Clottey began his career with Brazil Academy and joinrf than to Mighty Victory Sporting Club, before in 2004 signed with Great Olympics
In 2007 Clottey was goalking of the Ghanaen League and moved in January on a 6 month loan to Austrian Bundesliga Club FC Wacker Innsbruck, his first club in Europe. Clubs like Hertha BSC Berlin, SC Freiburg or Widzew Lodz have been interested in the fast striker, who is now on his way to make it in Denmark. Clottey joined than to OB on loan and made his debut as a substitute against FC Amager in the Ekstra bladet cup. He joined back to Great Olympics in January 2009 and signed than on 09 April 2009 an contract with Eleven Wise
26 November 2012 Ghana striker Emmanuel Clottey was relieved to open his account with new club Esperance on Sunday.