Yannick Bolasie

Yannick Bolasie

Born 24 May 1989 (Age 19 at debut)

Position: Midfielder

(Diamonds player #310)

Total appearances 10

(7 League, 3 FA Trophy)

Debut:

22 November 2008 (Home Eastbourne Borough)

Final game:

10 January 2009 (Away Torquay United)

Yannick was born in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and his family moved to England when he was seven months old. His father had played international football for the Democratic Republic of Congo and his cousin is former Newcastle and Portsmouth player Lomano LuaLua. He was brought up in London, but his football career began at the age of 16 with Diamonds youth set up. He only spent around four months with Diamonds before moving to Hillingdon Borough and then to Maltese side Floriana in the summer of 2007. He returned to the UK, and had a successful trial with Plymouth Argyle signing a two year contract despite offers from Austrian side Sturm Graz and German club Hoffenheim.

Yannick joined Diamonds on 21st November 2008 on loan from Plymouth until January 2009 and he made his Diamonds debut in the 2-0 win over Eastbourne Borough the following day. His loan period was extended for a further month at the start of January 2009 but he returned to Plymouth on 22nd January.

Yannick Bolasie slides in to tackle Scott Laird

He immediately went out on loan again, this time to Barnet where he remained until the end of the season. He returned to Barnet at the start of the 2009/2010 season for a half season loan, returning to Plymouth Argyle on 8 January 2010. On 6 June 2011, he was transferred to Championship side Bristol City for an undisclosed fee. After just 1 goal in 25 games during the season, mainly as a substitute, Yannick handed in a transfer request and joined Championship side Crystal Palace for an undisclosed fee on 24 August 2012 on a three year deal.

Appearances

2008/2009 – squad number 32

Conf

22.11.08

Eastbourne B(H)

Conf

29.11.08

Altrincham (A)

Conf

6.12.08

Barrow (H)

Conf

9.12.08

Woking (A)

FAT1

13.12.08

Newport Co (A)

FAT1r

16.12.08

Newport Co (H)

as sub

Conf

20.12.08

Northwich Vic (H)

as sub

Conf

26.12.08

Stevenage B (A)

as sub

Conf

1.1.09

Stevenage B (H)

FAT2

10.1.09

Torquay Utd (A)

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