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Mathew Amoah

Mathew Amoah

A Ghanaian Striker's Journey in Professional Football

1980

Birth
24 October 1980

Birth

Mathew Amoah was born on October 24, 1980, in Tema, Ghana.

1996

Rise to Prominence
30 November 1996

Rise to Prominence

Amoah's talent caught the attention of scouts from a Dutch club while participating in an international youth tournament for his club, Great Ambassadors. At the age of 16, he made a life-changing move to the Netherlands. He joined Vitesse Arnhem, where he underwent training and gained valuable experience. However, initially struggling to secure regular playing time, Amoah was loaned to Fortuna Sittard before returning to Arnhem. It was under the guidance of coach Ronald Koeman that he finally received the opportunity to showcase his potential.

2002

Breakthrough Season at Vitesse Arnhem
05 July 2002

Breakthrough Season at Vitesse Arnhem

Amoah's perseverance and dedication paid off during the 2002-03 season when he emerged as Vitesse Arnhem's standout player. His impressive performances earned him the title of the club's best player, having scored an impressive 15 goals. Additionally, he showcased his skills in European club competitions, making 62 appearances and finding the net 62 times.

2005

Stint at Borussia Dortmund
05 December 2005

Stint at Borussia Dortmund

In December 2005, Amoah signed with Borussia Dortmund. However, his time at the German club proved challenging, with limited playing opportunities and no goals to his name in 17 first-team appearances.

2007

Return to the Netherlands
30 November 2007

Return to the Netherlands

Seeking a fresh start, he returned to the Netherlands and signed a three-year contract with Eredivisie's NAC Breda in July 2007. Since joining NAC Breda, Amoah became an influential figure in the team's attacking line-up. He consistently scored more than eight goals per season, demonstrating his prowess as a goal-scorer. In his three seasons with the club, he notched 11 goals in his first season, 12 in his second, and 9 in his third, accumulating a total of 101 appearances and becoming the top scorer for NAC Breda.

2010

Honors and Legacy
05 July 2010

Honors and Legacy

Throughout his career, Amoah earned numerous accolades and played a crucial role in Ghana's success. He was part of the Ghanaian Golden Era of footballers, which included notable names like John Paintsil, Michael Essien, and Stephen Appiah. Amoah's achievements include reaching the Round of 16 in the 2006 FIFA World Cup and the quarter-finals in 2010. Additionally, he won the Africa Cup of Nations Silver Medal in 2010.

2010

International Achievements
05 July 2010

International Achievements

Amoah's contributions to the Ghanaian national team were notable. He made his debut during the 2002 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, scoring three goals in consecutive qualifying matches. His performances in the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers cemented his status as Ghana's leading scorer, propelling the team to their first-ever FIFA World Cup finals appearance in 2006.

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