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 27)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Granville Rage
Parramatta City
2011 Spirit FC
2011–2012 Central Coast Mariners
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Granville Rage 12 (0)
2011 Spirit FC 17 (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)
2016–2018 Central Coast Mariners 38 (2)
2018 Incheon United 25 (1)
2019 Newcastle Jets 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 April 2019

Kwabena Appiah-Kubi (born 19 May 1992) is a New Zealand-born professional footballer who last played for Newcastle Jets 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] Having never made a competitive international appearance, Appiah remains eligible for New Zealand, Australia and Ghana

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]

Incheon United[edit]

On 31 January 2018, Appiah left the A-League to move to Korean club Incheon United.[10] He made his debut for Incheon on the opening day of the K League 1 season against Gangwon FC in March. He scored his first goal for the club against Pohang Steelers in August. On 16 January 2019, Appiah left Incheon United after nearly a year with the K League 1 side.

A-League career statistics[edit]

As of 11 December 2017[11]
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 20 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 21 2
2017–18 17 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 10 2
Mariners total 37 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 32 4
Total 77 2 1 0 4 3 12 0 94 5

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Central Coast Mariners

Western Sydney Wanderers

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDXMADpatk0&t=2m26s
  2. ^ Gatt, Ray (26 June 2012). "Next big thing Kwabena gets urge to wander". The Australian. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Western Sydney ready to begin our journey". Football Federation Australia. 19 June 2012. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Kwabena Appiah-Kubi". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Appiah departs Wanderers after contract termination". theworldgame.sbs.com.au. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  6. ^ "PLAYER SIGNING | Phoenix sign Asian Champions League winner Appiah". Wellington Phoenix. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  7. ^ Davidson, John (28 June 2016). "Mariners take two on trial". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Mariners sign ACL winner". Football Federation Australia. 14 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Speedster extends Mariners stay". FourFourTwo. 29 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Central Coast's Kwabena Appiah on verge of Incheon United move". ESPN FC. 31 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Kwabena Appiah-Kubi". ALeagueStats.com. Retrieved 15 July 2016.

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