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Place of birth  Koforidua, Ghana
Years  Team
Salary  90,000 USD (2012)
2000–2006  Rot-Weiss Accra
Height  1.80 m
Number  28
Role  Footballer
Playing position  Midfielder
Name  Gershon Koffie

Gershon Koffie Gershon Koffie on February 7 2012 Sports Mole
Date of birth  (1991-08-25) August 25, 1991 (age 24)
Current team  Vancouver Whitecaps FC (#28 / Midfielder)
Parents  George Koffie, Jemima Brock
Siblings  Rita Koffie, Selina Koffie
Similar People  Carl Robinson, Martin Rennie, Teitur Thordarson
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Gershon Koffie (born August 25, 1991) is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for New England Revolution in the U.S. Major League Soccer on loan from Swedish club Hammarby IF.

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Youth

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Koffie grew up in the Ghanaian capital Accra, and began his soccer career when he joined Rot-Weiss Accra - a development club affiliated with German club Rot-Weiss Essen - as a nine-year-old in 2000. He spent five years with Rot-Weiss Accra, before signing his first professional contract in 2006 with Ghanaian Division Two League team International Allies at the age of 15.

Professional

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Koffie played four full seasons with International Allies, scoring 28 goals in all competitions, before leaving the club in 2009 to try to secure a spot with a professional team in Europe. The Swedish side Hammarby IF was at a scouting trip in Ghana when Koffie broke his leg. Hammarby helped him with the operation and the rehabilitation in Sweden. Later on he trained with the Danish club Randers, but was not offered a contract.

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Having been spotted by Vancouver's director of soccer operations Tom Soehn at a tournament in Ghana six months previously, Koffie relocated to Canada in 2010, and subsequently signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the USSF Division 2 Professional League. He made his Whitecaps debut on September 5, 2010, in a 0-0 tie with the Puerto Rico Islanders. On February 9, 2011, he signed a new contract for the 2011 Major League Soccer season with Vancouver Whitecaps FC. He scored his first goal for the club on August 7, 2011, in a 4-2 win over Chicago Fire.

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He would later establish himself as a key player for Whitecaps FC, making a total of 133 appearances, and scoring on 9 occasions. Before the 2016 MLS season Koffie was traded to New England Revolution. The deal was confirmed on February 11, 2016, with Whitecaps FC getting general allocation money and targeted allocation money in exchange for the player. Vancouver were also to receive a percentage of any future transfer fee obtained by New England.

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Koffie would later move on to make 22 competitive league games for New England during the season. His stint at the club was plagued by injuries, but Koffie performed like a club MVP when healthy, covering acres of space in the middle of the park while constantly bullying attackers.

On January 15, 2017, he moved to Europe for the first time in his career, signing a three year-deal with Hammarby IF in the Swedish Allsvenskan, the club he had rehabilitated with in 2009.

He made his first and ultimately only appearance in Allsvenskan on 9 April, in a 1–1 home draw against Kalmar FF. After failing to impress manager Jakob Michelsen, Koffie was deemed surplus to requirements and got sent on a one year-loan to his former club New England Revolution in May 2017.

International

Koffie was called up to the Ghana U-20 national team for the first time in July 2010. He was named in Ghana's team for the 2011 African Youth Championship, starting against The Gambia on April 21, 2011. He was substituted after an hour for James Bissue. He made a substitute appearance against Cameroon on April 24, 2011, replacing Paul Aidoo in the 67th minute. Ghana were eliminated from the competition at the group stage finishing in third position behind Cameroon and Nigeria.

Personal

Koffie received his Canadian Permanent Residency in 2013, which qualifies him as a domestic player on Canadian clubs for MLS roster purposes.

References

Gershon Koffie Wikipedia


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