Razak Pimpong

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Razak Pimpong
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Personal information
Full name Razak Pimpong
Date of birth (1982-12-30) 30 December 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Ringkøbing IF
Youth career
Golden Tulip
Great Olympics
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2006 Midtjylland 125 (22)
2006–2007 Copenhagen 21 (0)
2007–2009 Viking 16 (2)
2008 Aalesund (loan) 8 (0)
2009 El Masry 10 (0)
2009–2013 Viborg 98 (6)
2013– Ringkøbing 0 (0)
National team
2002–2006 Ghana 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 April 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Razak Pimpong (born 30 December 1982) is a Ghanaian footballer who is playing as an striker and attacking midfielder for the Danish 2nd Division West club Ringkøbing IF. He was very versatile and could also play wide either as a right sided midfielder or right winger.

Career[edit]

Pimpong was brought from Ghana to Denmark by FC Midtjylland, and made his debut for the team in 2000. He played more than 100 times for FCM, scoring 25 league goals for the club. In July 2005, he agreed a move to league rivals F.C. København from January 2006.

Pimpong did not find initial success at FCK. His first, and only goal, for FCK came on April 2006, when he scored the deciding goal of the 2006 Royal League Final.[1] He came on in the 69th minute; scored the only goal of the game in the 89th minute; before he was sent off in injury time for overtly celebrating his goal.

In 2007, Pimpong was transferred to Norwegian Tippeligaen club Viking FK for a sum reported to be around 4 million Norwegian Kroner.[2] He signed a contract keeping him at the club until 2010.[3]

In February 2009, Egyptian side Al-Masry signed Pimpong from Viking FK.[4] A few months later, on 27 July 2009, he signed for Danish club Viborg FF.[5]

On June 24th 2013 he announced his retirement from professional football, but a month later he regretted his decision and made a 6-month-deal with the Danish 2nd Division West club Ringkøbing IF.[6]

International[edit]

Pimpong was part of the Ghanaian 2004 Olympic football team, who exited in the first round, having finished in third place in group B.

He was called up for the Ghanaian squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. He has played nine games for the Ghanaian national team, and represented Ghana at the 2004 Summer Olympic football tournament as well as the 2006 World Cup in Germany.[7]

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