Emmanuel Osei

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Not to be confused with Emmanuel Osei Kuffour.
Emmanuel Osei
Personal information
Full name Emmanuel Osei
Date of birth (1982-08-23) 23 August 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Ashanti Gold
Number 18
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Echomog 16 (1)
2002 Suhum Maxbees 39 (7)
2003 Hearts of Oak 31 (2)
2003–2004 Sebatspor 17 (2)
2004–2006 Livorno 6 (0)
2005–2006 Politehnica Timişoara (loan) 13 (1)
2007 ASV Cham
2008 Wa All Stars
2008–2009 Liberty Professionals
2009–2010 New England Revolution 44 (0)
2013 Hearts of Oak
2013– Ashanti Gold
National team
2004 Ghana U23 3 (0)
2005 Ghana 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 December 2013.

Emmanuel Osei (born 23 August 1982, in Accra) is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for Ashanti Gold SC as a defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Accra, Osei began his career in 2001 with regional club Echomog, and moved to Suhum Maxbees of the Poly Tank Division One League a year later. He played for his third team in as many years in 2003 after transferring to Accra Hearts of Oak SC, before moving to Turkey to play for Akçaabat Sebatspor (then in the top flight), also in that year.

For the 2004–05 season Osei joined A.S. Livorno Calcio of Serie A, going much unnoticed for the majority of the campaign. In two appearances in May, he played in consecutive defeats – where the team conceded 12 goals – against Parma F.C. and A.C. Siena.

The following year Osei was loaned to FC Politehnica Timișoara, with the Romanian club having an option to buy him at the end of the season. He was eventually released by Livorno and, after a brief spell in Germany with amateurs ASV Cham, returned to his country to play in the top level, representing in quick succession Wa All Stars and Liberty Professionals.[1]

On 31 March 2009 Osei signed with Major League Soccer's New England Revolution,[2] being waived in January 2011.[3] On 14 November 2012, he returned to his country and Hearts of Oak.[4]

International career[edit]

Osei was part of the Ghanaian 2004 Olympic football team which exited in the first round, having finished third in group B.[5] In the following year, he gained his first and only senior cap.


  1. ^ Revolution sign Osei and await delivery; Boston.com, 1 April 2009
  2. ^ Revolution adds African defender; NE Revolution's website, 31 March 2009
  3. ^ Revs waive Osei; Revolution Soccer, 18 January 2011
  4. ^ Midfielders Ansah, Osei join Hearts training; Ghana Soccernet, 14 November 2012
  5. ^ Emmanuel OseiFIFA competition record

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