William Edjenguélé Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: William Emery Edjenguélé
  • Born: May 7th, 1987 (Paris, France)
  • Height: 6' 2
  • Position: Defender
  • Signed: August 29th, 2016
  • First Manager: Ray McKinnon
  • Career Totals: 64 appearances, 2 goals
  • Also Played For: Bury, Coventry City, Le Mans, Neuchatel Xamax, Panetolikos, Veria


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2018-19 3 0 2 0 33.3% 33.3% 33.3%
2017-18 16 (4) 0 3 0 50.0% 15.0% 35.0%
2016-17 41 2 13 0 51.2% 24.4% 24.4%
Totals: 60 (4) 2


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 04/08/18 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 3
 28/07/18 Group A - North vs. Elgin City (A) 4 - 0
 21/07/18 Group A - North vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 1 - 1
 27/03/18 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A) 0 - 1
 20/03/18 Championship vs. QOS (H) 2 - 3

 Recent First Team Goals
 22/10/16 Championship vs. Dumbarton (H) 2 - 1
 02/10/16 Championship vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 22/10/16 Championship vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 1
 02/10/16 Championship vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 04/08/18 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 3
 28/07/18 Group A - North vs. Elgin City (A)  4 - 0
 21/07/18 Group A - North vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  1 - 1
 21/04/18 Championship vs. QOS (A)  0 - 3
 27/03/18 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 1
 20/03/18 Championship vs. QOS (H)  2 - 3
 09/12/17 Championship vs. Morton (A)  2 - 0
 02/12/17 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 1
 11/11/17 Quarter Final vs. Crusaders (H)  1 - 2
 21/10/17 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  0 - 2
 14/10/17 Championship vs. Livingston (A)  0 - 2
 30/09/17 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 1
 23/09/17 Championship vs. Morton (H)  2 - 1
 16/09/17 Championship vs. Falkirk (A)  0 - 0
 09/09/17 Championship vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 1
 02/09/17 2nd Round vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  3 - 1
 12/08/17 Championship vs. QOS (H)  2 - 1
 09/08/17 2nd Round vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 2
 05/08/17 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 0
 30/07/17 Group C vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 1
 23/07/17 Group C vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  4 - 1
 19/07/17 Group C vs. Buckie Thistle (A)  3 - 0
 15/07/17 Group C vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 0
 29/05/17 Premiership Playoff Final 2nd Leg vs. Hamilton (A)  0 - 1
 25/05/17 Premiership Playoff Final 1st Leg vs. Hamilton (H)  0 - 0
 19/05/17 Premiership Playoff SF 2nd Leg vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 1
 16/05/17 Premiership Playoff SF 1st Leg vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 2
 12/05/17 Premiership Playoff QF 2nd Leg vs. Morton (H)  3 - 0
 09/05/17 Premiership Playoff QF 1st Leg vs. Morton (A)  2 - 1
 22/04/17 Championship vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 15/04/17 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 0
 11/04/17 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 08/04/17 Championship vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 1
 01/04/17 Championship vs. QOS (A)  2 - 4
 28/03/17 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 25/03/17 Final vs. St Mirren (N)  2 - 1
 18/03/17 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 2
 15/03/17 Championship vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 3
 10/03/17 Championship vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 1
 25/02/17 Championship vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 18/02/17 Semi Final vs. QOS (A)  3 - 2
 04/02/17 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 0
 28/01/17 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 1
 21/01/17 4th Round vs. Ross County (A)  2 - 6
 14/01/17 Championship vs. QOS (H)  3 - 3
 06/01/17 Championship vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 3
 31/12/16 Championship vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 1
 24/12/16 Championship vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 17/12/16 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 0
 10/12/16 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 0
 02/12/16 Championship vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 19/11/16 Championship vs. Morton (A)  0 - 0
 08/11/16 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 05/11/16 Championship vs. QOS (A)  4 - 1
 29/10/16 Championship vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0
 22/10/16 Championship vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 1
 15/10/16 Championship vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 0
 08/10/16 4th Round vs. Stranraer (A)  1 - 0
 02/10/16 Championship vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 24/09/16 Championship vs. Morton (H)  2 - 1
 20/09/16 Quarter Final vs. Morton (A)  1 - 2
 17/09/16 Championship vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 3
 10/09/16 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 1
 03/09/16 3rd Round vs. Peterhead (H)  3 - 2


Biography

William was a youth player with his home city club CFF Paris before signing for Le Mans Union Club 72's B team in 2005, and spent three years with the French League side. In July 2008 he left France to join Neuchâtel Xamax, and then signed for Greek Superleague side Panetolikos in 2010.

After two seasons in Greece, he moved to England after a successful trial with Coventry City, signing a three year deal. However, just a year into his time there, he was one of a number of players who had their contracts terminated when the club went into administration. After a short spell with Bury, he rejoined his former club Panetolikos in January 2014, and in July 2015 he was signed by Greek rivals Veria FC on a two year deal.

William returned to Britain in August 2016 this time for a trial with United, and Ray McKinnon signed the defender on a one year deal. Forming a partnership with Mark Durnan at the heart of the defence, he was a vital part of the side that reached the Premiership play-offs and won the Challenge Cup, and with good form in his first six months he earned a contract extension in March 2017, keeping him at the club until 2019. His next season at the club saw him much less involved and his appearances mostly from the bench following a change in management personnel in November.

Debut

September 3rd, 2016
Dundee United 3 - 2 Peterhead

Challenge Cup (3rd Round)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    William was born on this date in Paris, France.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    William was a youth player with his home city club CFF Paris before signing for Le Mans Union Club 72's B team in 2005, and spent three years with the French League side. In July 2008 he left France to join Neuchâtel Xamax, and then signed for Greek Superleague side Panetolikos in 2010.

  • The 3520 inside Tannadice witnessed a start from United that was as bright as their shirts with Charlie Telfer giving them the lead after 59 seconds. Blair Spittal and new signing Tony Andreu played a neat one two before finding van der Velden who laid off to Charlie Telfer to fire a venomous 25 yard strike into the roof of the net which beat the goalie all ends up. On five minutes United nearly found themselves pegged back in calamitous circumstances. In what seemed an easy ball played long by Peterhead, Toshney and Zwick left it for each other and the ball made its way through to McAllister who wasn’t expecting the ball to come his way and luckily for United it hit the Peterhead front man and went out harmlessly for a goal kick. Both teams were moving the ball around with confidence without testing either goalie however that was to change on 29 minutes when Peterhead drew level. After a slack play from United, Ryan Baptie collected the ball just outside the United box and played the ball into Rory McAllister who steered the ball into the bottom corner from 18 yards. On 36 minutes United edged in front again. Spittal picked up the ball on the edge of the Peterhead third and fed Nick van der Velden who cut inside the defender and drilled the ball low into the net with the Dutchman making it look easy, Hobday in the Peterhead goal didn’t even move. Joy turned to frustration almost immediately as only one minute later Peterhead were level. McIntosh showing great footwork made it to the byline and found Rory McAllister with a fantastic cross and the prolific front man flexed his neck muscles and buried his header past Zwick from 10 yards.

  • Dundee United went into their game at Easter Road knowing that a victory over this year’s Championship favourites would move them into a play off place, as well as bringing them within three points of their opponents. There was one change from the previous week’s victory over Morton, with Scott Fraser coming into the team for Cammy Smith, who dropped to the bench.

  • The first half burst into life on seven minutes with a chance that could have given the home team take the lead. A brilliant ball over the top from Flood was taken down with ease by Van der Velden whose square ball was met by Fraser from ten yards however his goal bound effort was touched onto the post by Martin in the Dumbarton goal. With rebound also falling to the goalkeeper, United couldn’t take advantage. Dumbarton’s first chance of the match came on 17 minutes. A long throw from the left by Harvie eventually feel to Garry Fleming three yards out however Bell got down brilliantly to save with Dixon thumping the ball clear to ensure the rebound was also dealt with. On 23 minutes Bell was at it again, this time he somehow managed to tip Thomson’s header round the post for a corner. On 27 minutes it was Martin’s turn to take the plaudits. After Van der Velden was brought down 25 yards from goal Scott Fraser up stepped to try his luck however Martin’s agility was up to the test with the keeper tipping the goal bound effort over the bar for a corner. From the resulting corner Docherty was alert enough to block Donaldson’s header on the line. Less than three minutes later Martin was at it again this time getting down brilliantly to block a fizzing volley from Van der Velden. With the last chance of the first half Fraser showed excellent skill and close control to burst into the box and beat the Dumbarton defence however his pull back was cleared just as Tony Andreu shaped to shoot.

  • United's first league game of the 2018/19 season ended in defeat as they lost to Dunfermline Athletic for the first time since August 2011.