Yomby William

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Yomby William
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Personal information
Full name Richard Lowe Yomby William
Date of birth (1981-06-18) June 18, 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth Bafoussam, Cameroon
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Richmond Kickers
Number 2
Youth career
2005–2007 Old Dominion Monarchs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Virginia Beach Submariners 12 (1)
2007 Hampton Roads Piranhas 1 (0)
2008 Kansas City Wizards 0 (0)
2008 Puerto Rico Islanders 14 (0)
2009– Richmond Kickers 216 (9)
Teams managed
2014– VCU Rams (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 19, 2017

Richard Lowe Yomby William (born June 18, 1981 in Bafoussam) is a Cameroonian footballer who currently plays for Richmond Kickers in the USL.


Youth and College[edit]

William attended high school at Lycee Classique Bafoussam in Cameroon, played club soccer for FootStar, and attended the University of Oschang, before moving to the United States in 2005 to attend and play college soccer at Old Dominion University. In his career at Old Dominion, William scored one goal and one assist, with 10 total shots.

During his college years, William also played in the USL Premier Development League with the Hampton Roads Piranhas.


William was drafted with the 23rd overall pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by Kansas City Wizards and signed a developmental contract before transferring to Puerto Rico Islanders of the USL First Division later that year.

In 2009 Yomby signed for the Richmond Kickers of the USL Second Division.[1] He was named to the USL Second Division All-League First Team[2] and won the defender of the year title. His Kickers team won the 2009 USL Second Division championship.

Yomby remained with Richmond for the 2010 and 2011 seasons and was defender of the year finalist and first team all league both seasons. The club signed him to a contract for the 2012 season on September 1, 2011.[3]


Puerto Rico Islanders

USL finalist

CONCACAF champions league semi final

Richmond Kickers[edit]

  • USL all team 2009/ Defender of the year
  • USL all team 2010/ Defender of the year finalist
  • USL all team 2011/ Defender of the year finalist
  • USL all team 2012/ Defender of the year finalist
  • USL all team 2013/ Defender of the year finalist
  • USL all team 2014/ Defender of the year finalist.
  • USL Second Division Champions (1): 2009


  1. ^ Puerto Rico transfers Yomby William
  2. ^ Five Kickers take All-League honors
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 27, 2012. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 

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