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Shamo Quaye
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-10-22)22 October 1971
Place of birth Tema, Ghana
Date of death 30 November 1997(1997-11-30) (aged 26)
Place of death Tema, Ghana
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Youth career
Soccer Angels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1993 Hearts of Oak
1993–1995 Al-Qadisiyah 50 (7)
1995–1996 Hearts of Oak
1996–1997 Umeå
National team
1988–1997 Ghana 41 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 August 2008
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 August 2008
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Team Competition

Shamo Quaye (22 October 1971 – 30 November 1997) was a football player from Ghana, who was a member of the Men's National Team that won the bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.


He played for Hearts of Oak in his native country. At the time of death he was playing for Umeå FC in Sweden, but he was in his home country with the national team. During practice Quaye was hit in the face. He died two days later from sudden complications.