Yoan Gouffran


BornMay 25, 1986


Yoan Gouffran is a French footballer who currently plays for Newcastle United in the Barclays Premier League. On 20 May 2007, Gouffran was awarded French Ligue 2 Player of the Season after a successful season with SM Caen which saw the club promoted to the Ligue 1. The 21-year-old was named Ligue 2 Player of the Year as he helped Caen seal promotion to the top flight of French football. Gouffran opted to stay in Ligue 1, signing a four-year contract with Girondins de Bordeaux. The transfer fee was priced at€6.5 million and he officially joined the club on 30 June 2008. He scored his first league goal for Bordeaux on 29 April 2009 in a key match against Rennes, which Bordeaux won 3–2. Gouffran finished with Bordeaux half way through the 2012/13 season with 8 goals in 20 games. He joined with Newcastle United on 23 January 2013 on a four-and-a-half year contract. Gouffran is a France U-21 international. He took part in the 2006 U-21 Championships in Portugal. He made 22 appearances for the U-21s, recording three goals.
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