Gideon Mensah

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Gideon Mensah
FC RB Salzburg versus Kayseri Spor Kulübü (Testspiel, 23. Juli 2019) 23.jpg
Mensa in 2019
Personal information
Date of birth (1998-07-18) 18 July 1998 (age 24)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Position(s) Left back[2]
Club information
Current team
Bordeaux
(on loan from Red Bull Salzburg)
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 WAFA 8 (0)
2016–2017 Liefering 47 (0)
2017–2022 Red Bull Salzburg 0 (0)
2019Sturm Graz (loan) 15 (0)
2019–2020Zulte Waregem (loan) 19 (0)
2020–2021Vitória de Guimarães (loan) 13 (0)
Bordeaux (loan) 9 (0)
2022- Auxerre
National team
2019– Ghana 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 May 2022
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 May 2022

Gideon Mensah (born 18 July 1998) is a Ghanaian professional footballer. He plays as a defender for Ligue 1 club Auxerre . He also represents the Ghana national team.

Career[change | change source]

He started his career with the West African Football Academy (WAFA). He played his first match in the Ghana Premier League in 2015. In July 2016 he went to Austria and joined FC Liefering which played in the Second Austrian League. 2017 he won the UEFA Youth League with the U19 team of FC Salzburg.

In January 2019, Mensah joined Sturm Graz on loan until the end of the season.[3] On 29 August 2019 he went on to the Belgian club S.V. Zulte Waregem for the 2019–20 season.[4] On 3 August 2021 Mensah joined FC Girondins de Bordeaux on a season-long loan until the end of the season.[5]

International career[change | change source]

Mensah made his debut for the Ghana national team in the 2021 AFCON qualifier against South Africa in 2019.[6] He was part of the Ghana national team in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. [7][8] With Ghana he is qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Katar.[9]

Other websites[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gideon Mensah at Soccerway
  2. Profile at WorldFootball, worldfootball.net
  3. "GIDEON MENSAH JOINS STURM GRAZ". Red Bull Salzburg.
  4. Gideon Mensah: Ghanaian fullback joins Zulte Waregem from Red Bull Salzburg, goal.com, 29 August 2019
  5. "Gideon Mensah rejoint le Club". Girondins.com. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  6. Sienu, Sheikh Tophic (2021-09-06). "WCQ 2022: Gideon Mensah earns Ghana start against South Africa". Football Made In Ghana. Archived from the original on 2022-01-26. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
  7. "Gideon Mensah returns to Bordeaux after Ghana's exit from Afcon". Footballghana. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
  8. "Ghana dumped out of Afcon by Comoros". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
  9. Ghana bei der WM (German)