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Anthony Annan

  • Position: Midfielder
  • Squad number: 6
  • Date of birth: 21 July, 1986 (23 years old)
  • Height: 5'9" (175cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
5 Anthony Annan
0|2 Anthony Annan
0 As substitute
31|44 Total Ghana
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
5 Total Ghana
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 Anthony Annan
0 Anthony Annan
5 Total Ghana
2 Total Ghana
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
8|6 Anthony Annan
1|0 Anthony Annan
71|47 Total Ghana
11|0 Total Ghana
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Ghana games played

  1. Serbia 0-1 Ghana
    Sunday, 13 June Match report
  2. Ghana 1-1 Australia
    Saturday, 19 June Match report
  3. Ghana 0-1 Germany
    Wednesday, 23 June Match report
  4. United States 1-2 Ghana
    Saturday, 26 June Match report
  5. Uruguay 1-1 Ghana
    Friday, 2 July Match report

Player Profile

Annan has long been touted as the new Michael Essien, but he is still plying his trade in the Norwegian league with Rosenborg, despite reported interest from clubs in La Liga and the Premier League.

Yet another Hearts of Oak graduate, he moved to Norway’s IK Start in 2007, but illness and injury saw his form dip and he was shipped out on loan to Stabæk. His displays in their midfield earned him a trial at Blackburn Rovers, but despite impressing then Rovers boss Paul Ince, a deal never materialised.

On transfer deadline day in August 2008, Rosenborg paid a reported £1.2m to sign him from Start and he has since won the 2009 Norwegian title and the club’s Player of the Year award.

After making his Ghana debut in 2007, he was a near ever-present in qualifying for the World Cup, playing 11 out of Ghana’s 12 matches. He missed the first three matches of this year’s Africa Cup of Nations with a hamstring problem, but recovered to start the semi-final and final.

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