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John Pantsil

Full name: John Paintsil
Birthdate: 15.06.1981
Birthplace: Berekum, Ghana
Position: Right-back
Joined from: Fulham
Signed by: Sven-Göran Eriksson
Nationality: Ghana
First game: Reading, 13.08.2011
Last game: Birmingham City, 16.10.2011
Games: 7 (5 starts + 2 subs)
Goals: 0
Player Profile

The Ghana full-back was part of Sven-Goran Eriksson's squad overhaul during the summer of 2011, becoming his eighth signing that close season as City looked to splash the cash for an assault on promotion to the Premier League.

That said, Pantsil, a right-back, was behind Lee Peltier, another signing that summer, in the pecking order for first team affairs.

He started his career in his homeland before Maccabi Tel Aviv and then Hapoel Tel Aviv took him to Israel, where he enjoyed the experience of Champions League football. It was West Ham who took a chance on Pantsil in England, thanks to a recommendation from Israeli international Yossi Benayoun.

His appearances at Upton Park came mainly from the bench and in 2008 he switched to Fulham, becoming a first-team regular and helping Fulham to a record seventh place finish in the Premier League. But with a new manager arriving in Martin Jol, Pantsil was shown the exit door and Leicester snapped him up.

The full-back has represented Ghana 68 times, playing in the World Cup finals, Olympics and African Cup of Nations in the process.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
2011-12 Championship6 0- -1 0- -- - 7 0
Total 6 0- -1 0- -- - 7 0

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 13.08.2011 0 - 2 Reading (H) Championship
2 20.08.2011 2 - 2 Nottingham Forest (A) Championship
3 27.08.2011 3 - 2 Southampton (H) Championship
4 10.09.2011 1 - 1 Barnsley (A) Championship
5 17.09.2011 1 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion (H) Championship
6 21.09.2011 2 - 2 Cardiff City (A) League Cup 3
7 16.10.2011 0 - 2 Birmingham City (A) Championship

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Fulham Free 21.07.2011
OUT  Released Free 01.05.2012
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