Nana Akwasi Asare

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Nana Akwasi Asare
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Personal information
Date of birth (1986-07-11) 11 July 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Kumasi, Ghana
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
K.A.A. Gent
Number 21
Youth career
Cornerstones
2000–2003 Feyenoord Ghana
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Feyenoord 0 (0)
2004–2005 Royal Antwerp (loan) 24 (3)
2005–2007 Mechelen (loan) 36 (1)
2007–2009 Mechelen 52 (1)
2009–2013 Utrecht 86 (11)
2013– Gent 81 (2)
National team
2007– Ghana 5 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:41, 14 September 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:37, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Nana Akwasi Asare (born 11 July 1986) is a Ghanaian international footballer who plays professionally for Belgian club Gent, as midfielder.

Career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Born in Kumasi, Asare previously spent his early career with Cornerstones, Feyenoord Ghana, Feyenoord and Royal Antwerp.[1] On 16 May 2009 it was announced that Asare would leave his contract with Mechelen after the completion of the 2008/2009 season Y.R. K.V. Mechelen, and he signed a four-year contract until June 2013 with Dutch side Utrecht.[2]

FC Utrecht[edit]

In Utrecht, he was quickly the leader of the team. After the 2012-2013-season, after the qualification for European soccer, he was transfered from Utrecht to AA Gent, one year before the expiration of his contract. He played 122 games in total and scored 16 times.

AA Gent[edit]

On 5th June 2013, Asare signed a contract at the Belgian team AA Gent for 4 seasons. He made his debute in the Jupiler Pro League against Waasland-Beveren. Asare played 90 minutes, and the game finished in a 1-1-draw.

Altough the 2013-2014-season was quite catastrophic for the team of Ghent, Asare was one of the strongholders in the team. He was the player with the most of the minutes played. In 29 games, he also scored two goals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch)

    Feyenoord[edit]

    Nana Asare started playing soccer at Kumasi Cornerstones. He was scouted over there and transfered to Feyenoord Fetteh, the Ghanaian branch of the Rotterdam team in First Division Feyenoord. The team is well-known for its biggest soccer academie in Ghana. After a few strong seasons in the soccer academy, Asare was transfered in 2003 to Rotterdam. Under the guidance of head coach Bert van Marwijk, the young Ghanese player couldn't persuade and, by consequence, he was sent on loan to the Belgian soccer team Antwerp FC.

    Antwerp FC[edit]

    It was 2004 when he went to Antwerp FC, as Feyenoord had a cooperation agreement with that team. After one season, the cooperation between Feyenoord and Antwerp was stopped. Feyenoord entered into a new agreement, this time with KV Mechelen, and Asare moved thirty kilometres to the south.

    KV Mechelen[edit]

    After two seasons and the graduation to First Division, KV Mechelen contracted Asare definitively. In the season 2008/2009, the Ghanese internationale was observed by different teams. At the start of the 2009-2010-season, the Ghanese international played for FC Utrecht.

    Nana Asare vertrekt naar FC Utrecht

  2. ^ (Dutch) Linksback Nana Asare verklapt transfer naar FC Utrecht

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