Sosthene Aubin Yao
known as Sos Yao
(born 7 August 1987
in Ivory Coast
) is a footballer
, who currently plays in England
for Bishop's Stortford
Yao moved to England as a child and showed enough promise as a young footballer to be taken on at the West Ham United
Academy. He spent two years as a scholarship player at the club appearing regularly in the Academy Youth League before he was released at the end of the 2004-05 season.
Yao played two games on trial for Yeovil Town at the end of 2004-2005 season as well as playing a number of reserve games on trial for Cheltenham Town, performing well enough to be offered a contract to finish the third year of his Scholarship with the club.
Yao made his Cheltenham Town debut as a substitute during the Football League Two match at home to Carlisle United on 17 September 2005,in doing so he became the Youngest Player to play for Cheltenham Town in the Football League aged 18 years and 40 days old.
On 20 December 2007, Yao joined Conference South club Weston-super-Mare on a one month loan.