Sammy Adjei

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Sammy Adjei
Personal information
Full name Samuel Adjei
Date of birth (1980-09-01) 1 September 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2004 Hearts of Oak
2004–2005 Club Africain 20 (0)
2005 Hearts of Oak 7 (0)
2005–2008 F.C. Ashdod 83 (0)
2008–2013 Hearts of Oak
National team
2001–2008 Ghana[1] 37 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2010
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 April 2007

Samuel Adjei (born 1 September 1980 in Accra, Ghana) is a Ghanaian retired footballer who last played for Accra Hearts of Oak SC.


Sammy Adjei was transferred from Accra-based Ghanaian club Hearts of Oak to Club Africain for a reported $150,000 on 15 September 2005. On 29 November 2008, he returned to Accra Hearts of Oak SC for a second spell with the club.[2] He agreed to return to Accra Hearts Of Oak SC on a one-year contract in order to convince then national team coach Milovan Rajevac to include him in the national side.

International career[edit]

Adjei was the first-choice goalkeeper for the national side until 2006, when Richard Kingson rose to prominence. Adjei was named in Ghana's squad for the 2006 African Cup of Nations in Egypt and 2006 World Cup squad on 13 May 2006.[3] Adjei made one appearance on the tournament, as a substitute, when the first choice goalkeeper Richard Kingson was taken off with an injury.

On 24 March 2007, Adjei manned the post for Ghana against Austria in a FIFA International friendly in Graz. He was however injured in a collision with an Austrian striker in the first half and was taken to the hospital. Richard Kingson was brought on to replace him. Adjei was again called up to join the Ghanaian national team in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations as the second choice goal keeper, after which he retired from international football. However he received a recall for Ghana's Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Congo.


  1. ^ Maritzburg send Adjei away
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-23. Retrieved 2008-12-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ WM-Teilnehmer Ghana patzt gegen Nigeria

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