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List of famous athletes from Ghana, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Ghana has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Ghanaian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Ghana and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Ghana then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List includes Prince Koranteng Amoako, Margaret Simpson and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Ghanaian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Ghana?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Ghana in order to get more information about each one.

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Azumah Nelson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Azumah Nelson, a native of Ghana, is a former professional boxer. He is widely considered as the greatest African boxer ever. He is a three-time world champion in two weight classes. Nelson is ...more

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Samuel Kuffour is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Asante Kotoko
Samuel Osei Kuffour is a Ghanaian retired professional footballer who played as a defender. Known for his great physical power, he is best remembered for his time with Bayern Munich, whom he ...more

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Vida Anim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Vida Anim is a Ghanaian sprinter who specializes in the 100 and 200 metres. Together with Mavis Akoto, Monica Twum and Vida Nsiah she holds the Ghanaian record in 4 x 100 metres relay with 43.19 ...more

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Michael Mensah is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Syrianska FC
Michael Mensah is a Ghanaian football striker.

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Ibrahim Dossey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Ibrahim Dossey was a Ghanaian football goalkeeper.

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Freddy Adu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Philadelphia Union
Fredua Koranteng "Freddy" Adu is an American soccer player who plays for Veikkausliiga club KuPS. Adu plays primarily as an attacking midfielder, but he is also used as a winger or ...more

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Kwame Ayew is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Vitória FC
Kwame Ayew is a Ghanaian retired footballer who played as a striker. During nearly 20 years he played professionally in six countries, mainly in Portugal where he appeared for four teams in the ...more

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Yaw Preko is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Hoang Anh Gia Lai
Yaw Preko is a former football striker from Ghana.

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Nii Lamptey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Nii Odartey Lamptey is a former Ghanaian professional footballer and current assistant manager of Sekondi Wise Fighters. During his career he played as a striker from 1990 until 2008 notably for ...more

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Gerald Asamoah is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Hannover 96
Gerald Asamoah is a Ghanaian-born German footballer, currently playing for FC Schalke 04 II. He is known for his "pace and strength."

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Asamoah Gyan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Ghana national football team
Asamoah Gyan is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Al Ain of the UAE Pro-League and captains the Ghanaian national team. Gyan began his career in 2003 with Ghanaian ...more

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Mohammed Gargo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Al-Wakra
Mohammed Gargo is a former Ghanaian footballer.

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Alex Nyarko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Alexander Nyarko is a former Ghanaian football player.

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George Boateng is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Hull City A.F.C.
George Boateng is a former Dutch footballer who is of Ghanaian descent. He is currently the technical director of Kelantan FA playing in Malaysia Super League.

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Maxwell Konadu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Maxwell Konadu is a football coach and a retired Ghana international football player. He was the caretaker coach of the Ghana national football team, the manager of the Ghana national under-23 ...more

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Hans Sarpei is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Bayer Leverkusen
Hans Adu Sarpei is a Ghanaian-German ex-footballer who played as a full back. His last club was Bundesliga side Schalke 04. He also was a long time regular for the Ghana national football team. ...more

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Alexander Tettey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Rosenborg B.K.
Alexander Banor Tettey is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Norwich City. Tettey was born in Ghana, but moved to Norway when he was young. He has ...more

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Marcel Desailly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Marcel Desailly is a retired French footballer and star of the France national football team squad, with whom he won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000. He also enjoyed a distinguished career at ...more

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Anthony Mensah is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Anthony Mensah was a Ghanaian football goalkeeper.

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John Paintsil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Fulham F.C.
John Paintsil is a Ghanaian professional footballer, who plays in the South African Premier Soccer League for Maritzburg United and the Ghana national team. His family name is Paintsil but at ...more

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Junior Agogo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Apollon Limassol
Manuel "Junior" Agogo is a retired Ghanaian professional footballer who played as a striker. He spent most of his career in England, as well as spells in the United States, Egypt, ...more

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Isaac Asare is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Isaac Asare is a football player from Ghana, who was a member of the Men's National Team that won the bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. In 2006, Asare obtained ...more

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Godwin Antwi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Liverpool F.C.
Godwin Antwi Birago is a Ghanaian professional footballer. He can play at either centre-back or as a central midfielder. He holds both a Ghanaian passport and a Spanish passport.He currently ...more

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Malik Buari is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Malik Buari is a Ghanaian football midfielder and left-sided defender. He currently plays for the Combined Counties League team Chessington & Hook United.

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Charles Akonnor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Alki Larnaca FC
Charles Kwablan Akonnor is a former Ghanaian international footballer. He has played as a versatile midfielder, mostly in Germany. Currently he works as the coach.