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Charles Gyamfi

Charles Gyamfi
Personal information
Full name Charles Kumi Gyamfi
Date of birth 1929 (age 85–86)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948 Sailors
1948-1949 Ebusua Dwarfs
1949-1954 Asante Kotoko
1954-1956 Kumasi Great Ashantis
1956-1960 Hearts of Oak
1960-1961 Fortuna Düsseldorf
National team
1950-1961 Ghana
Teams managed
1963-1965 Ghana
1972 Africa XI
1982 Ghana
1983-1984 Municipal Club
1984 Somalia U21
1988-1991 AFC Leopards
1992-1993 Ashanti Gold
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Charles Kumi Gyamfi (born in 1929 in Accra [1]) is a retired Ghanaian footballer who is remarkable for being the first African player to play in Germany, when he joined Fortuna Düsseldorf in 1960.[2]

After retiring as a player he became a coach, and career highlights include leading Ghana to the African Cup of Nations three times, making him the most successful coach in ACN history.[3]

In January 2008 he publicly lamented the modern obsession of players with money rather than the love of the game.[3]

His record was equalized by Hassan Shehata of Egypt who led his team to the title in 2006, 2008, and 2010


  1. ^ Richard Avornyotse (2004-07-13). "Nana Kumi Gyamfi I, a soccer legend". Modern Ghana Sports News. Retrieved 2007-12-05. 
  2. ^ Kofi Nsiah & Sabrina Schmidt. "50 years of Ghana National Football - The German Connection". German Embassy, Accra. Retrieved 2007-12-05. 
  3. ^ a b Farayi Mungazi (2008-01-13). "Ghana legend laments money culture". BBC News. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 

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