Abel Hammond

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Abel Hammond
Personal information
Full name Abel Hammond
Date of birth (1985-06-01) 1 June 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Salemi Aces FC
2000 Accra Academy
2001 Saint Stars
2002–2003 Brescia Calcio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Cittadella (loan)
2004–2007 AC Cologna Veneta Calcio
2007 US Sanremes
2008 Liberty Professionals
2008–2009 Mumbai FC
2009–2010 East Bengal Club
2011 Metalac G.M. 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 September 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Abel Hammond (born 1 June 1985 in Accra) is an Ghanaian football forward, who is currently playing for FK Metalac Gornji Milanovac in the Serbian SuperLiga.[1]

Career[edit]

Hammond began his career with Salemi Aces Football Club.[2] He studied at Accra Academy Secondary School and played for the Saint Stars in 2001.[3] In 2002, at the age of 17, he joined the primavera team Brescia Calcio[4] and subsequently played for A.S. Cittadella, to which he was loaned to, in 2003.[5] He stayed at A.S. Cittadella for half a year and returned to Brescia Calcio in December 2003. In January 2004 his contract with Brescia Calcio expired and he then moved to Serie D club AC Cologna Veneta Calcio.[6] During his three years stint at AC Cologna Veneta, he played in 76 matches and scored 19 goals.[7] His contract with the team expired in the summer of 2007 and he signed for US Sanremes, where he played in only five games. He left the club in November 2007 to sign for Ghana Premier League club Liberty Professionals FC.[8] On 11 September 2008, Hammond left Liberty Professionals FC to sign for the I-League club Mumbai FC. On 20 September 2009 Kingfisher East Bengal signed[9] the striker from Mumbai FC.[10]

In the winter break of the 2010–11 season, Hammond moved back to Europe and signed with FK Metalac Gornji Milanovac and marked his debut in the Serbian SuperLiga on 2 April 2011 as a substitute in the 0–1 defeat against FK Vojvodina.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Football databse: Abel Hammond
  2. ^ "Hammond eyes stars marks-man". Ghanasports.tv. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Indian based Ghanaian player knocks at the door of Stars". Ghanaweb.com. 21 November 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Player Profile". Mumbai FC. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Mumbai FC unveil Ghanaian Abel Hammond as new foreign signing". News.webindia123.com. 11 September 2008. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Stagione Sportiva 2005/2006" (PDF). Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Hammond Abel". Virtus International. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Reported by Satanic pilgrim (22 September 2008). "Mumbai FC ready to give Bagan a run for their money!". Mohun-bagan.blogspot.com. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Abel Hammond looks promising at practice || East Bengal Club". Eastbengaltherealpower.com. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Julius Akpele and Abel Hammond to sign for East Bengal". Eastbengaltherealpower.com. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 

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