Yaw Preko

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Yaw Preko
Personal information
Full name Yaw Preko
Date of birth (1974-09-08) 8 September 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Ghana
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Hearts of Oak 31 (9)
1992–1997 RSC Anderlecht 92 (27)
1997–1999 Gaziantepspor 58 (16)
1999–2000 Fenerbahçe 22 (7)
2000–2002 Yimpaş Yozgatspor 55 (21)
2002–2004 Gaziantepspor 4 (3)
2004–2005 Halmstads BK 49 (11)
2005–2007 Al-Ettifaq 2 (1)
2007 Hoang Anh Gia Lai F.C. 2 (0)
National team
1992–2007 Ghana 68 (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Olympic medal record
Representing  Ghana
Men's Football
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Team Competition

Yaw Preko (born 8 September 1974 in Accra) is a former football striker from Ghana.


His career started in Powerlines, a small Ghanaian club, and his first European club was R.S.C. Anderlecht where he became Belgian champion three times. He played in Turkey from 1997-2004 before joining Halmstads BK in the Allsvenskan. He then left Halmstads BK in 2005 as the club did not renew his contract, he signed for Saudi Arabian team Al-Ettifaq[1] and stayed with them for almost 2 years and then signed for HAGL in the Vietnamese V-League, which he left after one season. A free agent, Preko subsequently announced his interest of returning home to the Ghanaian league.[2]


He has played 68 international matches for the Ghana national team, and was a member of the team that won the bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.


  1. ^ TRANSFERS: Window Closed!
  2. ^ "Yaw Preko hints at returning to local league". Modernghana.com. 31 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 

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