Abdul Mumuni

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Abdul Mumuni
Personal information
Full name Abdul Ali Mumuni
Date of birth (1973-08-25) 25 August 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Ghana
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Retired
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Dawu Youngstars
1994–1996 Hearts of Oak
1996–1999 Umeå FC 18 (2)
2002–2004 Ersboda SK
National team
1995 Ghana 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:45, 7 August 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:46, 7 August 2011

Abdul Ali Mumuni (born 25 August 1973) is a former Ghanaian footballer who played as a forward.[1] He was the Ghanaian Premier League's top scorer while playing for Dawu Youngstars in the 1991–92 season.[2] This was the first and only occasion Mumuni was the league's top scorer and the first time Dawu Youngstars had had the league's top scorer. Mumuni was also capped once for Ghana.

Career[edit]

Dawu Youngstars[edit]

Mumuni joined the club in the 1990–91 season, winning the top-scorer award in his second and last season with the club. Since Mumuni's departure from the club, Dawu have only had one other player win the top-scorer award, namely Oscar Laud in 1993–94.

Hearts of Oak[edit]

Mumuni signed for Hearts of Oak in 1994–95.[3] He spent two years at the Accra-based club before deciding to move to Europe to further his career. Mumuni's only cap for the Ghanaian football team came in 1995, while he was playing for Hearts of Oak.[4]

Umea FC[edit]

Swedish club Umeå FC, only formed in 1987, was Mumuni's first European club. He spent four years at the club, joining in 1996, the year Umea reached the Allsvenskan, Sweden's top-flight, for the only time in their history. However, Mumuni tore his anterior cruciate ligament in March 1996 during pre-season and was injured for the whole season.[5] Umea were relegated in that season and spent the rest of Mumuni's spell at the club in the Division 1 Norra, finishing third, second and seventh from 1997–99. Among Mumuni's teammates at Umea were defender Erik Sandvärn and fellow Ghanaian, Shamo Quaye,[6] a midfielder who also played for Hearts of Oak and Ghana.[7]

Mumuni returned to Umea in September 2005 to play in an exhibition match against Fotbollgymnasiet to celebrate the opening of the club's Sports and Exhibition Centre. The Umea side consisted of players who had won promotion in 1996, with the players picked by Jorgen Sundberg, Umea's most-capped player.

Ersboda SK[edit]

Ersboda SK were Mumuni's final club and he joined in 2002 at the age of 29. In late 2002 he scored the winner in a 2-1 victory against Frösö IF U-19.[8] Ersboda were playing in the Swedish Division Four at the time, but with Mumuni's help were promoted to the third division after winning the league in 2003. In 2004, Mumuni's final season with Ersboda and in football, he scored five times in 12 games,[9] to help Ersboda to an impressive third-place finish in the club's first season in the third division.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Football Teams - Abdul Mumuni Retrieved 7 August 2011
  2. ^ Ghana Soccer League - List of Topscorers Retrieved 7 August 2011
  3. ^ Modern Ghana - Football Retrieved 7 August 2011
  4. ^ National Football Teams - Ghana 1995 Retrieved 7 August 2011
  5. ^ Historik 1987-2011 Archived November 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Umeå FC. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  6. ^ National Football Teams - Umea FC Retrieved 7 August 2011
  7. ^ "Shamo Quaye". National Football Teams. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  8. ^ Resultat - Borgstena IF - Fotboll (in Swedish) Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Abdul Ali Mumuni". National Football Teams. Retrieved 7 August 2011.