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Player Profile: Andy Yiadom

By Mutala Yakubu
 Andy Yiadom
Andy Yiadom

Andrew Kyere Yiadom is an English born Ghanaian football who plays as a defender/winger for English Championship side Reading.

Date of birth
26-year-old Yiadom was born in December 1991.


Early football career

Yiadom born in Holloway in London begun his career with Watford and left the club in 2008 to join  Conference Premier club Hayes & Yeading United in the summer of 2010.

He stayed with Hayes and Yeading United for a year and played 36 games where he scored just a goal.

He made a move to  Conference Premier club Braintree Town in August 2011, following a trial at League Two club Bristol Rovers.

Yiadom scored seven goals by January 2012.


In January 2012, Yiadom signed for League Two club Barnet. He made a name at the club after making 169 appearances and scoring 14 goals between 2012 and 2016.

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He signed a two-year contract with Championship side Barnsley in May 2016 as a free agent.

He made 32 appearances for Barnsley in his first season, helping them retain Championship status impressing at right back.

On transfer deadline day 31 August 2017, Yiadom had agreed to join Premier League side Swansea City, however on 1 September it was announced that the paperwork submitted for the move had not gone through before the 23:00 BST transfer window deadline and the move was thus not sanctioned, leading Yiadom to return to Barnsley.

He was made Barnsley captain during the 2017–18 season. He made a total of 64 appearances for the side in his two-year spell.


On 17 May 2018, Yiadom agreed to join Reading at the end of his contract, joining up with the Royals on 1 July after signing a four-year contract.

International career

Yiadom was born in England to Ghanaian parents. He was called up to the English national C team and was named their player of the year in 2015.

In November 2016 he was called up to the Ghanaian national team.

He made his debut for Ghana in a 1–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations loss to Egypt.

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