Esme Mends

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Esme Mends
Personal information
Full name Anamuah Esme Papa Mends
Date of birth (1986-02-22) February 22, 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Saltpond, Ghana
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al-Oruba SC
Number 14
Youth career
Mpohor Iron Fighters
Great Ambassadors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Real Sportive ? (?)
2008–2013 Accra Hearts of Oak SC ? (?)
2013– Al-Oruba
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Anamuah Esme Papa Mends commonly known as Esme Mends (born 22 February 1986) is a Ghanaian football player who plays for Al-Oruba SC in the Oman Professional League.

Personal life[edit]

Esme is the son of Lionel Thompson Mends and Sanatu Mends, both of Rome, Italy and the nephew of Ghana's former permanent representative to the FAO of the UN, Horatio Mends.


Mends began his youth playing career at Great Ambassadors in the Tema Colts League before joining division 1 club, Tema Real Sportive in 2003/4.[1] The club gained promotion to the Ghanaian Premier League in 2004/5 and Esme was named as team captain. .After a total of four years with Real Sportive, Esme left the club and signed with the top clubAccra Hearts of Oak SC making them champions in 2008/2009 for the first time in 8 years.Also Hearts of Oak player of the year 2008/09. Esme was nominated in the Ghana Premier League All Star team 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. Mends has attracted interest from a number of big Russian, Spanish, German and Italian teams in 2009 and 2010.[2]

On 11 September 2013, Esme signed a one-year contract with Oman-based club Al-Oruba SC.[3]