Evans Frimpong

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Evans Frimpong
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Evans Frimpong in action against Argentina powerhouse Boca Juniors
Personal information
Full name Evans Frimpong
Date of birth (1989-08-08) August 8, 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger, Forward
Club information
Current team
Oklahoma City Energy
Youth career
2008–2009 UTB Scorpions
2010–2011 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Reading United 24 (5)
2012–2014 Tampa Bay Rowdies 69 (9)
2015 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 12 (0)
2016– Oklahoma City Energy 0 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 17, 2015.

† Appearances (goals)

Evans Frimpong (born August 8, 1989) is an Ghanaian American footballer who plays for Oklahoma City Energy FC in the United Soccer League.

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Frimpong began his youth career playing for Liberty Babies FC alongside Kwadwo Asamoah of Juventus F.C., Rabiu Mohammed, Abdul Aziz Tetteh of Lech Poznań and Daniel Agyei. He captained the team at the 2008 Gothia Cup in Sweden where they were runners up, losing to IF Elfsborg in the final. Frimpong also made the shortlist for Ghana's 2007 national U-17 football team .

College and Amateur[edit]

Frimpong played college soccer at UTB between 2008 and 2009 before transferring to the University of Delaware, where he played between 2010 and 2011.

Among the honors Frimpong received in 2011 were second team National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American, first team NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region, Hermann Trophy (National Player of the Year) final 15 semifinalist, CAA Player of the Year and ECAC All-East first team. He ranked among the CAA leaders in scoring, tallying 29 points on 12 goals and five assists in 2011. Overall, he tallied 15 goals during his two-year college career with the Blue Hens.[1]

Professional[edit]

Chicago Fire selected Frimpong in the first round (No. 9 overall) of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft.[2] However, after a brief stint with the club, he was traded to San Jose Earthquakes where he completed his pre-season.

Frimpong joined North American Soccer League club Tampa Bay Rowdies on May 2, 2012 and played a major role in their successful quest to hoist the Soccer Bowl trophy that same year. He signed a two-year contract to stay with the club until the end of the 2014 season. Frimpong finished his 2013 campaign with six goals and in the 2014 season, he scored three goals including a double against New York Cosmos in a performance which earned him a spot on the North American Soccer League team of the week.[3] In 2015, Frimpong joined the Rowdies' arch rivals Fort Lauderdale Strikers and helped them to the NASL playoffs with brilliant performances in key games, most notably against his former team, the Tampa bay rowdies, where he delivered the game winning assist to lead the strikers to capture the 2015 Coastal Cup. After a season with the Strikers, he went to Vendsyssel FF in Denmark for trials but later signed with Oklahoma City Energy FC on 1 February for the 2016 season. Frimpong is a versatile player and a clinical finisher when playing in the forward position. His best attributes are speed, aggression, technical dribbling ability and near perfect ball control.

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