Wilfried Guemiand Bony (born 10 December 1988) is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Stoke City on loan from Manchester City, and for the Ivory Coast national team.
Having begun his career at Issia Wazi, he moved to Sparta Prague in 2007, helping them to the Czech First League title in 2009–10. In January 2011 he was signed by Dutch side Vitesse, where he was the top scorer in the Eredivisie in 2012–13, leading to a £12 million transfer to Premier League club Swansea City. Bony scored 35 goals in 70 appearances for the Swans and in January 2015 he joined Manchester City for £28 million. Bony struggled for game time at Man City and following the arrival of Pep Guardiola in the summer of 2016 he joined Stoke City on loan for the 2016–17 season.
A full international since 2010, Bony was selected in the Ivorian squads for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, helping them to victory in the 2015 edition.Close