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Karim Abdul Razak

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Full nameKarim Abdul Razak Tanko
Place of birthGH Kumasi, Ghana
Playing positionMidfielder

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Karim Abdul Razak Tanko (born April 18, 1956) is a Ghanaian football coach and former midfielder. He played for several clubs in the 1970s and 1980s, notably the local club Asante Kotoko and the New York Cosmos in the defunct North American Soccer League (NASL).

Popularly called the "Golden Boy", Razak also played for the Ghana national team, helping it win the 1978 African Cup of Nations. He was named African Footballer of the Year later that year.

Razak, who also played for clubs in the UAE, Egypt and Côte d'Ivoire, was ranked by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 2007 as one of the confederation's 30 best footballers of the previous 50 years.


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