Gladson Awako

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Gladson Awako
Personal information
Full name Gladson Awako
Date of birth (1990-12-31) December 31, 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Berekum, Ghana
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Playmaker
Club information
Current team
TP Mazembe
Number 23
Youth career
Berekum Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 All Stars F.C.
2008–2010 Heart of Lions 34 (13)
2008 Real Sportive (loan) 37 (9)
2010 Recreativo de Huelva
2010–2011 Heart of Lions
2011–2012 Berekum Chelsea
2012– TP Mazembe
National team
2009 Ghana U-20
2009 Ghana 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:16, 30 May 2011 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 30, 2007

Gladson Awako (born December 31, 1990[1] in Berekum, Ghana) is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for Congolese Linafoot club TP Mazembe.


Awako began his career with Berekum Arsenal and joined in 2006 to All Stars F.C. who played his first profi matches in the Ghana Premier League. On 11 March 2008 was scouted from Heart of Lions and left also after two years All Stars F.C..[2] He played than from May 2008 a half year on loan from Heart of Lions for Real Sportive between October 2008 on loan for Real Sportive before turned back to Heart of Lions.[3]

On 29 April 2009 the 19-year-old Ghanaian U-20 National Team player by Heart of Lions completed a trial training at Tottenham Hotspur F.C. and was eyeing from Internazionale[4] and A.C. Chievo in Italy.[5]

On 17 February 2010 the Segunda División club Recreativo de Huelva signed him, but he can't play in the first team or the "B" squad until summer 2010.[6] After a half year returned to his former club Heart of Lions.[7] On 10 June 2011, he moved to the fellow league club Berekum Chelsea.

On 17 October 2012 Awako joined Congolese giants TP Mazembe on a five-year contract.[8]


Awako is High-Flying and skillful midfielder, who plays as Playmaker,[9] he is also former fullback.[10]

International career[edit]

Awako is member of the Ghana national under-20 football team[11] at 2009 African Youth Championship in Rwanda and won with the team the tournament.[12] He was called up for the Black Stars for a friendly game against Argentina national football team[13] and made in the game on 1 October 2009 his debut.[14]