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Samuel Kuffour

Samuel Kuffour

Samuel Osei Kuffour is a Ghanaian former professional footballer who played as a centre-back

1973

Born
03 September 1973

Born

Samuel Osei Kuffour was born on born September 3, 1976

1991

Club career
04 July 1991

Club career

Samuel Kuffour had a successful career playing for Bayern Munich, winning the UEFA Champions League and becoming one of the most decorated African players, before moving to AS Roma and later having brief spells with other clubs before retiring.

1993

International career
28 November 1993

International career

Samuel Kuffour, a Ghanaian football player, had an illustrious international career, representing Ghana at various levels, including winning the FIFA U-17 World Championship, being the youngest Olympic Football Champion, and being named among the Top 30 African Players of All Time by the Confederation of African Football

2015

Punditry
04 July 2015

Punditry

After retiring from football in 2010, Kuffour began his career as a sports pundit, joining South Africa-based channel SuperSports and making his debut during the 2010 FIFA World Cup; in 2015, he fulfilled his promise of shaving his head on live TV at the SuperSports studios after the Black Stars' failure to win the AFCON 2015, as he had predicted, and in 2018, he temporarily paused his punditry work for the 2018 FIFA World Cup due to excessive traveling, as advised by his doctor.

2020

Football management
04 July 2020

Football management

In August 2013, Kuffour joined the board of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, a Ghanaian football club, and on 2 October 2014, he was announced as the club's new CEO, but the decision was later revoked by the club owner; in February 2016, he became a member of the Ghana national under-17 football team, and on 16 January 2020, he was appointed to the management board of the Ghana senior national team, the Black Stars.

2023

Personal life
04 July 2023

Personal life

In a 2003 interview, Kuffour expressed his post-football aspirations of becoming a priest or missionary, discussed German players' reactions to his pre-game prayers, shared the support from Ghanaian Christians in Munich, and mentioned his daughter's tragic death, finding strength in his Christian faith, while also being noted as the uncle of American soccer player Matai Akinmboni.

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