Born: 28 December 1990, Martinique
Debut: (1) A v East Thurrock United, National League South, 23 December 2017 (2) A v Haringey Borough, Bostik Premier League, 5 January 2019
Previous clubs: Noisy-le-Sec (U18), L’Entente SSG, Montreuil Red Star, North Greenford, Southall, Hayes & Yeading United, Leatherhead, Whitehawk, Welling United
French defender Yannis re-signed for the Hawks on loan from Welling United in January 2019.
Born in the Caribbean, Yannis moved to France as a five-year old and played in the elite French U18 league before earning a trial at Hamilton Academical. He moved to England at the age of 22 and played locally in London before being signed by Hayes & Yeading who were then in the Ryman Premier League.
After playing under Jimmy Bullard at Leatherhead, Yannis was spotted on TV by our former manager Steve King playing in the FA Cup for the Tanners against Billericay Town in 2017, and was signed by the Hawks as part of the new squad put together to try to beat relegation. He was an ever-present last season after making his debut in December, with 22 appearances and two goals, before re-joining King at Welling for the start of the 2018-19 season.