Striker Sagbo joined the Tigers in July 2013 to add power to the City forward line. He played a support role, often from the bench, in his first Premier League season and was also pivotal in City’s run to the FA Cup Final, starting every game as a result of other forwards being Cup tied. The next season his role in City’s stuttering European campaign was modest and he spent the season out of the first team or on loan.
Born in the South of France in Marseille, Sagbo cut his teeth in local youth sides before signing for AS Monaco at the age of 16. In five years he scored regularly for the B team but never for the senior team and in 2010 he moved on the upwardly mobile Evian. His three years at Evian culminated in a goalscoring appearance in the French Cup final, and would have had the rare distinction of appearing in the Cup finals of France and England in consecutive seasons, were it not for the fact that he was an unused substitute at Wembley.
Sagbo departed Hull City in the Summer of 2015 and he joined Qatari league side Umm Salal, he scored over fifty goals for the Qatari side before moving to rivals Al-Shamal in 2020. After a brief return to Umm Salal, Sagbo was back at Al-Shamal for the 2021 season.
Sagbo was nearly selected for Benin while at Monaco but eventually threw in his lot with Ivory Coast, for whom he played a handful of under-23 games. In 2010 Yannick won two senior caps for The Elephants.
Nationality: Ivory Coast
Date/Place of Birth: 12 July 1988, Marseille (France)
Hull City First Game: 18 August 2013, Chelsea A (Premier League), 25 years, 37 days old
Hull City Final Game: 11 April 2015, Southampton A (Premier League), 26 years, 273 days old
AS Monaco (2004-2010), Evian (2010-2013), Hull City (2013-2015), Wolverhampton Wanderers (2014, loan), Umm Salal (2015-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 43 apps, 4 goalsYannick Sagbo
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