Sammy Adjei

Samuel Adjei (born 1 September 1980) is a Ghanaian former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Sammy Adjei
Personal information
Full name Samuel Adjei
Date of birth (1980-09-01) 1 September 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2004 Hearts of Oak
2004–2005 Club Africain 20 (0)
2005 Hearts of Oak 7 (0)
2005–2008 Ashdod 83 (0)
2008–2013 Hearts of Oak
National team
2001–2007 Ghana 38 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Adjei in Accra, Ghana. He was transferred from Accra-based club Hearts of Oak to Club Africain for a reported $150,000 on 15 September 2005. On 29 November 2008, he returned to Hearts of Oak for a second spell with the club.[1] He agreed to return to Hearts Of Oak SC on a one-year contract in order to convince then national team coach Milovan Rajevac to include him in the national side.[citation needed] In July 2009, he trialled with South African club Maritzburg United.[2]

International careerEdit

Adjei was the first-choice goalkeeper for the national side until 2006, when Richard Kingson rose to prominence. Adjei was named in Ghana's squad for the 2006 African Cup of Nations in Egypt and 2006 World Cup squad on 13 May 2006.[3] Adjei made one appearance on the tournament, as a substitute, when the first choice goalkeeper Richard Kingson was taken off with an injury.

On 24 March 2007, Adjei manned the post for Ghana against Austria in a FIFA International friendly in Graz. He was however injured in a collision with an Austrian striker in the first half and was taken to the hospital. Kingson was brought on to replace him. Adjei was again called up to join the Ghanaian national team in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations as the second choice goal keeper, after which he retired from international football. However he received a recall for Ghana's Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Congo.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 December 2008. Retrieved 8 December 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Maritzburg send Adjei away". 20 July 2009. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  3. ^ WM-Teilnehmer Ghana patzt gegen Nigeria

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