Philemon McCarthy

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Philemon McCarthy
Personal information
Full name Philemon Tei McCarthy
Date of birth (1989-08-14) 14 August 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Korluedor, Ada West, Greater Accra
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Hapoel Afula
Number 1
Youth career
Golden Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Feyenoord Academy
2008–2014 Accra Hearts of Oak SC
2012 Wassaman United (loan)
2015 Accra Great Olympics
2016 West African Football Academy 1 (0)
2016 Dreams 12 (0)
2017– Hapoel Afula 1 (0)
National team
2005– Ghana 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 January 2017

Philemon Tei McCarthy (born 14 August 1989) is a Ghanaian football goalkeeper. He currently plays for Hapoel Afula.


McCarthy began his career with Golden Boys before joining the Feyenoord Academy in 2005. In 2008, McCarthy left Feyenoord Academy to join Accra Hearts of Oak SC.[1] He was a key member of the Accra Hearts of Oak team that won the league in the 2008/9 season. McCarthy is in his second spell with the Club but he has been afflicted with injuries since his return. He was the stand out player in the Asante Kotoko versus Hearts of Oak game in Kumasi on 15 April 2012. He dislocated his finger after a terrific save in the game and he was not able to continue. His team lost the game 2-1 to their rivals after his substitutions.[2]

International career[edit]

He is currently standby from Ghana and holds two national caps for Ghana. McCarthy was player in the squad for the African Nations Cup 2006,[3] and return for the 2010 African Cup of Nations.[4]

McCarthy was the number goalkeeper for the local Black Stars when they won silver in the first edition of the African Nations Championship(CHAN)[5] hosted by Ivory Coast in 2009. Goalkeeper McCarthy was the hero for the Ghanaian side as his save of Djilabodji Papy’s paved the way for victory, which was made possible after Kwadwo Poku converted his kick[6]


  1. ^ "Gomoa Fetteh". Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Asante Kotoko vs Hearts of Oak: Six of the best rivalry day delights". 18 November 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Paul Doyle. "Group D | Football". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  4. ^ [1] Archived 21 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ [2] Archived 20 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ [3] Archived 20 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.

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