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Joetex Asamoah Frimpong
Personal information
Full name Kwabena Joseph Asamoah-Frimpong
Date of birth April 17, 1982 (1982-04-17) (age 27)
Place of birth    Mampong Nsuta, Ghana
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club FC Lucerne
Number 31
Youth career
1997-2000
2000
2001-2002
Niger Tornadoes F.C.
Katsina United
Gabros F.C.
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2002-2003
2003-2006
2006
2006
2007-
2008–
El-Kanemi Warriors
Enyimba
Al-Nasr (loan)
CS Sfaxien
Young Boys
FC Lucerne (loan)
34 (18)

10 (3)
04 (1)
29 (7)
017 (8)   
National team
Ghana 10 (1)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 09:00, 1 February 2009 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Kwabena Joseph Joetex Asamoah Frimpong (born April 17, 1982 in Mampong Nsuta [1]) is a Ghanaian football striker who currently plays for FC Lucerne, on loan from Young Boys.

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Career

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Club career

Frimpong began his career in Nigeria with Gabros of Nnewi and El-Kanemi, where he became top scorer and earned a move to Enyimba F.C. [2]. He won the CAF African Champions League with Enyimba in 2003 and 2004, scoring a total of 14 goals, but he missed the 2005 competition through injury [3].

He signed on loan for Saudi Arabian side Al-Nasr on 3 February 2006 [4], with an option to make the deal permanent. He left the club on 7 April 2006 [5], scoring 3 goals in 10 appearances [6].

Frimpong signed for CS Sfaxien of Tunisia later in 2006, and made an immediate impact in the group stages of the CAF Champions League. He scored a vital goal in the first-leg of the final [6]

BSC Young Boys

In November 2006 Frimpong expressed a desire for a move to Europe [7] and on 16 February 2007 his wish was granted, after he signed a three-year deal with Swiss Premier side BSC Young Boys [8]. He made his league debut for the club on 25 February 2007, in a 3-1 victory over FC Thun; Frimpong celebrated his debut with two goals [9].

In September 2007 Frimpong was handed a four-match ban and given a fine of 1,100 US dollars after assaulting St. Gallen player Jürgen Gjasula during a league match. The Swiss FA decided not to give him the maximum six match ban after video evidence showed that he was provoked by Gjasula [10].

On 6 September, 2008 he was loaned to FC Luzern.

International career

Frimpong was initially invited to the Nigerian U-23 side, but was dropped when the coach was informed of his true nationality[11].

Frimpong was a member of the Ghana Squad that played in the 2006 African Cup of Nations. He was however not selected into the Ghana Squad that played in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, having spent a large part of last year out injured and then failing to shine at this year's 2006 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

On 7 February 2007, Joetex continued his excellent performances at the International level by scoring his 1st goal for Ghana in their 4-1 victory over Nigeria in London [12]

Honors

  • African Champions League - Winner 2003, 2004
  • 2 Nigerian League Titles - Winner with Enyimba FC
  • 2006 Tunisian FA Cup[1] - Winner
  • 2005 Nigeria FA Cup - Winner
  • Greatest African Champions League Goalscorer (14 goals)
  • 2005 Nigerian League Most Valuable Player
  • Joint Top scorer with 17 goals in the Nigerian National Premier League

References

  1. ^ Player History - Player profile, accessed 30th April 2009
  2. ^ Ghana Web - Photos, acceased 30th April 2009
  3. ^ BBC News - Frimpong doubtful for Enyimba, accessed 7th September 2005
  4. ^ Ghana Web - JoeTex to join Al-Nasr club, accessed 3rd February 2006
  5. ^ Ghana Web - JoeTex completes loan deal in Saudi-Arabia, accessed 7th April 2006
  6. ^ a b MTN Football - Player profile, accessed 9th December 2006
  7. ^ Fifa.com - Frimpong seeks CAF treble, accessed 9th November 2006
  8. ^ BBC News - Frimpong moves to Switzerland, accessed 16th February 2007
  9. ^ BBC News - Frimpong impresses on Swiss debut, accessed 25th February 2007
  10. ^ BBC News - Frimpong handed four-match ban, accessed 11th September 2007
  11. ^ Ghana Web.com - JoeTex Frimpong Player Profile, accessed 30th April 2009
  12. ^ Fifa.com - Ghana hammer Nigerians in London , accessed 16th February 2007

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