaya (born 29 July 1991) is a Cameroonian professional football player who plays in central defence or as a right back for Superleague Greece side Platanias.[1] He weighs in at 108kg and is 1.92m tall.


In June 2009, Yaya signed with Tunisian Top Club Espérance Sportive de Tunis where he started his professional playing career.[2] He signed for Sochaux from Espérance Tunis on 17 January 2012. [3]

Yaya was sent on loan to Swiss club Lausanne-Sport for the 2013-14 season.[4] On 30 July 2014, he signed for Superleague side Platanias F.C. for an undisclosed fee. [5] He immediately became the undisputed leader of the club's defense. On 19 October 2016, it seems that the Cameroonian international central defender has attracted interest from Turkey ahead of the January transfer season. The current contract of the 23-year-old international expires at summer of 2017 and the administration of cretan club would be extremely interested in extending it or selling him immediately, in order to make an important profit and strengthen the team's squad.

International career[edit]

Yaya made his debut for Cameroon starting against Thailand in a friendly match in March 2015.[6]



Espérance Sportive de Tunis


  1. ^ "Banana YAYA" FIFA. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
  2. ^ Yaya Bananana : de Diable Rouge de Maroua aux Lions
  3. ^ "Yaya Banana signs at Sochaux" (in French). Football Club Sochaux. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Banana (Sochaux) prêté à Lausanne" [Banana (Sochaux) on loan to Lausanne] (in French). 30 August 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Yaya Banana for Platanias F.C.". 30 July 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
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