The Beautiful Game: Anita Asante




Player of the year – (2003/2004)
Sports Award – (Ghana Professional Awards 2004)
Nationwide Player of the month – March 2006

Outstanding Achievement Awards – 19 May 2006–Presented by the Queen at Brunel University

Politics and English BA – Business School of Brunel University 

Ph.D. governorship of women’s football, U.SA


UEFA Women’s Cup – (Arsenal) 2007
FA Women’s Cup – (Arsenal) 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
FA Women’s National Premier League – (Arsenal) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
FA Women’s Premier League Cup – (Arsenal) 2005, 2007
Quadruple winners – 2007 (UEFA Women’s Cup, FA Women’s National Premier League, FA Women’s Cup and the FA Women’s Premier League Cup)

Double winners – 2006, 2008 (League and FA cup)

Cyprus Cup (England) 2013


Known as Neets to her team mates, Anita Amma Ankyewah Asante is the daughter of Ghanaian immigrants who live in London.The London-born and Kopparberg/Göteborg FC defensive midfielder  has made over 57 appearances for the English women’s national football team and 5 appearances for the Great Britain team. Anita was part of the Great Britain squad at the 2012 London Olympics. With the demise of the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) last year, Asante joined Swedish club Göteborg FC and thus became the only player in the national team to play outside England. Anita won the Cyprus Cup with her national team as Rachel Aba Yankey,who also has a Ghanaian father, scored the only goal of the game.

Asante has represented England at every level :Under 17,captained the Under 19 side,played in the FIFA World Under 19 Championship in Canada and the Under 21’s. Asante made her senior international début in May 2004 and has so far represented England at major tournaments like the UEFA Women’s Euro 2005 and the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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Asante has played for Arsenal Ladies ,Chelsea Ladies, Saint Louis Athletica, Chicago Red Stars, Washington Freedom and Sky Blue FC in the WPS.Asante was part of the Arsenal team that became the first side outside Germany or Scandinavia to win the UEFA Women’s Cup.

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