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Get to Know: Bryan Mbeumo

10 facts about our new French attacker

7 August 2019

Teenage attacker Bryan Mbeumo joined us from Troyes AC on Monday. Find out more about the latest player through the door at Griffin Park below.

  • Bryan Mbeumo was born on this day in 1999 in the town of Avallon, South East of Paris
  • He spent the majority of his junior career with home town club, Club Olympique Avallon, before joining the Troyes Academy aged 14.
  • Bryan graduated to the club’s reserve team for the 2016-17 season and enjoyed a prolific start to life in the Championnat de France Amateur, netting five goals in his first 12 matches.
  • The following season he added a further nine goals in 21 appearances before going on to make his Ligue 1 debut against FC Metz in February 2018. He failed to score in four substitute appearances that campaign as Troyes were relegated to Ligue 2 that May.
  • It was that same month, however, that Bryan announced himself on the French football stage, helping Troyes to their first Coupe Gambardella title in 62 years with a double in the final at the Stade de France.
  • The previous player to net twice in the Gambardella final had been Kylian Mbappe, with Mbeumo dubbed the 'Ligue 2 Mbappe' as he took the division by storm last term.
  • He netted in four straight games in the autumn as Troyes recovered from a slow start to mount a promotion push. Heading into late February ESTAC were 8th but a 14 game unbeaten run, during which time Bryan scored five times catapulted them into the Play-Off position.  Ultimately the season would end with disappointment as Troyes were beaten 2-1 by Lens in the Play-Off semi-final.  
  • No teenager ended last season with more goals and assists than Bryan in France’s top two divisions.
  • Bryan marked his first game of this season with a stunning 20-yard strike as Troyes got their new campaign off to a winning start. His 45th and final appearance in an ESTAC shirt came on Friday night against Clermont.
  • Of Cameroonian descent, Bryan has been capped at Under-17 and Under-20 level by France. His most recent Under-20 call-up came in March for a match against the USA, having made his debut against Norway last November.

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