Gilbert Koomson

Gilbert Koomson (born 9 September 1994) is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a forward or winger for Eliteserien club Aalesund, on loan from Bodø/Glimt and the Ghana national team.

Gilbert Koomson
Gilbert Koomson (left) and Milan Jevtović, Sogndal-Rosenborg 07-15-2017.jpg
Koomson in 2017
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-09-09) 9 September 1994 (age 28)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Forward, winger
Club information
Current team
Aalesund
Number 23
Youth career
2008–2010 Ajax Accra FC
2011 BEC Tero Sasana
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 BEC Tero Sasana 46 (7)
2013Samut Songkhram (loan) 12 (6)
2013Sogndal (loan) 7 (0)
2016–2017 Sogndal 56 (10)
2018–2020 Brann 72 (11)
2020–2021 Kasımpaşa 22 (0)
2021– Bodø/Glimt 20 (1)
2022–Aalesund (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Ghana U16 7 (2)
2011 Ghana U17 3 (0)
2015 Ghana U23
2016 Ghana 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 25 August 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 6 June 2015

Club careerEdit

Koomson was born in Accra, Ghana. He played for BEC Tero Sasana in the Thai FA Youth Cup and also being call to Ghana national under-17 team.

Previously, he spent time in the Ajax Accra F.C. in Ghana. Stoke City called him to go on trial but he had a problem with a visa and thus was unable to earn a work permit. He came to Thailand to improve his career of professional footballer under the guidance and recommendation from BEC Tero Sasana Technical Director Peter Butler, (Ex West Ham United) who was coaching Koomson while he was guest coaching at the Manchester City academy in Accra Ghana.

Koomson went to European football when signing for Sogndal in Norway. After two seasons at Sogndal, Koomson signed for Brann ahead of the 2018 season.[1]

International careerEdit

Koomson was called up to the senior Ghana side for a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Uganda in October 2016.[2] In 2016, Koomson debuted for Ghana against South Africa.

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 24 August 2022[3]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Samutsongkhram (loan) 2013 Thai League 1 12 6 0 0 12 6
Sogndal (loan) 2013 Eliteserien 7 0 0 0 7 0
Police Tero 2014 Thai League 1 26 6 0 0 26 6
2015 20 1 0 0 20 1
Total 46 7 0 0 46 7
Sogndal 2016 Eliteserien 28 3 3 0 31 3
2017 28 7 3 1 31 8
Total 56 10 6 1 62 11
Brann 2018 Eliteserien 30 1 2 0 32 1
2019 25 2 2 0 2 0 29 2
2020 17 8 0 0 17 8
Total 72 11 4 0 2 0 78 11
Kasımpaşa 2020–21 Süper Lig 22 0 1 0 23 0
Bodø/Glimt 2021 Eliteserien 6 1 1 0 2 0 9 1
2022 14 0 5 3 13 0 32 3
Total 20 1 6 3 15 0 41 4
Career total 236 35 17 3 17 0 270 38

HonoursEdit

Bodø/Glimt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Koomson klar for Brann: Har landet på Gran Canaria" [Oomson ready for Fire: Has landed on Gran Canaria] (in Norwegian). bt.no. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Gilbert Koomson, Inusah Musah called up as Avram Grant names squad for Uganda clash". myjoyonline.com. 1 October 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Gilbert Koomson". altomfotball.no. tv2. Retrieved 22 July 2019.

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