Clubs: SC Bastia, Olympique Lyonnais, Chelsea FC, Real Madrid CF (loan)
• Born in the Ghanaian capital of Accra, he joined Bastia in 2000 and helped the Corsican club qualify for the UEFA Cup before leaving for Lyon − after rejecting a move to Paris Saint-Germain FC − in 2003; won back-to-back Ligue 1 titles and was named French player of the year in 2005.
• Settled quickly in England after becoming Chelsea's record signing and won the Premier League title in his debut season, completing a personal hat-trick of domestic titles; also won both domestic cup competitions in 2007 and a second FA Cup in 2009.
• A runner-up in the 2001 FIFA U-20 World Cup, he played for Ghana at the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals but was suspended for the last-16 match against holders Brazil; prominent in the Black Stars' qualification for the 2010 finals in South Africa, appearing in 11 of 12 games.
• Sustained knee ligament damage playing for Ghana in September 2008 but returned after six months out, scoring twice for Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League knockout phase − against Juventus and FC Barcelona.
• Injury struck again when he broke down with another knee problem at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, causing him to miss the rest of the season − including Chelsea's double-winning achievement − and the FIFA World Cup.
• Returned for the start of 2010/11, scoring three goals in four days during September against West Ham United FC and MŠK Žilina, but missed the first half of the 2011/12 campaign with an anterior cruciate ligament injury sustained in pre-season.
• Moved to Real Madrid CF for a season-long loan at the start of the 2012/13 season, helping Los Merengues to runners-up finishes in Liga and the Copa del Rey, as well as to a UEFA Champions League semi-final.
UEFA Champions League: runner-up 2008, winner 2012
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|24.09.2013||English League Cup||Third round||Swindon||0-2||Chelsea||90||0||0|
|29.10.2013||English League Cup||Fourth round||Arsenal||0-2||Chelsea||90||0||0|
|23.11.2013||English Premier League||West Ham||0-3||Chelsea||6||0||0|
|01.12.2013||English Premier League||Chelsea||3-1||Southampton||45||0||0|
|14.12.2013||English Premier League||Chelsea||2-1||Crystal Palace||90||0||0|
|17.12.2013||English League Cup||Quarter-finals||Sunderland||2-1||Chelsea||50||0||0|
|01.01.2014||English Premier League||Southampton||0-3||Chelsea||5||0||0|
|05.01.2014||English FA Cup||Third round||Derby||0-2||Chelsea||55||0||0|
|11.01.2014||English Premier League||Hull||0-2||Chelsea||1||0||0|
|08.02.2014||Italian Serie A||Napoli||3-1||Milan||90||0||0|
|23.02.2014||Italian Serie A||Sampdoria||0-2||Milan||26||0||0|
|05.03.2014||Friendlies 2014-16||First round||Montenegro||1-0||Ghana||66||0||0|
|08.03.2014||Italian Serie A||Udinese||1-0||Milan||33||0||0|
|16.03.2014||Italian Serie A||Milan||2-4||Parma||8||0||0|
|23.03.2014||Italian Serie A||Lazio||1-1||Milan||90||0||0|
|29.03.2014||Italian Serie A||Milan||3-0||Chievo||45||0||0|
|25.04.2014||Italian Serie A||Roma||2-0||Milan||32||0||0|
|31.05.2014||Friendlies 2014-16||First round||Netherlands||1-0||Ghana||46||0||0|
|16.06.2014||FIFA World Cup||Final tournament - Group stage||Ghana||1-2||USA||19||0||0|
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