Prince-Désir Gouano

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Prince-Désir Gouano
Personal information
Full name Prince-Désir Gouano
Date of birth (1993-12-24) 24 December 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Vitória Guimarães
(loan from Atalanta)
Number 26
Youth career
2002–2007 CFF Paris
2007–2011 Le Havre
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Le Havre 1 (0)
2011–2014 Juventus 0 (0)
2012 Virtus Lanciano (loan) 1 (0)
2013 Vicenza (loan) 1 (0)
2013–2014 RKC Waalwijk (loan) 20 (0)
2014– Atalanta 0 (0)
2014–2015 Rio Ave (loan) 27 (0)
2015–2016 Bolton Wanderers (loan) 19 (0)
2016 Gaziantepspor (loan) 10 (0)
2016– Vitória Guimarães (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2010–2011 France U18 6 (1)
2011–2012 France U19 5 (1)
2012 France U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:20, 3 January 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2012

Prince-Désir Gouano (born 24 December 1993) is a French footballer who plays as a defender for Portuguese club Vitória S.C. on loan from Atalanta B.C..

Club career[edit]

Le Havre[edit]

Gouano is a defender, who primarily plays as a center back in a four or three man back-line. He began his career in his home country of France with the CFF Paris youth academy. In 2007, Gouano transferred to Le Havre at the age of 14. At Le Havre, Gouano worked his way through the club's youth academy until 2010, when he joined his team's B squad. The young defender went on to make 12 CFA appearances in Group A of the 2010–11 season, prior to earning his debut for the first team on 27 May 2011, he made his professional debut while playing with Le Havre in a league match against Metz.[1] That would ultimately prove to be his first and only first team appearance for the French outfit, prior to his transfer to Italian champions, Juventus in the summer of 2011.


On 31 July 2011, Gouano officially transferred to Juventus, where he was enlisted into the club's Primavera youth team, where he was a first team regular in the side that won 2012 Viareggio Tournament. Gouano was promoted from the youth academy ahead of the 2012–13 Serie A campaign, though he was loaned out to Serie B outfit, Virtus Lanciano on 29 August 2012. He was joined by fellow Juventus loanee Nicola Leali just two days later. During his loan spell with the newly promoted Serie B side, Gouano made just 1 first team appearance in a 0–3 home loss to Bari on 17 November 2012 after spending much of his time with the club's youth squad. Juventus recalled the player during the January market, and loaned him to fellow Serie B side, Vicenza Calcio in a multiple player part-exchange deal. On 25 August 2013, it was announced that Gouano was again sent on loan at Dutch side RKC Waalwijk for the remainder of the season.[2]


On 2 September 2013, it was announced that Gouano was transferred from Juventus to Atalanta, along with Edoardo Ceria, as part of the deal that Juve signed Luca Barlocco. On 10 September 2013, it was announced that Gouano would still be sent on loan at Dutch side RKC Waalwijk for the remainder of the season.[3]

In June 2014 Atalanta acquired Gouano outright by selling James Troisi back to Juventus.

Bolton Wanderers (loan)[edit]

Gouano signed for Bolton Wanderers on 6 August 2015.[4]

International career[edit]

He is a France youth international having earned caps at under-18 and under-19 level.[5]




  1. ^ "Le Havre v. Metz Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 27 May 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "RKC haalt Gouano en rekent op Tavares" (in Dutch). Voetbalprimeur. 25 August 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Zeer verheugd RKC huurt Gouano van Atalanta" (in Dutch). Voetbalprimeur. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
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  5. ^ "Equipe de France U18: Prince-Désir Gouano retenu pour le tournoi international d'Israel" (in French). Le Havre AC. 3 December 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 

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