Yohan Tavares

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Yohan Tavares
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-03-02) 2 March 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Tours, France
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Bangkok United
Number 32
Youth career
2006–2007 Le Mans
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Le Mans B 13 (0)
2008–2012 Beira-Mar 68 (1)
2010 Avanca (loan) 3 (0)
2012–2013 Standard Liège 3 (0)
2013 Estoril (loan) 11 (0)
2013–2016 Estoril 88 (0)
2017– Bangkok United 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2016.

Yohan Tavares (born 2 March 1988) is a French-Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Thai club Bangkok United as a central defender.

Football career[edit]


Tavares was born in Tours, France. After an unassuming spell with Le Mans FC – he only appeared officially with the reserve team – he returned to the land of his parents and joined S.C. Beira-Mar, signing a four-year contract following a successful trial period.[1] He suffered a ligament injury to his right knee in December 2008, going on to be sidelined for several months.[2]

Tavares contributed with 12 games (eight starts) in his second season as the Aveiro club returned to the Primeira Liga after three years. He made his debut in the competition on 15 August 2010 in a 0–0 home draw against U.D. Leiria,[3] and finished the campaign with 21 matches, scoring in a 1–1 home draw to Rio Ave F.C. as his team finally ranked 13th, out of the relegation zone.

Standard Liège[edit]

In the 2012 summer transfer window, Tavares signed with Standard Liège in the Belgian Pro League for a reported fee of 2 million, agreeing to a three-year deal.[4][5]




  1. ^ "Tavares assina por 4 épocas" [Tavares signs for 4 seasons]. Record (in Portuguese). 28 July 2008. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Yohan Tavares tem alta amanhã" [Yohan Tavares released tomorrow]. Record (in Portuguese). 19 December 2008. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jardim aposta em miolo experiente" [Jardim to rely on experienced midfield]. Record (in Portuguese). 15 August 2010. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tavares signe pour trois ans au Standard" [Tavares signs for three years with Standard]. Le Soir (in French). 17 July 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Yohan Tavares no Standard Liège" [Yohan Tavares to Standard Liège]. Record (in Portuguese). 17 July 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 

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