Arvin Appiah

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Arvin Appiah
Personal information
Full name Arvin Amoakoh Appiah[1]
Date of birth (2001-01-05) 5 January 2001 (age 18)[2]
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Forward, Winger
Club information
Current team
Almería
Youth career
2010–2018 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2019 Nottingham Forest 6 (0)
2019– Almería 0 (0)
National team
2016–2017 England U16 4 (1)
2017–2018 England U17 10 (3)
2018– England U18 11 (3)
2019– England U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:46, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:31, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Arvin Amoakoh Appiah (born 5 January 2001) is an English professional footballer who plays for Almería as a forward and a winger.

Club career[edit]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

Appiah made his professional debut for Nottingham Forest on 30 October 2018, appearing as an 85th-minute substitute and scoring a goal in a 3-2 loss in a fourth round EFL Cup game against Burton Albion.[3]

On 23 January 2019, Appiah penned a four-and-a-half-year contract extension with Forest.[4]

Almería[edit]

On 2 September 2019 Appiah signed for Spanish Segunda División side Almería on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee, reported to be £8 million.[5][6][7]

International career[edit]

In May 2018, Appiah scored for England U17 against Italy in the group stage of the 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.[8] The hosts were eliminated by the Netherlands at the semi-final stage on a penalty shootout with Appiah successfully converting his spot kick.[9]

In October 2018, Appiah scored for the England U18s against Sweden.[10] In March 2019, Appiah received his first call-up for the England U19s for the 2019 U19 EURO Elite Qualifying Round[11] and made his U19 debut as a 66th minute substitute during the 4-1 win over Czech Republic at St. George's Park[12]

Personal life[edit]

Appiah was born in Amsterdam, before moving to Nottingham in England when he was six-years old.[13] Appiah is of Ghanaian descent.[14][15]

Appiah's older brother Nathaniel is also a footballer. A defender, he came through the ranks at Rochdale.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 2 September 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season, and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nottingham Forest 2018–19[17] EFL Championship 6 0 0 0 1 1 7 1
2019–20[18] EFL Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 6 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 8 1
Career total 6 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 8 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.efl.com/siteassets/image/201920/efl-professional-retain-list--free-transfers---2018-19.pdf
  2. ^ "Arvin Appiah profile". Official Nottingham Forest Website. 29 August 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Burton Albion 3-2 Forest". Official Nottingham Forest Website. 30 October 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Appiah signs new contract". Official Nottingham Forest Website. 23 January 2019. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Arvin Appiah: Nottingham Forest winger joins Almeria for £8m". BBC Sport Website. 23 January 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Appiah leaves for Spain". www.nottinghamforest.co.uk.
  7. ^ "Arvin Appiah, una de las perlas del fútbol inglés, ficha en el Almería | Almería - Web Oficial". Arvin Appiah, una de las perlas del fútbol inglés, ficha en el Almería | Almería - Web Oficial.
  8. ^ "European Under-17 Championship: England fight back to beat Italy 2-1". BBC Sport. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  9. ^ "England 0-0 Netherlands". UEFA. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Goals from John-Jules, Anjorin, Appiah and Laird seal big win at St. George's Park". The Football Association. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  11. ^ "A 21-STRONG SQUAD HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR ENGLAND U19S' ELITE EURO QUALIFIERS AT SGP". The Football Association. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  12. ^ "YOUNG LIONS MAKE A WINNING START TO THEIR U19 EURO QUALIFIERS AT ST. GEORGE'S PARK". The Football Association. 20 March 2019. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Arvin Appiah hopes to return from England trip with goals and a trophy - and as a better player for Nottingham Forest". Nottinghamshire Live Website. 16 May 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  14. ^ https://footballghana.com/i-am-physically-and-technically-ready-for-nottingham-forest-challenge-ghanaian-youngster-arvin-appiah
  15. ^ https://www.atlfmonline.com/sports/30-local-sports/14835-ghanaian-youngster-arvin-appiah-pops-up-on-the-radar-of-bundesliga-clubs.html
  16. ^ "FREEVIEW | Nathaniel Appiah On His Footballing Family". Rochdale AFC. 23 February 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Games played by Arvin Appiah in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Games played by Arvin Appiah in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 September 2019.