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FIFA World Cup countdown: Top 10 Ghanaian footballers of all time

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In terms of World nations, Accra is relatively new on the scene but has already made a big impression. With their first appearance coming in 2006, they captured the imagination in Germany before being a kick away from the semi-finals four years later.

They have now qualified for the tournament three times in a row and have fast become Africa's biggest hope of competing with the powerhouses from South America and Europe.

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10. Stephen Appiah (1995-2010, 67 caps, 14 goals)

Stephen Appiah was one of the men at the core of the Ghana public group during their new recovery, having a major impact in their initial two appearances at the World Cup finals. He captained them in 2006 and was an individual from the crew in South Africa four years after the fact as well. 

At club level, the midfielder appreciated accomplishment with Juventus while additionally highlighting for any semblance of Udinese, Parma, and Bologna in Italy. He proceeded to go through a three-year stretch with Fenerbahce, where he won the Turkish Super League. 

Independently, he was named as Ghana's Footballer of the Year on two events and was additionally remembered for the All-Star groups for both the 2004 Olympics and the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations

9. Asamoah Gyan (2003-present, 77 caps, 39 goals)

While he might be recalled by Sunderland fans for a brief and upside down spell at the Stadium of Light toward the beginning of this decade, Asamoah Gyan is exceptionally viewed as one of the vital segments of the new brilliant period of Ghanaian football.

8. Sulley Muntari (2002-present, 79 caps, 19 goals)

Another individual from the Ghana crew to have carried out his specialty in the Premier League, Sulley Muntari is among the most embellished players to have pulled on the Black Stars shirt. He is relied upon to highlight in his third World Cup this late spring having additionally played and scored in the 2006 and 2010 competitions. 

One of those objectives came in the 2010 quarter-last against Uruguay that Ghana proceeded to lose on punishments notwithstanding late show in additional time, while the other encouraged them to a 2-0 success over the Czech Republic. 

7. Ibrahim Sunday (1966-77, 20 caps, eight goals)

Ibrahim Sunday's career had an air of always the bridesmaid, never the bride about it as he reached two Africa Cup of Nations finals, only to lose in both. The defeats were undoubtedly harder to take considering he had scored in the semi-finals on both occasions.

His exhibitions with the public group and club side Asante Kotoko acquired him a transition to Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen, in spite of the fact that his time in Germany was generally spent on the seat.

6. Mohammed Ahmed Polo

While his own claims that he was "better than Lionel Messi" are wide of the mark, there is no doubt that Mohammed Ahmed Polo was one of the most gifted and technically sound players in Ghana's history.

Nicknamed the 'Dribbling Magician', the left-winger was one of many players to feature for Hearts of Oak in the Ghanaian Premier League before a move to Dubai, where he quickly became a hero of the Al Wasl fans.

5. Karim Abdul Razak (1975-88, 70 caps, 25 goals)

Another individual from the 1978 side that won the Africa Cup of Nations, Karim Abdul Razak assumed a significant part in Ghana's prosperity by scoring two winning objectives during the competition. In the principal game against Zambia in the opening round before he got the solitary objective in a 1-0 triumph over Tunisia in the semi-finals. 

Subsequent to winning that crown, Razak, nicknamed 'The Golden Boy' moved to America where he played close by World Cup victors Franz Beckenbauer and Carlos Alberto for New York Cosmos.


4. Tony Yeboah (1985-97, 59 caps, 29 goals)

English fans will recall Tony Yeboah well for his two-year stretch with Leeds United, which was sprinkled with Goal of the Season competitors that assisted him with procuring religion saint status at Elland Road. 

The striker additionally played for FC Saarbrucken, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Hamburger SV during his time in Europe, building up himself as a clinical finisher and finishing the highest point of the Bundesliga scoring graphs in 1993 and 1994. He was casted a ballot Leeds' Player of the Year in 1996 and after one year procured the honor of Ghana's Player of the Year.

3. Samuel Kuffour (1993-2006, 59 caps, three goals)

Notwithstanding just showing up for Ghana at the 2006 World Cup, Samuel Kuffour burst onto the world scene at the youthful age of 15 when he turned into the most youthful Olympic football champion in history with the Black Stars' bronze at the 1992 Games. 

The focal protector is best associated with his experience with Bayern Munich, where he showed up and won 17 significant prizes during a 12-year stay. Among those prizes were six group titles, four cups, and a Champions League, while he additionally included in the ineffective 1999 Champions League last, importantly beating the ground in dissatisfaction after Manchester United had scored twice in stoppage time to win the prize. 

Independently, he has twice been named as sprinter up in the African Football of the Year grants and was likewise named for the Ballon d'Or in 2001. He is a three-time Ghanaian Footballer of the Year and was remembered for the Confederation of African Football's best 30 African players ever.

2. Michael Essien (2002-present, 52 caps, nine goals)

At his prime with Chelsea, Michael Essien was viewed as extraordinary compared to other midfielders in world football. The adaptable Ghanaian could likewise play at the back, where he was regularly utilized by Jose Mourinho during his advance spell at Real Madrid. 

Having become the most costly African footballer ever with his move from Lyon to Stamford Bridge, Essien immediately settled himself as a vital individual from the public group. He highlighted in the 2006 World Cup yet was unfortunate to pass up a great opportunity four years after the fact because of injury. 

The 31-year-old has won four association titles and seven homegrown cups in two distinct nations, while additionally being important for the Chelsea crew that won the Champions League in 2012. Separately, he was named the Ghanaian Player of the Year in 2008.

1. Abedi Pele (1982-98, 67 caps, 33 goals)

The undoubted lord of the Ghanaian public group, Abedi Ayew is referred to all through the football world as Abedi Pele because of examinations with the Brazilian legend of a similar name. That goes some approach to indicating how profoundly respected he was during a renowned lifetime that saw him gather various individual awards. 

He was a three-time victor of African Footballer of the Year, winning the honor successively from 1991-93. He was additionally twice named for the FIFA World Player of the Year grant, completing 10th in the democratic in 1992. The International Football Federation of History and Statistics named him as the third-most prominent African player of the twentieth century, while he was likewise the solitary Ghanaian remembered for the FIFA 100. 

His most prominent accomplishment at club level accompanied Marseille, where he won the Champions League in 1993 has been on the losing side in the last two years already. He additionally won three Ligue 1 titles with the French side, albeit the remainder of those was renounced because of a match-fixing outrage.

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