Kolja Afriyie

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Kolja Afriyie
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-04-06) 6 April 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Flensburg, West Germany
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
FC Midtjylland
Number 3
Youth career
DGF Flensborg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1999 DGF Flensborg
1999–2000 Hamburger SV II
2000–2004 AC Horsens 14 (0)
2004–2006 Esbjerg fB 54 (4)
2006–2010 FC Midtjylland 100 (4)
2010–2011 Energie Cottbus 15 (0)
2011– FC Midtjylland 74 (1)
National team
2002–2003 Germany U-21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kolja Afriyie (born 6 April 1982) is a German-Danish professional football defender (full back) who currently plays in Denmark for FC Midtjylland in the Danish Superliga. He holds both a Ghanaian passport and a German passport, and he is a member of the Danish minority of Southern Schleswig.

Club career[edit]

Afriyie was born in Flensburg and played in his youth years for DGF Flensborg, a club in the Danish minority in Schleswig-Holstein. In 2000, he was scouted by Hamburger SV for their reserve team. In 2001, he moved to Denmark, signing a contract with AC Horsens, and he played for the club for four years. In the summer of 2004, Afriyie moved to Esbjerg fB. His greatest games in his Esbjerg career were Intertoto Cup matches against FC Schalke 04.[1] In 2006, he moved to Superliga rivals FC Midtjylland in Herning. On 28 October 2008, he signed a new contract keeping him at FC Midtjylland until 30 June 2011. On 22 June 2010, he left Danish Superliga side FC Midtjylland and returned to Germany to sign with FC Energie Cottbus.[2]


His father comes from Ghana, his mother is German, he is the brother of Kwaku Afriyie.


  1. ^ "Kolja Afriyie" (in Danish). FC Midtjylland. 21 August 2006. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Zweijahresvertrag für Takahito Soma" (in German). kicker.de. 22 June 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 

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