Philemon McCarthy

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Philemon Tei MacCarthy
Personal information
Full name Philemon Tei MacCarthy
Date of birth (1989-08-14) 14 August 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Korluedor- Ada, Ghana
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club
Number 22
Youth career
Golden Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Feyenoord Academy
2008– Accra Hearts of Oak SC
National team
2005– Ghana 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 June 2008

Philemon Tei MacCarthy (born 14 August 1989 in Ada- Korluedor) is a Ghanaian football goalkeeper. He currently plays for Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club.


He began his career with Golden Boys before joining the Feyenoord Academy in 2005. In 2008, McCarthy left Feyenoord Academy to join Accra Hearts of Oak SC.[1] He was a key member of the Accra Hearts of Oak team that won the league in the 2008/9 season. McCarthy is in his second spell with the Club but he has been afflicted with niggling injuries since his return. He was the stand out player in the Asante Kotoko versus Hearts of Oak game in Kumasi on the 15th April, 2012. He dislocated his finger after a terrific save in the game and he was not able to continue. His team lost the game 2-1 to their rivals after his substitutions.[2]

International career[edit]

He is currently standby from Ghana and holds two national caps for Ghana. McCarthy was player in the squad for the African Nations Cup 2006,[3] and return for the 2010 African Cup of Nations.[4]

Philemon McCarthy was the number goalkeeper for the local Black Stars when they won silver in the first edition of the African Nations Championship(CHAN)[5] hosted by Ivory Coast in 2009.

Goalkeeper Philemon Tei MacCarthy was the hero for the Ghanaian side as his save of Djilabodji Papy’s paved the way for victory, which was made possible after Kwadwo Poku converted his kick[6]


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