Emmanuel Duah

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Emmanuel Duah
Personal information
Full name Emmanuel Duah
Date of birth (1976-11-14) 14 November 1976 (age 39)
Place of birth Kumasi, Ghana
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Neoplan Stars
1992–1993 Torino
1993–1994 Standard Liège 1 (0)
1994–1995 Demirspor 19 (3)
1995–1996 Eskişehirspor 18 (0)
1996–1997 Mallorca 12 (2)
1997–2002 União Leiria 106 (29)
2002–2004 Gil Vicente 38 (3)
2004 Ovarense
2004–2006 Nejmeh
2006–2008 Hapoel Acre
National team
1991–1993 Ghana U17 12 (4)
1993 Ghana U20 6 (2)
1994–2004 Ghana 23 (3)
1996 Ghana Olympic 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Emmanuel Duah (born 14 November 1976 in Kumasi) is a Ghanaian retired professional footballer who played as a winger.

Club career[edit]

After his exploits at the 1991 FIFA U-17 World Championship, 15-year-old Duah was bought by Serie A side Torino FC, alongside three other teammates. He never appeared officially for the Italian club, and also had a very difficult time at his following team, Standard Liège in Belgium.

After two years in Turkey with as many clubs, Duah joined RCD Mallorca in the Spanish second division, being sparingly used as the Balearic Islands side promoted to La Liga. His next stop – also in the second level – would be his most productive and steady, as he played five years with U.D. Leiria in Portugal, also attaining promotion in his debut season with a career-best 11 goals in only 18 games.

Duah was used regularly by Leiria in the following top flight seasons, but only appeared in ten games in 2001–02 (three goals), as the José Mourinho-led side qualified to the UEFA Intertoto Cup after finishing seventh. Subsequently released he continued in the country, playing two seasons with Gil Vicente F.C. also in the first division.

Duah closed out his career in 2008 at nearly 32, after two-year spells in Lebanon and Israel.

International career[edit]

Duah was a member of Ghana's under-17 team that won the 1991 FIFA World Championship in Italy, scoring his only goal in the tournament in the final against Spain (1–0). In 1993 he was again essential as the under-20s reached the final, losing against Brazil.[1]

A full international since the age of 18, Duah represented the nation at the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations, exiting in the quarterfinals in the former competition.





  1. ^ Emmanuel DuahFIFA competition record

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