Joetex Asamoah Frimpong

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Joetex Asamoah Frimpong
Personal information
Full name Kwabena Joseph Asamoah-Frimpong
Date of birth (1982-04-17) 17 April 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Mampong, Ashanti, Ghana
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
FC Grenchen
Number 9
Youth career
1997–2000 Niger Tornadoes F.C.
2000 Katsina United
2001–2002 Gabros F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 El-Kanemi Warriors 34 (18)
2003–2006 Enyimba
2006 Al-Nasr (loan) 10 (3)
2006 CS Sfaxien 4 (1)
2007–2010 Young Boys 33 (7)
2008–2010 FC Lucerne (loan) 23 (13)
2010– FC Grenchen 2 (2)
2012–2013 FC Zürich (loan) 7 (0)
National team
2005–2009 Ghana 11 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 July 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 February 2010

Kwabena Joseph Joetex Asamoah Frimpong (born 17 April 1982 in Mampong[citation needed]) is a Ghanaian professional football striker who currently plays for FC Grenchen in Swiss 1. Liga Classic.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Frimpong began his career in Nigeria with Gabros of Nnewi and El-Kanemi, where he became top scorer and earned a move to Enyimba F.C..[1] He won the CAF African Champions League with Enyimba in 2003 and 2004, scoring a total of 14 goals, but he missed the 2005 competition through injury.[2]

He signed on loan for Saudi Arabian side Al-Nasr on 3 February 2006,[3] with an option to make the deal permanent. He left the club on 7 April 2006,[4] scoring 3 goals in 10 appearances.[5]

Frimpong signed for CS Sfaxien of Tunisia later in 2006, and made an immediate impact in the group stages of the CAF Champions League. He scored a vital goal in the first-leg of the final[5]

BSC Young Boys[edit]

In November 2006 Frimpong expressed a desire for a move to Europe[6] and on 16 February 2007 his wish was granted, after he signed a three-year deal with Swiss Premier side BSC Young Boys.[7] He made his league debut for the club on 25 February 2007, in a 3–1 victory over FC Thun; Frimpong celebrated his debut with two goals.[8]

In September 2007 Frimpong was handed a four-match ban and given a fine of 1,100 US dollars after assaulting St. Gallen player Jürgen Gjasula during a league match. The Swiss FA decided not to give him the maximum six match ban after video evidence showed that he was provoked by Gjasula.[9]

On 6 September 2008 he was loaned to FC Luzern.

International career[edit]

Frimpong was initially invited to the Nigerian U-23 side, but was dropped when the coach was informed of his true nationality.[10]

Frimpong was a member of the Ghana Squad that played in the 2006 African Cup of Nations. He was however not selected into the Ghana Squad that played in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, having spent a large part of last year out injured and then failing to shine at this year's 2006 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

On 7 February 2007, Joetex continued his excellent performances at the International level by scoring his 1st goal for Ghana in their 4–1 victory over Nigeria in London [11]

Honors[edit]

Frimpong Football Academy[edit]

He is the founder and chairman of the Football talents company Frimpong Football Academy (since 2010), which is based in Minna.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ghana WebPhotos, acceased 30 April 2009
  2. ^ BBC NewsFrimpong doubtful for Enyimba, accessed 7 September 2005
  3. ^ Ghana WebJoeTex to join Al-Nasr club, accessed 3 February 2006
  4. ^ Ghana WebJoeTex completes loan deal in Saudi-Arabia, accessed 7 April 2006
  5. ^ a b MTN FootballPlayer profile, accessed 9 December 2006
  6. ^ Fifa.comFrimpong seeks CAF treble, accessed 9 November 2006
  7. ^ BBC NewsFrimpong moves to Switzerland, accessed 16 February 2007
  8. ^ BBC NewsFrimpong impresses on Swiss debut, accessed 25 February 2007
  9. ^ BBC NewsFrimpong handed four-match ban, accessed 11 September 2007
  10. ^ Ghana Web.comJoeTex Frimpong Player Profile, accessed 30 April 2009
  11. ^ Fifa.comGhana hammer Nigerians in London , accessed 16 February 2007
  12. ^ Swiss company partners Frimpong Academy

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