Meet football agent Yves Tamegnon Amagbegnon: Profile and players

Silvester Gachinga

Yves Tamegnon Amagbegnon is a football agent who hails from Côte d’Ivoire. The Ivorian agent specialises in scouting and grooming young talents in their transition to become professional footballers.

He has brokered big-money moves in deals that have elevated the status of African players. Yves represents players Jean Jacques Bougouhi and Abdoulaye Traore. Here is more about the football agent.

Yves Tamegnon’s profile summary

Full name:Yves Tamegnon Amagbegnon
Gender:Male
Place of birth:Ivory Coast
Current residence:Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Nationality:Ivorian
Ethnicity:Black
Profession: Football agent  

He is a former footballer

Yves Tamegnon Amagbegnon is a former footballer who played for Racing Club FC in Benin before he became an agent after retirement.

As a football agent in Ivory Coast, Yves is currently grooming one of the finest young players, whom he rates at the same calibre as Didier Drogba. 

He has a consulting agency

Tamegnon is the Chief Executive, heads the Tamegnon Consulting Agency, and is FIFA accredited.

The agent who graduated from the Ivorian Football Federation specialises in scouting young promising footballers and helping them to realise their potential.

Fondly known by his peers as Baroza, Yves is one of the youngest African player agents accredited by FIFA.

The Ivorian recounts that he got into the profession by following his heart and his sheer passion for the occupation. Some of the players represented by Yves Tamegnon include:

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1. Jean –Jacques Bougouhi

Jean Jacques Bougouhi playing
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  • Name: Jean Jacques Bougouhi
  • Date of birth: 06/12/1992
  • Current Club: Ararat Armenia FC
  • Nationality: Ivorian

Jean began his football career at Mimo Sifcom Academy, where he underwent several trials before moving to ASEC Mimosas

After signing his first professional contract at ASEC Mimosa, Jean spent three years at the club before moving to Ivorian clubs SOA, JCA, and then AS Tanda.

Playing for AS Tanda gave Jean exposure where international recruits could scout him. With Yves Tamegnon’s services, Jean made his first international move to Europe to play for Armenian club FC Shirak.

Armenian football elevated his standards and developed his football to those of Europe. He has since played for Torpedo Armavir, Ural FC, HJK, Istanbulspor, and Ararat Armenia, where he is currently signed.

2. Eboue Kouassi

Eboue Kouassi holding his jersey
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  • Name: Eboue Kouassi
  • Date of birth: 13th December 1997
  • Current Club: Arouca FC
  • Nationality: Ivorian
  • Position: Defensive Midfielder

Eboue Kouassi is under the agency of Tamegnon Consulting and plies his trade in Europe.

Eboue plays as a midfielder for Arouca FC and has featured in the Europa Conference League match against Brann, where his team emerged victorious in a 2-1 win.

3. Abdoulaye Traore

Abdoulaye Traore celebrates after scoring during a soccer match between SV Zulte Waregem and FCV Dender EH
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  • Name: Abdoulaye Traore
  • Date of birth: 28th June 2003
  • Current Club: Zulte Waregem
  • Nationality: Ivorian
  • Position: Left winger

Abdoulaye Traore is another player under the Yves Tamegnon Consulting agency. He is an Ivorian left winger who plays for Belgian club Zulte Waregem.

Other teams the footballer has played for are Botev Plovdiv and FDCVista. He was featured in Botev Plovdiv’s win against Dobrudzha Dobrich in October 2022.

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4. Ousmane Diakite

Ousmane Diakite playing during a match
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  • Name: Ousmane Diakite
  • Date of birth: 31st December 1999
  • Current Club: SportingCP
  • Nationality: Ivorian
  • Position: Attacking Midfielder

Ousmane Diakite is an Ivorian attacking midfielder for the Portuguese club Sporting CP.

The Ivorian player has played for SC Gagnoa and ASEC Mimosas. He also played for the youth club JAC de Zuénoula.

5. Adamo Nagalo

Adamo Nagalo
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  • Name: Adamo Nagalo
  • Date of birth: 22nd September 2002
  • Current Club: FC Nordsjaelland
  • Nationality: Burkina Faso
  • Position: Central defender

Adama Nagalo is among the players represented by Yves Tamegnon and plays for Swedish club FC Nordsjaelland.

The center-back joined Tamegnon Consulting on July 23, 2021. Before his transfer to FC Nordsjaelland, he used to play for the Right to Dream, one of the best football academies in Africa.

6. Guiagon Parfait

Guiagon Parfait poses for a picture
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  • Name: Guiagon Parfait
  • Date of birth: 22nd February 2001
  • Current Club: Charleroi
  • Nationality: Ivorian
  • Position: Midfielder

Parfait Guiagon is an Ivorian international attacking midfielder who plays for Israeli club Charleroi. The midfielder was included in The Guardian’s Next Generation 2018 alongside Mason Greenwood and Rodrygo during his prolific stint at Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Prior to playing for Charleroi, the footballer also played for M. Tel Aviv, B TLV Bat Yam, and Maccabi Netanya.

7. Ibrahim Yalatif Diabate

Ibrahim Yalatif Diabate celebrates after scoring in a match
Ibrahim Yalatif Diabate. Image: X/LeFoot225
  • Name: Ibrahim Yalatif Diabate
  • Date of birth: 17th November 1999
  • Current Club: Sevilla Atletico
  • Nationality: Ivorian
  • Position: Center Forward

Ibrahim Diabate is among the A-list footballers under the agency of Tamegnon Consulting.

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Other players Yves Tamegnon has represented and helped to make club transfers include Zahui Thierry, Cedric Doh, Diaby Mamadou, Fofana Beko, Kadio Didier Boris, Ouraga Romeo and Sankara Robert.

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