Famous Ghanaian Sportspersons

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Kofi Kingston
(Only African-Born World Champion in WWE History)

Kofi Kingston
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Birthdate: August 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana
Ghanaian-American wrestler Kofi Kingston plays for the WWE brand Raw. He was initially known as Kofi Nahaje Kingston and used his Jamaican identity in the wrestling circuit, but later began to be billed from Ghana. The 13-time Tag Team Champion has also won the Intercontinental and U.S. championships.

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Michael Essien
(Footballer)

Michael Essien
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Birthdate: December 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Accra

 3 
Marcel Desailly
(Former Footballer centre-back and defensive midfielder)

Marcel Desailly
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Birthdate: September 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

Born in Ghana, Marcel Desailly first gained attention after moving to the Olympique de Marseille and winning the UEFA Champions League. He then gained fame with AC Milan and Chelsea, and was part of the 1998 World Cup-winning French squad. A BBC Sport pundit post-retirement, he also represents UNICEF

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 4 
Freddy Adu
(Fotball player)

Freddy Adu
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Birthdate: June 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tema, Ghana

Freddy Adu is an American soccer player who was touted as the next Pelé when he was 14 years old. However, he did not live up to the expectations and has since been a journeyman, playing for several teams in different countries. He currently plays for Österlen FF, a Swedish Division 1 club. He has also represented his national team.

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 5 
Abedi Pele
(Footballer)

Abedi Pele
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Birthdate: November 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kyebi, Ghana

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Chris Hughton
(Footballer)

Chris Hughton
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Birthdate: December 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stratford, London, England, UK

Born to a Ghanaian father and an Irish mother, Chris Hughton became the first biracial footballer from Ireland. Mostly known for his stint with Tottenham Hotspur as a player, he later also coached the team. He was part of the FA Cup- and UEFA Cup-winning squads of Tottenham.

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Asamoah Gyan
(Ghanaian footballer)

Asamoah Gyan
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Birthdate: November 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Accra
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 8 
André Ayew
(Association football player)

André Ayew
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Birthdate: December 17, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seclin, France

 9 
Sulley Muntari
(Footballer)

Sulley Muntari
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Birthdate: August 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Konongo, Ghana

 10 
Ezekiel Ansah
(American Football player)

Ezekiel Ansah
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Birthdate: May 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

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Azumah Nelson
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Birthdate: July 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 12 
Abdul Razak Alhassan
(Mixed martial artist)

Abdul Razak Alhassan
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Birthdate: August 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 13 
Emmanuel Frimpong
(Footballer)

Emmanuel Frimpong
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Birthdate: January 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kumasi

 14 
Baba Rahman
(Football player)

Baba Rahman
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Birthdate: July 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tamale, Ghana

 15 
Kwadwo Asamoah
(Ghanaian footballer)

Kwadwo Asamoah
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Birthdate: December 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kumasi

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Richard Commey
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Birthdate: October 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ghana

 17 
Jeffrey Schlupp
(Full back, Winger)

Jeffrey Schlupp
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Birthdate: December 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

 18 

Joshua Buatsi
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Birthdate: March 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 19 

Joshua Clottey
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Birthdate: October 6, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 20 

Isaac Dogboe
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Birthdate: September 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 21 
Stephen Appiah
(Footballer)

Stephen Appiah
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Birthdate: December 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Achimota

 22 
Ben Bentil
(Basketball player)

Ben Bentil
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Birthdate: March 29, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana

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Ike Quartey
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Birthdate: November 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 24 
John Pantsil
(Footballer)

John Pantsil
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Birthdate: June 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berekum

 25 
Kevin Danso
(Football player Centre-back)

Kevin Danso
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Birthdate: September 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Voitsberg, Austria

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Gyearbuor Asante
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Birthdate: November 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
Died: August 2, 2000

 27 
Kwasi Okyere Wriedt
(Footballer forward position)

Kwasi Okyere Wriedt
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Birthdate: July 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

 28 
Kelvin Yeboah
(Football player - Forward)

Kelvin Yeboah
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Birthdate: May 6, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 29 
Otto Addo
(Former Footballer attacking midfielder position)

Otto Addo
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Birthdate: June 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

 30 
Dominic Oduro
(Footballer)

Dominic Oduro
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Birthdate: August 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 31 
Amida Brimah
(Basketball player)

Amida Brimah
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Birthdate: February 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Accra Accra, Ghana

 32 
Kwame Ayew
(Association football player)

Kwame Ayew
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Birthdate: December 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tamale, Ghana

 33 
Mohammed Muntari
(Association football player)

Mohammed Muntari
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Birthdate: December 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana

 34 
Emmanuel Gyasi
(Football player - Forward)

Emmanuel Gyasi
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Birthdate: January 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy

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Daniel-Kofi Kyereh
(Footballer forward position)

Daniel-Kofi Kyereh
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Birthdate: March 8, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

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Akwasi Frimpong
(Skeleton racer)

Akwasi Frimpong
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Birthdate: February 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana

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Charles Adamu
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Birthdate: May 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 38 
Edwin Gyasi
(Footballer midfielder)

Edwin Gyasi
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Birthdate: July 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

 39 
Roberto Massimo
(Football player - Forward)

Roberto Massimo
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Birthdate: October 12, 2000
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 40 
Duke Micah
(Boxer)

Duke Micah
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Birthdate: September 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 41 
Ray Styles
(Pencil artist)

Ray Styles
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Birthdate: January 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ghana
Died: October 1, 2020

 42 
Nana Poku
(Association football player)

Nana Poku
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Birthdate: September 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ghana

 43 
Francis Dickoh
(Footballer centre-back.)

Francis Dickoh
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Birthdate: December 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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David Kotei
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Birthdate: December 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 45 
Daniel Tagoe
(Football player - Defender)

Daniel Tagoe
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Birthdate: March 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

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Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong
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Birthdate: December 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

 47 
Nyan Boateng
(American football player)

Nyan Boateng
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Birthdate: February 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 48 
Daniel Adade
(Footballer Striker)

Daniel Adade
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Birthdate: April 4, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

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Francis Selormey
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Birthdate: April 15, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ghana
Died: 1983 AD