Lee Addy

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Lee Addy
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Personal information
Full name Lee Addy
Date of birth (1990-07-07) 7 July 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Dinamo Zagreb
Number 13
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Nania 20 (0)
2008–2010 Bechem Chelsea 46 (2)
2010–2011 Red Star Belgrade 32 (0)
2012–2014 Dalian Aerbin 24 (0)
2013–2014 Dinamo Zagreb (loan) 17 (0)
2014– Dinamo Zagreb 7 (0)
2015– NK Lokomotiva (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2009– Ghana 30 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03 August 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:00, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Lee Addy (born 7 July 1990[1] in Accra) is a Ghanaian professional footballer, who plays for Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb of the Prva HNL.


Early career & 2010 African Nations Cup[edit]

He began his senior career in 2007 by playing with Nania F.C. but soon after, in 2008 he will move to the ambitious Bechem Chelsea playing in the Ghana Premier League. It was during this period, more precisely on 30 September 2009, that Addy made his debut for the Ghanaian national team as part of a domestic-based team that played a friendly against Argentina.[2] He was part of the Ghana national squad at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations having played 4 matches including the lost final against Egypt.[3] and since then he quickly became a regular player of the national team.

2010 World Cup[edit]

His call-up for the Ghana national team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup[4] in South Africa was no surprise at all. In the World Cup he entered as a substitute in a 1–0 win over Serbia[5] played in the 1–1 draw against Australia[6] in the group stages, then appearing as a substitute in the Round of 16 2–1 victory over the United States,[7] but failed the quarter-finals match against Uruguay because of accumulated yellow cards, where Ghana was eliminated in a penalty shoot-out.

Red Star Belgrade[edit]

At the end of the World Cup he received a call to move to Europe to play with Serbian SuperLiga giants Red Star Belgrade and he signed a contract. Since then he has been a regular centre-back in both, his club and Ghana national team.

Dalian Aerbin[edit]

On Wednesday 4 January 2012, Addy completed a three-year deal with newly promoted Chinese Super League side Dalian Aerbin and was handed the squad number 13 after passing a medical test. The move from Serbian club Red Star Belgrade was for a transfer fee of $2.2million.[8]

Dinamo Zagreb[edit]

On 10 February 2013 it was announced that Addy had been loaned to Dinamo Zagreb for a year.[citation needed]. He signed for Dinamo Zagreb in January 2014.

Age controversy[edit]

Before the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Addy's age became the subject of controversy. When he debuted in the national team in September 2009, he was registered with date of birth 26 September 1985.[9] That statement also stated on most sites on the web.[10] Even FIFA lists Addy as born on 26 September 1985 in the official documents.[11][12] But when Addy was reported in Ghana's World Cup squad, he had suddenly been five years younger and lists as born on 7 July 1990.[13] The Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet has been in contact with FIFA regarding the matter. FIFA informed that they did a passport control on Addy, but they didn't find anything suspicious. Also there was a lack of comparative material, because Addy never got any previous passport control.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 27 June 2012
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Serbia League Serbian Cup Europe Total
2010–11 Red Star SuperLiga 19 0 2 0 0 0 21 0
2011–12 13 0 2 0 1 0 16 0
League Cup Continental Total
Total Serbia 32 0 4 0 1 0 37 0
China PR League FA Cup Asia Total
2012 Dalian Aerbin Super League 20 0 3 1 0 0 23 1
League Cup Continental Total
Total China PR 20 0 3 1 0 0 23 1
Career total 52 0 7 1 1 0 60 1



Dinamo Zagreb:

Croatian First League: 2012–13

Croatian Supercup: 2013


National team[edit]


  1. ^ Ghana Squadlist for FIFA 2010 World Cup
  2. ^ Black Stars away in Argentina
  3. ^ Match report at Soccernet.
  4. ^ Lee Addy at FIFA.com-World Cup archives.
  5. ^ Match report at FIFA.com.
  6. ^ Match report at FIFA.com.
  7. ^ Match report at FIFA.com.
  8. ^ "Lee Addy completes move to Chinese club Daelin Aerbin". ghanasoccernet.com. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Hvor gammel er du egentlig, Addy? (How old are you really, Addy?)" (in Norwegian). www.vg.no. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Fuskade med åldern – blev 5 år yngre i VM (Cheated with age – was 5 years younger in World Cup)" (in Swedish). aftonbladet.se. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 List of Players". fifa.com. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "Release list of up to 30 players". fifa.com. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "19 Lee ADDY". fifa.com. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  14. ^ Bissah wins league's MVP award | Premier League | News in Ghana

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