Profile: All you need to know about Ghana newboy Andy Yiadom of Barnsley

Published on: 03 November 2016
Profile: All you need to know about Ghana newboy Andy Yiadom of Barnsley
Andy Yiadom

Andy Yiadom was born in Holloway, London and started his career in the youth team of Watford.

The 24-year-old but was not offered a professional contract at the end of his scholarship.

He signed for Conference Premier club Hayes & Yeading United in the summer of 2010.

Yiadom only stayed for one season at Hayes before moving on to newly promoted Premier club Braintree Town in August 2011, following a trial at League Two club Bristol Rovers

He can play as a right or left full-back or winger but has been asked to play in central midfield in emergency for Barnsley.

Yiadom has made 13 appearances for Barnsley this season in the Championship.


  • Assisi
    says: 2 years ago
    He looks just like Richmond Boakye Yiadom. Does he relates to him by any chance? When I heard his name and saw him, I thought they were siblings.
  • Barnsley Fan
    says: 2 years ago
    Hi, Ghanaians. Andy Yiadom is a decent player. Signed for us from fourth-level Barnet in the summer and looked shaky when defending to begin with, whilst always threatening when going forward. As the season has gone on, his defending has got better, but his distribution can be very hit-and-miss. There was an occasion on Saturday when he tried to play a ball across his own box, and Barnsley were very nearly in trouble because of it. He isn't scared to bring the ball out and pass, but he's still learning the right moment to try a dramatic pass and the right moment to just be simple. Let's face it, though - he has stepped up two divisions and Barnsley are a smallish Championship team. He has done well. Oh, his crossing is decent, too, when he gets into those positions. Most of all, he seems like a man who is very happy to be representing Barnsley. I have never looked at him and thought that the effort isn't there. Barnsley is a little, northern club and we expect the players to dig in and fight against teams with more cash and better players. Yiadom definitely does that.