Facts about Yves Bissouma, Zokora

Tue 25 January 2022 | 11:30

Nicknamed as Zokora by his friends, Yves Bissouma is a well-known midfielder who currently kicks the ball at Brighton & Hove Albion . In today's article we will take a closer look at the top facts about Yves Bissouma. Stay tuned.

Kicking the ball for Brighton & Hove Albion, which is one of the bests in the Premeir League, needs a high level of quality. The club has trained and had a wide range of outstanding footballers, such as Graham Potter, Robert Sanchez, Aaron Connolly, and Alexis Mac Allister.

The stars have helped the club earn its achievements, including Football League Second Division/EFL Championship runner-up, FA Cup runners-up, and Southern Football League champions. Yves Bissouma has been a part of the team since 2018. His name is probably well-known for Brighton's fans, who follow their favorite team seriously.

Throughout today's article, we have presented the life story of the tall midfielder, including his personal and professional life. Stay tuned. 

Facts about Yves Bissouma you might want to know 

Before going through the details, we have placed a list of general facts about Yves Bissouma, which will give you a lot within only some seconds. 

  • Full Name: Yves Bissouma

  • Nickname: Zokora

  • Date of Birth: 30 August 1996

  • Place of Birth: Issia, Ivory Coast

  •  Parents: not Known

  • Sibling(s): not Known

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Children: One child

  • Age: 25

  • Height: 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)

  • Nationality: Malian

  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo

  • Position: Midfielder

  • Number: 8

  • Team(s): AS Real Bamako, Lille II, Lille, Brighton & Hove Albion

Although the list was short, you got most of the notable 

facts about Yves Bissouma

 from it. Now, it is better to start reading his whole life story, including his professional and personal life.

Yves Bissouma Early Life

Yves Bissouma was born in Issia town, Ivory Coast, on 30 August 1996 to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bisouma. Most part parts of 

Yves Bissouma early life

, about 12 years, were in Yopougon Sicogi, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Yves grew up with the mindset that his parents had taught him about sport. Based on that, owning much talent and passion was not enough for becoming a professional player. As a young boy interested in football, he needed training and guiding principles.

He said, "I was not talented as a kid. However, I could realize that people are not born with qualities but can work hard to become successful. Therefore, I chose to be more courageous than talented." 

The enthusiastic boy joined one of many clubs in his hometown very soon. Fortunately, his brilliant performance led him to promote Majestic SC, Abidjan junior club. Playing there earned him many opportunities for much improvement.

Following his impressive playing style at the tournament in Bamako, Mali, Yves could attract all attention. At the end of the competition, JMG Academy Bamako invited four youngsters that Yves was one of them. 

Then, to pursue his goal, Yves had to say goodbye to his parents and travel to another land. Although it was so hard for him, Bissouma did his best to make his parents, who made many sacrifices for him, proud of him. 

After arriving in Europe in 2016, it took Yves much time that after a hard time with the weather, he adopted him to it finally. He reviewed those days and said, "I will describe it as terrible. Indeed, my hands and feet usually got so cold to the point which I wanted to stop training."

During his playing time with Lille, Yves found his footing, and the club's former coach decided to change his position to a right-back. However, he changed his mind later and let him play as a midfielder. Following the decision, Yves' performance prevented his team from relegation, and it was the beginning of the comparison between him and 

Paul Pogba

Yves described how he got Zokora as his nickname and mentioned how thrilled he is by the title he has got. He said, "I admired him so much that my friends nicknamed me Zokora.

The way he defended, his aggressiveness, and the way he worked so hard. We got the same education because he was raised in a Jean-Marc Guillou academy, albeit in a different country."

He reviewed those days and said, "I could not watch him when he was at Spurs because we did not have the necessary channel, but I never missed his international matches. For me, he is one of the greatest ever African players." 

Yves Bissouma Family

The lack of info about 

Yves Bissouma family

 has limited our understanding of his parents, siblings, and even the warm atmosphere of his family. He has participated in many interviews and talked about various topics. However, he has rarely spoken about his family members. Maybe, he does not like to share the details related to his family and or personal life.

In an interview, Yves talked about his strong relationship with his parents. He stated, "It was hard to leave my parents because I have always been very devoted to them, but I said to myself: Mama and Papa have to do their best for me, now I have to show I am a man fan fight, to achieve." 

Yves grew up in a poor economic situation, and his chances for achieving his dream and appearing as a professional player in the football world were slim. However, they did not lead Yves to give up his efforts, and Yves' high motivation and hardworking were two factors that were enough for him to gain his wish.

He described his situation and how it stimulated him to follow his aims more seriously. Yves said, "I come from a poor family. I think about it constantly. It is what gives me the strength to achieve my goals." 

Yves Bissouma Wife

Although Yves is only 25 years old, he is a married man and a kind father. There are no more facts available about 

Yves Bissouma wife

 and his kid, whose gender is unknown. As you read in the former parts about his family and his childhood, it seems that Yves prefers to keep his personal life private and avoid sharing photos and or talking about them in interviews or on social media. 

Yves Bissouma Twitter 

These days, the better the footballers performو and the more famous they are in the football world, the more followers they will have on social media. These days, although various social media platforms are available, the Malian midfielder has found Twitter more attractive and user-friendly.

If you have visited 

Yves Bissouma Twitter

Yves Bissouma #YB8

, you might have seen that 40.1k fans (at the time of writing) have followed him there. On his page, Yves has shared a lot of posts. The posts are about his profession, and Yves has not posted anything from his life out of the pitch. 

Yves Bissouma Net Worth

The Malian midfielder, who grew up in a poor economic situation, now has a great life with a very high level of well-being, which has aroused much curiosity about the amount of 

Yves Bissouma net worth

. According to what online sources have published, his net worth is about £2.6 million. 

Yves Bissouma Career History

After the youth career, which Yves spent in the Majestic Academy SC, he began his senior career with AS Real Bamako in 2014. After spending two seasons with the club, Yves moved to


 and signed his first professional contract.

He kept playing there from 2016 to 2018, and meanwhile, he made 55 appearances and scored four goals. Afterward, through signing a contract with an undisclosed fee, Yves joined Brighton. 


Brighton & Hove Albion

, Yves explained his feeling and said, "I am very proud and happy. It has been a long time of working hard. It is down to everyone at the club. I want to say thanks to those people and the club. It is amazing to be a part of the best league in the football world."

He explained the changes, which happened to him during his playing time with the club. He stated, "When I came here, I was 21. Now, I am 25. So, I have matured as a person and in my game. I learned a lot of things in those early years."

According to his career statistics, since 2018-19, Yves has participated in 108 competitions and scored four goals with the club. Despite playing for AS Real Bamako, Lille II, Lille, most of

Yves Bissouma career history

refers to his playing era with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Yves Bissouma Honors

In this paragraph, we have presented 

Yves Bissouma honors

 he has gained during his playing time with several teams and at the international level. Although it is only one achievement, it is easy to guess that he will earn a lot in the future based on his stunning performance. 

  • African Nations Championship runner-up in 2016 with Mali

Short Facts abour Yves Bissouma

  • Although we described Yves's "Strong" passion and his endless efforts for football during the text, here we have presented his words, by which he explained how much he is interested in it and how well he tried to reach his current position.

Once, he stated, "I can not stay another name I know, in the Premier League there are many good midfielders, but for me, it is me, because that gives me confidence and the ability to work hard to show people I am here."

He also dais, "I just want to be focused on football to play every game, every week, to be good, to help my team win and the rest we will see for the future." 

  • -In an interview, Yves talked about people's reactions when they see him. He said, "Sometimes, when I am in the car, another car will pull up alongside, and the people will wave at me and start singing my song."

He also mentioned, "I like it. When you leave Africa to pursue your dream, and then, just three years later, you find yourself in England with people chanting your name. It is lovely."

  • Playing in France had created a mentality in Yves that the game in England would be similar to what he had experienced formerly. However, after joining the English club, he changed his mind and said, "When I came to England, I thought it was going to be like playing in France, but it is not the same.

The intensity is on a different level." He evaluates himself a lot, and when he did it after a period of playing with Brighton, he concluded, "I am a lot better than when I started here. I know what I can do- a lot has changed." 

  • Yves' first memory with Brighton is the first goal he scored in a match against Bournemouth in the FA Cup.

  • One of the cases Yves has mentioned several times as a significant and essential factor that a successful should improve is self-confidence. In addition to working on himself to enhance the feature, Yves has gotten a lot in another way, too.

Yves believes that the words he gets from his teammates and even the players of opponent teams are so efficient. He described the admiration he received as a Brighton player due to his goal against



He said, "When I scored against Blackpool in the FA Cup, at half-time, the goalkeeper came to me and said, your shot was amazing." He also said, "Three of the Blackpool players came up to me at the end and said, 'bro, how do you score like that?" Then he confessed that the compliments like what he got would double his confidence for scoring more memorable goals. 

  • If you have followed Yves' playing, you might have seen that he has appeared on the pitch with many different haircuts. However, he believes that his current hairstyle (the model he has at the time of writing) is the best look. He explained more and said, "This is the best one. I like dreadlocks. It is the same color as the away kit. It was on purpose." 

  • Joining Brighton aroused many comparisons between Yves and Pogba. As a reaction to them, Yves said, "He has won titles, played in the Champions League final, lifted the World Cup, he has blazed his trial." He then described himself, "I am just starting. So, there is no comparison, or maybe they think we have the same hairdo."


is Yves' favorite team, and he always dreams of playing for the club. Many believe that Yves' 30-yard goal for his current team, Brighton, against Blackpool can prove how talented he is and will be enough for Arsenal to look at him as a perfect genius who can earn much success for them. 

As you can read, Yves Bissouma's life story can be a good source of inspiration for us to know that nothing is impossible. Beginning from the slums of Mali and reaching the Premier League, the Malian midfielder has faced many difficulties.

Through his strong ambition for achieving his goal, Yves overcame all of them, and as you read, his efforts paid off. In addition to his "Great" talents, his family's support has been one of the other efficient factors which played a significant role in his success in football.

In the text, we tried to cover the most notable

facts about Yves Bissouma

and prepare a complete overview of his life story. However, there might be some points which we lost mentioning them. So, if you have any comments regarding the facts about Yves Biossouma, share them with us by placing them in the comment section.

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