Enoch Kofi Adu

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Enoch Adu
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Personal information
Full name Enoch Kofi Adu
Date of birth (1990-09-14) September 14, 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Kumasi, Ghana
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
AIK
Youth career
0000–2006 Liberty Professionals
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Liberty Professionals
2008–2010 Nice 0 (0)
2010–2013 FC Nordsjælland 79 (0)
2013–2014 Club Brugge 18 (0)
2014 Stabæk (loan) 16 (1)
2014–2017 Malmö FF 60 (3)
2017 Akhisar Belediyespor 3 (0)
2017– AIK 0 (0)
National team
2007 Ghana U-17 6 (0)
2016– Ghana 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 October 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 October 2016

Enoch Kofi Adu (born September 14, 1990 in Kumasi) is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for in AIK in Allsvenskan.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Early Career and Nice[edit]

Adu started his professional career in 2006 at local club Liberty Professionals F.C.. On 23 September 2008 he moved from Liberty Professionals to French Ligue 1 club OGC Nice and signed a contract extending to 2011.[2] He completed the move with national teammate Abeiku Quansah.[3] On 26 March 2010 Adu went for a trial at Swedish club GAIS.[4] Adu later signed a contract with Danish Superliga club FC Nordsjælland on 16 July 2010.[5]

FC Nordsjælland[edit]

Adu quickly became an important player for FC Nordsjælland as he took a permanent position in the starting eleven. He played continuously in the league, cup and European competitions at his first season at the club. Adu was part of the Nordsjælland squad that won the Danish Cup during the 2010–11 season, also participating in the final of the competition. Adu continued to be an important player for the club as they won their first league title in the 2011–12 season. Subsequently, the club qualified for the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League where Adu participated in all six group stage matches when Nordsjælland finished last in their group. Halfway through the 2012–13 season Adu transferred from Nordsjælland to Belgian Pro League club Club Brugge.

Club Brugge[edit]

After transferring to Belgium Adu played fairly regularly during the remainder of the 2012–13 season. However, during his second season at the club he played less regularly and was loaned to Norwegian newly promoted Tippeligaen club Stabæk until the summer of 2014.

Malmö FF[edit]

On 8 July 2014 reigning Swedish champions Malmö FF announced that they had signed Adu from Club Brugge as reinforcement for the clubs campaign to qualify for the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League. The transfer was originally meant to be carried out on 1 August when Adu's loan contract with Stabæk ran out, however Malmö FF has confirmed that they were in negotiations with Stabæk to acquire Adu when the Swedish transfer window opened on 15 July. At the same time it was also confirmed that Adu would wear the number 8 shirt at the club.[6] On 24 July Stabæk announced that they had agreed to terminate the loan deal prematurely for a minor compensation from Malmö FF.[7] Adu made 15 appearances for Malmö FF during the latter part of the 2014 season, helping the club defend their league title and qualify for the group stage of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League. Adu was a regular in the next Champions League campaign in 2015–16 as Malmö FF once again qualified for the group stage.

AIK[edit]

On 25 October 2017 Swedish AIK announced that they have acquired Adu from free agency on a 3-year contract.[8]

International[edit]

Adu represented the Ghana national under-17 team at the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup held in Korea Republic and played six matches in the tournament.[9] Adu was called up to the senior Ghana side for a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Uganda in October 2016.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Adu (far-right) celebrating a goal with FC Nordsjælland teammates against Juventus in the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League.
As of 31 May 2017.[11]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nice 2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FC Nordsjælland 2010–11 29 0 5 0 2 0 36 0
2011–12 32 0 2 0 1 0 35 0
2012–13 18 0 0 0 6 0 24 0
Total 79 0 7 0 9 0 95 0
Club Brugge 2012–13 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2013–14 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 18 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Stabæk 2014 16 1 2 2 18 3
Total 16 1 2 2 0 0 18 3
Malmö FF 2014 15 0 0 0 10 0 25 0
2015 27 2 5 1 10 0 42 3
2016 18 1 1 0 19 1
Total 60 3 6 1 20 0 86 4
Akhisar Belediyespor 2016–17 3 0 4 0 7 0
Total 3 0 4 0 0 0 7 0
Career total 176 4 19 3 29 0 224 7

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

FC Nordsjælland
Malmö FF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Enoch Kofi Adu". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Le Ghanéen Enoch Kofi Adu signe à Nice". sport.fr (in French). Sport. 22 September 2008. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Nice Announce Quansah Capture". goal.com. Goal. 1 November 2008. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Adu provtränar med GAIS". gais.se (in Swedish). GAIS. 25 March 2010. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Officielt: Ghaneser til FCN". bold.dk (in Danish). Bold. 16 July 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Enoch Kofi Adu till Malmö FF". mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. 8 July 2014. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Adu sin siste Stabæk kamp". stabak.no (in Norwegian). Stabæk Fotball. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "AIK Fotboll värvar Enoch Kofi Adu". aiktfotboll.se (in Swedish). AIK Fotboll. 25 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017. 
  9. ^ "Enoch Adu". fifa.com. FIFA. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Gilbert Koomson, Inusah Musah called up as Avram Grant names squad for Uganda clash". myjoyonline.com. 1 October 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "Enoch Kofi Adu". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 31 May 2017. 

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