Owusu Afriyie

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Full name Owusu Afriyie
Date of birth (1980-09-01) 1 September 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Real Sportive
1997–1998 Badajoz
1998–2001 Málaga 7 (0)
1999–2000 Chaves (loan)
2001–2003 Hearts of Oak
2003–2005 Feldkirchen
2005 Linares ? (?)
2005–2006 Melilla
2006 Enfield Town
2006–2007 Hearts of Oak
National team
1997 Ghana U17 6 (4)
1999 Ghana U20 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Owusu Afriyie (born 1 September 1980) is a Ghanaian former professional footballer. Nicknamed Arriky, he played as a midfielder in Ghana, Spain, Portugal, Austria, and England.


Born in Accra, Arriky began his career with Real Sportive, before earning a move to Spanish side Badajoz after just a season. His performances ensured a move to bigger club Málaga, where he spent a season on loan at Portuguese club Chaves. In 2001 Arriky returned to Ghana to spend two seasons with Hearts of Oak, before spending a further two seasons in Austria with Feldkirchen. Short spells in Spain with Linares and Melilla, and in England with Enfield Town, preceded a final return to Hearts of Oak, where he finished his career in 2007.

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