Kwadwo Asamoah

Kwadwo Asamoah, born December 9, 1988, is a Ghanaian professional footballer. Asamoah started his professional football career with the Italian club, Udinese, in 2008. In international matches, he has played in four Africa Cup of National Tournaments for the Ghana football team, as well as two F.I.F.A. world cups. This outstanding player was awarded the C.A.F.’s ‘Most Promising Player’ in 2010 and named ‘Ghana Player of the Year’ twice, in 2012 and 2013. He was ranked as the 27th best footballer in the world by Bloomberg as of 2013.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Kwadwo Asamoah

Nickname:

Kwado, Asokwa Maradona

Birth date:

December 9, 1988

Age:

35

Zodiac Sign:

Sagittarius

Height:

5' 9"

Relationship Status:

Married

Net Worth:

$6 million

Kwadwo's Social Media:

Background

Kwadwo Asamoah was born in Accra, Ghana on December 9, 1988. He is happily married to his wife, Abena, since 2012, who gave birth to two lovely kids — a boy, Jason, and a girl, Jada. In the winter of 2007 — 2008, he signed with Swiss club Bellinzona and spent time on loan at the Italian team Torino. Asamoah was signed by Serie A club Udinese in June 2008, where he quickly made a name for himself and became a key player for both the team and the nation. After good performances at the 2010 World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations, he became a target of top European clubs. He made his debut for the Ghana national team, Black Stars, in 2006, under French manager Claude Le Roy. In the 2008 and 2010 editions of the Africa Cup of Nations, he won a bronze and a silver medal, respectively, and later in the 2012 and 2013 tournaments, he played for Ghana. He also appeared for Ghana at the 2010 and 2014 F.I.F.A. World Cup.

Asamoah and Udinese teammate, Mauricio Isla, joined Juventus in July 2012 on co-ownership agreements, with Juventus paying nine million euros for 50 percent of Asamoah’s contract. In the 2012 Supercoppa Italiana, he made his debut on August 11 against Napoli, scoring a goal that helped Juventus defeat Napoli in overtime. Due to his impressive performance against Napoli, Antonio Conte, who was Juventus’s coach at the time, decided to stake him in the opening league match of the 2012 — 2013 season, against Parma. On August 25, he made an immediate impact, by setting up Stephan Lichtsteiner’s goal in a home win. In June 2013, Juventus made an outright purchase of Asamoah. He then signed a four-year contract with the team. On March 9, 2014, Asamoah scored a notable goal in a home victory over Florentina, as Juventus went on to defend the Serie A title and the Supercoppa Italiana that season. He suffered a severe knee injury in the 10th league match of the season, on November 1, 2014, against Empoli, which ruled him out for most of the season.

On July 23, 2016, Asamoah started for Juventus as captain on the pitch in the opening game of the 2016 International Champions Cup Australian version, as the clubs were drawn with Melbourne. On September 25, 2016, it was confirmed that Asamoah would be sidelined for six weeks after limping off the pitch a day before Palermo with a sprained right knee; tests at the J-Medical center revealed he suffered a complete tear of the medial meniscus ligament. Asamoah reportedly decided not to extend his contract with Juventus, which was due to expire in June that year, according to a report from January 2018. On March 17, he made his 150th appearance for Juventus in a road draw with S.P.A.L. in Serie A. Asamoah agreed to join Inter in May 2018, and Lega Serie A’s registration in July 2018 confirmed this; the signing was completed formally in July. In the first game of the 2018–19 Serie A season he made his Inter debut on August 19.

Career timeline

2007 — 2008
He Launches His Career

He joins Swiss club Bellinzona and is loaned to the Italian side Torino in the winter.

2010
He Receives an Award

Asamoah is awarded the C.A.F.’s ‘Most Promising African Player.’

2012 — 2013
‘Ghana Player of the Year’

He is named ‘Ghana Player of the Year’ twice, consecutively; he also ranks as the 27th best footballer in the world by Bloomberg.

2012
He Joins Juventus

Asamoah and Udinese teammate Mauricio Isla join Juventus in July on co-ownership agreements, with Juventus paying nine million euros for 50% of Asamoah's contract.

2014 — 2015
He Suffers an Injury

During the season, Asamoah suffers a severe knee injury in the 10th league match of the season against Empoli, which rules him out for most of the season.

2018
An Inter Milan Player

Lega Serie A's registration confirms Asamoah's agreement to become an Inter player in May.

2021
He Signs a Contract

In February, Asamoah signs with Cagliari a contract until June 30.

Why We Love Kwadwo Asamoah

  1. He is an outstanding player

    Asamoah has played 73 matches for Black Stars, scoring four goals. He's among the highest-paid Ghanaian soccer players. Since the start of his career, he’s received many deserving accolades.

  2. His dedication

    If there’s one thing about Asamoah, it’ll be his dedication to football. Despite his injury, he bounced back and showed the world he could do more.

  3. His ability to read the game

    Asamoah is a dynamic, diligent, enthusiastic, adaptable, and tactically astute player. He’s primarily known for his pace, strength, stamina, outstanding technical characteristics, and ability to read the game.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. Asamoah lives a low-profile life

    Asamoah is a quiet individual who likes to keep to himself.

  2. On his birthday

    The world’s population was 5,148,556,956, Ronald Reagan, a Republican, was the president of the United States, and the number one song on Billboard 100 was ‘Look Away’ by Chicago.

  3. His birthday is special

    Asamoah was born in the Year of the Dragon and people with the Chinese zodiac Dragon sign are usually lively, intelligent, and excitable.

  4. His birth flower

    The Narcissus is his birth flower, and it is symbolic of good wishes, hope, and wealth.

  5. One of the richest Ghanaian players

    Asamoah is currently one of the highest-paid Ghanaian players and is making it big in his foreign club, Cagliari.

Kwadwo Asamoah FAQs

What is Kwadwo Asamoah’s current club?

He currently plays for Cagliari.

What color are Kwadwo Asamoah’s hair and eyes?

His hair color is black and his eye color is brown.

What is Kwadwo Asamoah’s weight?

He weighs around 165.3 pounds.

Kwadwo Asamoah’s birthday dates

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