Josuha Guilavogui

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Josuha Guilavogui
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Guilavogui playing for VfL Wolfsburg in 2015
Personal information
Full name Josuha Guilavogui
Date of birth (1990-09-19) 19 September 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Ollioules, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
Number 23
Youth career
1997–2000 La Marine Toulon
2000–2005 Toulon
2005–2009 Saint-Étienne
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Saint-Étienne 96 (6)
2013–2016 Atlético Madrid 7 (0)
2014 Saint-Étienne (loan) 9 (0)
2014–2016 VfL Wolfsburg (loan) 57 (3)
2016– VfL Wolfsburg 30 (1)
National team
2008 France U18 5 (0)
2008–2009 France U19 11 (1)
2011–2012 France U21 15 (3)
2013– France 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:32, 18 November 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 April 2015

Josuha Guilavogui (born 19 September 1990) is a French professional footballer who plays for VfL Wolfsburg as a defensive midfielder.

He was a French youth international and represented his nation at the 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship, where his team reached the semi-finals.



Guilavogui has played for Saint-Étienne since 2005 after joining the Rhône-Alpes-based club from his local club Sporting Toulon. He was promoted to the senior squad following the firing of Laurent Roussey and the hiring of new manager Christophe Galtier, who was looking to reshuffle Saint-Étienne's defense and fill the squad, which was decimated with injuries.[1]

Guilavogui made his professional debut on 3 January 2009 coming on as a late substitute in Saint-Étienne's 1–0 victory over Bordeaux in the Coupe de France.[2]

Atlético Madrid[edit]

On 2 September 2013, it was reported that Guilavogui had passed medical with La Liga outfit Atlético Madrid and signed a 5-year contract in a deal worth €10 million.[3]

Saint-Étienne (loan)[edit]

On 31 January 2014 Guilavogui was loaned to Ligue 1 side Saint-Étienne until the end of the season.[4]

VfL Wolfsburg[edit]

On 8 August 2014 VfL Wolfsburg signed Guilavogui on a two-year loan deal from Atlético Madrid with an option of a permanent transfer included in the deal.[5]

The club exercised their option to buy on 18 May 2016 and signed Guilavogui permanently on a three-year deal for a fee of €3m.[6]

Neck Break[edit]

On the 31 July 2016 in a friendly match against Sporting Clube de Portugal, Guilavogui suffered a neck injury in which MRI scans confirmed a break in his neck.


VfL Wolfsburg


  1. ^ Ce soir, à 20.45: Club Brugge – Saint-Etienne
  2. ^ Bordeaux v. Saint Etienne Match Report Archived 22 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Guilavogui firmó su contrato". Marca (in Spanish). 2 September 2013. Archived from the original on 4 August 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Guilavogui will play on loan at Saint- Etienne until end of season". Atlético Madrid's official profile. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Wolfsburg bring in Guilavogui from Atlético". 8 August 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  6. ^ Tinslay, Jared (18 May 2016). "Wolfsburg sign Guilavogui". Marca. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 

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