Samuel Inkoom

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Samuel Inkoom
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Inkoom with Dnipro in 2011
Personal information
Full name Samuel Inkoom[1]
Date of birth (1989-06-01) 1 June 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Sekondi-Takoradi, Western Region, Ghana
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Right Back, Right Winger
Youth career
1999–2000 Junior Juventus Academy
2000–2007 Windy Professionals Football Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Sekondi Hasaacas
2008–2009 Asante Kotoko
2009–2011 Basel 43 (1)
2011–2014 Dnipro 27 (0)
2013 Bastia (loan) 4 (0)
2014 Platanias (loan) 15 (0)
2014 D.C. United 2 (0)
National team
2009 Ghana U20 6 (0)
2008– Ghana 46 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 3, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2014

Samuel Inkoom (born 1 June 1989) is a Ghanaian international professional footballer who plays as a defender. Inkoom has represented the Ghana national team since 2008.



Inkoom began his career with Sekondi Hasaacas.[2] On 26 April 2009 he moved for an undisclosed fee[3] from Asante Kotoko to FC Basel in the Swiss Super League[4] on a three-year contract.[5] He made his Basel debut in a 2–0 defeat to FC St. Gallen on 12 July 2009, at the AFG Arena.[6] He was a member of their double trophy winning team in 2010.[7][8]

On 23 January 2011 Inkoom moved to FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. On 30 October 2011 in a league game against FC Karpaty Lviv, Inkoom received a yellow card for taking his shirt off while leaving the pitch to be substituted by Yevhen Shakhov. This was Inkoom's second yellow card of the game and he received a red card and Shakhov could not come on.[9] His side were able to hold out for the 2–0 away win though.[10]

In February 2013 Inkoom moved to Bastia for the rest of the 2013-14 season.[11] The following season Inkoom again moved on six-month loan, this time to Platanias in January 2014.[12]

In September 2014, Inkoom signd with D.C. United on a free transfer. Personal terms were not disclosed.[13]

On December 8, 2014, Inkoom was traded to Houston Dynamo along with Joe Willis, in exchange for Andrew Driver and a fourth-round 2016 MLS SuperDraft pick. He has yet to sign a contract with the club.[14]


The right back defender is a former member of the Black Satellites. He played with the team at 2009 African Youth Championship in Rwanda.[15] The team emerged the winner at that tournament,[16] he was part of the satellite side that beat Brazil in a penalty shoot out to anex the cup for Africa and Ghana for the first time in the under 20 tournament in 2009. Inkoom played his first game for the senior side, the Black Stars, on 20 November 2008 against Tunisia.[17] He received his first start for Ghana in the World Cup qualifier against Benin on 28 March, which Ghana won 1–0. Inkoom, formerly, was a member of the Black Starlets.[18] He was in the extended squad for the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Peru.[19]



FC Basel


Ghana U-20


  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 17. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ OneTouch Premier League All Star Game on
  3. ^ a b c FC Basel 1893 (2009). "FCB verpflichtet Nationalspieler aus Ghana" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  4. ^ Samuel Inkoom agrees Basel move on
  5. ^ FC Basel holt 19-jährigen Ghanaer Fc Basel holt 19 jaehrigen ghanaer $11, 746, 000, FC Basel holt 19-jährigen Ghanaer. on
  6. ^ St. Gallen 2 – Basel 0
  7. ^ a b Weber, Dominik (2010). "FCB HOLT DEN 13. TITEL! Verdienter 2:0-Sieg gegen YB!" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  8. ^ a b Wyder, Luks (2010). "Der FCB ist dank eines 6:0-Sieges Cupsieger 2010" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  9. ^ Off The Ball: The end is nigh, bum grope gate.
  10. ^ UKR Protocol 2011–2012.
  11. ^ "Samuel Inkoom joins SC Bastia on loan". Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Inkoom: Platanias FC move a "huge relief"". Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "D.C. United signs midfielder/defender Samuel Inkoom". Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  14. ^
  15. ^ a b Swiss club moves for Kotoko's Samuel Inkoom on
  16. ^ a b Ghana beat Cameroon to win U-20 title www.
  17. ^ Ghana – Tunisia friendly match confirms doubts on – Tunisia friendly match confirms doubts
  18. ^ Kotoko to lose Agyemang Badu & Samuel Inkoom on
  19. ^ Starlets begin camping

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