Devann Yao

“Clearly with an eye on next season Paul Tisdale has began bringing in trialists. Last weeks reserve game at Forest Green Rovers saw young American Devann Yao get a run out for City.“

Devann was born in New York, however he moved to France and joined FC Metz at age of 13, spending four years in their youth system before joining AS Livorno in Italy in 2007. In 2008 he signed for St. Mirren after which he briefly returned to the United States for a trial with the New York Red Bulls, returning to the United Kingdom in July 2009 to trial with Ipswich. 

At the time the Ipswisch Town manager Roy Keane revealed that American winger Devann Yao has been offered a contract after he played a starring role in the reserves draw with Celtic on Wednesday: "He did very well. He trained with us for the previous few days and showed a lot of energy. “He was involved in the first goal and scored the second. If you’re a trialist and you draw 2-2 with Celtic and you’ve had a hand in two goals, you should be fairly pleased"

He did not play for the first team at Ipswich and it was from their he had a trial with Exeter. After leaving the Grecians in 2011, he went to Borinage in the Belgian Second Division, playing 28 games and scoring 4 times before signing with UR La Louvière Centre, two years later. He made a further 12 apperances. 

In 2014, he joined TSG Neustrelitz in the German fourth tier, playing 17 games scoring 5 times, the following season he moved to play with Offenbach Kickers. After scoring eight goals in 23 matches for Berliner AK 07 in the 2016–2017 season, he signed with SV Meppen in the German 3rd Liga. 

Devann joined FC Victoria Rosport on 1 January 2019, played 4 games scoring twice before joining USL Championship side Fresno FC for the remainder of their 2019 season. He left the club at the end of the year and then returned to Germany, joining Berlin-Liga club FC Brandenburg 03 at the beginning of 2020 season


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