Murphy Wiredu

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Murphy Wiredu
Personal information
Full name Murphy Wiredu
Date of birth (1985-01-15) January 15, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Brampton, Canada
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Sengkang Punggol
Youth career
2003 CS Azzurri Hearts
2004-2008 Saint Peter's College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Ottawa Fury 5 (2)
2007 Toronto Lynx 16 (10)
2008 Italia Shooters 19 (6)
2009-2010 Sengkang Punggol 46 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 11, 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).

Murphy Wiredu (born January 15, 1985 in Brampton) is a Canadian soccer soccer player who currently plays as a striker for Sengkang Punggol in the Singapore S.League.

Career[edit]

He first played soccer at Monsignor Johnson Catholic High School in North York, where he was captain of the soccer team and also earned MVP honours for the volleyball team. In his youth years he played with CS Azzurri Hearts. In 2004 he received a scholarship to play for Saint Peter's College in Jersey City, New Jersey. In his freshman year he led the MAAC in goals with nine, and was named into conference All-Rookie team. In 2006 he was second in scoring for Saint Peters with 9 goals and 3 assists. In his final year at Saint Peter's College (2007–08) Wiredu captained his Division I team to the conference finals where they lost to Loyola as well as to an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament where they lost to the University of Virginia in the First Round of play. He finished his senior year leading the MAAC once again with 14 goals earning him MAAC offensive player of the year along with MAAC 1st team honors.

Ottawa Fury[edit]

When the college soccer season was over he signed for the Ottawa Fury of the Premier Development League where he appeared in five games and notched two goals.[1]

Toronto Lynx[edit]

In 2007 the Ghanaian born Canadian from Brampton signed for the Toronto Lynx, where he was able to establish himself as one of the elite strikers in the PDL. In the beginning of the season he was unable to find the back of the net in his first seven games, but he would end to finish the season notching 10 goals in the team’s final nine games. He was rewarded when the Lynx presented their annual Player Awards prior to their final home game, being named Best Offensive Player.[2] He helped the Lynx finish the season with a 6-6-4 record, good for fourth place in the division and only 6 points short of a playoff berth.

Italia Shooters[edit]

The following year Wiredu signed with Italia Shooters for the 2008 CSL season. On October 6, 2008 he scored a hat trick against defending champions Toronto Croatia in a 6-1 victory which clinched the International Division title for the Shooters.[3] In the playoff run he contributed helping the Shooters advance to the semifinals, but unfortunately the Shooters were defeated by eventual champions Serbian White Eagles in the semi-final match.[4]

Singapore[edit]

Wiredu has joined Sengkang Punggol FC in the Singapore S.League, for the upcoming 2009 season.[5] In July 2010, transfer window, Wiredu has been released.[6]

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