Asamoah in SpVgg Greuther Fürth colours
|Full name||Gerald Asamoah|
|Date of birth||3 October 1978|
|Place of birth||Mampong, Ghana|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Current club||Schalke 04 II|
|1991–1994||BV Werder Hannover|
|2010–2011||FC St. Pauli||27||(6)|
|2012–2013||SpVgg Greuther Fürth||27||(5)|
|2013–||Schalke 04 II||4||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 August 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Gerald Asamoah (born 3 October 1978 in Mampong, Ghana) is a Ghanaian-born German footballer, currently playing for FC Schalke 04 II. He last played as a forward for SpVgg Greuther Fürth and FC St. Pauli, following an 11-year long stay at Schalke 04. He is known for his "pace and strength."
Born in Ghana, Asamoah and his family emigrated to Germany in 1990.
He started his career with Hannover 96 where he played 79 games before moving to Schalke in 1999. He played over 250 games for the club over 11 years with the team. On 1 June 2010, Asamoah signed a two-year contract with the then Bundesliga-promoted club St. Pauli. In June 2011 he terminated this contract. From 12 July 2011 on, Asamoah was at VfB Hüls, keeping himself fit. After six months without a club, Asamoah signed for SpVgg Greuther Fürth on 10 January 2012. Asamoah won the league title with SpVgg Greuther Fürth and played in the Bundesliga in the 2012–13 season. On 15 July 2013, it was announced that Asamoah will return to Schalke 04 as player for Schalke's second team.
Asamoah made his debut for Germany in 2001 against Slovakia, making him the first African-born black player to ever play for the side, as Erwin Kostedde and Jimmy Hartwig, two previous internationals, had one black and one white parent. He scored on his debut, and went on to play in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups.
|1.||29 May 2001||Weserstadion, Bremen, Germany||Slovakia||
|2.||13 February 2002||Fritz-Walter-Stadion, Kaiserslautern, Germany||Israel||
|3.||21 December 2004||Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand||Thailand||
|4.||4 June 2005||Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland||Northern Ireland||
|5.||21 June 2005||Frankenstadion, Nuremberg, Germany||Argentina||
||2005 Confederations Cup|
|6.||17 August 2005||Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland||Northern Ireland||
- As of 26 April 2013[update]
|1998–99||Hannover 96||2. Bundesliga||21||4||1||0||-||-||22||4|
|2011–12||Greuther Fürth||2. Bundesliga||10||5||2||0||-||-||12||5|
Asamoah is married and has two children, twins Jada and Jaden (born 26 February 2007). He suffers from a heart condition, hypertrophic non-obstructive cardiomyopathy. In his case, the flesh lobe that separates the right and left heart chambers is extremely thick, which can cause an arrhythmic heartbeat. Asamoah's brother Lewis last played for 1. FC Wülfrath and his cousin Emmanuel plays for the U-17 of FC St. Pauli.
- 2002 FIFA World Cup Runner-up
- 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup Bronze medallist
- 2006 FIFA World Cup Bronze medallist
- "Asamoah, Gerald" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
- "Asamoah spielt wieder für Schalke" (in German). kicker.de. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
- "Player Profile". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- "FC St. Pauli verpflichtet Gerald Asamoah" (in German). Focus. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
- "Asamoah wird Kiezkicker: 31-Jähriger erhält Zwei-Jahres-Vertrag" (in German). FC St. Pauli. 31 May 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
- "Asamoah geht zu St. Pauli – Rückkehr zum S04 vertraglich fixiert" (in German). FC Schalke 04. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
- "Fürth verpflichtet Asamoah" [Fürth signs Asamoah] (in German). DFL. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
- "Gerald Asamoah "I know that I'm playing with my life"". FIFA. 14 January 2002. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
- "Gott weiß, was er tut". Der Spiegel (in German). 9 November 1998. Retrieved 16 February 2011.
- "1.FC Wülfrath: Lewis und Gerald Asamoah über Neid, Gegenspieler und Zukunft" [1.FC Wülfrath: Lewis and Gerald Asamoah about envy, opponents and future] (in German). reviersport.de. 7 August 2007. Retrieved 7 March 2010.