Sherif Danladi

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Sherif Danladi
Personal information
Full name Sheriff Danladi
Date of birth (1989-12-23) 23 December 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Kumasi, Ghana
Playing position defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Heart of Lions
Number 6
Youth career
1997–1998 Kaloum Stars
1999–2001 Corners Babies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Feyenoord Academy 41 (4)
2006–2008 Liberty Professionals 33 (2)
2008–2010 All Blacks F.C. 30 (3)
2010– Heart of Lions 28
National team
2007– Ghana 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sherif Danladi (born 23 December 1989 in Kumasi) is a Ghanaian football midfielder, and currently plays for Heart of Lions in the Ghana Premier League.[1]

Domestic career[edit]

Born in Kumasi, Danladi started his footballing career with Kaloum Stars, a heavyweight juvenile club based in Kumasi. Having graduated from the Under-12 level, he joined Corners Babies, a rival club to Kaloum Stars, for the Under-14 and Under-17 divisions. He had grown into an indispensable team core member, playing an offensive midfield position with other stars that included Yussif Chibsah and Edmund Owusu Ansah. With numerous goals coming off his boots, Corners Babies had been the most formidable opponent; essentially the team to beat in the 90s’ juvenile league.

Graduating from the Under-17 level, Danladi was admitted into Feyenoord Academy[2] by the highly rated and famous national team coach Sam Ardy. He was made the captain of the team from 2002 to 2005, and the side got promoted to the Premier League. Danladi was turned into a holding midfielder by Coach Ardy. During the 2005 season, he was adjudged the best defender in the country, beating off competition from national team players like Yussif Chibsah, Illiasu Shilla and Godfred Yeboah. He has also received many “man of the match” accolades: seven and three in the 2005 and 2007 seasons respectively.

At the end of the 2005 season, a host of clubs including the top two: Accra Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko had chased for his signature but it was Liberty Professionals that got him.

International career[edit]

Danladi has been a member of two of the national teams in Ghana. From 2004 to 2006, he was a key member of the Ghana Black Satellite, the national under 20 side, and in 2006, graduated to the Black Meteors- the under 23 side.