Adane Girma

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Adane Girma
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-06-25) 25 June 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Awassa, Ethiopia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Saint-George SA
Number 19
Youth career
–2004 Awassa City FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Awassa City FC
2007– Saint-George SA
National team
2006– Ethiopia 36 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 October 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 January 2013

Adane Girma (Amharic: ዓዳነ ግርማ?, born 25 June 1985) is an Ethiopian footballer. He currently plays for Saint-George SA, and is a member of the Ethiopia national football team. He has scored 8 goals for the national team since his first appearance in 2006.


Adane is a veteran Striker and is part of the Ethiopia national football team. He began his career with Hawassa Kenema FC in summer 2007, then left the team and moved to Saint-George SA. He was later transformed to striker, a role in which he did very well by being one of the best scorers of the Ethiopian Premier League in season 2009/10. He can also play at full-back. Adane Girma and Getaneh Kebede of Dedebit FC shared the Ethiopian Premier League 2010/11 goal scoring title after they finished the season with 20 goals each. He was also awarded as best player of the league in that season.

Adane was named to the Ethiopian squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.[1][2] He scored the equalizer in team Ethiopia's first match against Zambia in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, in Nelspruit, South Africa.[3]

Adane picked an injury in the early minutes of the match against Burkina faso and left the pitch on tear.

First African cup of nations[edit]

Adane Girma was a key player for the national team during the qualification of the 2013 African Cup of Nations. On his first appearance of African Cup of Nations, Adane played at central midfielder position in place of another sensational young midfielder Addis Hintsa. Because of the more cautious approach to the first match against 2012 Champions Zambia, the Coach chose to play Adane in the central position, leaving Addis Hintsa on the bench. With great skill and short passing, Adane managed to lead the team to a draw. His team played with only 10-man for more than 70 minutes of the match. Shortly after the introduction of Addis Hintsa, Adane played in a more in attacking position. On the 65th minute, Adane would receive a great pass from the striker Saladin Said which he converted it to a magnificent low corner goal.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 22 June 2008 Addis Abeba  Mauritania 6–1 Win 2010 WC qualification
2 30 November 2009 Nairobi  Djibouti 5–0 Win 2009 CECAFA Cup
3 8 October 2011 Addis Abeba  Madagascar 4–2 [4] Win 2012 CAF qualification
4 2 December 2011 Dar Es Salaam  Malawi 1–1 [5] Draw 2011 CECAFA Cup
5 17 June 2012 Cotonou  Benin 1–1 Draw 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
6 8 September 2012 Khartoum  Sudan 3–5 Loss 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
7 14 September 2012 Addis Abeba  Sudan 2–0 Win 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
8 21 January 2013 Nelspruit  Zambia 1–1 Draw 2013 Africa Cup of Nations


  1. ^ "Nations Cup 2013: Ethiopia name squad". BBC Sport. 2 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Champions St.George dominate Ethiopia AFCON squad". 2 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-21.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Champions Zambia were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Ethiopia in an eventful Group C opener at the Africa Cup of Nations in Nelspruit.". BBC Sports. BBC. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ethiopia vs. Madagascar". Soccerway. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Malawi through to Cecafa quarters". SuperSport. 2 December 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 

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