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Harrison Afful

Harrison Afful

Harrison Afful is a Ghanaian footballer who plays as a fullback for Major League Soccer club Charlotte FC and the Ghana national team

1984

Born
24 July 1984

Born

Harrison Afful was born on July 24, 1986 in Tema, Ghana.

2000

Early life
29 June 2000

Early life

Afful, who was born in Tema, Ghana, spent his formative years in Nungua, located approximately 23 kilometers (14 miles) away; prior to embarking on his professional football career, he used to avidly watch the Ghana national team on television.

2019

International career
29 June 2019

International career

Afful began his international career with the Ghanaian under-20 team, scoring a goal and making six appearances, and despite facing difficulties in securing a regular spot, he affirmed that his performance was not the reason for his lack of success in the junior national teams. He went on to debut for the senior national team at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, representing Ghana in subsequent tournaments including the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2014 FIFA World Cup; he also served as captain, participated in the 2015 and 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, but Ghana failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, and although he returned to the national team in 2018, he missed the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations due to an injury.

2020

Club career
29 June 2020

Club career

Afful, began his career at the Feyenoord Academy before joining Asante Kotoko on loan. He later played for Tunisian club Espérance de Tunis before moving to Major League Soccer (MLS) team Columbus Crew SC, where he won the MLS Cup in 2020.

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