Lawrence Quaye

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Lawrence Quaye
Lawrence Quaye 2012.jpg
Quaye (2012)
Personal information
Full name Lawrence Awuley Quaye
Date of birth (1984-08-22) 22 August 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al-Gharafa
Number 4
Youth career
Liberty Professionals
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Liberty Professionals
2003–2004 Saint-Étienne 28 (1)
2004– Al-Gharafa 224 (31)
National team
2001 Ghana U-18 3+ (0)
2010– Qatar 31 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1/7/2015

Lawrence Awuley Quaye (born 22 August 1984) is a Ghana born naturalised Qatari footballer who plays for Qatari side Al-Gharafa and Qatar national team.

He also known as Anas Mubarak (Arabic: أنس مبارك‎‎)[1] after earning the Qatari passport and just known as Lawrence on his shirt (at 2011 Asian Cup only).

Biography[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Accra, Quaye began his career with Liberty Professionals.[2] In January 2003 he was signed by French Ligue 2 side Saint-Étienne.[3] He played his first Ligue 2 match and first league start on 8 March 2003, a 1–1 draw with Wasquehal. He scored his only goal for the club on 6 December 2003, scored the only goal of the match against Gueugnon.

Al-Gharafa[edit]

He then left for Qatari club Al-Gharafa.[citation needed]

He played 5 times in 2006 AFC Champions League, and scored twice (1 goal each) against Al-Karamah on matchday 3 & 4.[4][5] He missed matchday 5 due to injury.[6]

He also a regular starter in 2008 and 2009 edition, played 4 and 5 games respectively. In 2010 edition, he only played in the both legs of the quarter-finals, losing to Al-Hilal 4–5 in aggregate.

International career[edit]

He played for the Black Starlets at 2001 UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup, including a 1–1 draw with Portugal U18,[7][8] losing to Italy U18 0–1 as captain.[9] and losing 0–2 to Spain.[10]

In 2010, he changed to play for Qatar at 2011 AFC Asian Cup, which Qatar as host.[11] He capped for his adoptive nation in warm-up friendlies, against Haiti,[12][13] Egypt,[14] Estonia,[15] Iran and North Korea.[16] He also played all 3 matches against Kuwait, Yemen and Saudi Arabia in 2010 Gulf Cup of Nations.[17] He was the starting central midfielder in all 3 group stage matches and in the quarter-finals, all partnered with Wesam Rizik. After the cup, he played against Russia to prepare for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC). He also capped for Qatar in an unofficial friendly against FC Lausanne-Sport[18] and FC Bayern Munich.

Personal life[edit]

Lawrence is the brother of Abdullah Quaye (born Awuley Quaye Jr.). He is the son of ex Olympics & Ghanaian international defender Awuley Quaye, Sr.

Club career statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of 21 August 2011[19]

Club Season League League Cup1 League Cup2 Continental3 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Al-Gharafa 2004–05 QSL 25 1
2005–06 25 0
2006–07 25 5
2007–08 24 6
2008–09 26 4
2009–10 9 3
2010–11 20 7
2011–12
Total 10 0
Career total 154 26

1Includes Emir of Qatar Cup.

2Includes Sheikh Jassem Cup.

3Includes AFC Champions League.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Al Arabi and Al Gharafa Stars Visit ASPIRE Talent Centre". Albawaba.com. TheFreeLibrary.com Archive. 25 November 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Liberty's Awuley Quaye takes four-match ban". Accra Mail Online. Re-Published by ghanaweb.com. 19 June 2002. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "CAF Magazine: Issue 77" (PDF). CAF. April 2003. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Four star Gharafa stun Al Karama". The AFC. ca 12 April 2006. Retrieved 8 January 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ "Matchday Four Review: Dalian and Saba back in business". The AFC. ca. 26 April 2006. Retrieved 8 January 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "Ziaie has eye on Saba victory". The AFC. ca.2 May 2006. Retrieved 8 January 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ "Mali Stumble As Africa Recovers in Meridian Cup". allAfrica.com. 31 January 2001. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Portugal and Ghana go half and half". UEFA.com. 29 January 2001. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Ghana – Italia". Italian Football Federation (FIGC) Archive (in Italian). 31 January 2001. 
  10. ^ "Meridian Cup: Starlets lose to Spain". GhanaWeb.com. 2 February 2001. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Lawrence will boost Qatar: Yasser". The AFC. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "QATAR'S ANAS MUBARAK CONTROLS THE BALL DURING THEIR INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY SOCCER MATCH AGAINST HAITI AT KHALIFA STADIUM IN DOHA – PHOTO". Reuters. (Published by Euro Sport/Yahoo!UK. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  13. ^ "Qatar 0 – 1 Haiti". CaribbeanFootballDatabase.com. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  14. ^ "Qatar stun Egypt 2–1". The AFC. 17 December 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "Eesti koondis kaotas Katarile 0:2". Estonian FA (in Estonian). 22 December 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  16. ^ "Qatar lose to DPRK in final tune-up". The AFC. 1 January 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  17. ^ "Gulf Cup roster announced". Qatar FA. 21 November 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  18. ^ http://www.lausanne-sport.ch/?a=87,395,397&id=119
  19. ^ QSL.com.qa – Lawrence Quaye

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