Thomas Partey

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Thomas Partey
Thomas Partey 2019.jpg
Thomas with Atlético Madrid in 2019
Personal information
Full name Thomas Teye Partey[1]
Date of birth (1993-06-13) 13 June 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Krobo Odumase, Ghana
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atlético Madrid
Number 5
Youth career
–2011 Odometah FC[2]
2012–2013 Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Atlético Madrid B 28 (3)
2013–2014Mallorca (loan) 37 (5)
2014–2015Almería (loan) 31 (4)
2015– Atlético Madrid 100 (10)
National team
2016– Ghana 24 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:16, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:44, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Thomas Teye Partey (born 13 June 1993), often simply known as Thomas, is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and the Ghana national team.

Club career[edit]

Atlético Madrid[edit]

Thomas with Atlético Madrid in 2018

Born in Krobo Odumase, Thomas was a product of local Odometah FC's youth ranks.[3] He signed a contract with Atlético Madrid in 2011, and was subsequently moved to the reserves a year later. On 10 March 2013, Thomas was called up to the main squad for the match against Real Sociedad.[4] However, he remained unused in the eventual 0–1 home defeat.[5]

Loans to Mallorca and Almería[edit]

On 12 July, Thomas was loaned to RCD Mallorca, freshly relegated to the second level.[6] On 18 August, he made his professional debut, in a 0–4 away defeat against CE Sabadell FC.[7] Thomas scored his first professional goal on 15 September, netting his side's second of a 2–2 draw at Hércules CF.[8]

On 27 July 2014, Thomas joined La Liga side UD Almería also in a temporary deal.[9] He made his debut in the competition on 23 August, starting in a 1–1 home draw against RCD Espanyol.[10] Thomas scored his first goals in the main category of Spanish football on 11 April 2015, netting a brace in a 3–0 home win against Granada CF.[11]

Return to Atlético Madrid[edit]

He made his first team debut for Atleti on 28 November 2015, replacing Luciano Vietto in a 1–0 home win against Espanyol.[12] On 2 January of the following year he scored his first league goal for the club, netting the game's only in a home success over Levante UD.[13] On 28 May, Thomas played in the UEFA Champions League Final against Real Madrid, replacing Koke in the 116th minute as his side lost on penalties.[14]

Thomas signed a contract extension with Atleti through 2022 on 14 February 2017.[15] Following his impressive performances for the club, he was rewarded with another contract a year later on 1 March 2019, this time until 2023.[16]

On 1 September 2019, Thomas came on as a late substitute and netted the match's winner in the last minute of the game, as Atlético came back from 2–0 down to win the game by 3–2 against Eibar.[17] Almost a month later on 29 September, he marked his 100th La Liga appearance for Los Rojiblancos with a man-of-the-match performance in a 0–0 draw against Real Madrid in Madrid Derby.[18]

International career[edit]

In May 2016, Thomas was called up for the first time to the Ghana national team by manager Avram Grant, ahead of a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Mauritius.[19] He made his debut on 5 June, replacing Frank Acheampong for the final 11 minutes of a 2–0 away win that booked the Black Stars' position in the finals.[20] On 5 September 2017, Thomas scored his first international hat-trick in a 5–1 win against Congo in a 2018 World Cup Qualification match.[21]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 29 September 2019[22]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mallorca (loan) 2013–14 Segunda División B 37 5 1 0 38 5
Almería (loan) 2014–15 31 4 1 0 32 4
Atlético Madrid 2015–16 La Liga 13 2 5 1 5 0 23 3
2016–17 16 1 2 0 6 0 24 1
2017–18 33 3 2 1 14 1 49 5
2018–19 32 3 3 0 6 0 1 0 42 3
2019–20 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 1
Total 100 10 12 2 32 1 1 0 145 13
Career total 168 18 14 2 32 1 1 0 215 22

International[edit]

As of matches played on 15 July 2019[23]
Ghana national team
Year Apps Goals
2016 5 0
2017 9 4
2018 4 2
2019 6 2
Total 24 8

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Ghana's goal tally first.[23]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1 September 2017 Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, Ghana  Congo 1–1 1–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 5 September 2017 Stade Municipal de Kintélé, Brazzaville, Congo 2–0
5–1
3. 3–1
4. 4–1
5. 10 October 2017 King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia 3–0 3–0 Friendly
6. 30 May 2018 International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan  Japan 2–0 2–0
7. 7 June 2018 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland  Iceland 2–2 2–2
8. 26 March 2019 Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana  Mauritania 3–1 3–1
9. 2 July 2019 Suez Stadium, Suez, Egypt  Guinea-Bissau 2–0 2–0 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Honours[edit]

Atlético Madrid

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acta del Partido celebrado el 18 de mayo de 2019, en Valencia" [Minutes of the Match held on 18 May 2019, in Valencia] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  2. ^ FEATURE: From Odumase to Madrid: Thomas Partey has arrived; [1], November 17, 2017
  3. ^ FEATURE: From Odumase to Madrid: Thomas Partey has arrived; [2], November 17, 2017
  4. ^ Oliver Torres y Thomas, novedades en la lista del Atlético (Oliver Torres and Thomas, news in Atlético's list); Marca, 9 March 2013 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Prieto ends Atletico's perfect home form Archived 2013-08-24 at Archive.today; ESPN FC, 10 March 2013
  6. ^ Thomas Teye Partey, nuevo jugador del RCD Mallorca (Thomas Teye Partey, new player of RCD Mallorca) Archived 2013-07-15 at the Wayback Machine; Mallorca's official website, 12 July 2013 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ El Sabadell golea y es el primer líder de la temporada (Sabadell thrashes and is the season's first leader); Marca, 18 August 2013 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ El Mallorca dejó escapar la victoria en apenas diez minutos (Mallorca lets victory slip away in only ten minutes); Marca, 15 September 2013 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ El Almería ficha al ghanés Thomas, un centrocampista de largo recorrido y poderío físico (Almería signs Ghanaian Thomas, a central midfielder with long-haul and physical strength) Archived 2014-07-29 at the Wayback Machine; Almería's official profile, 27 July 2014 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Sergio García amarga la Feria de madrugada (Sergio García bitters the dawn fair); Marca, 23 August 2014 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ El Almería pide turno por la salvación (Almería calls turn for the salvation); Marca, 11 April 2015 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Una máquina de rentabilizar goles (A goal-rentable machine); Marca, 28 November 2015 (in Spanish)
  13. ^ Thomas fue el líder (Thomas was the leader); Marca, 2 January 2016 (in Spanish)
  14. ^ "Spot-on Real Madrid defeat Atlético in final again". UEFA. 28 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  15. ^ "Partey signs new Atletico Madrid contract". ESPN. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Partey on! Thomas renews with Atletico until 2023". AS. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Partey scores late winner in epic Atletico Madrid comeback against Eibar". Goal. 2 September 2019. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  18. ^ "Thomas Partey puts in masterclass performance in Madrid Derby". Goal. 29 September 2019. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Feature: Thomas Partey's perfect week". Goal.com. 27 May 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  20. ^ "Atletico Madrid midfielder makes Ghana debut in Mauritius victory". Pulse. 5 June 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  21. ^ "Congo 1 - 5 Ghana". ESPNFC. 5 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  22. ^ Thomas Partey at Soccerway. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  23. ^ a b "Thomas Partey". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  24. ^ "Salah and Mane Picked in First Africa Best 11". FIFPro. 8 January 2019. Retrieved 8 January 2019.

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