Kwame Yeboah

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Kwame Yeboah
Personal information
Full name Kwame Adzenyina Yeboah
Date of birth (1994-06-02) 2 June 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Gold Coast, Australia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Western Sydney Wanderers
Number 27
Youth career
2010–2012 QAS
2011–2012 Gold Coast United
2012–2014 Brisbane Roar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Brisbane Roar 12 (2)
2014–2018 Borussia Mönchengladbach II 53 (12)
2017–2018 Borussia Mönchengladbach 0 (0)
2018 Sonnenhof Großasphach (loan) 11 (2)
2018–2019 Fortuna Köln 12 (1)
2019– Western Sydney Wanderers 14 (2)
National team
2010 Australia U17 1 (0)
2014– Australia U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2014

Kwame Adzenyina Yeboah (born 2 June 1994) is an Australian professional footballer who plays for Western Sydney Wanderers.

Yeboah played youth football with the Queensland Academy of Sport and Gold Coast United before making his professional debut for Brisbane Roar in 2013. In 2014, he moved to Germany to play for Borussia Mönchengladbach II.

Yeboah has represented Australia at under-17 and under-23 levels.

Early life[edit]

Yeboah was born on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia to a Ghanaian father and an Australian mother. He grew up attending Varsity College on the Gold Coast and began playing his junior football with Mudgeeraba at the age of seven.[1] Along with football, Yeboah learned Capoeira in his younger years and will often celebrate a goal in football with an acrobatic back flip that he credits to his Capoeira teachings.[2] He was offered a scholarship with the Queensland Academy of Sport in 2009 and spent several years with the QAS team before Gold Coast United showed interest in the teenager.

Club career[edit]

Gold Coast United[edit]

Yeboah was signed by his hometown team Gold Coast United in 2011. He spent the 2011–12 season playing with the Gold Coast's National Youth League team. Gold Coast United folded at the end of the season and Yeboah signed with the Brisbane Roar as a result.

Brisbane Roar[edit]

2012–13 Season[edit]

Yeboah made his first team debut for Brisbane in their semi final loss to Western Sydney Wanderers, coming on as an 83rd-minute substitute for winger Ben Halloran.[3]

2013–14 Season[edit]

On 4 March 2013 it was announced that Yeboah had signed a Senior NYL contract which would see him make the step up from the Brisbane youth team to the first team squad.[4] Yeboah made his starting debut in Brisbane's 2–1 win away to Wellington Phoenix in the opening round of the 2013-14 A-League season. Six days later, Yeboah made his home debut in Brisbane's convincing 4–0 win against Sydney FC. He started the first four games of the 2013–14 season before Mike Mulvey relegated the young striker to the bench for the fifth-round game against 2012–13 champions Central Coast Mariners due to indifferent form.[5] Yeboah came off the bench in this game in the 87th minute to score his first goal for Brisbane in the 89th minute which sealed a 1–0 win for Brisbane.[6] He followed it up by scoring a spectacular goal the subsequent week against Western Sydney Wanderers which he celebrated with his trademark back flip goal celebration.

Borussia Mönchengladbach[edit]

On 20 December 2013 Yeboah signed a four-year contract with Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach and officially moved in the January 2014 transfer window.[7] He initially joined the reserve side.[8] In his absence, Brisbane Roar went on to win the 2014 A-League Grand Final.

In May 2017, Yeboah extended his contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach for two more years.[9]

Loan to SC Paderborn 07[edit]

In January 2018, Yeboah was loaned to SC Paderborn 07 until the end of the season.[10]

Fortuna Köln[edit]

In July 2018, Yeboah joined 3. Liga club Fortuna Köln on a two-year contract.[11]

International career[edit]

Yeboah is eligible to represent both Australia and Ghana in international competition. He has been called up several times for the Australian youth teams but is yet to make a senior debut for any country.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 30 March 2019[12]
Club Season Division League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brisbane Roar 2012–13 A-League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2013–14 10 2 0 0 0 0 10 2
Brisbane total 12 2 0 0 0 0 12 2
Borussia Mönchengladbach II 2013–14 Regionalliga West 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2014–15 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
2015–16 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2016–17 28 10 0 0 0 0 28 10
2017–18 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Mönchengladbach II total 53 12 0 0 0 0 53 12
Paderborn (loan) 2017–18 3. Liga 11 2 0 0 0 0 11 2
Fortuna Köln 2018–19 12 1 0 0 0 0 12 1
Western Sydney Wanderers 2018–19 A-League 10 2 0 0 0 0 10 2
Career Total 98 19 0 0 0 0 98 19

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Borussia Mönchengladbach II

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Howe. "Brisbane Roar Home". Brisbane Roar.
  2. ^ "Yeboah's Secret Weapon". footballcentral.com.au.
  3. ^ Andrew Howe. "Brisbane Roar Home". Brisbane Roar.
  4. ^ "Exciting Queensland duo elevated". Football Federation Australia. 4 March 2013. Archived from the original on 22 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Andrew Howe. "Brisbane Roar Home". Brisbane Roar.
  7. ^ "Home – bundesliga.de – die offizielle Webseite der Bundesliga". bundesliga.de – die offizielle Webseite der Bundesliga. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013.
  8. ^ "FourFourTwo". FourFourTwo.
  9. ^ "Yeboah lands two-year contract extension at Gladbach". The World Game. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  10. ^ Radbourne-Pugh, Lucas (23 January 2018). "Yeboah secures loan move". FourFourTwo.
  11. ^ Somerford, Ben (2 July 2018). "Kwame Yeboah makes Koln bow after Moenchengladbach exit". FourFourTwo.
  12. ^ Kwame Yeboah at Soccerway

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