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Matthew Amoah

  • Position: Striker
  • Squad number: 14
  • Date of birth: 24 October, 1980 (29 years old)
  • Height: 5'9" (175cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
2 Matthew Amoah
0|0 Matthew Amoah
2 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 Matthew Amoah
0 Matthew Amoah
5 Total Ghana
2 Total Ghana
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
0|1 Matthew Amoah
0|0 Matthew Amoah
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

His talent was spotted by a scout from Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem at the age of just 16. Straight from leaving Saint Augustine's College in Cape Coast he moved to Holland and joined Vitesse’s Academy.

His coach, Dutch legend Ronald Koeman, sent him out on loan to Fortuna Sittard where he impressed with 10 goals in 15 appearances. On his return to Arnhem, he established himself as a first-choice striker and spent a total of seven years at the club before moving to Borussia Dortmund. He failed to make an impact in the Bundesliga and after two seasons he returned to Holland, signing for NAC Breda in 2007. He has now scored over 100 goals in the Dutch top flight.

Amoah was Ghana’s top scorer in qualifying for South Africa, scoring five goals in just seven appearances, but endured a poor Africa Cup of Nations tournament. He began the tournament as first choice but was dropped for the semi-final and final.

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