Patrick Allotey

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Patrick Allotey
Personal information
Full name Patrick Allotey
Date of birth (1978-12-13)13 December 1978
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Date of death 27 June 2007(2007-06-27) (aged 28)
Place of death Accra, Ghana
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2001 Feyenoord 5 (0)
1997–1998 Excelsior (loan) 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Patrick Allotey (13 December 1978 – 27 June 2007) was a football defender from Ghana.

Career[edit]

Born in Accra, Allotey played five official matches for Feyenoord Rotterdam. He also served Excelsior Rotterdam.

Even though Allotey only played a few matches for Feyenoord, he is part of their history in the 1990s and 2000s as he was one of the main persons in the FIOD-affaire at Feyenoord. In 1998 the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD) visited Feyenoord because of suspected fraud. Mainly based on the signings of Aurelio Vidmar, Christian Gyan and Allotey. This became an ongoing scandal in the years to come with chairman Jorien van den Herik as the main suspect. Eventually in 2006 both Feyenoord and Van den Herik were cleared of any charges.[1]

Death[edit]

Allotey died in Accra, Ghana on June 27, 2007.[2] It was said he was suffering from headaches, collapsed while with friends and was taken to hospital.[3] The player was said to be suffering from hypoglycemia, a condition caused by low blood sugar level. For this reason, he had been inactive as far as football was concerned, until his death.[4]

International[edit]

Feyenoord scouted Allotey at the 1995 FIFA Under-17 World Championships in Ecuador[5] where Ghana became World Champions.[6] He featured in a team with players like Awudu Issaka, Stephen Appiah and Emanuel Bentil. He was one of the best leftfooted footballers Ghana ever produced. Although he was a defender, his surging runs on the flanks made him one of the most sought-after players subsequent to the Ecuador 1995 World under-17 championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Van den Herik: Het is d'r op of d'r onder" (in Dutch). Algemeen Dagblad. 2005-11-07. Retrieved 2007-06-27. 
  2. ^ "Oud-Feyenoorder Patrick Allotey (28) overleden" (in Dutch). Trouw. 2007-06-27. Retrieved 2007-06-27. 
  3. ^ "Patrick Allotey passes away". Ghanaian Chronicle. 2007-06-28. Retrieved 2007-07-02. 
  4. ^ "Patrick Allotey is dead". Daily Guide Ghana. 2007-06-28. Retrieved 2007-07-02. 
  5. ^ U17 World cup 1995 in Ecuador
  6. ^ "Patrick Allotey overleden" (in Dutch). Feyenoord Rotterdam. 2007-06-27. Retrieved 2007-06-27.