Ibrahim Dossey

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Ibrahim Dossey
Personal information
Full name Ibrahim Dossey Allotey
Date of birth (1972-11-24)24 November 1972
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Date of death 9 December 2008(2008-12-09) (aged 36)
Place of death Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 FC Braşov 48 (0)
2003 Rapid Bucureşti 6 (0)
2003–2005 FC Braşov 42 (0)
2005–2006 Unirea Sânnicolau Mare 23 (0)
2006–2008 Pandurii Târgu Jiu 10 (0)
2008 FCM Târgovişte 0 (0)
Total 129 (0)
National team
1992 Ghana U-23 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Team Competition

Ibrahim Dossey (24 November 1972 in Accra – 9 December 2008 in Bucharest) was a Ghanaian football goalkeeper.


Dossey was born in Accra, Ghana. From 2001, he played in Romania for Rapid Bucureşti, FC Braşov, Pandurii Târgu Jiu, and Unirea Sânnicolau Mare.


Dossey had signed with FCM Târgovişte two days before he crashed his car on 13 September 2008, near Breaza, Prahova County, and fell into a coma. His wife and two children were not hurt in the accident.[1] He was in a coma for nearly three months, before he died in Bagdasar Arseni Hospital-Bucharest on 9 December 2008, aged 36.[2] He was buried in Hârşova, Romania on 10 December.[3]


His team won Africa's first Olympic football medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics.


Bogdan Lobonţ: "I cannot believe it! I had hoped that Dossey’s medical condition would improve. I am sad, Romanian football has lost a valuable goalkeeper. God rest his soul!"

Tedy Dragomir (the owner of Playboy): "We are deeply pained by this, I cannot believe it. We tried so hard in order to make him well. We had almost collected all the money needed for his treatment."

Ioan Neculaie (the owner of FC Braşov): "I met Dossey only as a player for the club I own, but I can say about him that I never heard anyone saying bad things about him. His character was an example. It is unbelievable."[4]


  1. ^ Ibrahim Dossey in a Coma. GhanaHomePage, 9 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Ghanaian goalkeeper Dossey dies". BBC Sport. 9 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  3. ^ Video: Emotional tributes for Dossey as he is buried. GhanaSoccernet.com.
  4. ^ Ibrahim Dossey (24.11.1972 - 9.12.2008). GhanaWeb.

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