Kevin Amankwaah

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Kevin Amankwaah
Kevin Amankwaah 03-08-2013 1.jpg
Amankwaah playing for Northampton Town in 2013
Personal information
Full name Kevin Osei-Kuffour Amankwaah[1]
Date of birth (1982-05-19) 19 May 1982 (age 35)[1]
Place of birth Harrow, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Sutton United
Number 2
Youth career
0000–2000 Bristol City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Bristol City 54 (1)
2003 Torquay United (loan) 6 (0)
2003 Cheltenham Town (loan) 12 (0)
2005 Yeovil Town (loan) 9 (0)
2005–2006 Yeovil Town 44 (1)
2006–2008 Swansea City 29 (0)
2008–2011 Swindon Town 88 (5)
2011 Burton Albion 8 (0)
2012 Rochdale 16 (0)
2012–2013 Exeter City 34 (0)
2013–2014 Northampton Town 21 (0)
2014 Salisbury City 14 (0)
2014– Sutton United 89 (3)
National team
2000 England U18 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:30, 17 April 2017 (UTC).

Kevin Osei-Kuffour Amankwaah (born 19 May 1982) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a defender for National League club Sutton United. Amankwaah enjoyed successful stints at Bristol City and Swindon Town.

Early life

Awankwaah was born in Harrow, London[1] to Ghanaian parents.[2]

Club career

He began his career as a trainee with Bristol City, turning professional in June 2000.[1] He made his first team debut on 18 March 2000, replacing Matt Hewlett as a late substitute in the 1–1 draw away to Oldham Athletic and soon became a regular squad member.

Amankwaah received neck injuries in a car crash in March 2002 when he and teammate Aaron Brown were travelling in a car driven by former City trainee Rohan King which collided with another vehicle.[3] He was given a new two-year contract while injured,[4] but struggled to re-establish himself at Ashton Gate after returning from injury, having loan spells at Torquay United in January 2003,[5] and Cheltenham Town in August 2003.[6]

He eventually left Ashton Gate in February 2005, when he signed for Yeovil Town, initially on loan,[7] and then on a permanent basis.[8] Amankwaah signed for Swansea City in July 2006 for a fee of £250,000.[9]

Amankwaah joined Swindon Town in June 2008.[10] He played 89 games for the club, scoring 5 goals before being released on 31 August 2011. Amankwaah still had 6 months to run on his contract when he was released.

On 2 July 2012, Amankwaah signed for League Two side Exeter City on a free transfer.[11] On 30 April 2013, he was released by Exeter along with 3 other players after the expiry of his contract.[12]

After a successful trial with Northampton Town, Amankwaah signed a one-year contract with the option of a further year on 29 July 2013.[13] He made 24 appearances for the Cobblers before having his contract terminated on 23 January 2014.[14] On 17 February 2014, Amankwaah signed for Conference Premier side Salisbury City, making 14 appearances for the Whites.

Amankwaah signed for Sutton United in September 2014. He made a total of 21 full and two substitute league appearances in the 2014–15 season, scoring his first goal for the club when he volleyed in a corner in the last seconds of the game against Chelmsford City on 4 April 2015 to claim a 1–0 victory for Sutton.[15]

Amankwaah made 28 full and three substitute league appearances in the 2015–16 season, helping the U's to lift the National League South title. He netted his second league goal from another corner against Margate on 9 April 2016, a game which Sutton went on to win 4–0.[16]

Amankwaah scored his first goal in Sutton's 2016–17 National League campaign when he scored a consolation goal in a 3–1 away defeat to Dover Athletic on 4 October 2016.[17] On 19 October 2016, it was announced that Amankwaah had signed a one-year contract extension with Sutton United and will stay with the club until the end of the 2017-18 season.[18]

Amankwaah made his 100th career appearance for Sutton on 3 December 2016 in a 2-1 win against League Two club Cheltenham Town in the FA Cup 2nd round.[19] He went on to appear in every round of Sutton's historic run to the 5th round of the FA Cup for the first time ever, including appearances in a 3-1 victory over local rivals AFC Wimbledon of League One on 17 January 2017,[20] a 1-0 victory over Championship side Leeds United on 29 January[21] and an eventual 0-2 defeat to Premier League club Arsenal on 20 February.[22]

International career

Amankwaah was capped by England at under-18 level, making his only appearance in the 2–0 win over Luxembourg in April 2000.[1][23]

Controversy

Amankwaah was at the centre of controversy when he made a remark to Milwall player Neil Harris, taunting him about his battle with testicular cancer during a match between Millwall and Swindon. Amankwaah then apologised after the game after his remark was made public, and also made a donation to Everymans Cancer Charity. Harris accepted the apology at first but then withdrew his acceptance after Amankwaah tried to justify his claims for making the remark.[24]

Honours

Yeovil Town

Sutton United

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 20. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Amankwaah following Ghana dream". BBC Sport. 7 August 2006. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Amankwaah crash shock
  4. ^ Robins show faith
  5. ^ Amankwaah joins Gulls
  6. ^ City duo stay at Cheltenham
  7. ^ Yeovil snap up Amankwaah on loan
  8. ^ Yeovil win race to sign Amankwaah
  9. ^ Yeovil lose Amankwaah to Swansea
  10. ^ "Amankwaah completes Swindon move". BBC Sport. 9 June 2008. Retrieved 19 December 2008. 
  11. ^ "City Clinch Double Signing". Exeter City F.C. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012. [permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Tight finances force Exeter City to trim playing squad". BBC Sport. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "Kevin Amankwaah joins Northampton Town after trial spell". BBC Sport. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Kevin Amankwaah contract terminated". Northampton Town FC. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  15. ^ http://www.suttonunited.net/firstteam_stats_1415.html
  16. ^ http://www.suttonunited.net/firstteam_stats_1516.html
  17. ^ "Dover Athletic 3 Sutton United 1". BBC Sport. 4 October 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 
  18. ^ "Pair agree contract extensions as Paul signs defender". Sutton United. Archived from the original on 12 May 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  19. ^ "Sutton United 2-1 Cheltenham Town". BBC Sport. 3 December 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  20. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 1-3 Sutton United". BBC. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  21. ^ "Sutton United 1-0 Leeds United". BBC. 29 January 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  22. ^ "Sutton United 0-2 Arsenal". BBC. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  23. ^ "Luxembourg v England, 27 April 2000". 11v11. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  24. ^ Amankwaah ends feud with Harris
  25. ^ "K. Amankwaah". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 

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