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Joseph Addo Profile

Sabah Rhinos ()
F.S.V. Frankfurt (Germany), V.F.B. Stuttgart(Germany), Sparta Rotterdam (Holland), Ethnikos F/C (Greece), Tampa Bay Mutiny (USA), Metro Stars(USA)

Well-traveled defender who has played in top leagues in Greece, Portugal, Holland, Italy, and Germany, in addition to MLS…Majored in business marketing at George Mason University…One of four brothers and one sister in the Addo family…Enjoys participating in racquet sports such as tennis and ping pong…Works toward aiding the poor in his native Ghana…Featured in the Joe McGinnis' book, “Miracle of Castel DeSangro”…Participated in two Olympic Games for Ghana, leading his squad to the bronze medal in 1992 in Barcelona…Participated in soccer and various other sports at Oninku High, located in Accra, Ghana. Graduated in 1993.

MLS Career Highlights

Holds career MLS statistics of 60 appearances (5,076 minutes) with two goals and two assists for six points…Started off the 2001 season with a bang, recording second career MLS goal, while tying his career high in shots (2) and shots on goal (1) in a 4-2 Tampa Bay win on April 7, 2001 at Dallas…Ended a streak of consecutive minutes played at 3,170, after suffering a hamstring injury in the 56th minute of a 3-1 win at Giants Stadium on April 21, 2001 against the MetroStars. The streak covered two seasons, dating back to March 18, 2000…Became the ninth player in Tampa Bay Mutiny history to record over 5,000 minutes (5,076)…Finalist for the 2000 Mutiny BIC Defender of the Year award…Named to the “Soccer America Team of the Week” five times in the 2000 season…Recorded first career MLS assist against DC United on July 7, 2000…Signed with the Mutiny on August 1, 1999 after arriving from Greek club Ethnikos F.C.

National Team Highlights

Holds 44 caps and two goals with the Ghana National Team...Participated for Ghana in two Olympic Games, 1992 and again in 1996, leading squad to bronze medal in 1992 in Barcelona and quarterfinals in Atlanta four years later... Led Ghana Junior U-21 National Team to five victories in the 1990 World Cup qualifying rounds...His four goals helped qualify his squad for the African Cup... Has captained Ghana National Teams at following levels: National Youth Team, U-21, Olympic Team, and the Senior National Team.

Pro Highlights

Came to Mutiny from Ethnikos F/C in Greece where he played from 1998-99 .. Spent 1997-98 season with Sparta Rotterdam in Holland ... Began pro career in Germany, first playing two seasons with V.F.B. Stuttgart, then 1996-97 for F.S.V. Frankfurt.

College Highlights

Attended George Mason University for two seasons (91-92), earning first team All-America honors in 1992 and third team All-America honors in 1991... In his first game as a collegian, he scored game-winning goal for a 1-0 victory over Loyola...In 37 career games, scored 11 goals, with six assists.

Prep Highlights

Participated in soccer and various other sports at Oninku High, located in Accra, Ghana ... Graduated in 1993.


Nov. 2006 -- Joseph Addo (formerly Metro Stars, USA) is now playing for Sabah Rhinos in Hong Kong.