Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England)
Daniel Amartey was born on 21th December 1994. He is a footballer from Ghana who plays for Leicester City and the Ghana national football team as a defender and midfielder.
Amartey started his football career at the age 16 with second tier club International Allies in Ghana where he was spotted by Magnus Pehrsson during his scouting trip in Africa in preparation to take over as manager of Djurgårdens IF. When Pehrsson became manager He signed Amartey when he turned 18.
In July 2014, Amartey signed to F.C. Copenhagen for a fee of €2.5 million plus add ons, and played his first Superliga-debut on 20 July in a match against Silkeborg IF.
On 22 January 2016, Amartey moved to Premier League side Leicester City on a four-and-a-half-year contract for a fee around the region of up to £6m. In his first season at Leicester, He played his first match for the club on 27 February 2016 in a 1-0 win over Norwich City at the King Power Stadium. Amartey featured five times as his team Leicester City won the Premier League title.
In the 2016-17 season, Amartey became a first team regular following the departure of N’Golo Kanté. partnering teammate Danny Drinkwater in the central midfield role. On 17 December 2016, Amartey scored his first goal for Leicester in a 88th-minute equaliser against Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium
Amartey played his first game for the Ghana national under-20 football team in a game against Nigeria on May 2012 . He was also featured in the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup but Djurgården wanted to keep him in Sweden since the tournament clashed with the 2013 Allsvenskan season. In January 2015, Amartey featured in all the group matches for Ghana at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, as Black Stars finished as runners-up.