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26.04.2020 Football News

Sammy Kuffour Single Out 2001 As The Best Year In His Playing Career

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Sammy Kuffour Single Out 2001 As The Best Year In His Playing Career
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Former Ghana and Bayer Munich defender Samuel Osei Kuffour has revealed the greatest moment of his illustrious career.

Kuffour featured for German giants Bayern Munich for over a decade, winning a total of 14 honours, and playing in nearly 250 official matches.

The 43-year-old also won the FIFA U-17 World Championship with Ghana in 1991 and picked up some top individual awards as well.

Speaking to Goal.com in an interview, he described the 2001 season as his best ever.

"I think 2001 was the greatest moment of my career because it was a year of gold for me because 1991 we [Ghana U17] won the World Cup and in 2001, I won the Champions League," he said.

"And then I won the [BBC] African Player of the Year, the Ghana Player of the Year, the Ghana Sportsman of the Year, I won the Intercontinental Cup in Japan [where I won the Man of the Match] and got a car. So for me, 2001 was an incredible year for me.”

He featured for Asante Kotoko, FC Nürnberg, AS Roma, Ajax Amsterdam, and Livorno before hanging his boots.

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