Yohan Tavares (born 2 March 1988) is a French-Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Thai club Bangkok United as a central defender.
Tavares was born in Tours, France. After an unassuming spell with Le Mans FC – he only appeared officially with the reserve team – he returned to the land of his parents and joined S.C. Beira-Mar, signing a four-year contract following a successful trial period. He suffered a ligament injury to his right knee in December 2008, going on to be sidelined for several months.
Tavares contributed with 12 games (eight starts) in his second season as the Aveiro club returned to the Primeira Liga after three years. He made his debut in the competition on 15 August 2010 in a 0–0 home draw against U.D. Leiria, and finished the campaign with 21 matches, scoring in a 1–1 home draw to Rio Ave F.C. as his team finally ranked 13th, out of the relegation zone.
In the 2012 summer transfer window, Tavares signed with Standard Liège in the Belgian Pro League for a reported fee of €2 million, agreeing to a three-year deal.