Yussif Chibsah

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Yussif Chibsah
Yussif Chibsah.jpg
Chibsah playing for Djurgårdens IF in 2013
Personal information
Full name Yussif Alhassan Chibsah
Date of birth (1983-12-30) 30 December 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Alanyaspor
Number TBA
Youth career
1996–1999 Prempeh College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 King Faisal Babes
2003–2006 Asante Kotoko
2006 IFK Mariehamn
2007–2011 Gefle IF 104 (5)
2012–2014 Djurgårdens IF 57 (0)
2014– Alanyaspor 0 (0)
National team
2004– Ghana 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 November 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 November 2004

Yussif Chibsah (born 30 December 1983) is a Ghanaian football midfielder, who is currently playing for Alanyaspor in Turkey.

Early life[edit]

Born in Accra, Chibsah was a member of the Prempeh College (Class of '96 Gberg House) and is considered a highly educated footballer, majoring in Accounting but he also studied management and economics.

Career[edit]

Chibsah started his career at Kumasi based King Faisal in his home country, and in 2003 moved to Asante Kotoko where all his years had a key midfielder role.With Kotoko met up with great moments as he played at the first CAF Confederation Cup in 2004 winning the silver medal as the runners up to Hearts of Oak and also in the CAF Champions League in 2006.

After the 2006 World Cup, he was invited by French Ligue 1 club Rennes for a trial but could not meet the deadline for the summer registration. He had trials also with Hamburger SV and Djurgårdens IF in January 2006 following preseason in South Africa. In his first attempt to move outside Ghana he signed a pre-contract with Finnish IFK Mariehamn, but with Kotoko asking for more money was never eligible to play for them. In the 2006/07 season he played for Asanta Kotoko FC in Ghana and later on came close to sign for Danish side Randers FC but eventually signed in October 2007 a two year contract with Swedish Allsvenskan club Gefle IF under manager Per Olsson.When his contract ended and despite interest from 2nd division Bundesliga club he renew for 2 more year with Gefle IF. Prior to the 2012 season he returned to Djurgårdens IF and signed a contract with the club. In January 21 2014 it was announced that Chibsah switch shirtnumber from 4 to 17.

International[edit]

He was captain of the Ghana olympic team, who exited in the first round of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, having finished in third place in Group B and was also the captain of the Ghana Meteors in the 2003 All Africa Games in Abuja that won the bronze medal.His international efforts was recognized as he was a member of the Ghanaian standby players in 2006 World Cup in Germany after playing most of the matches of the qualifying round. Chibsah has over 50 caps with all levels of International Ghana football from U-17 to senior team.

Personal[edit]

Chibsah's younger brother Abdul Faisal Alhassan-Chibsah[1] played soccer at Carson Newman College in Tennessee, his freshman year and transferred to university of Delaware to complete his sophomore, junior, and senior year. He is now taking his coaching courses in USA.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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