AN ALBION star has been banned from getting behind the wheel after motoring offences.

Yves Bissouma was named at Brighton Magistrates’ Court for two charges related to driving in a Mercedes.

The 23-year-old midfielder was guilty of failing to identify the driver of a vehicle suspected of a road traffic offence in Shoreham to the police in December last year.

It was recorded two days after Albion’s away defeat to Burnley in the league.

Then in May this year he was found guilty of driving at a speed in excess of 30mph at Kingsway in Hove.

It was the day before Albion played Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in London, earning a 1-1 draw.

The club says it does not condone speeding, and said players can face internal action over incidents.

Bissouma, a Malian international player, joined the Seagulls from French side Lille in July 2018.

He has since made 28 appearances for Albion last season, and three appearances so far this season.

In court he was fined £660 for each offence, and told to pay £170 costs and a £66 surcharge.

His guilty plea was taken into account by magistrates.


Bissouma, of Hill Brow, Hove, was banned from driving for six months.

Last year two other Albion players were in court over driving offences.

In May 2018 French winger Anthony Knockaert, 27, who is currently on loan at Fulham, was fined for speeding at 110mph during a police chase.

He was driving an Audi A7 when he was chased by marked police patrol cars on the A27 between the Hove and Shoreham junction 40mph above the speed limit on September 13 2017.

In court he was ordered to pay a £20,000 fine, and nine points were added to his licence.

He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £170 victim surcharge.

Meanwhile in October last year defender Gaetan Bong was also convicted for speeding.

The 31-year-old Cameroonian was stopped on the A27 in a Land Rover on December 29, 2017.

Three points were added to his licence with a £660 fine.


After the latest incident involving Bissouma, Brighton and Hove Albion said: “The club is fully aware of the incidents.

“Clearly we do not condone speeding and we have already dealt with the matter internally. This is an historic matter which concluded several weeks ago — and the club does not wish to comment further.”