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Kwame Karikari (born 21 January 1992) is a Ghanaian footballer who plays as a striker for Dinamo Tbilisi.

Kwame Karikari
Kwame Karikari (vs. Malmö FF in 2013, cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Kwame Amponsah Karikari
Date of birth (1992-01-21) 21 January 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Ghana
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Dinamo Tbilisi
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 International Allies 20 (13)
2011–2014 AIK 43 (8)
2012Degerfors (loan) 15 (6)
2013–2014Balıkesirspor (loan) 23 (11)
2015 Halmstad 9 (2)
2015Balıkesirspor (loan) 12 (0)
2016 Haugesund 13 (2)
2016Irtysh Pavlodar (loan) 0 (0)
2016–2017 Stal Kamianske 26 (7)
2017–2018 Al-Markhiya 12 (3)
2018 Al-Arabi 9 (5)
2018–2019 Neftchi Baku 8 (2)
2019Al Urooba (loan) 12 (2)
2019– Dinamo Tbilisi 2 (1)
National team
2011 Ghana U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 July 2019

CareerEdit

SwedenEdit

Karikari came to AIK in 2011 and made 18 appearances during the 2011 season, during which he scored on two occasions. Then he was loaned out to Superettan team Degerfors IF during the first half of the 2012 season. During his stay there he made 15 appearances and scored six goals. In August 2012 he was called back to AIK.

As he returned he came to score many vital goals for AIK in their Europa League adventure, he scored against PSV Eindhoven and CSKA Moscow.

TurkeyEdit

For the 2013-14 season, he was loaned to Balıkesirspor, a football club from Balıkesir, Turkey that competes in the TFF First League. In his first 12 matches for the club, he contributed 5 goals and 3 assists as Balıkesirspor topped the table.[1][2]

HaugesundEdit

On 3 March 2016, Karikari signed an eighteen-month contract with FK Haugesund.[3]

Irtysh PavlodarEdit

On 30 June 2016, FC Irtysh Pavlodar confirmed the signing of Karikari, on loan from FK Haugesund until the end of the 2016 season.[4]

Neftchi BakuEdit

On 29 June 2018, Karikari signed a two-year contract with Azerbaijan Premier League side Neftçi PFK.[5]

In January 2019, Karikari joined UAE Division One side Al Urooba on loan from Neftçi.[6]

On 15 July 2019, Karikari's contract with Neftçi was terminated by mutual consent.[7]

Dinamo TbilisiEdit

On 15 July 2019, Dinamo Tbilisi announced signing of Karikari on a one-year contract, with the option of an additional year.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 24 July 2016
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sweden League Svenska Cupen Europe Total
2011 AIK Allsvenskan 18 2 1 0 19 2
2012 Degerfors IF (loan) Superettan 15 6 15 6
2012 AIK Allsvenskan 12 5 2 0 6 2 20 7
2013 9 1 2 0 0 0 11 1
Turkey League Turkish Cup Europe Total
2013–14 Balıkesirspor (loan) TFF 1. Lig 23 11 3 1 26 12
Sweden League Svenska Cupen Europe Total
2014 AIK Allsvenskan 4 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
2015 Halmstads BK Allsvenskan 9 2 3 2 12 4
Turkey League Turkish Cup Europe Total
2015–16 Balıkesirspor (loan) TFF 1. Lig 12 0 2 0 14 0
Norway League Norwegian Football Cup Europe Total
2016 Haugesund Tippeligaen 13 2 3 5 16 7
Career total 115 29 16 8 8 2 139 39

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Balıkesirspor signed with 4 new players Archived 2015-07-23 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Ghanaian Kwame Karikari quits Balikesirspor
  3. ^ "Karikari signerte for FKH". fkh.no (in Norwegian). FK Haugesund. 3 March 2016. Archived from the original on 21 March 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Карикари – в Иртыше!". fcirtysh.kz (in Russian). FC Irtysh Pavlodar. 30 June 2016. Archived from the original on 13 October 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Qanalı hücumçu "Neftçi"də". neftchipfk.com (in Azerbaijani). Neftçi PFK. 29 June 2018. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  6. ^ Karikari with Urooba
  7. ^ "Kvame Karikari ilə müqaviləyə xitam verildi". neftchipfk.com/ (in Azerbaijani). Neftçi PFK. 15 July 2019. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  8. ^ "დინამომ ფორვარდი დაიმატა". fcdinamo.ge/ (in Georgian). FC Dinamo Tbilisi. 15 July 2019. Retrieved 16 July 2019.

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