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Ibrahim Sunday

Ibrahim Sunday




Ibrahim Sunday, born on July 22, 1944, is a retired Ghanaian professional footballer and coach, distinguished for his remarkable career both on the field and on the sidelines. Primarily known as a midfielder, Sunday made significant contributions to Ghanaian football, representing renowned clubs such as Asante Kotoko and achieving international acclaim.

Beginning his journey with local club Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Sunday quickly ascended to prominence, eventually becoming the team captain. In 1970, he played a pivotal role in leading his club to victory in the African Cup of Champions, a historic achievement for Asante Kotoko.

Sunday's talents caught the attention of the Bundesliga, and in 1975, he made history by becoming the first African footballer to appear in the league, donning the colors of Werder Bremen. Despite limited playing time during his tenure, his legacy as a trailblazer in European football was firmly established.

On the international stage, Sunday showcased his prowess as a key member of the Ghana national team. His memorable performances in the African Cup of Nations tournaments in 1968 and 1970 left an indelible mark, including crucial goals that propelled Ghana to the finals on both occasions.

Transitioning to coaching after his playing days, Sunday continued to make an impact, guiding Asante Kotoko to another African Cup of Champions victory in 1983. His coaching career spanned across various clubs in Ghana and beyond, including notable stints with Africa Sports of Abidjan, where he led the team to continental glory in 1992.

Sunday's contributions to football were duly recognized, with accolades such as the African Footballer of the Year award in 1971 and the CAF Legends award in 2017, cementing his status as a revered figure in African football history.

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Date of Birth: July 22, 1944

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