Yao Junior Sènaya

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Junior Sènaya
Personal information
Full name Yao Séyram Junior Sènaya
Date of birth (1984-04-19) April 19, 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Lomé, Togo
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Striker
Club information
Current team
Al-Jazira Al-Hamra
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 FC Wangen bei Olten
2002–2004 Basel B
2004–2005 FC Concordia Basel 18 (2)
2005–2006 YF Juventus 25 (9)
2006 FC Thun 2 (0)
2006–2007 YF Juventus 12 (1)
2007–2008 FC La Chaux-de-Fonds 5 (0)
2009– Al-Jazira Al-Hamra
National team
2004– Togo 19 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:53, 4 December 2007 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2006

Yao Séyram Junior Sènaya (born 19 April 1984 in Lomé) is a Togolese football player who currently plays for Al-Jazira Al-Hamra as a striker or as a midfielder. He is widely regarded as one of Togo's's best players.

He is the younger brother of Yao Mawuko Sènaya.

Football career[edit]

Sènaya has spent his entire professional career in Switzerland, playing for many teams including FC Basel.

He was released by FC La Chaux-de-Fonds in summer 2008.


He is a core member of the Togo national team and played in the 2006 African Cup of Nations as well as the 2006 World Cup in Germany where he made appearances in all three games Togo played.

Yao Junior Sènaya is easy to pick out on the pitch, being known his more "exotic" hairstyles. At the African Nations Cup in 2006 he had bleach blonde hair.

He is a popular figure with the Togo fans. Such is his popularity that former Togo coach Tchalile Bana was forced to seek police protection from angry supporters following Sènaya's substitution during a 2002 World Cup qualifier tie against rivals Angola.

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