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George Alhassan

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Full name  George "Jair" Alhassan
1977–1982  Great Olympics
Position  Forward
Years  Team
Role  Footballer

Playing position  Forward
Name  George Alhassan
Date of birth  11 November 1955
1982–1984  FC 105
Children  Kalif Alhassan
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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.


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He was given the nickname Jair, due to a similar style of play to the Brazilian player Jairzinho.

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Club career

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.

International career

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.

Personal life

George is the father of Kalif Alhassan, a professional football player in the United States with Tampa Bay Rowdies.


  • African Cup of Nations Winner: 1978, 1982
  • African Cup of Nations Golden boot: 1982
  • Topscorer of the Ghanaian Premier League: 2 times
  • 1977, 1985
  • References

    George Alhassan Wikipedia