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Yann Songo'o
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 09/2016

Personal information
Full name

Yann Songo'o
Date of birth
19 November 1991
Place of birth
Yaoundé, Cameroon
1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position

Club information
Current team

Plymouth Argyle


Youth career

Deportivo La Coruña



Senior career

Zaragoza B
5x apps / 0x goal

6x apps / 0x goal

Pobla Mafumet
10x apps / 3x goals

Sporting Kansas City
0x apps / 0x goal

→ Orlando City (loan)
12x apps / 1x goal

Blackburn Rovers
4x apps / 1x goal

→ Ross County (loan)
17x apps / 3x goals

Plymouth Argyle
1x apps / 0x goal

National team

France U16

Cameroon U20
3x apps / 0x goal

(* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:22, 7 July 2016 (UTC))


Yann Songo'o is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a defender for Plymouth Argyle.

Club career

Early years
Songo'o began his career in Spain,
playing in Deportivo's youth categories.

He then had a short period in the French club F.C. Metz, and in 2009 he was moved to Spain, playing for Real Zaragoza's youth ranks. 

After one season with Zaragoza B, he was moved to freshly-promoted CE Sabadell FC.

On 31 January 2012, Songo'o rescinded his contract with Sabadell, and in the same day he signed a contract with CF Pobla de Mafumet.

On 13 December 2012, Songo'o signed with Major League Soccer club Sporting Kansas City.

He was loaned to third-division Orlando City for the 2013 season.

Songo'o scored one goal in twelve appearances with Orlando City before mutually agreeing to terminate his contract with Sporting Kansas City in June 2013, effectively ending his loan as well.

Blackburn Rovers
In July 2013, Songo'o featured in a pre-season friendly for the English Championship side Blackburn Rovers F.C.
, as part of a trial period with the club, he featured in two pre-season friendlies and impressed manager Gary Bowyer.

He signed on a contract for around £525 per week. On a 2 year deal.

On 5 August 2013, Songo'o signed a two-year deal with the club on a free transfer.

He made his senior debut for the club on 7 August 2013 in a Football League Cup match against Carlisle United.

Songo'o started the match and played the full 90 minutes of the 3:4 defeat in extra time.

Ross County (loan)
On 18 January 2014, Songo'o signed for Ross County of the Scottish Premiership on loan
until the end of the 2013–14 season on 30 June 2014. 

Songo'o was then placed directly into the starting line-up for Ross County's match against Dundee United.

Songo'o made his debut for the club in the starting XI for that match the same day that the signing was confirmed.

During Ross County's next match only seven days later, Songo'o scored his first goal for the club during a 1:2 defeat to Hearts on 25 January 2014.

Plymouth Argyle
After training with the club during the previous season as a free agent
, Songo'o signed for Plymouth Argyle on 19 June 2016.

Personal life
The Songo'o family has raised many footballers. 

Yann is the son of former Cameroonian national team goalkeeper Jacques Songo'o, who featured for Spanish side Deportivo La Coruña in the late 1990s and early 2000s. His brother is professional footballer Franck Songo'o.