Yaw Ihle Amankwah

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Yaw Ihle Amankwah
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Personal information
Full name Yaw Ihle Amankwah
Date of birth (1988-07-07) 7 July 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Bergen, Norway
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Sandefjord
Number 3
Youth career
0000–2007 Fana
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Brann[1] 32 (1)
2007 Fana (loan) 12 (0)
2009 Alta (loan) [2] 26 (4)
2012– Sandefjord 46 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 October 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Yaw Ihle Amankwah (born 7 July 1988) is a Norwegian professional footballer, who plays for Norwegian club Sandefjord.

Career[edit]

Amankwah has a Ghanaian father and a Norwegian mother[3] and was born in Bergen.[4] After playing for Fana IL, Amankwah was bought by Brann in the summer of 2007, but was loaned out to Fana for the rest of the 2007 season.[5] Amankwah made his debut for Brann on 28 June 2008, in 2009 he was loaned out to Alta IF.[6] After playing 30 games for Alta in the 2009 season he returned to Brann in November 2009 to take part in the preparation for the 2010 season.[7]

In January 2012 Amankwah joined Sandefjord Fotball.

Personal life[edit]

Amankwah is the cousin of Ghanaian defensive midfielder, Emmanuel Frimpong, who formerly played for Arsenal.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 5 October 2013
Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2008 Brann Tippeligaen 4 0 1 0 5 0
2009 Alta Adeccoligaen 26 4 2 1 28 5
2010 Brann Tippeligaen 20 1 0 0 20 1
2011 8 0 3 0 11 0
2012 Sandefjord Adeccoligaen 23 1 1 0 24 1
2013 23 0 2 0 25 0
Career Total 104 6 9 1 113 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sportsklubben Brann official site". Brann.no. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Yaw Amankwah". NIFS - Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk (in Norwegian). Bergensavisen. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Fra Ghana til Fana" [From Ghana to Fana]. ba.no (in Norwegian) (Bergensavisen). 5 September 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Yaw Amankwah" (in Norwegian). Playerhistory.com. Retrieved 4 November 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ Jarle Fredagsvik (18 September 2008). "Setter husverten på sidelinja" (in Norwegian). Nettavisen.no. Retrieved 4 November 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Yaw Ihle Amankwah Alta IF" (in Norwegian). Football Lineups. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  7. ^ Roar Lyngøy (4 November 2009). "Amankwah: – Opp til meg selv" (in Norwegian). Fotball.bt.no. Retrieved 4 November 2009.