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Nana Attakora
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Personal information
Full name Nana Attakora-Gyan
Date of birth March 27, 1989 (1989-03-27) (age 20)
Place of birth North York, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Toronto FC
Number 3
Youth career
2000–2002 York Lions
2002–2003 Brampton East
2004–2006 NTC Ontario
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007– Toronto FC 25 (2)
National team
2001–2002 Canada U-16 7 (0)
2002–2003 Canada U-17 3 (1)
2004–2005 Canada U-19 1 (0)
2006– Canada U-20 13 (1)
2008– Canada U-23 1 (0)
2010– Canada 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 October, 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 April, 2009

Nana Attakora (born March 27, 1989 in North York, Ontario) is a Canadian soccer player of Ghanaian heritage who currently plays for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer.

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Career

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Youth and college

Attakora attended Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School in Caledon, Ontario, played college soccer at York University, played for the Brampton East club, and was invited to train at the National Training Centre in Ontario.

Professional

During the summer of 2007 Attakora trained with Everton of the English Premier League prior to signing for Toronto FC. He played in five MLS Reserve Division games in his debut season, but suffered from a groin injury for the last part of the season, preventing him from making his first team debut until August 9, 2008, when he played against Colorado Rapids. Attakora scored his first career goal vs. Colorado Rapids on September 12, 2009.

During his debut game, it was announced by the commentators that he had dropped the 'Gyan' from his name, and would like to be referred to as solely Nana Attakora.

Attakora went on to have a very successful campaign with Toronto FC in 2009, working his way into the starting eleven and being voted in by supporters as Toronto FC player of the month for June.[1][2]

International

Attakora has represented Canada at U-16, U-17, U-19, U-20 and U-23 levels. Nana was voted Canadian International U-20 player of the year in December 2009 for the second consecutive year.[3] Nana made his senior national team debut in a friendly match against Jamaica on January 31, 2010.[4]

Honours

Toronto FC

Individual

Career stats

Team Season League Domestic
League
Domestic
Playoffs
Domestic
Cup1
Concacaf
Competition2
Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Toronto FC 2008 MLS 5 0 0 - - - - - - - - - 5 0 0
2009 MLS 20 2 4 - - - 4 0 0 - - - 24 2 4
Total 25 2 4 - - - 4 0 0 - - - 29 2 4

Last Update: October 24, 2009.

1) Nutrilite Canadian Championship

2) Concacaf Champions League/Cup

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