Stephen Appiah Interesting facts you need to know about the Black Stars' new Technical Coordinator

Pulse Sports has put together 14 things yo need to know about Stephen Appiah

  • Published:
play 16 interesting facts you need to know about Black Stars Technical Coordinator
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

1. Stephen Appiah is married to Hannah and the couple are blessed with four adorable kids together.

2. The former Black Sars skipper was nicknamed Tornado, after he played in snow for Juventus, becoming one of the few black players to do so.

3. He played in two FIFA U-17 World Cups - 1995 and 1997 - making him one of the few to do so.

READ MORE: Africa U-17 Championship Ghana beat Cameroon 4-0

4. Appiah was one of the few players to have played for all the national teams in international competitions. He played for the Black Starlets in 1995, Starlets in 1997, Black Meteors in 2004 and Black Stars since the early 2000's.

5. He won gold with the Black Stars in Ecuador at the 1995 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

6. Appiah was the first Ghanaian to play for Juventus FC in the Italian Serie A

7. He played for Accra Hearts of Oak in the 1990s and emerged as the best player in the 1996 FA Cup, with Phobians winning the national knockout contest.

8. The former Brescia midfielder was the first Black Stars skipper to qualify Ghana for the FIFA World Cup in 2006. The Black Stars had failed on countless occasions to book a place in the Mundial until 2005 when Appiah led the West African giants to their first FIFA World Cup appearance. He would lead Ghana to qualify for the second time in 2010.

9. Pep Guardiola was his roommate during his playing days at Brescia in Italy.

10. He was the longest serving Black Stars skipper in post-independence era, serving from 2002 to 2010.

11. Stephen Appiah retired from professional football n 2010 at age 29.

12. Appiah was twice voted as the Ghana Player of the Year

13. In the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Appiah was a member of the technical team of the Black Stars.

14. The Black Stars Technical Coordinator was adjudged the Footballer of the Year in the Turkish League in 2007.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Asamoah Gyan Narrates This is the true story behind Castro's disappearancebullet
2 Top 5 Here are the RICHEST African players in 2017bullet
3 MLS Schweinsteiger heaps praises on "exceptional" David Accambullet
4 Inside Story This is why Solomon Nyantakyi killed his mum and...bullet
5 Video Asamoah Gyan- I can confidently say Castro is deadbullet
6 Commonwealth Youth Championship Ghanaian swimmer Abeiku...bullet
7 Sad News Ace sports journalist Christopher Opoku is deadbullet
8 Video Look inside Asamoah Gyan's $1m luxurious Mercedes Benzbullet
9 Marie-Claire Rupio See photos of Christian Atsu's...bullet
10 Ghanaian Players Abroad Top 6 young Ghanaian prospects...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Raphael Dwamena's goals against Grasshopperbullet
2 Video Watch Richmond Boakye Yiadom's brace for Red Star Belgradebullet
3 Video Ayew brothers, Wakaso 'chill' in chop bar after AFCON failurebullet
4 Video PLB explains reasons for postponing Ghana Premier Leaguebullet
5 Video David Accam scores 11th MLS goal for Chicago Firebullet
6 Video Ghanaian youngster scores like a Lionel Messi in Danish...bullet
7 Video Essien trains with Persib Bandung following jail...bullet
8 Video Watch Neymar's incredible second goal against Juventusbullet