Wilfried Bony

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Wilfried Bony
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Bony with Côte d'Ivoire in 2012
Personal information
Full nameWilfried Guemiand Bony[1]
Date of birth(1988-12-10) 10 December 1988 (age 25)
Place of birthBingerville, Côte d'Ivoire
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubSwansea City
Number10
Youth career
Cyrille Domoraud Academy
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2006–2008Issia Wazi
2007–2008Sparta Prague B (loan)14(2)
2008–2011Sparta Prague59(22)
2011–2013Vitesse69(51)
2013–Swansea City15(4)
National team
2010–Côte d'Ivoire23(8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 2013
 
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Wilfried Bony
Wilfried Bony cropped.JPG
Bony with Côte d'Ivoire in 2012
Personal information
Full nameWilfried Guemiand Bony[1]
Date of birth(1988-12-10) 10 December 1988 (age 25)
Place of birthBingerville, Côte d'Ivoire
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubSwansea City
Number10
Youth career
Cyrille Domoraud Academy
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2006–2008Issia Wazi
2007–2008Sparta Prague B (loan)14(2)
2008–2011Sparta Prague59(22)
2011–2013Vitesse69(51)
2013–Swansea City15(4)
National team
2010–Côte d'Ivoire23(8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 2013

Wilfried Guemiand Bony (born 10 December 1988) is an Ivorian football striker who currently plays for Swansea City in the Premier League.[2]

Early life[edit]

Bony was born in Bingerville and was raised first in the city of Tebrau Plateau, and then in Abobo PK18. He played street football from a young age, in the Brazilian style of "Maracana". He also participated in many interschool and city cups, before spending three years at the Cyrille Domoraud Academy located in his birthplace of Bingerville.[3]

Career[edit]

Issia Wazi[edit]

Bony started his professional career at Issia Wazi in the Côte d'Ivoire Premier Division.

Sparta Prague B[edit]

Bony went on trial at English club Liverpool in 2007 but was not offered a contract, and in October 2007, Bony joined Czech club Sparta Prague on a loan deal where he immediately started playing for the reserve team. Bony won the Bohemian Football League championship with Sparta Prague B.[4][5]

Sparta Prague[edit]

In 2008, Bony signed a permanent deal with Sparta Prague, where he scored 22 goals in 59 matches. He won the Gambrinus Liga and the Czech Supercup with Sparta in 2010.

Vitesse Arnhem[edit]

Bony in Vitesse away shirt

On 30 January 2011, Bony signed a three-and-a-half year contract with Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem before scoring on his debut.[6][7] In his first full season with the Dutch club, he netted on twelve occasions in the Eredivisie, earning the top goalscoring honors for the club and was tied for tenth highest scorer in the league.[8] In February 2012, Bony signed a contract extension, keeping him until 2015, ending transfer speculation.[9]

Bony made his first appearance of the 2012–13 Eredivisie campaign for Vitesse on 12 August 2012 in a 2–2 draw with ADO Den Haag at the GelreDome, equalizing for the hosts less than a minute after Tjaronn Chery had put ADO in front.[10] Bony scored a 90th minute winner over Rotterdam club Feyenoord on 2 September, to earn the club its third win from the first four league games.[11] On 6 October 2012, Bony scored a hat-trick as Vitesse came back from a goal down three times to draw 3–3 with Heerenveen.[12]

In Vitesse's 0–2 upset of Ajax on 4 November, Bony scored both goals, helping Vitesse to six away wins in a row and the club's first win at the Amsterdam Arena since 2001.[13] Bony added two more goals to his account in Vitesse's 4–1 defeat of NEC Nijmegen on 18 November, earning Vitesse just their second home win of the season as NEC had three men sent off.[14] On 25 November Vitesse travelled to Eindhoven to face league leaders PSV; Bony scored a late winner to put Vitesse on 31 points, level with second place FC Twente.[15]

On 9 February 2013, Bony returned from his participation in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations to face PSV and once again scored twice, securing a 2–2 draw.[16] On 23 February, Bony scored a hat-trick to send Vitesse to a 5–3 victory over Heracles Almelo.[17] This meant that he had scored 15 goals in 10 consecutive Eredivisie matches.

Swansea City[edit]

On 11 July 2013, Bony signed a four-year contract with Welsh side Swansea City, who paid a club-record fee of £12 million.[18] Bony made his Swansea City debut in a pre-season friendly match against ADO Den Haag, which Swansea won 1-0.[19] Bony's work permit was delayed briefly,[20] but was granted three days later,.[21] Bony was given the number 10 shirt and will feature the name Wilfried on the back.[22] On 27 July 2013, Bony made his first start for Swansea, in the club's final pre-season match against Reading. The game ended in a 3–0 win for Swansea City, with Bony assisting two of the goals.

Bony made his competitive debut for Swansea in the club's Europa League third qualifying round tie against Malmö FF, scoring two second-half goals in a 4–0 first leg victory on 1 August.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 10 November 2013
ClubSeasonDivisionLeagueCupContinentalTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Sparta Prague B2007–08Ceska Liga1420000142
Total1420000142
Sparta Prague2008–09Gambrinus Liga1630000163
2009–1029900613510
2010–111410001072417
Total5922001687530
Vitesse2010–11Eredivisie73000073
2011–1228[24]12[24]21003013
2012–13303124423637
Total654645427353
Swansea City2013–14Premier League10411751810
Total10411751810
Club total1487455271518095

National team[edit]

Côte d'Ivoire
YearAppsGoals
201020
201153
201281
201354
Total208

International[edit]

On 30 January 2012, Bony scored the second goal in the Ivory Coast's 2–0 win over Angola in the third game of the group stages of the African Cup of Nations.[25]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Ivory Coast's goal tally first.
NoDateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.5 June 2011Stade de l'Amitié, Cotonou, Benin Gambia6–26–22012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2.3 September 2011Stade Amahoro, Kigali, Rwanda Rwanda2–05–02012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
3.3–0
4.30 January 2012Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea Angola2–02–02012 Africa Cup of Nations
5.30 January 2013Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Phokeng, South Africa Algeria2–22–22013 Africa Cup of Nations
6.23 March 2013Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan, Ivory Coast Gambia1–03–02014 FIFA World Cup qualification
7.8 June 2013Independence Stadium, Bakau, Gambia Gambia2–03–02014 FIFA World Cup qualification
8.16 June 2013Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tanzania4–24–22014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Name[edit]

There is some confusion about his first name and family name. His father's name is Amedee Shemiz Bony,[26] so his first name is Wilfried and the family name is Bony.

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Club[edit]

Sparta Prague

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Squad Numbers 2013/14". Premier League. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bony's the boy for Swans". swanseacity.net. Swansea City A.F.C. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  3. ^ bonywilfried.com, by Archive.org
  4. ^ Bony adds weight to Sparta challenge, UEFA.com, 30 November 2010
  5. ^ "Sparta strengthened Bonny Wilfried (in Czech:Spartu posílil Bonno Wilfried)" (in Czech). AC Sparta Prague Official Website. 24 October 2007. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Vitesse snap up Wilfried". Sky Sports. Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  7. ^ Vitesse haalt Valerica Gaman en Wilfried Bony – Vitesse
  8. ^ "Topscorers Eredivisie". EredivisieLive. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Bony commits to Vitesse". Sky Sports. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Vitesse Arnhem 2 – 2 ADO Den Haag". ESPNFC. 12 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Vitesse 1 – 0 Feyenoord". ESPNFC. 2 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Vitesse en Heerenveen in spektakelstuk naar 3–3". Vitesse Arnhem. 6 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "4 November 2012". AFC Ajax. 
  14. ^ "Match Vitesse – NEC | Season 2012/2013". Eredivisie Live. 18 November 2012. 
  15. ^ "Vitesse pile pressure on to PSV". ESPNFC. 25 November 2012. 
  16. ^ "Eredivisie wrap: PSV slip up at Vitesse". Soccerway. 9 February 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  17. ^ "Wedstrijdverslag Heracles Almelo – Vitesse | Seizoen 2012/2013". Eredivisie Live. 23 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "Wilfried Bony: Swansea complete club-record £12m signing". BBC Sport Football. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "Wilfried Bony makes Swansea City debut as Swans beat ADO Den Haag 1–0". Wales Online. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  20. ^ "Transfer news: Swansea still waiting on Wilfried Bony's work permit". Sky Sports. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "Wilfried Bony to join up with Swansea as work permit application succeeds". Sky Sports. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  22. ^ "Swansea City confirm Premier League squad numbers for 2013–14 season". Wales Online. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  23. ^ "Swansea 4 Malmo 0: New boy Bony nets twice as £12m striker gives Laudrup big first leg lead in Europa League qualifying". Daily Mail. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  24. ^ a b "9. Wilfried Bony". eredivisielive.nl. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  25. ^ "28 th Orange Africa Cup of Nations- GABON-GUINEE EQUATORIALE 2012 21st January to 12th February 2012". CAF. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  26. ^ "Sparťan Bony čeká v Africe na slávu. Reprezentace? Prý příští rok". iDnes. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 

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