|Full name George "Jair" Alhassan|
1977–1982 Great Olympics
|Playing position |
Name George Alhassan
Date of birth 11 November 1955
1982–1984 FC 105
Children Kalif Alhassan
Ex Black Stars Striker George Alhassan reveals he left South Korea because of food
George Alhassan, nicknamed Jair referring to Jairzinho is a retired Ghanaian footballer. He is best known for his exploits in the 1982 Africa Cup of Nations which saw him lift the trophy for the second time in his career. During his career he played in Ghana, Gabon and Korea.
- Ex Black Stars Striker George Alhassan reveals he left South Korea because of food
- Club career
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- Personal life
He was given the nickname Jair, due to a similar style of play to the Brazilian player Jairzinho.
At the club level, Alhassan played for Hearts of Oak in the domestic football league. He later played in UAE before joining Al-Ahly in Egypt for a short period only due to his long term injury problems.
Alhassan made several appearances for the Ghana national football team, including qualifying matches for several FIFA World Cups. In 1978, he played for the Ghana squad who won the African Cup of Nations in home soil. Four years later he helped Ghana regain the title successfully, being the top scorer of the tournament with four goals, including two against Algeria in the semifinal and one in the final against hosts Libya.