Dennis Agyare "Denny" Antwi (born 12 January 1993) is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Iraqi club Al-Talaba.

Personal information
Full name Dennis Agyare Antwi
Date of birth (1993-01-12) January 12, 1993 (age 31)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Forward
Team information
Current team
Youth career
2009–2010 Accra Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Hearts of Oak
2011–2013 Kelantan FA 13 (2)
2013Perlis FA (loan) 5 (2)
2013 Inter Allies 12 (3)
2014–2015 FC Rosengård 1917 4 (0)
2015–2016 Jerv 26 (9)
2016–2018 Start 29 (6)
2018Åsane (loan) 24 (6)
2019 Trelleborg 20 (3)
2020–2021 Gokulam Kerala 15 (11)
2021–2022 Al-Taawon
2022–2023 Al-Naft (16)
2023 Al-Safa 4 (0)
2023– Al-Talaba
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club career edit

Antwi started his career with Accra Academy in 2009.

Kelantan FA edit

Antwi signed with Malaysian Super League giant Kelantan FA for two years contract for 2012 Malaysia Super League seasons.[1] He makes great appearances with Kelantan in the Super League. He also was the 5th Ghanaian footballer ever to play for Kelantan FA after Edward Aboagye, Enock Bentil, Ishaq Debrah and Emmanuel Okine. The team had their first major success in the 2012 season, when they have won treble which is Malaysia Super League championship, Malaysia FA Cup and Malaysia Cup. Domestically, TRW have won the Malaysia Super League Championship on 2 occasions, most recently in the 2012 season, 2 Malaysia Cup titles, 2 Malaysia FA Cup titles, 1 Charity Shield and 1 Malaysia Premier League title.2012 was their debut playing in the AFC Cup. They played well in the group stage to gain first place. However, the team lost in the quarter final to Erbil SC.

Loan to Perlis FA edit

After a season played for Kelantan, Antwi was loan to Malaysian Premier League based club, Perlis FA caused of his young age. However, he was terminated his contract with Kelantan and back to Ghana.

Inter Allies F.C. edit

Antwi joins newly promoted club, International Allies F.C. which competing in the Ghana Premier League.

FC Rosengård 1917 edit

He signed in January 2014 with Swedish Division 2 Östra Götaland side FC Rosengård 1917.[2]

FK Jerv edit

In August 2015, Antwi signed a 1.5 year contract with Norwegian OBOS-ligaen side FK Jerv.[3] In his first season, he played 11 times and scored four goals in OBOS-ligaen. He also scored one goal and played in all four play-off matches for promotion to top flight Tippeligaen, just to see his team lose the final match of the play-off against local rivals IK Start 3-1 after a 1–1 draw at home.[4]

After netting five goals in 15 league appearances for Jerv in the 2016 season, Antwi signed for IK Start at the end of July 2016 in a controversial transfer.[5] Initially he signed a pre-contract, which would bring him to Start on a free transfer on 1 December 2016.[6] Then the player himself publicly announced that he wanted to move to neighbouring club Start immediately, and the clubs agreed upon a compensation fee expected to be around 500 000 Norwegian kroner (around €55 000 at the time).

Antwi played a total of 32 official games and scored 10 goals for Jerv.[7]

IK Start edit

After signing with Start at the end of July 2016, Antwi made his Tippeligaen debut against Sarpsborg 08 as a 67th-minute substitute. Start went on to lose Antwi's debut game 1–0, which meant they extended the number of games without winning in Tippeligaen to 33, in the number 33's 33rd game in Norwegian football.[8] Antwi scored only one goal, a tap-in in an away fixture against Lillestrøm SK, in 11 appearances in his debut sesong in Tippeligaen. His debut goal will be remembered for Antwi being attacked by a Lillestrøm fan after celebrating in front of the home supporters, Kanarifansen.[9]

Antwi was loaned out to Åsane Fotball in February 2018, and returned to Start at the end of 2018.[10]

Trelleborgs FF edit

After being released from IK Start, Antwi signed for Superettan club Trelleborgs FF on 23 March 2019.[11] He left the club at te end of the years.[12]

Al-Safa edit

On 25 July 2023, Antwi joined Saudi First Division club Al-Safa.[13]

Al-Talaba edit

On 14 September 2023, Antwi joined Al-Talaba.[14]

Career statistics edit

As of 27 March 2021
Club Season League League Cup Domestic Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goal
Gokulam Kerala 2020–21 I-League 15 11 2[a] 4 0 0 17 15
Career total 15 11 0 0 2 4 0 0 17 15
  1. ^ Appearances in IFA Shield

Honours edit

Club edit

Gokulam Kerala F.C.
  Champions (1): 2020–21[15]

Personal edit

International career edit

Antwi once attended a national training camp with the Ghana national under-23 football team for the 2011 CAF U-23 Championship qualification. However, he was never chosen for the final squad.

References edit

  1. ^ "Kelantan ikat tiga pemain import - Liga Malaysia - Sinar Harian". Archived from the original on 2011-11-12. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
  2. ^ "Truppen: FC Rosengård A-lag, Herr". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
  3. ^ "Ny spiss på plass i Jerv". Archived from the original on 2020-03-14. Retrieved 2015-08-23.
  4. ^ Play-off final leg 2
  5. ^ Antwi to Start
  6. ^ "Antwi to Start at end of season". Archived from the original on 2016-09-14. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
  7. ^ Dennis Antwi stats
  8. ^ Sarpsborg forlenget Starts pinlige rekke uten seier
  9. ^ "Overfalt av supporter: – Jeg var redd". 23 October 2016.
  10. ^ Overganger i OBOS-ligaen vinter 2019,, 13 December 2018
  11. ^ Välkommen Dennis Antwi,, 23 March 2019
  12. ^ Albin Nilsson, Noah Christoffersson och Dennis Antwi lämnar Trelleborgs FF,, 26 November 2019
  13. ^ "اكتمل النصاب بالهداف دينيس انتوي".
  14. ^ "رسميا.. الطلبة يتعاقد مع الغاني دينيس أنتوي". 14 September 2023.
  15. ^ "Gokulam Kerala FC Stage Sensational Comeback To Win Maiden I-League Title vs TRAU". Outlook India. Retrieved 27 March 2021.

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