Yves Desmarets

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Yves Desmarets
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Desmarets as a Guimarães player in 2009
Personal information
Full name Yves Hadley Desmarets
Date of birth (1979-07-19) 19 July 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Villiers-le-Bel
1999–2000 Sarcelles
2000–2001 Garges-lès-Gonesse
2001–2002 Saint-Denis
2002–2003 Les Lilas
2003–2004 Red Star
2004–2005 AS Poissy
2005–2006 Red Star
2006–2010 Vitória Guimarães 107 (10)
2010–2011 Deportivo La Coruña 12 (0)
2011–2012 Kerkyra 0 (0)
2012–2013 Belenenses 28 (8)
2014–2016 PTT Rayong 56 (20)
National team
2013– Haiti 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 January 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 September 2013

Yves Hadley Desmarets (born 19 July 1979) is a Haitian professional footballer.

He spent the vast majority of his professional career, which started at the age of 27, in Portugal, representing Vitória de Guimarães and Belenenses and amassing Primeira Liga totals of 86 games and eight goals over the course of three seasons, all with the former.

Club career[edit]

Prior to his arrival in Portugal to sign with Vitória de Guimarães for the 2006–07 season (with the club in the second division, finally winning promotion), Paris-born Desmarets played the vast majority of his career in modest French clubs, never appearing in higher than the third level. He quickly became an undisputed starter, contributing with four goals in all 30 Primeira Liga games as the Minho team overachieved for a final third place in his second year, ahead of S.L. Benfica.

In June 2010, after only missing four league matches combined in two top level campaigns, adding four goals, 30-year-old Desmarets signed as a free agent for one year with Deportivo de La Coruña in Spain, with an option for another one.[1][2] He only appeared in 12 La Liga games during the season – 693 minutes of action – which finished in relegation.

After a failed trial with Montreal Impact in the Major League Soccer, Desmarets joined Kerkyra F.C. in Greece for 2011–12, appearing in no official matches. In early July 2012, he signed for C.F. Os Belenenses on a free transfer.[3]

International career[edit]

Desmarets began appearing for Haiti at the age of nearly 34. His debut occurred on 8 June 2013 in Miami, as he played 85 minutes in a 1–2 loss against Spain.[4]


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