Samuel Appiah

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Samuel Appiah
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Personal information
Full name Samuel Appiah
Date of birth (1985-03-25) March 25, 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Obuasi, Ghana
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Boston Olympiakos
Youth career
2005–2006 University of Ghana
2006–2009 Boston University Terriers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Houston Dynamo 2 (1)
2011 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 22 (0)
2013– Boston Olympiakos
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 1, 2011.

Samuel Appiah (born March 25, 1985 in Obuasi) is a Ghanaian footballer .



Appiah attended the Ashgold Academy and Adisadel College (the equivalent of high school in Ghana), and spent four years with the Ajax Football Academy in Kumasi, Ghana between the ages of 13 and 17, before attending and playing soccer at the University of Ghana from 2005 to 2006. He relocated to the United States in 2006 when he was offered a scholarship by Boston University, and subsequently played four years of college soccer for the Terriers.

He appeared in every game of his four-year career, and received several regional and conference honors, being named to America East all-rookie team in 2006, earning second-team all-America East honors as a junior in 2008, and being named to the all-America East first team as a senior in 2009. He was also honored with the athletic department’s Simpson Award for enthusiasm and leadership throughout his career.


Appiah was selected in the third round (46th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by Houston Dynamo.[1] He made his professional debut on May 1, 2010 in a game against the Kansas City Wizards,[2] and scored his first professional goal in the 88th minute of that game.[3]

After being released by Houston during the 2011 pre-season, Appiah signed with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL Professional Division.


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