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Blackburn Rovers Player Profiles

Posted 25th June 2014 at 04:21 pm


Rovers completed the capture of Cameroonian defender Yann Songo'o following a successful trial in the summer of 2013, putting pen-to-paper on a two-year deal at Ewood Park.

The French-born centre back hails from a famous footballing family. His dad, Jacques, is a former Cameroon international goalkeeper and his older brother, Franck, came through the ranks at Barcelona.

Songo' spent the majority of his youth career in Spain, playing for the likes of Deportivo La Coruna and Real Zaragoza, before having spells with Sabadell and Pobla de Mafumet. He also featured in the MLS for Sporting Kansas City and Orlando City.

At international level Songo'o has represented Cameroon at the 2011 African Youth Championship in South Africa, helping his country reach the final and qualify for the 2011 FIFA Under-20 World Cup. He was subsequently selected for the tournament and played in a 1-0 victory over Uruguay in the final group game, which secured Cameroon's place in the knockout stage.

A powerful presence at the back and a goal threat from set-plays, Songo'o made his Rovers debut in the Capital One Cup against Carlisle United in August, but with first team opportunities limited, he joined Scottish Premiership side Ross County in January. Enjoying a successful second half to the campaign with the Highland club, making 17 appearances and scoring three goals.

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