- Stephen Appiah is regarded as one of the richest football stars in Ghana
- He has played for top European clubs like Juventus, Bologna and a few topflight teams
- He made his Black Stars debut in 1995 and before retiring, capped 64 times for the nation
Ex-Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah is arguably the best captain Ghana has ever produced. He is a gentle person but a terminator on the field of play.
The name Stephen Appiah will always be ringing a bell in the ears of many football lovers due to his dominance in Ghana football.
With his quality, Appiah caught the attention of many football clubs in Europe during his playing days.
And also he was one of the highest paid Ghanaians footballers when he was actively on the field of play.
Though he has retired, a list of rich football stars can’t be made without Appiah.
Appiah is truly rich and as expected, has mouthwatering properties which have an estimated value of over $2.5 million.
These properties include his beautiful mansions at East Legon, Accra, and the powerful cars he drives.
To prove his riches, Appiah has over 4 cars and all those cars are very expensive.
The Chorkor-born ex-footballer is really reaping what he sowed as he is enjoying from his hard work.
Appiah was born on December 24, 1980 and was a midfielder during his active days.
Appiah was a member of the Ghana national team, which he has represented at the youth, Olympic, and senior levels.
He captained Ghana at their World Cup debut in 2006 and was a member of their squad for the 2010 World Cup.
Appiah began his career at local club Hearts of Oak in 1995, at 15 years of age. In 1996, he had trials with Galatasaray's youth squad but was not signed and he returned to Hearts of Oak.
In 1997, he moved abroad to join Italian Serie A side Udinese, where he initially played as a striker.
He spent three seasons with the club, later changing positions during his time there, moving to a deeper midfield position.
A transfer to Parma in 1999 was jeopardised by viral hepatitis, but Appiah overcame the illness to move there in the summer of 2000.
After two seasons at Parma, Appiah went on loan to Brescia for the 2002–03 season. Appiah became a first-team regular for the Lombardians, and scored seven times in 31 games.
Appiah's success at Parma alerted defending Serie A champions Juventus to his talents. Juventus paid Parma €2 million in the summer of 2003 to secure Appiah's services on loan, with an option to a permanent €6 million transfer in 2004.
In 2003, Appiah finished 8th for African Footballer of the Year.
He went on to enjoy a good first season for Juventus, playing in 30 Serie A games and appearing in the Coppa Italia final.
He also made his debut in the UEFA Champions League. In his second season at Juventus, Appiah played in 18 Serie A games.
Appiah, before retiring played for top clubs like Juventus, Fenerbahçe, Bologna and Udinese.
He made his Black Stars debut in 1995 and he capped 64 times scoring 14 goals in the process.
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