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Stephen Appiah officially retires from football

Former Black Stars captain Stephen Leroy Appiah will officially announce his retirement from active football on Wednesday.Appiahs

The former Juventus and Fenerbahce star has been without a club since the end of a short stint with Vojvodina of Serbia two years ago after struggling with knee problems.

He had recently stated in an interview that he would make a pronouncement on his career and it seems he has chosen to walk away from the sport after a career spanning two years.

Appiah was a part of the technical team of the Black Stars in Brazil during the world after captaining the team to it’s first ever world cup appearance in 2006 and a quarter final appearance in 2010.

A strong, skillful player, Appiah’s versatility and technical ability meant he could play both as a midfield anchor and also as a roving playmaker.

Allsports.com.gh understands that Appiah will now concentrate on charity work through his newly established Stephen Appiah Foundation.

The foundation,under new management  replaces the now defunct StepApp Foundation .

High points of Stephen Appiah’s career

Individual Honors

He was voted the best player in the FA Cup at age 16 in 1996 with Hearts of Oak

2004 Summer Olympic Football All-Star Team

Ghana Footballer of the Year (2005, 2007)

Footballer of the Year in Turkey (2007)

2006 African Cup of Nations All-Star Team of the Tournament

 

Titles won

Hearts of Oak (Ghana)

Ghanaian FA Cup: 1996

OneTouch Premier League: 1997

Parma (Italy)

Coppa Italia: 2002

Juventus (Italy)

Supercoppa Italiana: 2003

Fenerbahçe (Turkey)

Turkcell Super League: 2006–07

Turkish Super Cup: 2007

International

Ghana

FIFA U-17 World Championship: 1995

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