Jonathan Téhoué

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Jonathan Téhoué
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Kahne Téhoué
Date of birth (1984-05-03) 3 May 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
SC Bastia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 SM Caen 1 (0)
2003–2004 SC Bastia 7 (0)
2005 APOEL 0 (0)
2006 R.E. Virton 13 (4)
2006–2007 FC Brussels 19 (5)
2007–2008 Kasımpaşa S.K. 15 (6)
2008–2009 Konyaspor 23 (3)
2009–2010 UJA Alfortville 2 (1)
2010–2012 Leyton Orient 62 (12)
2012 Swindon Town (loan) 3 (0)
2012–2013 US Boulogne 25 (10)
2013–2014 Amiens SC 14 (1)
2014–2015 US Boulogne 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 March 2014.

Jonathan Kahne Téhoué (born 3 May 1984 in Paris) is a French footballer for US Boulogne. He is known as a super-sub amongst Leyton Orient fans, having scored nine goals after the 85th minute of various matches since he joined the club.[1]

Club career[edit]

Téhoué previously played for SC Bastia in France, APOEL in Cyprus, R.E. Virton and FC Brussels in Belgium.[2] He transferred to Kasımpaşa S.K. in August 2007 and moved to Konyaspor in February 2008.[3]

Huddersfield Town[edit]

After a successful trial, English Football League One club Huddersfield Town signed him subject to international clearance on 2 February 2009,[4] but, because of a contractual dispute between Téhoué and Konyaspor, this was not forthcoming. FIFA became involved, but no decision was reached in time for the deal to be completed in the 2008–09 season.[5]

Leyton Orient[edit]

Upon leaving Konyaspor, Téhoué had a short spell with French side UJA Alfortville.[6] On 12 January 2010, he was signed by Football League One club Leyton Orient on a short-term contract until the end of the 2009-10 season after impressing on a trial with the club.[7]

On 2 February 2010, Téhoué scored his first goal in English football, converting Sean Thornton's cross from close range to score the fifth in Orient's 5–0 win over Bristol Rovers. On 12 March 2010 he signed a 2½-year deal with the club which will keep him at The O's until 2012.

Tehoue scored his first goal of the 2010/11 season against Hartlepool United on Saturday 16 October 2010, smashing home from six yards in the 89th minute to earn the O's a 1–0 victory.

On 7 December 2010, Téhoué scored a late equaliser in the FA Cup Second Round against Droylsden and went on to complete a hat-trick in extra-time. His teammate Scott McGleish also achieved a hat-trick in extra-time, ultimately guiding Orient to an 8–2 victory and a place in the third round.[8] On 20 February 2011, Téhoué came off the bench to score the late equaliser in Orient's fifth round 1–1 draw against Arsenal to earn Leyton Orient a replay at the Emirates Stadium.[9]

After four months out with a broken wrist, Tehoue made his comeback with two goals in his first two games, coming on as a substitute to score in the 74th minute to round off a 3-0 win against Exeter before netting Orient's second against Notts County in the 85th minute (again as a sub).

Swindon Town[edit]

On 7 March 2012, Téhoué went on loan to Swindon Town until the end of the season, stating that he did not get on well with Orient manager Russell Slade, and that he hoped to stay at Swindon and score against Orient in League One the following season.[10] However, after one start and two substitute appearances for the Robins, manager Paolo Di Canio said that Téhoué would not play for the club again, claiming, "He's not as good as I thought he was."[11]

Personal life[edit]

Contrary to reports, Téhoué is not related to former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboué. Téhoué has confirmed that they are just good friends and share Ivorian heritage. He is also friends with the many French players in the Gunners squad, such as Abou Diaby, and has known Alex Song since they played together at SC Bastia.[12]


  1. ^ "Téhoué the super-sub". Leyton Orient FC. 22 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jonathan Tehoue: Facts". Retrieved 3 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "JONATHAN KAHNE TEHOUE". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 2008-12-03. 
  4. ^ "TRIALIST TEHOUE HANDED DEAL". Huddersfield Town official website. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2009. 
  5. ^ Thomson, Dougie (8 April 2009). "Tehoue won't play for Huddersfield Town this season". Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  6. ^ Penland, Erwann (5 January 2010). "UJA Alfortville: Jonathan Tehoue vers l'Angleterre". Foot National. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 
  7. ^ O's Complete Tehoue Transfer Archived 15 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "Leyton Orient 8 Droylsden 2 (aet)". BBC. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Leyton Orient 1–1 Arsenal". BBC Sport. 20 February 2011. 
  10. ^ "Téhoué happy to leave Orient". MSN Teamtalk. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  11. ^ "Paolo di Canio 'will not play' loan man Téhoué". BBC Sport. 2 April 2012. 
  12. ^ "Orient's unlikely FA Cup hero". Chris Bevan, BBC Sport. 20 February 2011. 

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