Emmanuel Duah

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Emmanuel Duah
Personal information
Full name Emmanuel Duah
Date of birth (1976-11-14) 14 November 1976 (age 43)
Place of birth Kumasi, Ghana
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position(s) Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Neoplan Stars
1992–1993 Torino 0 (0)
1993–1994 Standard Liège 1 (0)
1994–1995 Demirspor 19 (3)
1995–1996 Eskişehirspor 18 (0)
1996–1997 Mallorca 12 (2)
1997–2002 União Leiria 106 (29)
2002–2004 Gil Vicente 38 (3)
2004 Ovarense
2004–2006 Nejmeh
2006–2008 Hapoel Acre 24 (3)
Total 208 (40)
National team
1991–1993 Ghana U17 12 (4)
1993 Ghana U20 6 (2)
1994–2004 Ghana 23 (3)
1996 Ghana Olympic 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Emmanuel Duah (born 14 November 1976 in Kumasi) is a Ghanaian retired professional footballer who played as a winger.

Club career

After his exploits at the 1991 FIFA U-17 World Championship, 15-year-old Duah was bought by Serie A club Torino FC, alongside teammates Mark Edusei, Mohammed Gargo and Samuel Kuffour.[1] He never appeared officially for the Italians, and also had a very difficult time at his following team, Standard Liège in Belgium.

After two years in Turkey with as many clubs, Duah joined RCD Mallorca in the Spanish second division, being sparingly used as the Balearic Islands side promoted to La Liga. His next stop – also in the second level – would be his most productive and steady, as he played five years with U.D. Leiria from Portugal, also attaining promotion in his debut season with a career-best 11 goals in only 18 games.

Duah was used regularly by Leiria in the following Primeira Liga campaigns, but only appeared in ten matches in 2001–02 (three goals) as the José Mourinho-led team qualified to the UEFA Intertoto Cup after finishing seventh. Subsequently, released he continued in the country, playing two seasons with Gil Vicente F.C. also in the top flight.

Duah closed out his career in 2008 at nearly 32, after two-year spells in Lebanon and Israel.

International career

Duah was a member of Ghana's under-17 team that won the 1991 FIFA World Championship in Italy, scoring his only goal in the tournament in the final against Spain (1–0). In 1993 he was again essential as the under-20s reached the final, losing to Brazil.[2]

A full international since the age of 18, Duah represented the nation at the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations, exiting in the quarterfinals in the former competition.




União de Leiria



Ghana U17

Ghana U20


  1. ^ "Il Ghana e il Toro: prima di Acquah, Pelè e i fattorini Kuffour, Gargo e Duah" [Ghana and Toro: before Acquah, Pelè and the errand boys Kuffour, Gargo and Duah] (in Italian). Toro. 20 June 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  2. ^ Emmanuel DuahFIFA competition record

External links

  • Emmanuel Duah at the Turkish Football Federation
  • Emmanuel Duah at ForaDeJogo
  • Emmanuel Duah at BDFutbol
  • Emmanuel Duah at National-Football-Teams.com
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