Frank Acheampong

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Frank Acheampong
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Personal information
Full name Frank Opoku Acheampong
Date of birth (1993-10-16) 16 October 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth Asante Mampong, Ghana
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Forward, Winger, Wing-back
Club information
Current team
R.S.C. Anderlecht
Number 18
Youth career
2009–2010 King Faisal Babes
2010–2011 Berekum Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Buriram United 65 (32)
2013– Anderlecht 83 (10)
National team
2012–2013 Ghana U20
2012– Ghana 9 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:12, 1 May 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:24, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Frank Opoku Acheampong (born 16 October 1993) is a Ghanaian footballer who currently plays as a winger for Anderlecht in the Belgian Pro League, and the Ghana national team.



He started his career with Ghanaian side, under the direction of Romain Krider his first coach. He was invited for trials by Sheikh Mansour, who owns the English side Manchester City, to his base in Abu Dhabi to be observed by Al-Jazeera, the other club he owns.[1] In 2010. he was on trail for Croatian club NK Osijek but he couldn't obtain work permit.

Buriram United[edit]

In February 2011, he joined Thai Premier League side Buriram United.[citation needed] He was invited for a trial with Scottish club Celtic in November 2012.[citation needed] In January 2013 Acheampong moved to Belgian club R.S.C. Anderlecht on a loan spell until the end of the season 2012–2013.

R.S.C. Anderlecht[edit]

On 16 April 2013, Acheampong signed for the Belgian champions R.S.C. Anderlecht for a fee of 1 million.[2] On 28 July, Acheampong made his first appearance for Anderlecht against KSC Lokeren which he came on in the 70th minute in a 2-3 loss.

In the 4–1 win over KAA Gent, he came on the 69th minute and scored his first goal in Belgium.

International career[edit]

In August 2012, Acheampong was called up to the national team for the international friendly match against China PR in Xi'an. He made his debut in the starting lineup while Ghana drew 1–1 with China on 15 August. On 17 September Acheampong made his first UEFA Champions League appearance against Benfica which came on as a substitute in the 46th minute it ended as a victory for benfica.

On 23 September 2012, he was made the captain of the Ghana U-20's. In a match against Morocco U-20 in 2013 African Youth Championship qualification, he scored twice as the Ghana U-20's won the match 4–1.[citation needed]

On September 10, 2013 Acheampong scored his first international goal for Ghana against Japan in an friendly match.


Buriram United[edit]

RSC Anderlecht[edit]



As of match played on 24 July 2014.
National team Season Apps Goals
Ghana 2011–12 2 1
2012–13 0 0
2013–14 1 0
2014–15 5 0
2015–16 1 1
Total 9 2

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 September 2013 International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan  Japan 1–0 1–3 Friendly
2. 24 March 2016 Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana  Mozambique 1–0 3–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification


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