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GHANA
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GHANA AT THE WORLD CUPS  
  Ghana at the World Cups  
                                           
                                           
                                           
   
   
                                           
                                         
                           
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  GHANA  
     
     
 

The Ghana national football team represents Ghana in international football and is controlled by the Ghana Football Association (GhanaFA), the governing body for football in Ghana.

The GhanaFA was founded in1957, became a member of FIFA in 1958, and a member of CAF in 1958. The first football club in Ghana, Cape Coast Excelsior was founded in 1903 by Mr. Briton, a Jamaican born British, who was then Head Teacher of Philip Quaque Government Boys School in Cape Coast. Although football made its debut in Ghana in 1903, and quickly became the most popular sport in the country, the GhanaFA was founded 53 years later. The Glo Premier League was formed in 1956, and is the official name of the top professional football division of Ghana. Since then, Ghana's top clubs have been Asante Kotoko with 20 championships, and Hearts of Oak with 20.

Ghana is one the most successful football teams in Africa. The Ghanaians qualified for the last two consecutive FIFA World Cups, and have won the African Cup of Nations a record 4 times.
 
       
       
  QUICK FACTS  
     
       
 
  Association
  Ghana Football Association   
  Confederation
  CAF
  Nickname
  The Black Stars
  Foundation year
 1957
  Affiliate since
 1958
  Topscorer in WC
  Asamoah Gyan: 6
  Head Coach
  Avram Grant (Israel)
  Titles
  None
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
       
       
  TITLES  
   
   
 
       
       
  GHANA APPEARANCES AT WORLD CUPS  
       
       
 
Nro
Flag
World Cup
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Perf.
Rd
Pos
Par
Pt
P/Par
Ap.
Total
12
4
3
5
13
16
-3
15
3.43
14
32
7
22.66
3
18
 2006 Germany
4
2
0
2
4
6
-2
6
1.50
2R
13
32
2
0.40
1
19
 2010 South Africa
5
2
2
1
5
4
1
8
1.60
QF
7
32
4
0.21
2
20
 2014 Brazil
3
0
1
2
4
6
-2
1
0.33
1R
25
32
1
0.78
3
 
       
 
 Where: Perf: Pts/Pld     Rd: Round     Pos: Position in the WC     Total Pos: SUM(Pos)/Ap     Par: No. participants    
 Pt: How many points scores in the WC. Champion: 32, Finalist: 16, TP: 12, FP: 8, QF: 4, R16: 2, FR: 1
 P/Par: Pos/Par     Total P/Par: SUM(P/Par + 1.25 * each World Cup uncontested)/20     Ap: Appearances
 
     
       
  HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS (AT WORLD CUPS)  
   
     
 
More Played Matches
Nro
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
%Won
%Lost
1
 United States
3
2
0
1
67%
33%
2
 Germany
2
0
1
1
0%
50%
3
 Australia
1
0
1
0
0%
0%
4
 Brazil
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
5
 Czech Republic
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
6
 Italy
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
7
 Portugal
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
8
 Serbia
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
9
 Uruguay
1
0
1
0
0%
0%

 

Best Results
Nro
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
%Won
%Lost
1
 Serbia
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
2
 Czech Republic
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
3
 United States
3
2
0
1
67%
33%

 

Worst Results
Nro
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
%Won
%Lost
1
 Brazil
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
2
 Portugal
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
3
 Italy
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
 
     
     
  GOALSCORERS AT WORLD CUPS
   
     
Nro
Player
TG
30
34
38
50
54
58
62
66
70
74
78
82
86
90
94
98
02
06
10
14
13
       
4
5
4
1
 Asamoah Gyan
6
1
3
2
2
 Sulley Muntari
2
1
1
 André Ayew
2
   
2
4
 Stephen Appiah
1
1
 
 Kevin-Prince Boateng
1
1
 
 Haminu Draman
1
1
 
 
     
     
  TOP GOALSCORERS AT ALL COMPETITIONS  
       
     
  Players in bold are still active in the competence - As of March 31, 2015  
     
 
#
Name
Goals
Caps
AVG/Games
Career
1
 Asamoah Gyan
46
90
0.51
2003-Present
2
 Abedi Pele
33
67
0.49
1982-98
3
 Tony Yeboah
29
59
0.49
1985-97
4
 Sulley Muntari
20
84
0.24
2002-Present
5
 Stephen Appiah
16
69
0.23
1996-10
6
 Matthew Amoah
13
43
0.30
2002-Present
7
 André Ayew
11
65
0.17
1989-Present
 Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu
11
62
0.18
2008-Present
9
 Michael Essien
9
58
0.15
2002-Present
 
       
       
  MOST CAPPED PLAYERS AT ALL COMPETITIONS  
       
     
  Players in bold are still active in the competence - As of March 31, 2015  
     
 
#
Name
Caps
Career
1
 Asamoah Gyan
90
2003-Present
 Richard Kingson
90
1996-Present
3
 John Paintsil
88
1999-Present
4
 Sulley Muntari
84
2002-Present
5
 John Mensah
82
2000-Present
6
 Stephen Appiah
69
1996-10
 Kwadwo Asamoah
69
2008-Present
8
 Anthony Annan
67
2003-Present
 Abedi Pele
67
1982-98
10
 André Ayew
65
2007-Present
11
 Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu
62
2008-Present
12
 Samuel Kuffour
59
1993-06
 Tony Yeboah
59
1985-97
14
 Michael Essien
58
2002-Present
15
 Harrison Afful
57
2008-Present
16
 Derek Boateng
46
1999-Present
 Samuel Inkoom
46
2008-Present
 
      
       
  SQUADS  
       
       
   
     
 

  

 
  AWARDED PLAYERS  
     
     
 
IFFHS PLAYER OF THE CENTURY
#
Name
Votes
Years
1
 Abedi Ayew "Pelé"
72
1980-2000
2
 Anthony Yeboah
20
1981-03
3
 Karim Abdul Razak
16
1972-90
4
 Opoku (N'Ti) Afriye
13
1983-90
5
 Robert Mensah
12
6
 Adolf Armah
10
7
 Ibrahim Sunday
10
1966-80
 
   
   
  COACHES  
   
   
 
#
Cou
Name
Career
1
 George Ainsley
1958-59
2
 Adreas Sjolberg
1959-62
3
 József Ember
1963
4
 C. K. Gyamfi 
1963-65, 82-83
5
 Carlos Alberto Parreira
1967
6
 Karl Heinz Marotzke
1968-70
7
 Nicolae Nicuşor Dumitru
1973-74
8
 Karl Weigang
1974-75
9
 O. C. Sampaio
1977-78
10
 Fred Osam-Duodu 
1978-81, 88-89, 93,00, 01-02
11
 Emmanuel Akwasi Afranie
1984, 02
12
 Herbert Addo
1984
13
 Rudi Gutendorf
1986-76
14
 Burkhard Ziese
1990-92, 03
15
 Otto Pfister
1992-93
16
 Jørgen E. Larsen
1993-94
17
 E.J. Aggrey-Fynn
1994
18
 Petre Gavrilla
1995
19
 Ismael Kurtz
1996
20
 Sam Arday
1996-97, 04
21
 Rinus Israël
1997-98
22
 Giuseppe Dossena
1999-00
23
 Cecil Jones Attuquayefio
2001
24
 Milan Živadinović
2002
25
 Ralf Zumdick
2003
26
 Mariano Barreto
2004
27
 Ratomir Dujković
2004-06
28
 Claude Le Roy
2006-08
29
 Sellas Tetteh i
2008
30
 Milovan Rajevac
2008-10
31
 James Kwesi Appiah
2010-11, 12-14
32
 Goran Stevanović
2011-12
33
 Avram Grant
2014-Present
 
 
 
   
   
  FIXTURES AND RESULTS  
   
   
  2013  
   
   
#
Date
Place
Score
Competition
1
10 Jan 13
Abu Dhabi, UAE
3-0
Egypt
F
2
13 Jan 13
Abu Dhabii, UAE
4-2
Tunisia
F
3
20 Jan 13
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2-2
Congo DR
4
24 Jan 13
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1-0
Mali
5
28 Jan 13
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
3-0
Niger
6
2 Feb 13
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2-0
Cape Verde
7
6 Feb 13
Nelspruit, South Africa
1-1
Burkina Faso
(aet)
(2-3p)
8
9 Feb 13
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1-3
Mali
9
24 Mar 13
Kumasi, Ghana
4-0
Sudan
10
7 Jun 13
Omdurman, Sudan
3-1
Sudan
11
16 Jun 13
Maseru, Lesotho
2-0
Lesotho
12
14 Aug 13
Istanbul, Turkey
2-2
Turkey
F
13
6 Sep 13
Kumasi, Ghana
2-1
Zambia
14
10 Sep 14
Kanagawa, Japan
1-3
Japan
F
15
15 Oct 13
Kumasi, Ghana
6-1
Egypt
16
19 Nov 13
Cairo, Egypt
1-2
Egypt
 
   
   
  2014  
   
   
#
Date
Place
Score
Competition
1
5 Mar 14
Podgorica, Montenegro
0-1
Montenegro
F
2
31 May 14
Rotterdam, Netherlands
0-1
Netherlands
F
3
9 Jun 14
Miami, USA
4-0
South Korea
F
4
16 Jun 14
Natal, Brazil
1-2
United States
5
21 Jun 14
Fortaleza, Brazil
2-2
Germany
6
26 Jun 14
Brasília, Brazil
1-2
Portugal
7
5 Sep 14
Kumasi, Ghana
1-1
Uganda
8
10 Sep 14
Lomé, Togo
3-2
Togo
9
10 Oct 14
Casablanca, Morocco
1-1
Guinea
10
15 Oct 14
Accra, Ghana
3-1
Guinea
11
14 Nov 14
Kampala, Uganda
0-1
Uganda
12
19 Nov 14
Kumasi, Ghana
3-1
Togo
 
   
   
  2015  
   
   
#
Date
Place
Score
Competition
1
7 Jan 15
Algarve, Portugal
3-1
Olhanense
F
2
8 Jan 15
Cartaya, Spain
1-1
Cambuur
F
3
19 Jan 15
Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea
1-2
Senegal
4
23 Jan 15
Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea
1-0
Algeria
5
27 Jan 15
Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea
2-1
South Africa
6
1 Feb 15
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
3-0
Guinea
7
5 Feb 15
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
3-0
Equatorial Guinea
8
8 Feb 15
Bata, Equatorial Guinea
0-0
Ivory Coast
(aet)
(8-9p)
9
25 Mar 15
Ashanti, Ghana
1-0
Namibia
F
10
28 Mar 15
Le Havre, France
1-2
Senegal
F
11
31 Mar 15
Paris, France
1-1
Mali
F
 
     
     
  PLAYERS' CLUBS  
   
These are the clubs that have historically contributed more players to the Ghana national football team.
 
   
Pos
Logo
Team
Players
Country
Flag
1
  Udinese
4
  Italy
2
  Stade Rennais FC
3
  France
  Milan
3
  Italy
4
  1899 Hoffenheim
2
  Germany
5
  Standard Liège
1
  Belgium
  Randers
1
  Denmark
  Copenhagen
1
  Denmark
  Zamalek SC
1
  Egypt
  Sunderland
1
  England
  Middlesbrough F.C.
1
  England
  Wigan Athletic
1
  England
  Fulham
1
  England
  Portsmouth
1
  England
  Chelsea
1
  England
  Olympique de Marseille
1
  France
  AC Arles-Avignon
1
  France
  FC Sochaux
1
  France
  Évian
1
  France
  Valenciennes FC
1
  France
  Mainz 05
1
  Germany
  Bayer Leverkusen
1
  Germany
  Wolfsburg
1
  Germany
  Borussia Dortmund
1
  Germany
  Schalke 04
1
  Germany
  King Faisal Babes
1
  Ghana
  Liberty Professionals
1
  Ghana
  Accra Hearts of Oak
1
  Ghana
  Heart of Lions
1
  Ghana
  Ashanti Gold
1
  Ghana
  Bechem Chelsea
1
  Ghana
  Aduana Stars
1
  Ghana
  Asante Kotoko
1
  Ghana
  Platanias F.C.
1
  Greece
  F.C. Ashdod
1
  Israel
  Hapoel Kfar Saba
1
  Israel
  Hapoel Tel Aviv
1
  Israel
  Roma
1
  Italy
  Internazionale
1
  Italy
  Bologna
1
  Italy
  Juventus F.C.
1
  Italy
  Parma F.C.
1
  Italy
  Vitesse
1
  Netherlands
  NAC Breda
1
  Netherlands
  PSV Eindhoven
1
  Netherlands
  Strømsgodset IF
1
  Norway
  Rosenborg
1
  Norway
  Al-Sadd SC
1
  Qatar
  Rubin Kazan
1
  Russia
  Kuban Krasnodar
1
  Russia
  Red Star Belgrade
1
  Serbia
  Orlando Pirates
1
  South Africa
  Mamelodi Sundowns
1
  South Africa
  Getafe
1
  Spain
  Granada CF
1
  Spain
  AIK
1
  Sweden
  FC Basel
1
  Switzerland
  FC St. Gallen
1
  Switzerland
  Ankaraspor
1
  Turkey
  Fenerbahçe
1
  Turkey
  Al-Ain FC
1
  United Arab Emirates
 
     
     
  ALL MATCHES AT WORLD CUPS  
   
   
  2006 Germany World Cup
   
First Round: Match 1
2-0
Ghana  
Date: 12 June 2006  
Stadium: AWD-Arena  
Venue: Hanover    
Attendance: 43,000    
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)  
   
First Round: Match 2
2-0
Czech Republic  
Date: 17 June 2006  
Stadium: RheinEnergieStadion  
Venue: Cologne    
Attendance: 45,000  
Referee: Horacio Elizondo (Argentina)  
   
First Round: Match 3
2-1
United States  
Date: 22 June 2006 C. Dempsey 43'
Stadium: EasyCredit-Stadion
S. Appiah 45+2'
 
Venue: Nuremberg    
Attendance: 41,000  
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)  
   
Round of 16: Match 4
3-0
Ghana  
Date: 27 June 2006  
Stadium: Signal Iduna Park
Adriano 45+1'
 
Venue: Dortmund  
Attendance: 65,000  
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)  
   
  2010 South Africa World Cup
   
First Round: Match 5
1-0
Serbia  
Date: 13 June 2006  
Stadium: Loftus Versfeld Stadium    
Venue: Pretoria    
Attendance: 38,833  
Referee: Héctor Baldassi (Argentina)  
   
First Round: Match 6
1-1
Australia  
Date: 19 June 2006 B. Holman 11'
Stadium: Royal Bafokeng Stadium    
Venue: Rustenburg    
Attendance: 34,812    
Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)  
   
First Round: Match 7
1-0
Ghana  
Date: 23 June 2006  
Stadium: Soccer City    
Venue: Johannesburg    
Attendance: 83,391  
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)  
  a.e.t.  
Round of 16: Match 8
2-1
United States  
Date: 26 June 2010 L. Donovan 62'
Stadium: Royal Bafokeng Stadium  
Venue: Rustenburg    
Attendance: 34,976    
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)  
  a.e.t.  
Quarter-finals: Match 9
1-1
Ghana  
Date: 2 July 2010 S. Muntari 45+2'
Stadium: Soccer City    
Venue: Johannesburg
Penalties
1-1
A. Gyan
2-2
S. Appiah
3-2
J. Mensah
X
X
3-2
D. Adiyiah
X
4-2
 
Attendance: 84,017
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (Portugal)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  2014 Brazil World Cup
   
First Round: Match 10
1-2
United States
Date: 16 June 2014
A. Ayew 82' 
C. Dempsey 1'
Stadium: Arena das Dunas J. Brooks 86'
Venue: Natal
Attendance: 39,760
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden) 
   
First Round: Match 11
2-2
Ghana
Date: 21 June 2014 A. Ayew 54' 
Stadium: Estádio Castelão A. Gyan 63'
Venue: Fortaleza
Attendance: 59,621
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
   
First Round: Match 12
2-1
Ghana
Date: 26 June 2014
J. Boye 31' (o.g.) 
A. Gyan 57' 
Stadium: Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha
Venue: Brasília
Attendance: 67,540
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
   
  
          Last updated: 27 May 2015
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