|Full name||Eric Akoto|
|Date of birth||20 June 1980|
|Place of birth||Accra, Ghana|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 3 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre Back|
|2009||Maccabi Ahi Nazareth||9||(0)|
|2010–2011||North Queensland Fury||15||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2016
Akoto started his career in Ghana, at Liberty Professionals FC in 1998 before moving to Austria later that year to play for Grazer AK. In 2002, he moved to Austria Vienna, before moving to Germany in 2004 to play for FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt. On 1 June 2005 he moved back to Austria to play for VfB Admira Wacker Mödling. In 2006, he once again moved to Grazer AK. In July 2007 he moved to Slovenia signing for Interblock Ljubljana.
In the January 2008 transfer window, Akoto went on trial with Football League Championship club Blackpool in England.  He moved in July 2008 from Slovenian PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije club, Interblock Ljubljana to the Austrian Bundesliga club Kapfenberger SV. In 2009, he moved to Maccabi Ahi Nazareth and later to OFI Crete.
North Queensland Fury
In July 2010, he signed with Australian A-League club North Queensland Fury FC where he plays as a central defender. In the Fury's round 3 match versus Melbourne Victory, Akoto was red carded after an incident involving Kevin Muscat, where the Victory defender would not let Akoto pick up his mouthguard and resulted in Akoto pushing Muscat to the ground. Despite the incident being regarded as controversial by many media commentators, North Queensland opted against contesting the mandatory 1-week suspension.
Floriana Football Club
In December 2011, he signed for Floriana FC, one of the most glorious teams in Malta with 25 league championships, including a record of four consecutive leagues, one of them with maximum points and no goals against. Floriana FC's most recent success was the 19th FA Trophy on 22 May 2011.
He was part of the Togo squad in the 2006 World Cup finals where Togo were knocked out of the competition in the group stages. Akoto was on the bus carrying the Togo team, which was attacked by gunfire on 8 January 2010.
- "Akoto joins Grazer AK". MTN Group. 6 July 2006. Archived from the original on 2 March 2008. Retrieved 9 January 2008.
- "Okrepitev iz Toga" (in Slovenian). Interblock Ljubljana. 9 July 2007. Archived from the original on 16 July 2007. Retrieved 10 July 2007.
- "Grayson casts net worldwide for signings". Blackpool Gazette. 8 January 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2008.
- "SV Kapfenberg holt Eric Akoto ins Boot: Togolese war bereits bei GAK, Austria tätig" (in German). news.at. 15 July 2008. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
- "Eric Akoto red card forgotten as NQ Fury prepare to tackle Melbourne Victory minus Kevin Muscat". Courier Mail. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
- "NQ Fury opt against Kevin Muscat complaint after Eric Akoto red card". Courier Mail. 27 October 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
- Stewart, Antony (6 July 2010). "Fury offers new life away from horrors". townsvillebulletin.com.au. Retrieved 14 September 2013.