William Kwabena Tiero

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William Tiero
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Personal information
Full name William Kwabena Tiero
Date of birth (1980-12-03) 3 December 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Tema, Ghana
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gil Vicente
Youth career
Liberty Professionals
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Liberty Professionals
2004–2005 Asante Kotoko (loan)
2005–2006 Vitória SC 0 (0)
2006–2007 Naval 0 (0)
2007–2010 Académica Coimbra 74 (6)
2010 CSKA Sofia 8 (0)
2011 Olhanense 4 (0)
2011–2012 Al-Qadisiyah 15 (6)
2012–2013 Gil Vicente 23 (0)
National team
2003–2008 Ghana 18 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 June 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 December 2009

William Kwabena Tiero (born 3 December 1980) is a Ghanaian football player who currently plays in Portugal for Gil Vicente.He played for liberty professionals and kumasi asante kotoko in Ghana.

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Tiero was part of the Ghanaian 2004 Olympic football team, which exited in the first round, having finished in third place in group B. Played all the three games against Italy, Paraguay and Japan, scored one goal.

Tiero started his career in 1997 with Feyenoord Rotterdam. In 1998 Feyenoord open an academy in Ghana, which Tiero joined and helped its growth. He later played three years with Feyenoord and was voted the best player with incredible skills, speed, shooting power and scoring abilities. Tiero will later qualify the club from division two to division one. In 2001 he won the goal king and best player of the division one league with Feyenoord Academy and best player of the middle league which drew the attention of the president of liberty professional FC, Alhaji Sly Tetteh to sign him to Liberty in 2002.

William Tiero was called to the Black stars in December 2002. Though he was formally known as a striker with many goals under his belt in the Ghanaian premier league, he was later changed to a position of midfielder by former black star coach Mariano Barreto during the 2006 world cup qualifying games and since then Tiero has remain a midfielder.

During the days of Liberty professionals and Asante Kotoko, he was called sensational William Tiero because of his skills and his scoring ability. In 2003 the Ghana League Clubs Association ( GHALCA ) nominated William Tiero as top four best player with an award which was presented to him by former black stars coach Bukhard Ziese. Coach Bukhard Ziese called him a promising Ghanaian future star.

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