Footballers are naturally appreciated and adored because of the excitement and delight they bring to their fans and followers as a result of their profession.
Because not all footballers are capable of managing fame and celebrity life, the handling or management of this sense of adoration has historically been extensive and raveled.
As a result, some of them lose touch with their fans and followers, and they are unable to reclaim their fans’ and followers’ love and trust.
Some footballers, regardless of the club or country for which they play, are adored by the majority of football fans, who regard them as perfect role models for the game and society.
Ghana has a rich history of players whose names elicit feelings of delight and pride when they are mentioned, and today UrbanNewsGh spotlights the top 10 most popular Ghanaian footballers.
- Robert Mensah
Do you recall the song “Robert Mensah, goalkeeper number one” from the childhood game you used to play? It wasn’t just a song; it was a declaration of love for Ghana’s best goalkeeper.
Robert Mensah was adored and revered for his goalkeeping abilities, as well as the manner he stood out from the crowd. The renowned Kotoko and Black Stars goalkeeper won the African Cup in 1971 with Kotoko and the African Cup of Nations in 1963 with Ghana. Robert Mensah’s life was cut short in dubious circumstances, yet Ghanaians continue to love and honor him.
- Baba Yara
Osman Seidu, also known as Baba Yara, is undoubtedly Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s finest player and one of Ghana’s most famous players.
The current generation may not know much about him, but the King of Wingers was a fantastic player for those who watched him. The Kumasi Sports Stadium is named after Baba Yara, a member of the Ghana team that won the AFCON in 1963.
- Mohammed Polo
When it comes to true football talent, not even Lionel Messi comes close to him, according to many who have observed him. Mohammed Polo was an outstanding dribbler who slid past opponents with ease.
He was excellent, and there are examples to prove it. Polo was one of those athletes who was adored only for his abilities. He was a joy to watch, and even Kotoko supporters couldn’t get enough of the nimble-footed winger.
With Accra Hearts of Oak, Mohammed Polo won numerous titles. Polo won the 1978 AFCON and was fourth in the CAF best player award in 1977. Polo has also won a number of tournaments in the United Arab Emirates.
- Abdul Razak
The Golden Boy is a player who is adored by all Ghanaian football fans. You won’t hear anything about him. He is a Kotoko legend, but many Ghanaians respect him. Golden Boy was instrumental in Ghana’s third AFCON championship in 1978, scoring two game-winning goals. Abdul Razak was selected African Footballer of the Year in the same year for his outstanding performance.
With Kotoko, he won the Ghana Premier League three times and the FA Cup once.
- CK Gyamfi
Ghanaians still remember the respected football personality. For his contribution in three of Ghana’s four AFCON triumphs, there have been growing calls for a national monument to be dedicated after him.
He was an exceptional player. His coaching credentials are on display for all to see. It is thanks to the hard work and talent of people like Charles Kumi Gyamfi that Ghana has four stars on its AFCON.
- Stephen Oduro
Stephen Oduro, also known as Tico Tico, is a cult icon not only for Kotoko but for Ghanaian football in general. The small midfielder rose to prominence at Asante Kotoko, but fans adored him for his leadership talents and exemplary lifestyle.
Stephen Oduro played almost a decade with Asante Kotoko, winning many leagues and warming the hearts of footballers with his delicate and agile touches.
- Emmanuel Osei Kuffour
He played for both Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak because he was so good and well-liked. He is one of the few players who is popular with both clubs.
With Hearts of Oak, Kuffour won the CAF Champions League and the Confederations Cup, earning him the nickname “General.” He also won a number of league championships.
- Stephen Appiah
Stephen Appiah is one of those footballers about whom you rarely hear anything bad. His leadership talents, which helped Ghana qualify for and perform well at its first World Cup, as well as his polite and humble demeanor, have made him the people’s favorite.
Tornado’s career included stops at Hearts of Oak, Juventus, and Fenerbahce, to name a few. He is largely recognized as the best captain in the history of the Black Stars.
- Laryea Kingston
On the national squad, Laryea was a cult hero. His rasta-hair, flips, and skills made him a famous figure.
He is the reason most people remember Ghana’s 2008 Africa Cup of Nations match versus Nigeria. Laryea dazzled the packed stadium and Ghanaians with his showboating and brilliance as Ghana led 2-1.
- Junior Agogo
Due to his physique and complexion, Agogo, the ladies’ guy, had Ghanaians fawning over him. Jnr. Agogo came before Kevin-Prince Boateng.
Agogo’s fame surged like wildfire during the 2008 AFCON, thanks to his goals, as well as his complexion and body. In August 2019, the striker passed away in England after suffering an illness.