Joetex Asamoah Frimpong
|Full name||Kwabena Joseph Asamoah-Frimpong|
|Date of birth||17 April 1982|
|Place of birth||Mampong, Ashanti, Ghana|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|1997–2000||Niger Tornadoes F.C.|
|2006||→ Al-Nasr (loan)||10||(3)|
|2008–2010||→ FC Lucerne (loan)||23||(13)|
|2012–2013||→ FC Zürich (loan)||7||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 July 2012.
Frimpong began his career in Nigeria with Gabros of Nnewi and El-Kanemi, where he became top scorer and earned a move to Enyimba F.C.. He won the CAF African Champions League with Enyimba in 2003 and 2004, scoring a total of 14 goals, but he missed the 2005 competition through injury.
He signed on loan for Saudi Arabian side Al-Nasr on 3 February 2006, with an option to make the deal permanent. He left the club on 7 April 2006, scoring 3 goals in 10 appearances.
BSC Young Boys
In November 2006 Frimpong expressed a desire for a move to Europe and on 16 February 2007 his wish was granted, after he signed a three-year deal with Swiss Premier side BSC Young Boys. He made his league debut for the club on 25 February 2007, in a 3–1 victory over FC Thun; Frimpong celebrated his debut with two goals.
In September 2007 Frimpong was handed a four-match ban and given a fine of 1,100 US dollars after assaulting St. Gallen player Jürgen Gjasula during a league match. The Swiss FA decided not to give him the maximum six match ban after video evidence showed that he was provoked by Gjasula.
On 6 September 2008 he was loaned to FC Luzern.
Frimpong was initially invited to the Nigerian U-23 side, but was dropped when the coach was informed of his true nationality.
Frimpong was a member of the Ghana Squad that played in the 2006 African Cup of Nations. He was however not selected into the Ghana Squad that played in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, having spent a large part of last year out injured and then failing to shine at this year's 2006 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
- African Champions League – Winner 2003, 2004
- 2 Nigerian League Titles – Winner with
- 2006 Tunisian FA Cup – Winner
- 2005 Nigeria FA Cup – Winner
Frimpong Football Academy
- Ghana Web – Photos, accessed 30 April 2009
- BBC News – Frimpong doubtful for Enyimba, accessed 7 September 2005
- Ghana Web – JoeTex to join Al-Nasr club, accessed 3 February 2006
- Ghana Web – JoeTex completes loan deal in Saudi-Arabia, accessed 7 April 2006
- MTN Football – Player profile, accessed 9 December 2006
- Fifa.com – Frimpong seeks CAF treble, accessed 9 November 2006
- BBC News – Frimpong moves to Switzerland, accessed 16 February 2007
- BBC News – Frimpong impresses on Swiss debut, accessed 25 February 2007
- BBC News – Frimpong handed four-match ban, accessed 11 September 2007
- Ghana Web.com – JoeTex Frimpong Player Profile, accessed 30 April 2009
- Fifa.com – Ghana hammer Nigerians in London , accessed 16 February 2007
- Enyimba FC
- Swiss company partners Frimpong Academy
- MTN CAF African Champions League Profile
- Joetex Asamoah Frimpong – FIFA competition record
- Joetex Asamoah Frimpong at National-Football-Teams.com