Bernard Aryee

Bernard Aryee (born 23 April 1973) is a football player from Ghana, who was a member of the Men's National Team that won the bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

Bernard Aryee
Personal information
Full name Bernard Nii Aryee
Date of birth (1973-04-23) 23 April 1973 (age 47)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Great Olympics
1991–1994 Hearts of Oak
1995–1996 AZ Alkmaar
1996–1997 FC Zwolle
1997–1998 FC Marine Castle
1999–2000 Liberty Professionals
National team
1990–1996 Ghana U-23
1996–1999 Ghana[1] 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Team Competition


Bernard's previous clubs have been: Accra Great Olympics, Ghana (1989–1990); Accra Hearts of Oak, Ghana (1991–1994); AZ Alkmaar, Holland (1995–1996); FC Zwolle, Holland (1996–1997); FC Marine Castle, Singapore (1997–1998) and Liberty Professionals F.C., Ghana (1998–2000).


Career Championship winning records include: National League Champions, Ghana (1991 and 1992); National FA Champions, Ghana (1993); Olympic Games, Barcelona, Spain (Bronze Medal, 1992); Pre-Olympics Tournament, Cairo, Egypt(Gold Medalists-1992).

Coaching careerEdit

During his playing Career with the Liberty Professionals F.C., Bernard was also assigned with the responsibility of coaching their Youth Team. He held that position with distinction, and a winning record for five years.


Bernard has been a member of the Ghanaian National Teams that participated in Tournaments such as: World Youth Cup (Scotland 1989),[2] Pre-Olympic tourney (Egypt 1992), Olympic Games Qualifiers (1991–1992), African Championships Club Competition (1991–1993), African Cup Winners Cup Competition (1994).


Bernard Aryee resides in the USA, and holds soccer coaching clinics for kids in and around the Maryland, Virginia and DC Metro areas, and also the head coach of the Washington DC black meteors soccer team, based in Silver Spring, Maryland.