Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain)
Thomas Teye Partey was born on 13th June 1993,He is a professional footballer from Ghana who plays for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and National team as a defensive midfielder.
Born in Odumase Krobo, simply known as Thomas, began his career at local Odometah FC’s youth ranks. He penned a contract with Atlético Madrid in 2011, and was subsequently asked to play with the reserves team a year later. On 10 March 2013, Thomas was given a chance to join the main squad for the match against Real Sociedad. However, he remained unused in the eventual 0–1 home defeat.
On 12 July, Thomas was sent on loan to RCD Mallorca, freshly relegated to the second level. On 18 August he made his professional debut, in a 0–4 away defeat against CE Sabadell FC. Thomas netted his first professional goal on 15 September, netting his side’s second of a 2–2 draw at Hércules CF. He finished the campaign with 37 appearances (2972 minutes of action) and five goals, as the Balearic escaped relegation .
On 27 July 2014 Thomas joined La Liga side UD Almería also in a temporary deal. He made his debut in the competition on 23 August.
He played his first team game for Atletico on 28 November 2015, replacing Luciano Vietto in a 1–0 home win against Espanyol. On 2 January of the following year he netted his first league goal for the club, scoring the game’s only in a home success over Levante UD. On 28 May, Thomas played in the UEFA Champions League Final against Real Madrid, He came in from the bench to replace Koke in the 116th minute as his side lost on penalties.
In May 2016, Thomas was asked to join Ghana national team by manager Avram Grant, ahead of a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Mauritius. He played his first game on 5th June, replacing Frank Acheampong for the final 11 minutes of a 2–0 away win that booked the Black Stars’ position in the finals.
UEFA Champions League: Runner-up 2015–16
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