Yves Bissouma's net worth, age, nationality, height, arrest

Yves Bissouma's net worth, age, nationality, height, arrest

Ciku Njuguna
April 21, 2022 at 12:50 PM

Yves Bissouma is a professional football player who plays for top tier EPL club, Brighton & Hove Albion. How good is the prolific centre defensive midfielder? This article will give you a detailed account of Yves Bissouma's net worth, age, nationality, stats, teams, arrests and more.

Yves Bissouma's teams
Lille's forward Yves during the 2018 Ligue 1 match against Strasbourg at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. Photo by Dave Winter/ Icon Sports and Philippe Huguen.
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Looking at Yves Bissouma’s stats, one can understand why top tier clubs such as Liverpool, Arsenal, Aston Villa and Manchester United are interested in the playmaker. But will these clubs overlook his problematic discipline issues? Dig in and find out more about this and more.

Yves Bissouma’s profile summary

  • Full name: Yves Bissouma
  • Nickname: Zokora
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 30 August 1996
  • Yves Bissouma’s age: 25 years old (as of April 2022)
  • Zodiac sign: Leo
  • Place of birth: Issia, Cote d'Ivoire
  • Yves Bissouma’s nationality: Malian, Ivorian
  • Current residence: Brighton Marina, England
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Height in feet: 5'9"
  • Height in centimetres: 182
  • Weight in pounds: 176.4
  • Weight in kilograms: 80
  • Hair colour: Black
  • Eye colour: Brown
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Children: 1
  • Profession: Professional football player
  • Position(s) and number: Central defensive midfielder
  • Team(s): Brighton & Hove Albion, Lille OSC, AS Real Bamako, JMG Bamako, Abidjan junior club Majestic SC
  • Yves Bissouma’s net worth 2022: $5.2 million
  • Current market value: $37.7 dollars
  • Instagram: @yves_bissouma
  • Twitter: @Yves_Bissouma


Yves Bissouma's age and current team
Brighton & Hove Albion defensive midfielder (front) runs with the ball during the 2020 EPL match against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England. Photo by Malcolm Couzens.
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The prolific midfielder was born and raised in Issa, Ivory Coast. However, at the age of 13, he left his home to join the Jean-Marc Guillou football academy in Bamako, Mali.

Speaking to the Guardian, he recalled the challenges of leaving home so early, saying,

“It was hard to leave my parents because I’ve always been very devoted to them, but I said to myself: ‘Maman and Papa have done their best for me. Now I have to show I am a man and fight to achieve.’

How old is Bissouma?

The Malian footballer was born on 30 August 1996 and is therefore 25 years old as of April 2022. His zodiac sign is a Leo.

Yves Bissouma’s height

Bissouma, popularly known among teammates as Zokora after former Ivorian midfielder, Didier Zokora, stands at 5 feet and 9 inches (182 cm). He weighs about 176.4 pounds (80 kg).

Yves Bissouma’s wife and kids

Yves Bissouma's team
Brighton's player Bissouma in action during a friendly match between Birmingham City and Brighton at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium on July 28, 2018, in Birmingham, England. Photo by Stu Forster.
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Although there is not much information about the player's wife and children, he has mentioned that he may have a wife and child. Speaking on the father-like influence that former Brighton coach Chris Hughton had on him, he told the Guardian,

"When my wife and I had our first child, he sent a present and card to our house."

National team call up

He made his first debut on Mali's U23 national football team and later appeared on the senior national team. The midfielder who plays in the 20th position on the senior men's team has had 18 caps with 3 goals for the national team since 2015

Yves Bissouma’s AFCON appearance

Following a 3 year absence from the national team, the midfielder honoured his AFCON 2021 call up, where he made three appearances in group matches against Tunisia, Gambia, and Mauritania and a knockout match against Equatorial Guinea. His influence on the squad led the team to the Round 16 knockout stages, where they, unfortunately, lost to Equatorial Guinea.

The defensive midfielder received his second call up to Mali's squad for the World Cup qualifiers in 2022. In the recent FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, he was named as one of CAF's top 10 players to watch out for.

Yves Bissouma's AFCON appearance
Bissouma (left) runs for the ball against Bodda Mouhsine during the Group F AFCON 2021 match against Mauritania at Stade de Japoma in Douala, Cameroon. Photo by Visionhaus.
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Yves Bissouma’s current team

He is one of the influential Malian players in the Premier League, having played for Brighton since 2018. The top defensive midfielder has made over 100 appearances for Brighton since 2018.

To understand just how much value the CDM has, we only need to look at the top tier clubs racing to sign the midfielder. In addition, with Bissouma's contract expiry date inching closer, his market value has shot up by $10.7 million to his highest ever value.

Yves Bissouma’s stats

Here are his 2021/22 defensive midfielder stats based on his Whoscored profile and Premier League player statistics,

  • Appearances - 108
  • Goals - 2
  • Assists -1
  • Clearances per match - 1.4
  • Interception - 165
  • Tackles - 283
  • Tackle success - 64%
  • Blocks per game - 0.1
  • Passes - 4052
  • Passes per match - 37.52
  • Pass success percentage - 88.9%

Yves Bissouma’s FIFA 21

According to FIFAIndex, he has a 78 overall rating with a potential rating of 84 points. The central midfielder performs strongly in almost all categories, with his best performance in defence and physical skills and his worst in goalkeeping skills.

Yves Bissouma’s FIFA 22

With an overall rating of 80 points and the potential to get to 85, he is valued at $31.2 million. Let us look at some of the Malian midfielder's best skills based on his Sofifa profile.

Yves Bissouma's FIFA 22 stats
Here are Yves' best categories according to his Sofifa profile as of April 2022. Photo modified by the author.
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Yves Bissouma’s net worth

According to Spotrac, Yves Bissouma’s salary at Brighton makes him the 12th highest paid footballer at the club. He receives about $1.69 million in wages from the club annually. So, what is Bissouma's weekly wage? He is paid $32,000 weekly by the Seagulls.

Yves Bissouma’s arrest

Although the full extent of Zokora's discipline issues on and off the field has not been made public, it is clear that he has problematic behaviour from his run-ins with the law. For example, in 2019 and 2021, he was banned from driving in the United Kingdom after being found guilty of overspeeding.

In addition to that, on October 6th, 2021, at the Arch nightclub in Brighton, two men aged 20 and 40 were arrested for alleged sexual assault. The club later confirmed Yves Bissouma’s sexual assault arrest saying,

“Brighton & Hove Albion are aware that one of its players is assisting police with the investigation of an alleged offence."

The popular Brighton player was later released under investigation, allowing him to play in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for Africa.

Yves Bissouma's African Cup of nations
Mali's top midfielder Yves controls the ball during the 2017 AFCON group D football match against Uganda (R) and AFCON 2021 Group F match against Gambia (L). Photo by Issouf Sanogo/ AFP.
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The extent of BHA's best defensive midfielder talent and success can be seen through the 'Bissouma song' created by his adoring fans. However, without correcting his behaviour, Yves Bissouma's net worth, big club transfers, and career, in general, remain at risk.

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Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.