Lennard Sowah

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Lenny Sowah
Personal information
Full name Lennard Adjetey Sowah[1]
Date of birth (1992-08-23) 23 August 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Hamburg, Germany
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defender, Left back
Club information
Current team
FC Vestsjælland
Number 5
Youth career
2004–2006 SC Urania Hamburg
2006–2007 FC St. Pauli
2007 Arsenal
2007–2010 Portsmouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Portsmouth 5 (0)
2010–2013 Hamburger SV 0 (0)
2010–2013 Hamburger SV II 45 (0)
2012 Millwall (loan) 0 (0)
2014- FC Vestsjælland 3 (0)
National team
2008 Germany U16 2 (0)
2010 Germany U18 1 (0)
2010 Germany U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 June2014(UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:29, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Lennard Adjetey Sowah (born 23 August 1992 in Hamburg, Germany) is a German-Ghanaian footballer . He is a defender in the left back position, but can also play in a more advanced left wing position. Sowah is currently playing for the Danish team FC Vestsjælland.

Club career[edit]


Sowah originally came to England after receiving interest from Arsenal. He left Arsenal and joined Portsmouth, where he forced himself onto the periphery of the first team under both Paul Hart and Avram Grant. He was rewarded with the squad number 46 and made his first appearance on the Portsmouth bench in the League Cup win against Carlisle United.[2] He was also been named on the bench in F.A Cup games against Coventry and Sunderland. Sowah made his Premier League debut in April 2010 against Blackburn Rovers, as a substitute for Richard Hughes. His next appearance came in a 0–0 draw against Wigan Athletic, in which he played the whole of the second half.

On 18 April 2010, playing against Aston Villa, Sowah became the first player born after the Premier League was formed to start a Premier League match.[3] He was born eight days after the first Premier League matches were played.

Hamburger SV[edit]

On 6 July 2010, Sowah returned to his hometown and signed for Hamburger SV on a free transfer.[4][5]

Millwall F.C.[edit]

However, due to not making a single senior appearance for Hamburger SV, he sign a loan to Championship side Millwall until the end of the season on 31 January 2012, his first return to English football since his release from Portsmouth. He failed to make a single appearance for the club during his loan spell.

FC Vestsjælland[edit]

On 22 June 2014, Sowah signed a one year contract with the Danish club FC Vestsjælland.

International career[edit]

Sowah was born to Ghanaian parents in Hamburg and as such, has both German and Ghanaian citizenship. He has represented Germany at U-16[6] and more recently, U-18 level.[7] The Ghanaian FA have also declared interest in having him represent their U-20's side.[8]


  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/06/2010 and 30/06/2010" (PDF). The Football. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Carlisle 1-3 Portsmouth". BBC News. 22 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Premier League milestone for Sowah". Premier League. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sowah seals Hamburg switch". Sky Sports. 6 July 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "HSV verpflichtet Lennard Sowah Mit Lennard Sowah kommt ein weiterer Hamburger Jung zum HSV". Hsv.de. 31 May 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "DFB - Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V. - Team". Dfb.de. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "DFB - Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V. - Statistik". Dfb.de. 29 January 2007. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  8. ^ "Africans eye up Pompey starlet - Portsmouth Today". Portsmouth.co.uk. Retrieved 19 October 2010.