Amos Youga
Youga in 2020.
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 28)
Place of birth Villeurbanne, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
CSKA Sofia
Number 21
Youth career
2007–2010 Saint-Priest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Saint-Priest 1 (0)
2011–2013 Lyon 0 (0)
2013–2014 Vannes 28 (1)
2014–2017 Gazélec Ajaccio 73 (4)
2017–2020 Le Havre 67 (3)
2020– CSKA Sofia 35 (2)
National team
2013– Central African Republic 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:17, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:09, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

Amos Youga (born 8 December 1992) is a professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Bulgarian First League club CSKA Sofia and the Central African Republic national team.

Youga started his career at Saint-Priest but soon made a move to Lyon, where he failed to break into the first team, playing only for the second squad. In 2013 he joined Vannes and remained there until June 2014 when signing for Gazélec Ajaccio of Ligue 2.[1] In his first season at the club Youga earned promotion to the Ligue 1. He was a member of Gazélec Ajaccio's squad for three seasons and signed for Le Havre in 2017.[2] Three years later, he moved to CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria.[3]

Born in France, Youga made his international debut for Central African Republic in June 2013.

Personal life

Youga is the brother of the Central African international Kelly Youga, and the uncle of the French youth international footballer Willem Geubbels.[4]

Career

Early career

A graduate of Saint-Priest's youth academy, Youga played one match in the Championnat National 3 in 2010–11 season, before joining Lyon in the summer of 2011. There he participated only for the second squad in the Championnat National 2, making 32 appearances for two seasons.

In June 2013, Youga joined Championnat National club Vannes. He enjoyed a successful season at Stade de la Rabine and quickly established himself as a first-team regular. On 25 February 2014, Youga scored first competitive goal in his career, netting the third in a 3–2 home win over Strasbourg.[5]

Gazélec Ajaccio

In June 2014, Youga joined Gazélec Ajaccio of Ligue 2. In his first season at the club he earned promotion to the Ligue 1, scoring 2 goals in 32 league games. He made his Ligue 1 debut on 16 August 2015, playing full 90 minutes in a 2–0 away loss against Paris Saint-Germain.[6] In his three seasons with the club he played 79 games and scored 4 goals.

Le Havre

In the summer of 2017 Youga signed with Le Havre.

CSKA Sofia

On 15 June 2020, Youga joined Bulgarian club CSKA Sofia. He made his debut on 7 August in a 2–2 away draw against CSKA 1948 on the opening day of the 2020–21 season.[7]

International career

At the age of 20, Youga made his international debut for the Central African Republic in an 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Botswana on 15 June 2013.

Career statistics

Club

As of 3 October 2021.[8]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Saint-Priest 2010–11 National 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Lyon B 2011–12 National 2 17 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
2012–13 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Total 32 0 0 0 0 0 32 0
Lyon 2011–12 Ligue 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vannes 2013–14 National 28 1 2 0 0 0 30 1
Ajaccio 2014–15 Ligue 2 32 2 0 0 1 0 33 2
2015–16 Ligue 1 18 0 3 0 1 0 22 0
2016–17 Ligue 2 23 2 1 0 0 0 24 2
Total 73 4 4 0 2 0 79 4
Le Havre 2017–18 Ligue 2 30 1 0 0 1 0 31 1
2018–19 25 2 3 0 0 0 28 2
2019–20 12 0 0 0 1 0 13 0
Total 67 3 3 0 2 0 72 3
Le Havre II 2017–18 National 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
2019–20 National 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
CSKA Sofia 2020–21 First League 29 0 3 0 10 0 42 0
2021–22 6 2 0 0 6 0 1 0 13 2
Total 35 2 3 0 16 0 1 0 55 2
Career total 239 11 12 0 4 0 16 0 1 0 270 11

International

As of match played 13 November 2020
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Central African Republic 2013 1 0
2015 1 0
2016 2 0
2017 3 0
2018 4 0
2019 4 0
2020 1 0
Total 16 0

Honours

CSKA Sofia

References

  1. ^ "Amos Youga and David Ducourtioux join Gazelec Ajaccio". getfootballnewsfrance.com. 8 June 2014.
  2. ^ Alexandre Chochois (21 June 2017). "Le Havre: Un ex-milieu de L1 arrive". foot-national.com. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  3. ^ "ЦСКА подписа с две нови попълнения". cska.bg (in Bulgarian). 15 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Qui est Willem Geubbels, le nouveau phénomène de l'OL ?". footmercato.net.
  5. ^ "Vannes vs. Strasbourg". soccerway.com. 25 February 2014.
  6. ^ "PSG vs. Gazélec Ajaccio". soccerway.com. 16 August 2015.
  7. ^ "CSKA 1948 vs. CSKA Sofia". soccerway.com. 7 August 2020.
  8. ^ Amos Youga at Soccerway