Former FIFA U-20 World Cup Winner, Ransford Osei Retires At Age 30

Ex-Black Satellites striker, Ransford Osei has hanged his boots at age 30.

The former FIFA U-20 World Cup winner who residents in Germany disclosed to Humble Ike during an interview on Youtube.

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Lithuanian side FK Palanga was his 11th football club he played throughout for in his professional career.

The 30-year old forward rose to fame after he led the Black Satellites in 2009 to win the Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup in Egypt.

Owuraku Ampofo 🇬🇭 on Twitter: "Did You Know? Ransford Osei 🇬🇭 won the  Silver shoe award ahead of Toni Kroos 🇩🇪 in the 2007 Under-17 World Cup  🥈 What could have been...😔…"

The former Asante Kotoko player won the golden boot in the 2007 Africa U-17 Championship and 2009 Africa Youth Championship.

Ransford Osei was crowned top scorer of the African Youth Championship which was held in Rwanda bagging seven goals in that particular tournament, notably that brace against the young Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the final.

The former Black Satellites striker also won the silver boot in the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

He was recognized by World Soccer Magazine as one of the 50 Most Exciting Teenagers on the planet in their November 2007 Issue.

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Ransford Osei only made two appearance with the senior Black Stars team.

In the local league,  Osei played for the likes of Medeama SC, Asante Kotoko and Berekum Chelsea.

In Europe also,  he featured for clubs like FC Twente, Granada and FK Palanga among others.


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