Mohammed Abu

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Mohammed Abu
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-11-14) 14 November 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Strømsgodset
Number 20
Youth career
Sporting Club Accra
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Manchester City 0 (0)
2010–2011 Strømsgodset (loan) 35 (1)
2012 Eintracht Frankfurt (loan) 0 (0)
2012 Strømsgodset (loan) 11 (2)
2012–2013 Rayo Vallecano (loan) 1 (0)
2013 FC Lorient (loan) 7 (0)
2013–2014 AGF Aarhus (loan) 0 (0)
2014– Strømsgodset 20 (0)
National team
2011– Ghana[1] 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:07, 15 August 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:26, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

Mohammed Abu (born 14 November 1991) is a Ghanaian international footballer who plays professionally for Norwegian club Strømsgodset, as a midfielder.[2]

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

After playing youth football with Sporting Club Accra, Abu signed for English side Manchester City on 31 August 2010.[3] He was immediately loaned to Norwegian club Strømsgodset, where he made his professional debut.[4] On 29 June 2011, Abu's loan deal was extended until December 2011.[5]

In October 2011, Abu signed a new contract with Manchester City, until June 2014.[6] In January 2012, he joined German 2. Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt on loan.[7][8] Without playing a match he again was transferred to Strømsgodset at the end of March.[9] On 19 May he scored twice in Strømsgodset's 3–2 victory over Fredrikstad FK.[10] In August 2012, he joined Spanish club Rayo Vallecano on loan.[11]

He joined French club FC Lorient on loan on 1 February 2013.[12]

He signed a loan deal with Danish club AGF Aarhus on 2 September 2013.[13]

On 21 February 2014, Abu joined Norwegian side Strømsgodset again, this time on a permanent deal.[14]

International career[edit]

Abu made his first senior appearance for Ghana in October 2011, in a 0–0 friendly draw against Nigeria.[15] In December 2011, he was named to the Ghana national team provisional 25-man squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations,[16] and in January 2012 he was selected for the tournament's 23-man squad.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 15 August 2014[18]
Club Season Division League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Strømsgodset 2010 Tippeligaen 8 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
2011 27 1 3 0 0 0 30 1
2012 11 2 1 0 0 0 12 2
Total 46 3 5 0 0 0 51 3
Eintracht Frankfurt 2011–12 2. Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rayo Vallecano 2012–13 La Liga 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
FC Lorient 2012–13 Ligue 1 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
AGF Aarhus 2013–14 Superligaen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Strømsgodset 2014 Tippeligaen 20 0 2 0 0 0 22 0
Career total 64 3 10 0 0 0 74 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mohammed Abu at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ Mohammed Abu profile at Soccerway
  3. ^ "Loan deal for new signing Mohammed Abu". Manchester City F.C. official website. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 5 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Mohammed Abu" (in Norwegian). Strømsgodset IF official website. Retrieved 5 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Man City prospect Mohammed Abu extends Stromsgodset loan". Tribal Football. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Oscroft, Tim (20 October 2011). "Mohammed Abu pens new City deal". Manchester City F.C. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Eintracht Frankfurt signs Mohammed Abu" (in German). 26 December 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "Ghana's Moahmmed Abu moves to German side Frankfurt". BBC Sport. 2 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Abu leaves Eintracht" (in German). eintracht.de. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  10. ^ Danielsen, Steinar Andre (19 May 2012). "Kovacs om sin lekkerbisken: – Det er årets mål". nrk.no (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Mohammed Abu joins Rayo Vallecano". mcfc.co.uk. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  12. ^ Edmund Okai Gyimah (1 February 2013). "Manchester City's Mohammed Abu joins Lorient on loan". Goal.com. 
  13. ^ "Razak joins Anzhi on loan". Manchester City F.C. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "– JEG FØLER MEG HJEMME". Strømsgodset IF (in Norwegian). 21 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Ghana, Nigeria draw 0–0 in friendly in England". BBC Sport. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  16. ^ "Veteran keeper left out of Ghana's Nations Cup squad". BBC Sport. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  17. ^ "Asamoah Gyan makes Ghana squad for Nations Cup". BBC Sport. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "Mohammed Abu at altomfotball.no".