Andy Yiadom (Barnsley, England)
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Andrew Kyere “Andy” Yiadom was born on 2nd December 1991 in Holloway, London. He is a professional footballer from Ghana who plays for Championship club Barnsley and the Ghana national football team. He can play as a full-back or winger.
He started his career in the youth team of Watford but wasn’t offered a professional contract at the end of his scholarship. He penned a contract for Conference Premier club Hayes & Yeading United in the summer of 2010. He played only one season at Hayes before switching Braintree Town in August 2011, after a trial at League Two club Bristol Rovers.
Yiadom scored seven goals by January and was signed by League Two club Barnet on 31 January 2012. He played his first game for the Bees on 18 February 2012 in a 2–1 defeat to Shrewsbury Town, coming on as a substitute for Mark Hughes. He scored his first goal for the club on 10 March whilst coming on as a substitute in a 2–1 win against Port Vale.
Yiadom played an important role during Barnet’s 2012–13 season. He was chosen as the right sided winger in Edgar Davids’ 4–5–1 formation, with Ricky Holmes on the opposite wing. Yiadom became fans choice for his pace, which he used to good effect on the wing, where he posed a threat to many opposition teams. He helped the Bees to a 1–0 win at Underhill Stadium against Wycombe Wanderers. His impressive performance earned him a spot in the Barnet lineup on the final game of the season against Northampton Town,Yiadom scored 3 goals in 31 appearances during the 2012–13 season.
Yiadom joined Barnsley in May 2016 for a free transfer.
Yiadom was born in England to Ghanaian parents. He was asked to join England national football C team, and he was named their player of the year in 2015. In November 2016 he was invited to the Ghana national team. He made his debut for Ghana in a 1-0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations loss to Egypt