Yves Bissouma

Yves Bissouma (born 30 August 1996) is a Malian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion and the Mali national team.

Yves Bissouma
Bissouma 2018.jpg
Bissouma playing for Brighton & Hove Albion in 2018
Personal information
Full name Yves Bissouma[1]
Date of birth (1996-08-30) 30 August 1996 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth Issia, Ivory Coast
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Brighton & Hove Albion
Number 8
Youth career
2009–2014 Majestic SC / JMG Academy Bamako
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 AS Real Bamako
2016–2017 Lille II 14 (3)
2016–2018 Lille 47 (3)
2018– Brighton & Hove Albion 86 (2)
National team
2015– Mali 19 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2018

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Born in Ivory Coast, but raised in Mali, Bissouma started his career at the Majestic SC academy in 2009, where he played with Adama Traoré.[3] In 2014, he joined AS Real Bamako.

LilleEdit

On 7 July 2016, four months after having arrived at Lille OSC from AS Real Bamako, Bissouma signed his first professional contract with the club, with a duration of three years.[4]

Brighton & Hove AlbionEdit

On 17 July 2018, Bissouma transferred to English side Brighton & Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee, signing a five-year contract with the club.[5] Bissouma made his debut for the Sussex club on the opening day of the 2018–19 Premier League season in a 2–0 away loss to Watford where he came on as a substitute.[6] He made his first start in Brighton's third match of the season where they lost 1–0 away at Liverpool. Despite the defeat Brighton were praised for their defending and closing Liverpool down.[7] On 5 January 2019 Bissouma scored his first Albion goal on his FA Cup debut in a 3–1 away win against south coast rivals Bournemouth in the third round.[8]

Bissouma's first game of the 2019–20 season came on 21 September away against Newcastle where he came on as a substitute in the 0–0 draw.[9] He scored his first ever Premier League goal on the last day of the season with a long-range shot in a 2–1 away win against Burnley.[10]

Bissouma was given a straight red card late on in Brighton's 3–0 away victory over Newcastle in their second league match of the 2020–21 season for catching Jamal Lewis in the face with his boot.[11] After missing the Manchester United tie due to suspension he started and scored his first goal of the season in the next fixture, a 4–2 away defeat against Everton on 3 October.[12][13] On 23 January 2021, in a foruth round FA Cup tie, Bissouma scored a 30 yard stunner putting Brighton ahead in a eventual 2–1 home win against Blackpool to progress to the next round.[14] Bissouma played in Brighton's 1–0 away victory over defending champions Liverpool on 3 February claiming their first league win at Anfield since 1982.[15] Bissouma played in Brighton's 3–2 home victory over champions Manchester City on 18 May, with fans returning to football, in which The Seagulls went from 2–0 down to beat The Sky Blues for the first time since 1989.[16]

International careerEdit

Born in the Ivory Coast and raised in Mali, Bissouma participated at the 2016 African Nations Championship with Mali.[17] In the semi-final against the Ivory Coast, he was substituted on in the 76th minute and scored the decisive goal for 1–0 in the 89th minute. However they went on to lose in the final against DR Congo.[18]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of end of 2020–21 season[19]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lille II 2016–17 Championnat National 2 14 3 14 3
Lille 2016–17 Ligue 1 23 1 3 0 0 0 1[a] 0 27 1
2017–18 24 2 2 1 2 0 28 3
Total 47 3 5 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 55 4
Brighton & Hove Albion 2018–19 Premier League 28 0 5 1 1 0 34 1
2019–20 22 1 0 0 0 0 22 1
2020–21 36 1 3 1 0 0 39 2
2021–22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 86 2 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 95 4
Career total 147 8 13 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 164 11
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League

InternationalEdit

As of match played 16 October 2018 [20]
National team Year Apps Goals
Mali 2015 1 0
2016 5 1
2017 9 2
2018 4 0
Total 19 3

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Mali's goal tally first.[19]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 4 February 2016 Stade Régional Nyamirambo, Kigali, Rwanda   Ivory Coast 1–0 1–0 2016 African Nations Championship
2. 25 January 2017 Stade d'Oyem, Oyem, Gabon   Uganda 1–1 1–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
3. 10 June 2017 Stade du 26 Mars, Bamako, Mali   Gabon 2–1 2–1 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

HonoursEdit

Mali

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018/19 Premier League squads confirmed". Premier League. 3 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Yves Bissouma: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  3. ^ Pousset, Maxime. "Qui-es-tu-yves-bissouma" (in French). LOSC.fr. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Lille : Yves Bissouma signe son premier contrat professionnel". L'Equipe (in French). 7 July 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Yves Bissouma: Brighton sign Mali international from Lille". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Watford 2–0 Brighton & Hove Albion". BBC Sport. 11 August 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Liverpool 1–0 Brighton: Mohamed Salah goal sends Liverpool top – BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 25 August 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  8. ^ "FA Cup: AFC Bournemouth 1-3 Brighton & Hove Albion highlights - BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 5 January 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Newcastle and Brighton in goalless Premier League draw - BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 21 September 2019. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Burnley 1-2 Brighton: Yves Bissouma's stunning strike sees of Clarets - BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 26 July 2020. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Newcastle United 0–3 Brighton & Hove Albion: Neal Maupay scores two in superb Seagulls win - BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 20 September 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  12. ^ "Brighton 2–3 Man Utd: Dramatic injury-time penalty gives Manchester United victory – BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 26 September 2020. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  13. ^ "Everton 4–2 Brighton: Calvert−Lewin scores again as Toffees go top – BBC Sport". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  14. ^ "Brighton 2-1 Blackpool: Bissouma stuuner helps hosts progress in FA Cup". BBC Sport. 23 January 2021. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  15. ^ "Liverpool 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion: Steven Alzate scores in shock win". BBC Sport. 3 February 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  16. ^ "Brighton 3-2 Man City: Albion come back from two down to beat 10-man champions - BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 18 May 2021. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  17. ^ http://www.afrikipresse.fr/sports/yves-bissouma-pourquoi-j-ai-choisi-le-mali-les-elephants-m-ont-contacte
  18. ^ Kamasa, Peter (5 February 2016). "[PHOTOS]: Bissouma inspires Mali to CHAN final". The New Times (Rwanda). Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  19. ^ a b "Y. Bissouma". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  20. ^ Yves Bissouma at National-Football-Teams.com

External linksEdit