Adjoa Bayor

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Adjoa Bayor
Personal information
Full name Adjoa Bayor
Date of birth (1979-05-17) May 17, 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Indiana
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2005 Ghatel Ladies
2006–2007 FC Indiana 5 (0)
2007–2008 Ghatel Ladies 9 (0)
2009–2011 FF USV Jena 18 (1)
2010 FF USV Jena II 2 (0)
2011– FC Indiana
National team
1997 – present Ghana 33 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 September 2007

Adjoa Bayor (born 17 May 1979 in Accra) is the skipper of the Black Queens, which is the Ghana women's national football team.


She was a member of the World All Stars team to play against the China women's national football team in April 2007 at Wuhan, China.[1][2]

She has played for Ghatel Ladies in Accra, Ghana and has also played for FC Indiana in the United States recently.[1] Bayor joined on 21 January 2009 to FF USV Jena.[3]


In September 2007 Adjoa Bayor captained the Ghana national team at the World Cup in China. Although Ghana did not get out of the group stage, Bayor scored a remarkable goal from a free kick just outside Norway's penalty area when she faced the wrong way as another player ran up and jumped over the ball, then she casually turned and shot.


She was voted African Women Footballer of the Year in 2003 by CAF and was in contention in 2004 and 2006.[1]


  • She was subsequently shortlisted for the best female African player for 2010 which she eventually won beating the likely favourite, Perpetual Nkwocha.
  • 2003 — African Women Player of the Year.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c "FIFA Recognizes F.C. Indiana Star". Women's Professional Soccer League. Retrieved 2007-09-20. 
  2. ^ "Ghana keen to repel underdog status". African football. BBC Online. 2007-09-07. Retrieved 2007-09-20. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ "African Women Player of the Year". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 14 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-20. 
  5. ^ "Player to Watch: Adjoa Bayor". FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 – Teams. FIFA. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2007-09-20. 

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Preceded by
Alberta Sackey
African Women Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Perpetua Nkwocha
Notes and references