Who is Samuel Kuffour?

Samuel Kuffour is a former Ghanaian professional footballer who played as a Centre-Back. He was also eligible to play right-back. He is best renowned for his stint with Bayern Munich, where he represented the club for over a decade, winning 14 awards and appearing in nearly 250 official matches.

Quick Info
Full NameSamuel Osei Kuffour
Date Of BirthSeptember 03, 1976
Birth PlaceKumasi, Ghana
Parent(s)Gloria Abena Atea (Mother)
OccupationFormer Footballer
Age45 years old
Height5 feet 7 inches
Weight75 kg
Relationship Status Married
Wife(s)Francisca Kuffour
ChildrenGodiva Kuffour
Net Worth$7 - $10 Million

Early Life

On September 03, 1976, Samuel Kuffour was born in Kumasi, Ghana. Kuffour is presently 45 years of age.

He stands  5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 75kg. His zodiac sign is Virgo by birth. His mother is Gloria Abena Atea, who passed away aged 70. However, his father’s identity is unknown right now.

Professional Career

According to Wikipedia, he began playing football at Fantomas Kumasi’s youth academy. Then, in 1990, he joined King Faisal Babes’s academy and remained there for a year.

After playing junior football for local clubs in his nation, Samuel was taken to Europe by Torino F.C. in 1991, when he was just 15 years old.

From the Italian club, he joined FC Bayern Munich in 1993. Then, he was loaned out to FC Nürnberg during the 1996-97 season. After a season-long loan spell with Nürnberg in the second tier, he became Munich’s first-team player.

Samuel Kuffour spent 11 seasons with Munich, and during his time at the club, he was a crucial part of the 1998-99 and 2000–01 UEFA Champions League (UCL) team.

Samuel Kuffour
Image Source: Samuel’s Instagram

Unfortunately, in the 1999 UCL final, Munich lost to Manchester United by 2-1 and finally won it in the 2001 UCL final against Valencia.

After that, a defender was loaned to another Italian club, A.S. Livorno Calcio, for the 2006–2007 season in his second year. Livorno was a UEFA Cup competitor that season. He played his 89th and final match for Livorno in European cup tournaments.

He had a trial with English side Sunderland in August 2007, hoping for a permanent move, but the deal fell through.

However, Samuel Kuffour was loaned to Dutch club AFC Ajax on a six-month loan deal on January 28, 2008, with an option for two more seasons. But he just spent half of the season in the Netherlands.

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After Ajax, there was a rumor that Samuel had retired, as stated by his agent on September 10. Nonetheless, he dismissed the information and expressed his willingness to continue his career on January 26, 2009.

After a 19-year absence, a center-back returned to Ghana, finishing his career with a three-month contract with Asante Kotoko FC in April. However, he did resign in late 2009 without ever playing for Kotoko.

He also scored the winning goal in the 2001 Intercontinental Cup versus Boca Juniors. Therefore, he was awarded man of the match.

He also finished second in the poll for 2001 African Footballer of the Year, replicating his achievement from 1999.

In 2005, he left Munich and returned to Italy to join AS Roma on a free transfer and signed a three-year contract.

Samuel Kuffour
Image Source: Twitter

Samuel earned his first cap against Sierra Leone when he was 17 years old on November 28, 1993. When he won bronze in the 1992 Olympics, just before his 16th birthday, he became the youngest Olympic Football Champion.

He also represented his country at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, appearing against Italy. However, following a costly error in Ghana’s opening encounter, a 0–2 loss, he was benched for the next three games as Brazil eliminated the team in the round of 16.

Who are Samuel Kuffour’s wife and daughter?

Francisca and Godiva Kuffour are Samuel’s wife and daughter, respectively. However, there are currently not many details on his family available.

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Perhaps, they’re living their lives happily and supporting each other. But, on the other hand, Francisca may also have had his back when he was in his prime and still playing football, giving her spouse the heart to pursue his dreams.

Net Worth

There is currently no detail available regarding his actual earnings. Perhaps Samuel would rather remain mute than telling the media or anyone else about his circumstances.

Samuel Kuffour
Image Source: Samuel’s Instagram

Nonetheless, we estimate his net worth to be between $7 million and $10 million. Simultaneously, he was a great player in his position and might have earned a strong amount for his living.

Samuel Kuffour Instagram

Samuel Kuffour is available on Instagram, where he goes by the handle @oseituga1976, and he has 20 posts, 4,090 followers, and 5,313 followings.

He mostly shares posts concerning his old playing days and current Ghanaian football. He had such a great time in Bundes Liga with Bayern Munich, and he shared some images of winning UCL with them.

So follow him to see more updates in the coming days about him.

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