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Kwadwo Asamoah



Kwadwo Asamoah
CLUB:
Juventus ()
POSITION:
Midfield
BORN:
1988-12-09
BIRTHPLACE:
Accra
PREVIOUS CLUBS:
Liberty Professionals, Udinese
HEIGHT / WEIGHT:
178cm/78kg
NIKNAME:
Asa; Kwadman
GHANA DEBUT :
2008-02-09 (Ghana- Ivory Coast)
CAPS/GOALS:
55/3

2012/2013 Serie A Winner
2012 Super Cup Winner
2010 Africa Cup of Nations Silver Medal:
2008 Africa Cup of Nations Bronze Medal:
2013/2014 Serie A Winner

Kwadwo "Kojo" Asamoah (born 9 December 1988 in Accra) is a Ghanaian professional footballer, who plays as a left midfielder/wing-back for Serie A club Juventus in Italy and plays as a central midfielder/playmaker for the Ghana national football team.
Asamoah was awarded CAF Most Promising African Player in 2010 and named Ghana Player of the Year twice consecutively for 2012 and 2013.
In 2013, Asamoah was ranked as the 27th (twenty-seventh) best footballer in the world by Bloomberg.
Early career
Asamoah was scouted playing for a local based club, which belongs to Kamara and was recommended by the scout Mr. Charles Mensah Gapson to the late Alhaji Sly Tetteh, former CEO of Liberty Professionals. He joined Swiss club Bellinzona and was loaned to Italian side Torino in the winter of 2007–08.
Udinese
In June 2008, Asamoah was signed by Serie A club Udinese. He eventually established himself for both club and country. After some good performances at the 2010 World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations, he became a target of top clubs in Europe.
Juventus
Asamoah and Udinese teammate Mauricio Isla both joined Juventus in July 2012 on co-ownership agreements, with Juventus paying €9 million for 50% of Asamoah's contract. He made his debut on 11 August against Napoli in the Supercoppa Italiana and scored; Juventus went on to win 4–2 after extra time. He started in the Serie A opening match against Parma and made an immediate impact by setting up Stephan Lichtsteiner's goal in a 2–0 win. He has won his second Serie A league title with Juventus.
International career
On the international level, Asamoah was given his debut for the Ghana national football team, Black Stars in 2006 under manager Claude Le Roy who was from France. He also appeared for Ghana at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
He was named in the Black Stars provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup Brazil, 2014.