Ghana has incredibly talented Ghanaian footballers who play in the country’s league and in international clubs. Overview of top 10 footballers from Ghana for the year 2021 is crucial information for sports betting, and this guide highlights this and more.
18+ | Commercial Content | Wagering and T&Cs apply | For new customers only.
Top 10 Ghanaian Footballers
Here are our top pick Ghanaian footballers who have had an impactful 2020-2021 season both in the Ghana Premier League and international football such as the English Premier League.
The veteran forward Asamoah Gyan returned to Legon Cities for the 2020/2021 season and will be in the AFCON 2021 squad. He is Ghana’s all-time top scorer and the highest scoring African at the World Cup.
Thomas Partey is a skilful midfielder who plays for Arsenal and in Ghana’s national team. As one of the best Ghanaian football players, Thomas Partey won the Ghana Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019.
Jordan Ayew is a forward player who plays for the English Premier League club, Crystal Palace. He also plays for the Black Stars. In 2020, Jordan Ayew became the highest-scoring Ghanaian in the history of the English Premier League.
André Ayew is the captain of the Black Stars, and he plays as a winger for Qatar Stars League club Al Sadd. Ayew has played in two FIFA World cups and six Africa Cup for Nations competitions.
Sulley Muntari plays as a central midfielder and is known for his physical strength and combative playing style. His tactical intelligence and ability to break down oppositions’ play highly contributed to his success at Inter Milan.
Daniel Amartey plays as a defender or midfielder at Leicester City and in the Ghana national team-Black Stars. He has featured severally for his country at the senior level, including his contribution in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. He also participated in the AFCON 2017.
Diawisie Taylor is an outstanding striker who plays for the Egyptian Premier League club Future FC. He was one of the Ghanaian Premier League top scorers in 2020/2021, having scored 18 goals in 31 appearances for Karela United. He is one of the three shortlisted players for the Home-Based Footballer of the Year award 2021.
Maxwell Abbey Quaye
Maxwell Abbey Quaye plays as a forward for Accra Great Olympics, where he is also the assistant captain. He is the first player to score a hat-trick in the ongoing 2021/2022 season and is aiming for the golden boot at the end of the season.
Abdul Fatawu Issahaku
Issahaku is an attacking midfielder who plays for Steadfast FC but is currently playing for Dream FC on loan. He made his debut for the Black Stars in September 2021 in a 3-1 victory over Zimbabwe in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
David Abagna plays as a midfielder for Real Tamale United. He formerly played for Ashanti Gold and Wa All Stars. His immense contribution of 10 goals in the All Stars team saw then win the 2016 Ghana Premier League.
Top Ghana Premier League Top Scorers 2021/2022
The GPL season began on 29th October 2021 and is set to end on 19th June 2022. At the time of writing this article, there has been a total of 60 matches played and over 130 goals scored! The Ghana Premier League top scorers include:
Maxwell Abbey Quaye – 7 goals and 3 penalties for Great Olympics
David Sandan Abagna – 6 goals and 2 penalties for Real Tamale
Abdul Fatawu Issahaku – 6 goals for Dream FC
FAQ: Ghanaian Footballers
Currently, Jordan Ayew is the best footballer in Ghana, and he holds the Ghana Player of the Year title for 2020/2021. Abedi Pele is another honourable Ghanaian player who is worth mentioning. Pele is not just the leading Ghanaian footballer of all time but is also one of Africa’s best. He won the African Player of the Year three times during his career.
Many Ghanaian professional footballers are playing in Europe. Currently, there are up to 19 Ghanaians in the top five leagues in Europe, such as the English Premier League, English Championship, La Liga, Serie A, and Bundesliga.
Top Ghanaian players in The English Premier League
Thomas Partey – Arsenal
Jordan Ayew – Crystal Palace
Daniel Amartey – Leicester City
Top Ghanaian players in the EFL Championship
Andy Yiadom – Reading
Albert Adomah – Queens Park Rangers
Kwame Poku – Peterborough United
Quincy Owusu-Abeyie was the first Ghanaian to play for Arsenal. He joined the Gunners from Ajax in 2002 when he was just 16 years, and he made 23 appearances and scored 2 goals.