Kwabena Appiah

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Kwabena Appiah
Kwabena Appiah.jpg
Appiah at training
Personal information
Full name Kwabena Appiah-Kubi
Date of birth (1992-05-19) 19 May 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Central Coast Mariners
Number 13
Youth career
Parramatta City
Granville Rage
2011 Spirit FC
2011–2012 Central Coast Mariners
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Granville Rage (0)
2011 Spirit FC (5)
2012 Parramatta FC 9 (6)
2012–2015 Western Sydney Wanderers 25 (0)
2015 Wellington Phoenix Reserves 2 (0)
2015–2016 Wellington Phoenix 16 (0)
2016– Central Coast Mariners 20 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2017.

Kwabena Appiah-Kubi (born 19 May 1992) is a New Zealand-born professional footballer who plays for Central Coast Mariners in the A-League. Appiah also holds Australian citizenship.

Biography[edit]

Born in Auckland of Ghanaian parents, Appiah arrived in Sydney, Australia, as a six-year-old.[1] He started playing football in the Granville Association, and came of age in the Western Sydney region at Parramatta City, Granville Rage and Spirit FC. He lived in Parramatta, and was educated at Parramatta Marist Brothers.[2]

Club career[edit]

Central Coast Mariners[edit]

Appiah was a part of the 2011–2012 Central Coast Mariners, A-League National Youth League winning squad in which he scored 9 goals throughout the season.

Western Sydney Wanderers[edit]

On 25 June 2012, Appiah joined Western Sydney Wanderers as one of the club's first three signed players.[3] On 6 October he made his A-League debut against his former youth club, Central Coast Mariners, in the Wanderers' first ever competitive match.[4]

Appiah won the A-League Minor Premiership and the Asian Champions League at his time at the club along with winning the VISY Wanderers Asian Champions League player of the year award.

On 31 January 2015, Appiah left Western Sydney Wanderers, with the players contract terminated by mutual consent.[5]

Wellington Phoenix[edit]

On 13 February 2015 he joined Wellington Phoenix on an 18-month contract.[6]

Return to Central Coast Mariners[edit]

At the end of his contract, Appiah was released by the Phoenix, and subsequently returned to Central Coast Mariners on trial.[7] After a successful trial, Central Coast Mariners signed him on a one-year deal.[8] Appiah scored his first ever A-League goal against Adelaide United on the 5th of February, lobbing the opposition goalkeeper.[citation needed] On 29 May 2017, Appiah signed a one-year contract extension with Central Coast Mariners.[9]

A-League career statistics[edit]

As of 8 October 2016[10]
A-League appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season A-League Finals FFA Cup Asia Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Western Sydney Wanderers 2012–13 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2013–14 10 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 22 0
2014–15 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Wanderers total 24 0 1 0 1 0 12 0 38 0
Wellington Phoenix 2014–15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2015–16 14 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 15 1
Phoenix total 16 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 17 1
Central Coast Mariners 2016–17 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
Total 41 2 1 0 3 1 12 0 57 3

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Central Coast Mariners

Western Sydney Wanderers

References[edit]

External links[edit]