Jade Boho

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Boho and the second or maternal family name is Sayo.
Personal information
Full name Jade Boho Sayo
Date of birth (1986-08-30) August 30, 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Valladolid, Spain
Height 1.65 cm (1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2000–2003 Orcasitas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Torrejón
2007–2013 Rayo Vallecano 138 (44)
2013–2014 Atlético Madrid 28 (12)
2014–2015 Rayo Vallecano 29 (10)
2015 Bristol Academy 6 (3)
2016– Reading
National team
2003–2005 Spain U-19 21 (12)
2010– Equatorial Guinea 9 (6)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 April 2014

Jade Boho Sayo (born 30 August 1986), commonly known as Jade, is a Spanish-born Equatorial Guinean professional footballer who plays as a striker for Reading of England's FA WSL. She is also a member of the Equatorial Guinea national team.

Club career[edit]


Jade previously played for AD Torrejón CF.[1] and Rayo Vallecano,[2][3] winning three championships and one national cup and playing the UEFA Champions League with the latter.[4][5]


In summer 2015 Jade signed for Bristol Academy who were winless and at the bottom of the FA WSL table. Despite long journeys for national team duty in Africa, she proved a prolific goalscorer and was hailed as "inspirational" by the team's coach.[6] When Bristol were relegated, Jade left the club to sign for Reading ahead of the 2016 FA WSL season.[7]

International career[edit]

Jade was born and raised in Spain, but her father is from Equatorial Guinea, so she was eligible to represent either country. She played in the Spanish team that won the 2004 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship, scoring the first goal of the final match against Germany.[8]

She has been a member of the Equatoguinean senior team since 2010.[9] Because Jade competed for Spain in the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship, scoring two goals in the second match, she had been registered as a Spanish player in FIFA's database. The Equatoguinean footbal federation did not complete the process of changing her FIFA nationality in a timely manner. So in June 2011, when Jade was about to participate in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, FIFA detected the irregularity and suspended her for two months both in her club and her national team, which was removed from qualifying for the 2012 Summer Olympics as a result.[10] In September 2011 she announced she would not play for Equatorial Guinea anymore.[11] However, Jade reversed her decision a year later, to go to Malabo for a friendly match against the DR Congo in June 2012. She then won the African Championship that year.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2 November 2010 Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton, South Africa  Cameroon
1 – 0
2 - 2
2010 African Women's Football Championship
2 11 November 2010 Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton, South Africa  South Africa
2 – 0
3 - 1
2010 African Women's Football Championship
3 14 November 2010 Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton, South Africa  Nigeria
3 – 2
4 - 2
2010 African Women's Football Championship
4 17 April 2011 Estadio de Malabo, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea  Cameroon
2 – 0
2 - 0
2012 CAF Women's Pre-Olympic Tournament qualification

Team Honours[edit]


  1. ^ "El Torrejón exprime su gran cantera para sobrevivir en la élite" [Torrejón squeezes its large youth system to survive in the elite] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 2004-11-02. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  2. ^ [1] Rayo Vallecano official website (Spanish)
  3. ^ "Jade Boho Sayo, sangre pucelana con Guinea Ecuatorial" [Jade Boho Sayo, blood of Valladolid with Equatorial Guinea] (in Spanish). El Día de Valladolid. 2010-12-01. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  4. ^ Profile in UEFA's website
  5. ^ Jade Boho is Atlético Madrid's latest signing. Atlético's official website3 August 2013
  6. ^ Aloia, Andrew (6 August 2015). "Willie Kirk: Jade Boho Sayo can inspire Bristol Academy survival". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Jade Boho-Sayo: Reading sign Bristol City Women forward". BBC Sport. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  8. ^ [2] Goals of the 2004 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship's final match
  9. ^ [3] (Spanish)
  10. ^ [4] (Spanish)
  11. ^ [5] Diario AS

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