Joe Addo

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Joe Addo
Personal information
Full name Joseph Addo
Date of birth (1971-09-21) 21 September 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1989–1990 Accra Hearts of Oak SC
1991–1992 George Mason University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1996 VfB Stuttgart - (-)
1996 Sparta Rotterdam - (-)
1997 FSV Frankfurt 7 (0)
1997–1998 Belenenses - (-)
1998 Ethnikos Piraeus 21 (0)
1999–2001 Tampa Bay Mutiny 13 (0)
2002–2003 MetroStars 60 (2)
2005–2006 Kitchee[1] 1 (0)
National team
1990–2000 Ghana
Teams managed
2008–present West Essex High School
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Joseph (Joe) Addo (born 21 September 1971 in Accra) is a former Ghanaian football (soccer) defender and one-time captain of the Ghana national team.


Addo went to the United States to attend college and play soccer at George Mason University where he was a 1992 First Team All American, on the club level, Addo played for Cagliari (Italy), VfB Stuttgart and FSV Frankfurt (Germany), Sparta Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Belenenses (Portugal), Ethnikos Piraeus (Greece), Tampa Bay Mutiny, MetroStars (United States) and Kitchee (Hong Kong).

Joseph Addo features in the book The Miracle of Castel di Sangro by Joe McGinniss where it seems a transfer for Joseph from FSV Frankfurt to A.S.D. Castel di Sangro Calcio had been agreed, only for the Castel di Sangro's owners to pull out. Joe McGinniss' account asserts that he, the club owners and members of the Castel di Sangro playing staff were unhappy about this, and that the collapse of the transfer was entirely because coach Osvaldo Jaconi did not want Addo in his squad.

International career[edit]

Addo played for Ghana at the 1996 Summer Olympics, for the senior team, he appeared 44 times, scoring two goals.


  1. ^ "HKFA". Retrieved 2009-01-30. 

2. The Miracle of Castel di Sangro by Joe McGinniss published by Sphere in 1999, copyright retained by author

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