Kwame Sarkodie
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-04-27) April 27, 1985 (age 36)
Place of birth Dayton, Ohio, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Position(s) Defender/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cincinnati Kings
Number 17
Youth career
2003–2006 Cincinnati Bearcats
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Indiana Invaders 8 (1)
2007 Cincinnati Kings 14 (3)
2008 Cleveland City Stars 5 (0)
2008 Colorado Rapids 0 (0)
2009 Rochester Rhinos 24 (1)
2010– Cincinnati Kings
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kwame Sarkodie (born April 27, 1985) is an American professional soccer player, who played for Cincinnati Kings Indoor Team.[1]

Career

College and Amateur

Born in Dayton, Ohio, Sarkodie played college soccer at the University of Cincinnati.[2] While at college Sarkodie also played in the USL Premier Development League for the Indiana Invaders[3] and the Cincinnati Kings.[4]

Professional

Sarkodie signed his first professional contract in 2008, playing for the Cleveland City Stars in the USL Second Division, and helping them to the USL-2 championship. Following the title game, Sarkodie played two games for the Colorado Rapids reserve team, and signed a brief professional contract to play with the team during the playoffs, but he never made a senior appearance for the team and was waived on March 3, 2009.

On March 26, 2009 the Rochester Rhinos announced the signing of Sarkodie to a one-year contract.[5][6]

Personal

Sarkodie's parents are from Ghana. He has two younger brothers currently playing soccer at the collegiate level: Ofori Sarkodie at Indiana University[7] and Kofi Sarkodie who's with Houston Dynamo.[8][9]

References

  1. ^ "POLO CLUB STEAKHOUSE". www.kingsindoor.com.
  2. ^ "Sarkodie to Take Part in InfoSport, Inc. Combine". University of Cincinnati Athletics.
  3. ^ "2006 Indiana Invaders". Archived from the original on October 3, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "2007 Cincinnati Kings". Archived from the original on June 10, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Rochester signs Sarkodie".
  6. ^ "(pronounced sar-KO-dee), 24, is a speedy first-year Rhinos defender/midfielder from..." Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
  7. ^ 2009 Indiana University Athletics Archived June 10, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, Accessed July 12, 2009
  8. ^ Woosley, Zach (January 13, 2011). "MLS Draft 2011: Kofi Sarkodie and Will Bruin Join the Dynamo". Dynamo Theory.
  9. ^ "Sarkodie brothers are soccer royalty". ESPN.com. September 18, 2009.