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Ghana national football team

Ghana national football team
National Football Team
NicknameThe Black Stars
AssociationGhana Football Association
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Head coachGoran Stevanović
CaptainJohn Mensah
Most capsRichard Kingson (89)
Top scorerAbedi Pele (33)
Home stadiumOhene Djan Sports Stadium
Baba Yara Stadium
Tamale Stadium
Sekondi Stadium
FIFA ranking36
Highest FIFA ranking14 (February, April, May 2008)
Lowest FIFA ranking89 (June 2004)
Elo ranking25
Highest Elo ranking8 (30 June 1996, February, April, May 2008)
Lowest Elo ranking97 (14 June 2004)
World Cup Statistics
First internationalGold Coast 1 0 Nigeria
(Accra, Gold Coast; 28 May 1950)
Biggest winKenya 0 10 Ghana
(London, Great Britain; 12 December 2001)
Biggest defeatBulgaria 10 0 Ghana
(Leon, Mexico; 2 October 1968) 
First World Cup2006
Best resultQuarter-finals, 2010
Regional cup statistics
African Cup of Nations
First apps.1963
Best resultWinners, 1963, 1965,
1978, 1982

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The Ghana national football team, popularly known as the Black Stars, is the national association football team of Ghana and is controlled by the Ghana Football Association. Before gaining independence from Great Britain in 1957, the country played as the Gold Coast.

Although the team did not qualify for the senior FIFA World Cup until 2006, they had qualified for five straight Olympic Games Football Tournaments when the tournament was still a full senior national team competition. The team has won the Africa Cup of Nations four times (in 1963, 1965, 1978, and 1982), making Ghana the second most successful team in the contest's history, behind Egypt. The Olympic Team, the Black Meteors, in 1992 became the first African country to win a medal at football.

After going through 2005 unbeaten, Ghana won the FIFA most improved team of the year award and they reached the second round of the 2006 FIFA World Cup led by Serbian football coach, Ratomir Dujković.

At the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, they became the third African team in history to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

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