Razak Pimpong

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Razak Pimpong
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Personal information
Full name Razak Pimpong
Date of birth (1982-12-30) 30 December 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.73
Playing position Striker
Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Aulum IF (Manager)
Youth career
Golden Tulip
Great Olympics
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2006 Midtjylland 125 (22)
2006–2007 Copenhagen 21 (0)
2007–2009 Viking 16 (2)
2008 Aalesund (loan) 8 (0)
2009 El Masry 10 (0)
2009–2013 Viborg 98 (6)
2013 Ringkøbing ? (?)
National team
2002–2006 Ghana 10 (1)
Teams managed
2013 Ringkøbing (Playing assistent)
2014-2017 Møldrup/Tostrup IF
2018- Aulum IF
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04 June 2016

Razak Pimpong (born 30 December 1982) is a retired Ghanaian footballer who played as a striker and attacking midfielder for FC Midtjylland, FC Copenhagen, Viborg FF and other clubs. He was very versatile and could also play wide either as a right sided midfielder or right winger.

Career

Pimpong was brought from Ghana to Denmark by FC Midtjylland, and made his debut for the team in 2000. He played more than 100 times for FCM, scoring 25 league goals for the club. In July 2005, he agreed a move to league rivals F.C. København from January 2006.

Pimpong did not find initial success at FCK. His first, and only goal, for FCK came on April 2006, when he scored the deciding goal of the 2006 Royal League Final.[1] He came on in the 69th minute and scored the only goal of the game in the 89th minute before he was sent off in injury time for overtly celebrating his goal.

In 2007, Pimpong was transferred to Norwegian Tippeligaen club Viking FK for a sum reported to be around 4 million Norwegian Kroner.[2] He signed a contract keeping him at the club until 2010.[3]

In February 2009, Egyptian side Al-Masry signed Pimpong from Viking FK.[4] A few months later, on 27 July 2009, he signed for Danish club Viborg FF.[5]

On 24 June 2013, he announced his retirement from professional football, but a month later he regretted his decision and made a six-month-deal with the Danish 2nd Division West club Ringkøbing IF.[6]

International

Pimpong was part of the Ghanaian 2004 Olympic football team, who exited in the first round, having finished in third place in group B.

He was called up for the Ghanaian squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. He has played nine games for the Ghanaian national team, and represented Ghana at the 2004 Summer Olympic football tournament as well as the 2006 World Cup in Germany.[7]

Honours and awards

References

  1. ^ BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | FC Copenhagen on www.news.bbc.co.uk
  2. ^ Pimpong til Viking Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine. on www.rogalandsavis.no
  3. ^ Masri complete Pimpong signing Archived 29 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine. on www.viking-fk.no
  4. ^ Masri complete Pimpong signing on www.filgoal.com
  5. ^ Gossip/Transfers: Kyere for Atletico Madrid Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Razak Pimpong klar for Ringkøbing
  7. ^ FIFA.com - FIFA Spielerstatistik Razak PIMPONG on www.de.fifa.com

External links

  • F.C. København statistics
  • Fifa 2006 World Cup Profile
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