Josuha Guilavogui

Squad No. 23
Date of Birth September 19, 1990
Age 32
Height 188cm
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Toulon
Previous Clubs Atlético Madrid

Josuha Jérémy Akoi Fara Guilavogui (born 19 September 1990) is a French professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder and captains VfL Wolfsburg.

He was a French youth international and represented his nation at the 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship, where his team reached the semi-finals.

Guilavogui played for Saint-Étienne from 2005 after joining the Rhône-Alpes-based club from his local club Sporting Toulon. He was promoted to the senior squad following the firing of Laurent Roussey and the hiring of new manager Christophe Galtier, who was looking to reshuffle Saint-Étienne’s defense and fill the squad, which was decimated with injuries.

Guilavogui made his professional debut on 3 January 2009 coming on as a late substitute in Saint-Étienne’s 1–0 victory over Bordeaux in the Coupe de France.

Atlético Madrid
On 2 September 2013, it was reported that Guilavogui had passed medical with La Liga outfit Atlético Madrid and signed a 5-year contract in a deal worth €10 million.

Saint-Étienne (loan)
On 31 January 2014 Guilavogui was loaned back to Ligue 1 side Saint-Étienne until the end of the season.

VfL Wolfsburg
On 8 August 2014 VfL Wolfsburg signed Guilavogui on a two-year loan deal from Atlético Madrid with an option of a permanent transfer included in the deal.

The club exercised their option to buy on 18 May 2016 and signed Guilavogui permanently on a three-year deal for a fee of €3m.

On Saturday 30 May 2015 he came off the bench as Wolfsburg won the German Cup for the first time defeating Borussia Dortmund 3-1 at the Olympic Stadium, Berlin.

Neck Break
On the 31 July 2016 in a friendly match against Sporting Clube de Portugal, Guilavogui suffered a neck injury in which MRI scans confirmed a break in his neck.