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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.

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Riga Mustapha is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Bolton Wanderers F.C. Rahamat Riga Mustapha is an Ghanaian-born Dutch professional footballer who last played as a striker for Pune F.C. in the Indian I-League.

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Seidu Yahaya is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Seidu Yahaya Maccabi Haifa F.C. Seidu Yahaya is a Ghanaian football player who is currently playing for the Liga I club Astra Giurgiu in Romania.

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Daniel Ola is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
A.C. Cesena Daniel Ola is a Ghanaian-Nigerian football defender, who currently plays in Italy for the Serie D side Fidelis Andria.

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John Mensah is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Sunderland A.F.C. John Mensah is a Ghanaian professional footballer who last played for Nitra as a defender. Mensah spent the 2009–2010 and 2010–2011 seasons on loan at English club Sunderland in the Premier ...more

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Akosua Serwaa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Akosua Serwaa is a Ghanaian middle distance runner who specializes in the 800 metres. She finished seventh at the 2003 World Championships in Paris and won a silver medal at the 2003 All-Africa ...more

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Akwasi Oduro is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Akwasi Oduro F.K. Bodø/Glimt Akwasi Qwakeye Oduro is a Belgian defender of Ghanaian descent who plays with K.V. Turnhout.

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Frank Amankwah is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Frank Amankwah is a Ghanaian football player.

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Joseph Amoah is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Persibo Bojonegoro Joseph Amoah, Liberian football midfielder. He currently plays for Sporting Clube de Goa in I-League.

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Ibrahim Tanko is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Ibrahim Tanko Great Olympics Ibrahim Tanko is a scout and football manager, and a retired Ghana international footballer who played mostly as a forward. He played most of his 15-year professional career - blighted by ...more

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Razak Pimpong is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Viborg FF Razak Pimpong is a Ghanaian footballer who is playing as an striker and attacking midfielder for the Danish 2nd Division West club Ringkøbing IF. He was very versatile and could also play ...more

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Edmond N'Tiamoah is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Edmond N'Tiamoah Servette FC Edmond N'Tiamoah is a Ghanaian-French footballer who plays for SC Kriens in Switzerland.

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Margaret Simpson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Margaret Simpson Margaret Simpson is a Ghanaian heptathlete. She won a bronze medal at the 2005 World Championships, setting several personal bests in the process. Her personal best is 6423 points, achieved in ...more

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Richard Kingson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Wigan Athletic F.C. Richard Paul Franck Kingson is a professional football goalkeeper who plays for the Ghana Premier League club Great Olympics. He is also known as Faruk Gürsoy and is frequently misnamed ...more

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Richard Osei is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Richard Osei Durham City A.F.C. Richard Opoku Osei is a Ghanaian footballer who is currently playing for Durham City A.F.C..

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Adjoa Bayor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Adjoa Bayor FF USV Jena Adjoa Bayor is the skipper of the Black Queens, which is the Ghana women's national football team.

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William Kwabena Tiero is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
PFC CSKA Sofia William Kwabena Tiero is a Ghanaian football player who currently plays in Portugal for Gil Vicente.He played for liberty professionals and kumasi asante kotoko in Ghana.

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Samuel Kumah is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Samuel Ablade Kumah 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.

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Shamo Quaye is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Shamo Quaye was 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.

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Baffour Gyan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
FC Saturn Moscow Oblast Baffour Gyan is a Ghanaian footballer who is currently playing for Al-Nasr Benghazi of Libya as a striker.

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George Owu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Al-Masry George Owu is a Ghanaian football player who is currently playing for Sekondi Hasaacas.

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Stephen Appiah is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Bologna F.C. 1909 Stephen Leroy Appiah is a Ghanaian retired footballer who played as a midfielder. Appiah was a member of the Ghana national team, which he has represented at the youth, Olympic, and senior ...more

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Florence Dadson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Florence Dadson Florence Dadson is a Ghanaian female footballer, who currently plays for the Gulf Coast Texans in the United States.

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Michael Essien is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Chelsea F.C. Michael Kojo Essien is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for Milan and the Ghana national team. He is a midfielder who has often been touted as a box-to-box midfielder for his ability to exert ...more

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Joachin Yaw Acheampong is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Joachim Yaw Acheampong, known as Yaw, is a Ghanaian retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

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Vida Nsiah is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Ghana
Vida Nsiah Vida Nsiah is a retired female track and field sprinter and hurdler from Ghana. At the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur she finished fifth in the 100 metres and sixth in the 200 metres. ...more