Benjamin Angoua

Benjamin Angoua
Benjamin Angoua
Benjamin Angoua
Defender
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Real Name: Benjamin Angoua
HT: 6' 0" WT: 160
International
Age: 30 (11/28/1986)
Birthplace: Anyama, Côte d'Ivoire
Hometown: Anyama

AT A GLANCE:

  • Ivorian international joined the Revolution in 2017 after 13 professional seasons in France, Hungary, and Côte d'Ivoire.
  • Started 26 contests, 21 at center back, in first season with New England.
  • Spent seven seasons in France’s top flight Ligue 1 with Valenciennes FC (2010-14) and EA Guingamp (2014-17), four seasons in Hungary’s highest division OTP Bank Liga with Budapest Honvéd (2006-10), and two seasons in his native Côte d'Ivoire with Africa Sports d'Abidjan (2004-06).
  • Appeared in 309 matches across all competitions as a professional in Côte d'Ivoire, Hungary, and France totaling six goals and two assists.
  • Has 17 caps at the international level, most recently representing Côte d'Ivoire in a World Cup qualifier against Morocco on Sept. 7, 2013, a 1-1 draw.

MLS CAREER (2017): Signed by New England on loan from EA Guingamp using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) on Jan. 27 during the Primary Transfer Window…One of three players from Côte d'Ivoire to play for the Revolution, joining teammate Xavier Kouassi and Arsène Oka…In 2017, made 26 league starts in debut MLS season…Showcased versatility, making 21 starts at center back and five at right back…Recorded one goal and 11 shots, including three on target…Played 90 minutes in all but one appearance…Started two of New England's U.S. Open Cup matches…Issued a red card in the 75th minute of the team's Quarterfinal match against New York on July 13…(3/4) at COL: Made MLS and club debut, playing 90 minutes…(3/25) vs. MIN: Made home debut at Gillette Stadium and played 90 minutes in a 5-2 win against Minnesota…(4/19) vs. SJ: Helped anchor defense to clean sheet in fourth start of the season, a 0-0 draw with San Jose…(5/13) vs. RSL: Played 90 minutes in 4-0 clean sheet win against Salt Lake…(6/3) vs. TOR: Scored first goal of MLS career with a powerful header off a corner kick in the 3-0 win...(7/5) vs. NY: Recorded two shots…(7/29) vs. PHI: Played all 90 minutes for eighth straight MLS match…(8/20) at NYC: Made first start at right back for New England…(9/2) vs. ORL: Helped team to a clean sheet in the 4-0 win…(9/9) vs. MTL: Returned to starting lineup after red card suspension and played 90 minutes at right back in 1-0 win… (9/13) at ATL: Made second consecutive start at right back…(9/16) at SKC: Played 90 minutes at center back…(9/23) vs. TOR: Played 90 minutes at right back…(9/27) at ORL: Made fifth and final appearance at right back on the season…(10/22) at MTL: Closed first MLS campaign with 90-minute outing in central defense.

CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Center back played seven professional seasons in France, four seasons in Hungary, and two seasons in Côte d'Ivoire before joining MLS in January 2017…Spent time with Ligue 1 clubs EA Guingamp (2014-17) and FC Valenciennes (2010-14), OTP Bank Liga side Budapest Honvéd (2006-10), and Cote d'Ivoire Ligue 1 team Africa Sports d'Abidjan (2004-06)…Made five career starts in UEFA Europa League matches, as well as four starts in UEFA Europa League qualifiers…Began professional career in Côte d'Ivoire in 2004, playing in the top division for Africa Sports d'Abidjan…From 2004-06, made 45 appearances across all competitions and recorded one goal…Joined first-tier Hungarian side Budapest Honvéd FC in the midst of the 2005-06 season…From 2006-10, made 90 appearances, including 85 starts, across all competitions and totaled one goal…In 2005-06, made five starts in first season with Budapest Honvéd FC…In 2006-07, made 23 appearances, including 22 starts, in first full season in Hungary…In 2007-08, made 24 appearances, including 23 starts, across all competitions…Recorded the lone goal of his four years with Honvéd on July 29 at FC Sopron, a 1-0 victory… In 2008-09, made 22 appearances, including 19 starts, across all competitions…Appeared in six matches, including five starts, helping the club win the Magyar Kupa (The Hungarian Cup)… In 2009-10 with Honvéd, made 15 appearances, all starts, across all competitions…Joined Ligue 1 club FC Valenciennes in the midst of the 2009-10 season…From 2010-14, made 113 appearances, including 110 starts, across all competitions and recorded three goals… In 2009-10 with FC Valenciennes, made 15 appearances, all starts, in Ligue 1 play…Scored his first goal for FC Valenciennes on May 15 at AC Nancy, a 1-1 draw…In 2010-11, made a career-high 34 appearances, including 33 starts, across all competitions in first full season in France…Netted his second goal in as many years on December 22 against Toulouse, a 2-1 victory…In 2011-12, made 23 appearances, all starts, across all competitions… In 2012-13, made 25 appearances, including 24 starts, across all competitions…Registered first assist with FC Valenciennes on May 26 against Troyes AC, a 2-1 victory… In 2013-14, made 17 appearances, including 16 starts, across all competitions …Joined fellow Ligue 1 club EA Guingamp prior to the start of the 2014-15 season…From 2014-17, made 61 appearances, including 50 starts, across all competitions and recorded one goal with one assist…In 2014-15, made 30 appearances, including 25 starts, across all competitions…Started five of the club’s eight UEFA Europa League matches…In 2015-16, made 20 appearances, including 15 starts, across all competitions…Registered lone goal with EA Guingamp on April 30 at AS Monaco, a 3-2 defeat… In 2016-17, made 11 appearances, including 10 starts, across all competitions…Posted assist with EA Guingamp on Dec. 21, a 2-2 draw.

NATIONAL TEAM (Côte d'Ivoire): Capped 17 times by the Côte d'Ivoire National Team…Most recent international appearance came in a World Cup qualifier against Morocco on Sept. 7, 2013, a 1-1 draw…Played for Côte d'Ivoire’s Under-23 side at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

PERSONAL: Name is pronounced an-GOO-ah…Full name is Brou Benjamin Angoua…Fluent in French and speaks some English.


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MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2017New England Revolution262612311011343060
Career Totals-262612311011343060
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