Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey wins Ghana Footballer of the Year award (full list)


Atletico Madrid ace Thomas Teye Partey has been adjudged Ghana Footballer of the Year for the second straight time.

The midfielder beat off competition from Ghana and Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Felix Annan and Ghana senior women’s team and U17 striker Mukarama Abdulai to pick the coveted gong at the Ghana Football Awards held in Accra on Sunday.

It was the 26-year-old’s second award of the night having earlier fended off competition from new Celta Vigo and former Genk centre-back Joseph Aidoo and Inter Milan’s Kwadwo Asamoah to claim the Foreign-based Player of the Year honour moments earlier.

Below is the full of winners

Coach Of the Year
Charles Akunnor- Asante Kotoko

Women’s Footballer of the Year
Mukarama Abdulai – Black Maidens

Team Of The Year
Asante Kotoko

Goalkeeper of the Year
Felix Annan – Asante Kotoko

Home-based Player Of The Year
Fatawu Shafiu

Best Foreign Player
Thomas Partey

Goal of the Year
By Joseph Esso – Heart of Oak

The Living Legend Awards
Dogo Moro and Wiberforce Mfum

Rising Star Award
Abdulai Mukarama

Thumbs Up Award
Professional Footballers Association of Ghana

Overall Footballer of the Year
Thomas Partey

Joseph Esso’s strike for Hearts of Oak in their Special Competition clash with Dreams FC was adjudged Goal of the Year. Partey, Fatawu, Romania-based Joseph Mensah, Ghana internationals Majeed Ashimeru, Bernard Tekpetey, Mahatma Otoo, Abdul Majeed Waris and Hearts of Oak’s Abdul Manaf Umar were all in contention for the award.

Dogo Moro and Wilberforce Mfum – the only two surviving members of the first Black Stars team – were handed Living Legend awards while the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana received the Thumbs Up Award for their contributions to the sport.

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