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 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] 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. ^ Swiss club moves for Kotoko's Samuel Inkoom on
  16. ^ 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
  20. ^ Swiss club moves for Kotoko's Samuel Inkoom on
  21. ^ Ghana beat Cameroon to win U-20 title www.

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