Wilfried Guemiand Bony born on 10 December 1988 in Bingerville and played street football from a young age, later playing at the Maracanã Bingerville football school. He also participated in many inter-school and city cups, before spending three years at the Cyril Domoraud Academy in Bingerville Bony’s father’s name is Amedee Shemiz Bony. He speaks fluent French, English and Czech. He is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Swansea City and the Ivory Coast national team. Having begun his career at Issia Wazi.
Bony moved to Sparta Prague in 2007, helping them to the Czech First League title in 2009–10. In January 2011, he was signed by Dutch club Vitesse, where he was the top scorer in the Eredivisie in 2012–13, leading to a £12 million transfer to Premier League club Swansea City. Wilfried scored 35 goals in 70 appearances for the Swans and in January 2015, joined Manchester City in a £28 million deal.
Among the clubs he has played are; Bony began his professional career at Issia Wazi in the Ivorian top flight and ended the 2007 season as top goalscorer. Bony had a two-week trial at Premier League club Liverpool in 2007 but was not offered a contract. In October 2007, he joined Czech club Sparta Prague on a loan deal where he immediately started playing for their B team. Wilfried signed a three-and-a-half year contract with Vitesse and scored on his debut in a 2–0 derby win over De Graafschap on 20 February 2011.
On 11 July 2013, Bony signed a four-year contract with Welsh side Swansea City, who paid a Welsh record transfer fee of £12 million. Wilfried’s work permit was delayed briefly, but was granted three days later. On 14 January 2015, Bony signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with fellow Premier League club Manchester City. The two teams agreed an initial transfer fee of £25 million, which could rise to £28 million, which would then make him the most expensive African footballer to date.