Francis Dickoh

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Francis Dickoh
Francis Dickoh.jpg
Dickoh, while with FC Utrecht
Personal information
Full name Francis Dickoh
Date of birth (1982-12-13) 13 December 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1999–2000 B.93
2001–2003 Farum
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Nordsjælland 103 (6)
2006–2010 Utrecht 93 (5)
2010–2011 Hibernian 28 (2)
2011–2012 Aris FC 15 (1)
2013–2014 Cercle Brugge 6 (0)
2014–2016 FC Midtjylland 24 (0)
2016 SønderjyskE 5 (1)
2016–2017 Lillestrøm 0 (0)
National team
2005–2009 Ghana 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 June 2016.

Francis Dickoh (born 13 December 1982 in Copenhagen) is a Ghanaian footballer.

Career[edit]

Dickoh started his career in his native Denmark, playing for Farum BK, Boldklubben 1893 and FC Nordsjælland. He moved to the Netherlands in 2006, signing for FC Utrecht.[1] Dickoh played 93 times in four seasons with Utrecht, but lost his place in the first team after suffering a calf injury early in the 2009–10 season.[2] Dickoh claimed after leaving the club that he had a poor working relationship with the club's head coach Ton du Chatinier.[2]

On 30 August 2010, Utrecht announced Dickoh was to sign for Scottish Premier League side Hibernian, pending a medical.[3] The deal was confirmed by Hibs the next day.[1][4] Dickoh made his debut in a 1–1 draw against Inverness CT.[5] Hibs manager John Hughes praised the performance of Dickoh, who had replaced club captain Chris Hogg in the starting line up.[5] Dickoh scored his first Hibs goal in a 3–0 win over defending Scottish Premier League champions Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on 10 November 2010.[6]

On 20 August 2011 he signed for Aris. His contract ran out in 2013. He scored his first goal for Aris against Panathinaikos.

Dickoh signed for Danish club FC Midtjylland on 30 January 2014. It was reported on 11 December 2015 that Dickoh would leave Midtjylland at the end of the year.[7]

Due to several injuries in the SønderjyskE squad, they signed a contract with Dickoh on 13th April 2016.[8]

On 5 September, Dickoh signed for Norwegian club Lillestrøm.[9] After his contract expired on 1 January 2017, he left the club.[10]

International[edit]

Dickoh was born in Copenhagen to Ghanaian parents.[2] He made his debut for the Ghana national football team on 14 November 2005 versus Saudi Arabia, and earned selection for the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations.[2] As of 3 September 2010, he has been capped 13 times for the national team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hibernian signed Utrecht defender Francis Dickoh". BBC Sport. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Strachan, Colleen (4 September 2010). "Dickoh raring to go after a miserable year at Utrecht". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Dickoh naar Hibernian" (in Dutch). FC Utrecht official website. 30 August 2010. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Dickoh Signs With Hibernian". Hibernian F.C. official website. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Bathgate, Stuart (17 September 2010). "John Hughes hails 'fantastic' Francis Dickoh debut". The Scotsman. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  6. ^ Hardie, David (12 November 2010). "Hibs goal hero Dickoh was equally pleased by clean sheet". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 12 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "FCM tager afsked med Dickoh". bold.dk. 11 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Francis Dickoh til SønderjyskE". SønderjyskE. 13 April 2016. 
  9. ^ "Francis Dickoh signerte for LSK". lsk.no. 5 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Alle Eliteserie-overgangene i januar" (in Swedish). m.nettavisen.no. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 

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