Francis Dickoh

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Francis Dickoh
Francis Dickoh.jpg
Dickoh, while with FC Utrecht
Personal information
Full name Francis Dickoh
Date of birth (1982-12-13) 13 December 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
FCM
Number 20
Youth career
1999–2000 B.93
2001–2003 Farum
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Nordsjælland 103 (6)
2006–2010 Utrecht 93 (5)
2010–2011 Hibernian 28 (2)
2011–2012 Aris FC 15 (1)
2013 Cercle Brugge 6 (0)
2014- FCM 9 (0)
National team
2005–2009 Ghana 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 april 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 September 2010

Francis Dickoh (born 13 December 1982 in Copenhagen) is a Ghanaian/Danish footballer, currently playing for FCM, a club he signed for on the 30th of January, 2014.

Career[edit]

Dickoh started his career in his native Denmark, playing for Farum BK, Boldklubben 1893 and FC Nordsjælland. He moved to the Netherlands in 2006, signing for FC Utrecht.[1] Dickoh played 93 times in four seasons with Utrecht, but lost his place in the first team after suffering a calf injury early in the 2009–10 season.[2] Dickoh claimed after leaving the club that he had a poor working relationship with the club's head coach Ton du Chatinier.[2]

On 30 August 2010, Utrecht announced Dickoh was to sign for Scottish Premier League side Hibernian, pending a medical.[3] The deal was confirmed by Hibs the next day.[1][4] Dickoh made his debut in a 1–1 draw against Inverness CT.[5] Hibs manager John Hughes praised the performance of Dickoh, who had replaced club captain Chris Hogg in the starting line up.[5] Dickoh scored his first Hibs goal in a 3–0 win over defending Scottish Premier League champions Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on 10 November 2010.[6]

On 20 August 2011 he officially became a player of Aris. His contract runs out in 2013. He scored his first goal for Aris against Panathinaikos, but his performances hadn't been the best.

International[edit]

Dickoh was born in Copenhagen to Ghanaian parents.[2] He made his debut for the Ghana national football team on 14 November 2005 versus Saudi Arabia, and earned selection for the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations.[2] As of 3 September 2010, he has been capped 13 times for the national team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hibernian signed Utrecht defender Francis Dickoh". BBC Sport. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Strachan, Colleen (4 September 2010). "Dickoh raring to go after a miserable year at Utrecht". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Dickoh naar Hibernian". FC Utrecht official website. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2010.  (Dutch)
  4. ^ "Dickoh Signs With Hibernian". Hibernian F.C. official website. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Bathgate, Stuart (17 September 2010). "John Hughes hails 'fantastic' Francis Dickoh debut". The Scotsman. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  6. ^ Hardie, David (12 November 2010). "Hibs goal hero Dickoh was equally pleased by clean sheet". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 12 November 2010. 

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