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Kwadwo Asamoah
Asamoah warming up for Juventus in 2014
Personal information
Full name Kwadwo Asamoah[1]
Date of birth (1988-12-09) 9 December 1988 (age 35)[2]
Place of birth Kumasi, Ghana
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[3]
Position(s) Left midfielder / Left-back / Central midfielder
Youth career
2005–2006 Kaaseman
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Liberty Professionals 70 (5)
2008 Bellinzona 39 (2)
2008Torino 29 (0)
2008–2012 Udinese 134 (8)
2012–2018 Juventus 156 (4)
2018–2020 Inter Milan 53 (1)
2020–2021 Cagliari 9 (0)
Total 490 (21)
National team
2006–2019 Ghana[4] 74 (4)
Honours
Representing  Ghana
Men's football
Africa Cup of Nations
Runner-up 2010 Angola
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kwadwo Asamoah[5] (/kwəˈ æsəˈm.ɑː/, kwə-JOH ass-ə-MOH-ah;[needs Twi IPA] born 9 December 1988)[6] is a Ghanaian former professional footballer.[7] Mainly a left midfielder or left-back, he was also occasionally deployed as a central midfielder.[8][9] Left-footed midfielder, very tactically flexible, his best qualities are dynamism and physical power; these, combined with good basic technique and excellent insertion times, make him a valid player in both phases of the game. Able to combine quality and quantity, he was born as a midfielder and then established himself as a left winger of a 5-piece midfield, during his time with Juventus, under the guidance of Antonio Conte; his successor on the Juventus bench, Massimiliano Allegri, described him as "one of those horses who stay still for a long time, and as soon as they have the opportunity, they start again at full speed". Nonetheless, an early physical decline combined with a poor adaptability to the role of full-back in a 4-piece defence, heavily undermined his performance in the second part of his career. Widely considered as one of the best Ghanaian midfielders of all time.

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[10][11]
Club Season League Cup1 Europe2 Other3 Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Udinese 2008–09 Serie A 20 2 2 0 6 0 28 2
2009–10 25 1 2 0 27 1
2010–11 38 2 1 0 39 2
2011–12 31 3 0 0 9 0 40 3
Total 114 8 5 0 15 0 134 8
Juventus 2012–13 Serie A 27 2 1 0 7 0 1 1 36 3
2013–14 34 2 1 0 11 0 1 0 47 2
2014–15 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 10 0
2015–16 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2016–17 18 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 24 0
2017–18 19 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 26 0
Total 116 4 11 0 27 0 2 1 156 5
Inter Milan 2018–19 Serie A 32 0 1 0 9 0 42 0
2019–20 8 0 0 0 3 0 11 0
Total 40 0 1 0 12 0 53 0
Cagliari 2020–21 Serie A 9 0 9 0
Career total 279 12 17 0 54 0 2 1 352 13

1Includes Coppa Italia
2Includes UEFA Cup/Europa League and UEFA Champions League
3Includes Supercoppa Italiana

International[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by national team and year[4][10]
Ghana
Year Apps Goals
2009 6 1
2010 18 0
2011 10 0
2012 11 0
2013 14 3
2014 10 0
2018 1 0
2019 4 0
Total 74 4

International goals[change | change source]

Scores and results list Ghana's goal tally first.[4]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 June 2009 Stade du 26 Mars, Bamako, Mali  Mali 1–0 2–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 20 January 2013 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa  DR Congo 2–0 2–2 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
3. 9 February 2013 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa  Mali 1–2 1–3 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
4. 6 September 2013 Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, Ghana  Zambia 2–0 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[change | change source]

Juventus[10][12]

Inter Milan

Ghana

Individual

References[change | change source]

  1. "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players: Ghana" (PDF). FIFA. 14 July 2014. p. 17. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 September 2019.
  2. "Player: Kwadwo Asamoah". Serie A. Archived from the original on 21 June 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2022.
  3. "Kwadwo Asamoah". Juventus F.C. Archived from the original on 22 April 2018. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Asamoah, Kwadwo". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  5. "Kwadwo Kojo Asamoah". Schedecalciatori.it. Archived from the original on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  6. "Udinese player profile – Asamoah, Kwadwo". udinese.it. Udinese Calcio. Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  7. "Inter & Kwadwo Asamoah Have Terminated Contract, Gianluca Di Marzio Reports". OneFootball. 5 October 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  8. "Asamoah officially Inter's". Archived from the original on 15 April 2021. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  9. "2019 AFCON: Kwadwo Asamoah reveals why he delayed his Ghana return". Ghana Web. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "K. Asamoah". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  11. "Kwadwo ASAMOAH". lequipe.fr (in French). L'Équipe. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 "Kwadwo Asamoah". eurosport.fr (in French). Eurosport. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  13. "Ghana v Egypt - African Nations Cup". espn.com. ESPN. 31 January 2010. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011.
  14. "26th Africa Cup of Nations Ghana 2008". cafonline.com. CAF. 9 February 2008. Archived from the original on 14 February 2008.
  15. "Kwadwo Asamoah wins SWAG flagship award". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 2023-01-19.
  16. "Glo-CAF awards 2014 winners". Ahram. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  17. "Serie A, Gran Galà del Calcio Aic. Tutte le frasi e i premi". www.tuttosport.com (in Italian). Tuttosport. 15 December 2014. Archived from the original on 15 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  18. "CAF Releases top 11 of Orange CAN". cafonline.com. Confederation of African Football. 31 January 2010. Archived from the original on 4 February 2010. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
  19. "Orange CAN 2012 Best XI". cafonline.com. 12 February 2012. Archived from the original on 15 February 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2012.

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