Sosthene Yao

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Sos Yao
Personal information
Full name Sosthene Aubin Yao
Date of birth (1987-08-07) 7 August 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Bloléquin, Côte d'Ivoire
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Tooting & Mitcham United
Youth career
2003–2005 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Cheltenham Town 23 (0)
2007–2008 Weston-super-Mare (loan) 7 (0)
2008 Bishop's Stortford 2 (1)
2008 Fisher Athletic 6 (1)
2009 AFC Hornchurch
2009 Boreham Wood
2010 AFC Hornchurch
2010 Harlow Town
2010 AFC Hornchurch
2010 Brentwood Town
201?–2012 Maldon & Tiptree ? (?)
2012 Witham Town ? (?)
2012– Tooting & Mitcham United ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:42, 25 October 2012 (UTC).

Sosthene Aubin Yao known as Sos Yao (born 7 August 1987 in Bloléquin Côte d'Ivoire) is a footballer, who currently plays in England for Tooting & Mitcham United.

Career[edit]

Yao moved to England as a child[citation needed] and showed enough promise as a young footballer to be taken on at the West Ham United Academy. He spent two years as a scholarship player at the club appearing regularly in the Academy Youth League before he was released at the end of the 2004–05 season.[1]

He played on trial at Barnsley in February and March 2005,[2] Bristol City in March 2005[3] and two games on trial for Yeovil Town at the end of 2004–2005 season.[citation needed] He also played number of reserve games on trial for Cheltenham Town,[4] performing well enough to be offered a contract to finish the third year of his scholarship with the club.[1]

He made his Cheltenham Town debut as a substitute during the Football League Two match at home to Carlisle United on 17 September 2005, and in doing so he became the youngest player to play for Cheltenham Town in the Football League at the time, aged 18 years and 40 days old.[1] He signed an extended contract with the club in April 2006, adding two years to his current contract.[5]

On 20 December 2007, Yao joined Conference South club Weston-super-Mare on a one-month loan.[6]

He left the club in February 2008 by mutual consent.[7] and in March joined Bishop's Stortford.[8] He made his debut for the club on 4 March 2008 as a late substitute in a Conference South match against Welling United.[9] In September, he moved to Fisher Athletic,[8] and scored the winner on his debut against Basingstoke Town,

He started the 2009–10 season playing for A.F.C. Hornchurch before heading off to Boreham Wood, where he scored three goals in his first two matches, including a goal on his debut against Ashford Town in a Ryman Football League Premier division match[10] He was released in late October 2009[11] He rejoined Hornchurch in January 2010, before signing for Harlow Town in June 2010,[12][13] before being released[14] and signing for AFC Hornchurch for a third time in October 2010.[15][16] He then signed for Brentwood Town on 31 December 2010.[17]

In October 2012, Yao transferred from Witham Town to Tooting & Mitcham United.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Yao Breaks Record". Cheltenham Town F.C. 19 September 2005. Retrieved 28 January 2008. 
  2. ^ "Yao gets another chance to impress". Barnsley FC. 1 March 2005. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Trialists clock in". Bristol City FC. 24 March 2005. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Trialists back for final reserve game". Cheltenham Town F.C. 3 May 2005. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Yao signs extended contract". Cheltenham Town F.C. 25 April 2006. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Sosthene Yao loaned to Weston-Super-Mare". Cheltenham Town F.C. 20 December 2007. Retrieved 28 January 2008. 
  7. ^ "Yao departs Robins". Cheltenham Town F.C. 23 February 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Blue Square South Guide 08/09 – Transfers". www.confsouth.co.uk. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Bishop's Stortford 1–2 Welling United". www.winningisnteverything.net. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  10. ^ "Ashford Town MX 0–2 Boreham Wood". webteams.co.uk. 29 August 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  11. ^ "One in, one out at Meadow Park". Non League News 24. 24 October 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  12. ^ "Harlow bag four new recruits". Non League News 24. 3 June 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  13. ^ "Harlow Town boss hopes new strike force can ignite new-look Hawks". Harlow Star. 22 July 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  14. ^ "Richards re-signs as four are released by Harlow Town FC". Harlow Star. 14 October 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  15. ^ "Latest Ryman League Division One (North) Table and News". The Cold End. 21 October 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  16. ^ "Hornchurch and Harlow trade players". Non League News 24. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  17. ^ "Brentwood chief signs striker Yao". Non League News 24. 31 December 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  18. ^ "October Moves (Part Three)..." Pitchero. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 

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