Benjamin Angoua

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Benjamin Angoua
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Angoua with Valenciennes in 2010
Personal information
Full name Brou Benjamin Angoua
Date of birth (1986-11-28) 28 November 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Anyama, Ivory Coast
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Youth career
Toumodi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Africa Sports 45 (1)
2006–2010 Budapest Honvéd 95 (1)
2010–2014 Valenciennes 113 (3)
2014–2018 Guingamp 61 (1)
2017New England Revolution (loan) 26 (1)
National team
2008 Côte d'Ivoire U23 4 (0)
2008– Côte d'Ivoire 17 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:17, 3 July 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 January 2014

Brou Benjamin Angoua (born 28 November 1986) is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a centre-back. He is equally adept at playing as either a defensive midfielder or a central defender.[1] He has represented the Ivory Coast national football team at the Olympic Games and the Africa Cup of Nations.

Club career[edit]

Born in Anyama, Angoua began his career with local club Toumodi.[citation needed] He also played for Africa Sports National in the Côte d'Ivoire Premier Division.[2]

After two seasons with the club, Angoua moved abroad to play with Budapest Honvéd in Hungary.[2] He spent four years at the club, in which he made over 90 appearances.[3]

In 2010, Angoua moved to France to play with first division club Valenciennes.[2] After a four-season-and-a half at Valenciennes, he signed on to play for Guingamp on 15 July 2014.[4] After two and a half years in Brittany, he signed with New England Revolution on a one-year loan.[5][6] His loan was not extended following the 2017 season.[7]

International career[edit]

Angoua represented the Ivory Coast under-23 team at the 2008 Olympic Games, losing in the quarterfinals to Nigeria.[8]

On 18 November 2009, Angoua made his senior team debut in a 2–2 friendly draw against Germany, coming on as a substitute for Cheick Tioté.[9] He scored his first goal in a 2–0 friendly against Rwanda, scoring in the 90th minute.[10][better source needed]

Angoua was named to the squad for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations[11] and 2010 FIFA World Cup,[12] but didn't make an appearance in either tournament. He made an appearance for the senior team at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, coming on as a substitute for Igor Lolo in a 2–0 win against Angola.[13][dead link]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Best Football Cleats". Football Central. Retrieved 2018-03-22. 
  2. ^ a b c Seth Macomber (25 January 2017). "Report: Revolution to sign Benjamin Angoua". The Bent Musket. Vox Media, Inc. Retrieved 22 July 2018. 
  3. ^ "B. ANGOUA". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 22 July 2018. 
  4. ^ Benjamin Angoua (Valenciennes), a signé pour un an (Benjamin Angoua (Valenciennes), has signed a one year) eaguingamp.com. 15 July 2014.(in French)
  5. ^ Benjamin Baer (27 January 2017). "New England Revolution add center Benjamin Angoua to backline". MLS. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  6. ^ Revolution Acquire Defender Benjamin Angoua revolutionsoccer.net. 27 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Report: Benjamin Angoua heading back to France to rejoin Guingamp". MLS. 23 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  8. ^ Ivorian Olympian's sights on South Africa FIFA.com. 29 August 2008.
  9. ^ "Germany 2 – 2 Ivory Coast". ESPN. Retrieved 22 July 2018. 
  10. ^ "Rwanda 0 – 2 Ivory Coast". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 22 July 2018. 
  11. ^ Cafonline
  12. ^ 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010
  13. ^ http://www.cafonline.com/userfiles/file/CAN2012/M20.pdf

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