Mohammed Tanko

Mohammed Tanko Ismaila (born 15 November 1988) is a Ghanaian footballer,[2] who played club soccer in Spain and at home in Ghana.

Mohammed Tanko
Personal information
Full name Mohammed Tanko Ismaila
Date of birth (1988-11-15) November 15, 1988 (age 33)
Place of birth Ghana
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Heart of Lions
Youth career
Koftown FC
2005–2006 Liberty Professionals
2006–2007 Great Olympics
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Heart of Lions
2010–2011 CD Leganés 1 (0[1])
2011CD Teruel (loan)
2011–2012 Medeama SC
2013–2016 Heart of Lions
2017 Aduana Stars (4)
2018 Elmina Sharks
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Tanko won the 2009 H.P. Nyametei Cup final with Heart of Lions, scoring a goal in the second leg to help his team to victory.[3]

He played professionally for CD Leganés[4] and from January to June 2011 on loan for CD Teruel.[5] On 9 June 2011 signed a contract for Medeama SC and returned to his native Ghana.[6][7][8] He left Medeama in 2013 returning to Heart of Lions through 2016.[9]

Tanko played for several clubs in the Ghana Premier League including Aduana Stars, where he signed in 2017.[10] He was released from Elmina Sharks in January 2019 when the club lowered their wage bills.[11]

International careerEdit

Tanko was a member of the Ghana national under-17 football team and Ghana national under-20 football team. Since 2009 he is member of the Ghana national football team.[12]



  1. ^ Tanko, Leganés - Leganés - Temporada 2010/2011
  2. ^ Tanko Mohammed - Soccer Player - Leganes
  3. ^ Yeboah, Thomas Freeman (7 August 2016). "Heart of Lions edge Kotoko to win SWAG Cup".
  4. ^ Ghanaian duo join Spanish side Leganes
  5. ^ Mohammed Tanko - Teruel
  6. ^ Medeama sign striker Tanko Mohammed
  7. ^ "Club secure Transfer Certificates for quartet". Archived from the original on 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
  8. ^ "Striker Tanko Mohammed planning to drag Medeama to GFA over unpaid contract fee". 12 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Former Medeama striker Tanko Mohammed training with Aduana Stars". GHANAsoccernet. 28 November 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Know the Players Each Club Signed". 10 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Elmina Sharks cancel 12 players contracts ahead of new season". 2 January 2019.
  12. ^ Player Profile - Players Globe