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Joseph Aidoo

Ghanaian Footballer

Joseph Aidoo967
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Tema, Ghana

Joseph Aidoo is a Ghanaian professional footballer. He plays as a center-back for Spanish club RC Celta de Vigo and the Ghana national team.

His career in football started at Inter Allies in the First Capital Plus Premier League. He was nominated for Defender of the year, in the 2013–14, Ghana Premier League. He was also nominated the club captain during the season of 2014–15.

Hammarby in Allsvenskan signed him on a six-month loan deal in August 2015. He made his debut, and his only appearance during the season, against then reigning champions Malmö FF on 25 October 2015. He signed permanently for Hammarby before the Allsvenskan season on a three-year deal.

Before the 2016 Allsvenskan season, he signed for Hammarby permanently on a three-year deal. He made his first league appearance of the season against Malmö FF on 18 May, playing the first half before being substituted at halftime.

Nanne Bergstrand, his manager midway through the campaign swapped the two central defenders, with Aidoo and David Boo Wiklander making their entrances as regular starters. Hammarby won an impressive 7 out of the following 11 games. Aidoo scored his first competitive goal for Hammarby on 12 September 2016, in a 1–1 draw against Örebro SK on home turf.

On September 12th, 2016, he scored his first competitive goal for Hammarbyin a 1–1 draw against Örebro SK on home turf.

Aidoo started out the 2017 season in fine form, with Hammarby only conceding 5 goals in the 6 first matches. Aidoo's performances led to him being named in April's best eleven for African players over the world, in the magazine Goal.

He completed a transfer on July 24th, 2017 to Genk in the Belgian First Division A. He signed a three year

He, on 24 July 2017 completed a transfer to Genk in the Belgian First Division A. He signed a three-year with an option for a further. The transfer fee was reportedly set between €1.25 million and €2 million.

On 26th August, he made his debut for the side and came on late in a 1–0 home win against Mechelen.

He was voted man of the match and scored in a 1–0 win against the domestic giants Anderlecht on 22 October.

Genk went on an eight matches long unbeaten streak between 23rd September and 19th November in the league, with Aidoo starting all of the fixtures.

On 11 July 2019, Aidoo agreed to a five-year contract with Spanish La Liga side RC Celta de Vigo for a reported fee of €8 million. His former club Hammarby received €380,000 as part of the deal.

He made his debut for the Galician club on 24 August 2019 in a 1-0 home win against Valencia, starting and playing 90 minutes at center-back.

International career

Aidoo featured in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup for Ghana. He played all four of his side's fixtures, with Ghana eventually getting eliminated by Mali in the quarter-finals. He was also called up to the African U-20 Championship earlier the same year, where Ghana finished in third place.

He made his debut for the Ghana national football team on 26 March 2019 in a friendly against Mauritania.


Belgian First Division A: 2018–19