Sulley Muntari

  • Date of birth : 27/08/1984
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Ghana Ghana
 
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Sulley Muntari

Sulley Muntari

Clubs: Liberty Professionals FC, Udinese Calcio, Portsmouth FC, FC Internazionale Milano, Sunderland AFC (loan), AC Milan

• Muntari entered the international spotlight early, helping Ghana finish runners-up at the 2001 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina while still only 16; made his Serie A debut for Udinese on 6 November 2002 in a 1-0 defeat by AC Milan and in 2005/06 played all six games in the Friulani's debut UEFA Champions League campaign.

• Was first capped at senior level by Ghana in May 2002 and represented the Black Stars at the 2006 FIFA World Cup; he was also a key performer at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, scoring three goals as the team finished third.

• Joined Portsmouth in 2007 for a club-record fee, scoring four goals in 29 Premier League appearances and lifting the FA Cup; scored the winner from the penalty spot in a quarter-final against Manchester United FC at Old Trafford.

• Returned to Italy after one season, joining José Mourinho's Inter and winning the Scudetto; won the treble in 2009/10, making 27 Serie A appearances and featuring as a substitute in the UEFA Champions League final victory against FC Bayern München.

• Scored for Ghana in the 2010 FIFA World Cup quarter-final loss to Uruguay on penalties and ended the year by helping the Nerazzurri win the FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi.

• A lack of first-team action prompted a six-month loan in January 2011 to Sunderland, where he linked up with international colleagues John Mensah and Asamoah Gyan.

• Switched to Inter's rivals AC Milan in January 2012, initially on loan, scoring on his league debut against AC Cesena and made the move permanent in the summer of 2012. 

• A knee injury kept him out of the first half of the 2012/13 season but came back strongly, scoring in Milan's 2-0 UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg win against FC Barcelona, though the tie would eventually be lost. 

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
 winner 2010 

Last updated: 23/09/13 16.01CET

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General info

  • Name: Sulley Muntari
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 27/08/1984 (29)
  • Country: Ghana
  • Squad number: 4
  • Club: Milan ( ITA)

  • Height: 179cm
  • Weight: 79kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    15/10/03: Udinese 1-2 Salzburg
  • National team: UEFA Meridian Cup (Final tournament - Group stage)
    27/01/01: Ghana 3-3 Czech Republic

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Ghana MERI40
Total40

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Milan102
Internazionale190
Udinese80
Total372
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Udinese60
Total60
Last updated: 22/06/2014 01:05 CET
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