Kofi Nimeley

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Kofi Nimeley
Personal information
Full name Kofi Ntiamoah Nimeley
Date of birth (1992-12-11) 11 December 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Right back / Centre-back
Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 3
Youth career
2001–2004 Muttenz
2004–2010 Basel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Basel II 76 (2)
2013– Locarno 55 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Switzerland U17 14 (2)
2010–2011 Switzerland U19 8 (0)
2012 Switzerland U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 August 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 August 2014

Kofi Nimeley (born 11 December 1992) is a Swiss-Ghanaian professional footballer currently playing for FC Locarno.

Club career[edit]

Nimeley initially started his career with SV Muttenz but quickly moved on to FC Basel as an academy player.[1] At Basel he was able to rise through the youth ranks and broke into their reserve team towards the end of the 2009-10 season. He made his debut for Basel II on 21 April 2010 in a 4-1 home win against SV Höngg, coming on as a late substitute. He scored his first goal for the club on 12 March 2011 in a match against Grasshopper Club Zürich II that ended in a 1-1 draw. After not being able to break into the Basel first-team, Nimeley transferred to FC Locarno of the Swiss Challenge League in July 2013.[2] He made his debut for Locarno on 14 July 2014 in a 1-0 home win against FC Biel-Bienne.

International career[edit]

Nimeley was a Switzerland youth international, having previously competed at under-17, under-19, and under-20 level. In 2009, he was part of the Swiss under-17 team that won the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup beating the host nation Nigeria 1—0 in the final, featuring in five of the seven matches at the tournament and having been an integral part of the team in helping them qualify.[3] Despite featuring for Switzerland at various youth levels, Nimeley has also expressed an interest in representing Ghana.[4]



  1. ^ "One-on-One with Kofi Ntiamoah Nimeley Part I". AllSports Ghana. allsports.com.gh. 19 March 2013. Archived from the original on 31 March 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "U17-Weltmeister Nimeley zu Locarno". fussball.ch Transfers (in German). fussball.ch. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kofi Nimeley". FIFA Player Statistics. FIFA.com. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "One-on-One with Kofi Ntiamoah Nimeley Part II". AllSports Ghana. allsports.com.gh. 26 March 2013. Archived from the original on 31 March 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 

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