Badu with Ghana in 2015
|Full name||Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu|
|Date of birth||2 December 1990|
|Place of birth||Berekum, Brong-Ahafo, Ghana|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|2008–2009||→ Asante Kotoko (loan)||18||(2)|
|2009||→ Recreativo (loan)||22||(1)|
|2017–2018||→ Bursaspor (loan)||18||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 May 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 April 2015
Born in Berekum, Brong-Ahafo, Badu began his career at local club Berlin F.C. before later signing for Berekum Arsenal. Badu was announced in the Ghana Premier League All Star Team on 21 May 2007.
Badu then signed on 16 April 2009 a six-month loan contract with Recreativo de Huelva, on loan from Berlin FC. Reuters quoted a source from a Berlin FC official, that the loan cost Recreativo about €30,000 (US$40,000), while Associated Press reported his new club holds an option for a contract between 30 June 2012 and the loan would be effective until the opening of 2009 summer transfer window. His contract with the Spanish club Recreativo de Huelva was dissolved in September 2009 and he moved back to Asante Kotoko.
In November 2009, BBC and Sky Sports announced the Italian Serie A side Udinese Calcio would sign Badu in January 2010 and on 28 January 2010, the Udine club announced on its official site the permanent signing of the player from Berlin FC. Badu received his first first team call-up against A.C. Milan on 12 February, but did not play. After a successive "appearances" as unused sub, he replaced Paolo Sammarco on 28 March 2010 against Fiorentina, which Udinese lost 1–4.
Badu became a regular in 2011–12 season, replacing departed Gökhan İnler in new 4–1–4–1 or 4–4–1–1 formation against Arsenal. Badu was one of the cover of attacking midfielder Giampiero Pinzi along with countryman Kwadwo Asamoah.
Badu has represented Ghana at under-20, under-23 and senior level. On 22 May 2008, he received his first call-up to the Black Stars. Badu's first senior international appearance came on 8 June 2008 against Lesotho and his first goal against Congo in June 2011.
On 1 January 2009, he was named in the Black Satellites squad for the 2009 African Youth Championship in Rwanda. Badu played for the Black Stars' domestic based team at the 2009 African Championship of Nations in Côte d'Ivoire and represented his team at 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt.
Badu scored the winning sudden death penalty on 16 October 2009 in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup Final against Brazil. The penalty made Ghana the first African nation to win the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
In 2010, Badu was selected for his first Africa Cup of Nations as the Black Stars finished runners-up to Egypt, and went on to appear in the 2012 and 2013 editions of the tournament, with the team twice recording fourth-placed finishes.
During the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, in a group match between Ghana and Guinea, Badu flipped up a teammate's pass from just outside the penalty area and launched a mid-air volley to score a goal that was later nominated for the 2012 FIFA Puskás Award (FIFA's global Goal of the Year award).
- Score and Result list Ghana's goal tally first
|1.||3 June 2011||Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, Ghana||Congo||2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|||
|2.||2 September 2011||Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana||Swaziland||2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|||
|3.||15 November 2011||Stade Municipal, Saint-Leu-la-Forêt, France||Gabon||Friendly|||
|4.||1 February 2012||Stade de Franceville, Franceville, Gabon||Guinea||2012 Africa Cup of Nations|||
|5.||10 January 2013||Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Egypt||Friendly|||
|6.||20 January 2013||Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa||DR Congo||2013 Africa Cup of Nations|||
|7.||24 March 2013||Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, Ghana||Sudan||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|||
|8.||10 September 2014||Stade de Kégué, Lomé, Togo||Togo||2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|||
|9.||15 October 2014||Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana||Guinea||2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|||
|10.||31 March 2015||Stade Sébastien Charléty, Paris, France||Mali||Friendly|||
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