Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain)
Razak started his professional football career in
January 2007 with Portugal’s G.D. Chaves, playing in the country’s
second division. The following year he moved down to the third level and
joined Madeira’s C.F. União and became first-choice.
the 2008 summer, Razak returned to his youthful club, Polideportivo
Ejido in Spain’s division three, backing up veteran Joaquín Valerio in
the first and only season he featured. Subsequently he signed with Real
Betis, but spent his first year in the same category as in the previous
campaign, as he appeared solely for the reserve side.
On 1 September, Razak was promoted to Betis’ first team for 2010–11, with the Andalusians in the second division.
switched between the second and third tiers of Spanish football in the
following years, representing CD Tenerife, CD Guadalajara, Córdoba CF B
and CD Mirandés. On 29 July 2015 he returned to Córdoba, now being
assigned to the main squad also in the second division.
Razak was first called up to Ghanaian national team
on 14 August 2013, appearing in a 2–2 friendly draw in Turkey. He was
part of the the goal stopper that featured in the 2015 Africa Cup of
Nations, as the nation reached the final; in the decisive match, against
the Ivory Coast, he missed his penalty shootout attempt in an eventual
Africa Cup of Nations: Runner-up 2015