Stanley Aborah (footballer born 1987)

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Stanley Aborah
Personal information
Full name Stanley Opoku Aborah[1]
Date of birth (1987-06-23) 23 June 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Kumasi, Ghana
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Ferencváros
Number 11
Youth career
1997–1998 Anderlecht
1998–1999 Cappellen
1999–2000 Gent
2000–2001 Germinal Beerschot
2001–2004 Jong Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Ajax 4 (0)
2005–2006 Den Bosch (loan) 21 (3)
2006–2007 Dender 3 (0)
2007–2009 Den Bosch 36 (3)
2009–2010 AS Trenčín
2010 Gillingham 1 (0)
2011 Cappellen 14 (8)
2011–2012 Vitesse 13 (1)
2012–2013 Mura 05 12 (1)
2013 Ferencváros 7 (1)
National team
Belgium U19
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 June 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Stanley Opoku Aborah (born 23 June 1987 in Kumasi, Ghana) is a Ghanaian-Belgian football player, who currently plays for Ferencvárosi TC in Hungary. He is primarily an attacking midfielder. He holds both a Ghanaian passport and a Belgian passport.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Aborah was born in Ghana and has had Belgian nationality since he was 10 years old. He had spells at R.S.C. Anderlecht, Cappellen, AA Gent and Germinal Beerschot before joining Ajax youth team in 2001. His father, Stanley Aborah, Snr, a former Ghana international, was a defensive midfielder and played at clubs including Germinal Ekeren (now Germinal Beerschot).

In the Netherlands[edit]

As a former young Ajax captain, he stepped into the senior Ajax squad in 2004–05 and made his debut on 16 October 2004, against SC Heerenveen,[2] playing in the UEFA Champions League victory against Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC three days later.[3][4]

Ajax loaned him in the 2005–06 season to second division F.C. Den Bosch to gain more experience. Aborah took part in 21 matches with this club and scored three goals.[5]

In Belgium, Slovakia and England[edit]

On 3 January 2007, Aborah signed for Belgian Second Division side FCV Dender EH on free transfer. In the summer of 2007, Aborah signed a two year contract for his former club FC Den Bosch. In 2010, he left Bosch and joined second division Slovakian team; AS Trenčín, he then left them at the end of the season and joined Gillingham of England's Football League Two on a one-month contract in August 2010, which was subsequently extended to two months.[6] He made his Gillingham debut in 1-0 defeat away to Bradford City on 18 September 2010, but this proved to be his only appearance for the club, as he was released from his contract on 5 October.[7]

International career[edit]

Aborah has dual Ghanaian and Belgian citizenship. He was a Belgium youth (U18) international[citation needed].

Honours[edit]

Ferencváros

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/08/2010 and 31/08/2010" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  2. ^ "UEFA Champions League Profile". uefa.com. 2005-09-14. Retrieved 2005-09-14. 
  3. ^ "Ajax 3-0 Maccabi Tel-Aviv". ESPNsoccernet. 2004-10-19. Retrieved 2004-10-19. 
  4. ^ "Ajax restore pride, hope with 3-0 win over Maccabi Tel-Aviv". ajax-usa.com. 2004-10-19. Archived from the original on 2005-03-06. Retrieved 2004-10-19. 
  5. ^ "Stanley Aboran loaned out to Den Bosch". ghanaweb.com. 2005-11-04. Retrieved 2005-11-04. 
  6. ^ "Aborah signs for the Gills". Gillingham F.C. 5 August 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Gillingham release midfielder Stanley Aborah". BBC Sport. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 5 October 2010.