Player Details


Aaron Boupendza


5' 11"


159 lbs

Date of Birth

8.7.1996 (27)


Moanda, Gabon



Position Detail


Preferred Side




Roster Category


Player Category

Designated Player, International
Career Summary

FC Cincinnati acquired forward Aaron Boupendza as a Designated Player via transfer from Al-Shabab FC on June 13, 2023. Boupendza signed a contract through the 2025 season, with options for 2026 and 2027.

2023 (FC Cincinnati): Appeared in 10 games, logging 609 minutes on six starts during the regular season … averaged a goal per start with five goals in his six starts … made his first MLS appearance as a sub on July 15 in a 3-1 victory against Nashville SC, where in 15 minutes of playing time he scored his first-career goal in the 9th-minute of extra time … added two more goals in back-to-back starts against CLT (9/23) and TOR (9/30), both victories … on November 4, he came off the bench and scored the loan regular-time goal for the Orange and Blue in an 8-7 penalty kick victory in the second-round of the MLS Cup Playoffs … scored half of his MLS goals off the bench (3 goals). 

Outside MLS: He arrived from Al-Shabab FC, where he scored 13 goals and added three assists in 20 matches across all competitions for the Riyadh-based club this season … throughout his professional career, he scored 63 goals in 138 club appearances.

International: Earned 24 caps for Gabon, scoring five senior goals, his most recent goal coming on January 10, 2022, in the Africa Cup of Nations against Comoros in a 1-0 win … started and played both matches in the March FIFA International window in 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers for Gabon against Sudan.