Date of birth
13 July 1990
Place of birth
1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Ashanti Gold 0
Free State Stars 39
Granada (loan) 15
Evian II 6
Ghana U-20 [1 ] 6
Ghana [2 ] 19
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 July 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 January 2013
Jonathan Mensah ( Akan: ) (born 13 July 1990), commonly / / men- SAH known simply as Jonathan, is a Ghanaian professional footballer who currently plays as a defender for Ligue 1 club Evian in France and the Ghana national team.
To avoid confusion with the similarly named but unrelated
John Mensah, he is typically known as and plays with the name "Jonathan" on his shirt.
Club career [ edit ]
Ashanti Gold and Free State Stars [ edit ]
Free State Stars in the 2008 off-season and was signed from top Ghanaian side Ashanti Gold. In July 2009, there was speculation about a possible move to [3 ] Greek club Panathinaikos, but Mensah ultimately decided to stay at his South African club. [4 ]
Udinese and Granada loan [ edit ]
In January 2010, after joining Udinese,
he moved to Spanish club [5 ] Granada on loan. . [6 ]
On 8 July 2011, Mensah moved to newly promoted French
Ligue 1 side Evian, signing a four-year contract for undisclosed fee. [7 ]
2012-13 season, Mensah struggled with fitness and form. He played six games with the reserve side in the Championnat de France Amateur level 2. He returned to the first team in 2013, and featured in the club's opening game of the 2013-14 Ligue 1 campaign, playing the full ninety minutes in the club's 1-1 draw with Sochaux on 10 August 2013. [8 ]
International career [ edit ]
In 2009 Mensah was in the Ghana team for the
under 20 youth championship in [9 ] Kigali and helped Ghana claim the prestigious cup. His performances during this competition earned him a call-up to the [10 ] 2010 World Cup, held in South Africa where he was given the number 8 shirt usually worn by Michael Essien. He established himself as a central defensive partner for [11 ] John Mensah in the absence, through injury, of first-choice centre back Isaac Vorsah. He played in two out of the three group stage games for Ghana at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and also in the round of 16 win against United States. [12 ]
International goals [ edit ]
Mensah – goals for Ghana
8 February 2011
International appearances [ edit ]
Mensah – appearances for Ghana
Correct as of 13 January 2013 [13 ]
Titles and honours [ edit ]
International [ edit ]
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
References [ edit ]