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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-GERMAN " GERALD ASSMOAH " IS A PROFESSIONAL GERMAN FOOTBALLER WHO CURRENTLY PLAYS FOR FC SCHALKE 04 AND WELL KNOWN FOR HIS PACE AND STRENGTH : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

                            BLACK               SOCIAL           HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Gerald Asamoah (German pronunciation: [ˈgeːʁalt ʔazaˈmoːa]; born 3 October 1978 in Mampong, Ghana) is a Ghanaian-born German footballer,[1] currently playing for FC Schalke 04 II.[2] He is known for his "pace and strength."[3]

Early life

Born in Ghana, Asamoah and his family emigrated to Germany in 1990.

Career

Club career

He started his career with Hannover 96 where he played 79 games before moving to Schalke in 1999. He played over 250 games for the club over 11 years with the team.[4] On 1 June 2010, Asamoah signed a two-year contract with the then Bundesliga-promoted club St. Pauli.[5][6] In June 2011 he terminated this contract. From 12 July 2011 on, Asamoah was at VfB Hüls, keeping himself fit. After six months without a club, Asamoah signed for SpVgg Greuther Fürth on 10 January 2012.[7]Asamoah won the league title with SpVgg Greuther Fürth and played in the Bundesliga in the 2012–13 season. On 15 July 2013, it was announced that Asamoah will return to Schalke 04 as player for Schalke's second team.[2]

International career

Asamoah made his debut for Germany in 2001 against Slovakia, making him the first African-born black player to ever play for the side, as Erwin Kostedde and Jimmy Hartwig, two previous internationals with African ancestors, were both born in Germany. He scored on his debut, and went on to play in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups.[citation needed]

International  career                                                                                                                            Club performance[edit]Career statistics

As of 26 April 2013
Club performanceLeagueCupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeagueAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
GermanyLeagueDFB-PokalEuropeTotal
1998–99Hannover 962. Bundesliga21410--224
1999–00Schalke 04Bundesliga33421--355
2000–0129464--358
2001–023266051437
2002–032733160364
2003–042440040284
2004–0531851714310
2005–0624310101354
2006–071321220164
2007–08317331014411
2008–092722151344
2009–108100--81
2010–11St. Pauli27600--276
2011–12Greuther Fürth2. Bundesliga10520--125
2012–13Bundesliga17010--180
Career total35459331349543677

Personal life

Asamoah is married and has two children, twins Jada and Jaden (born 26 February 2007). He suffers from a heart condition, hypertrophic non-obstructive cardiomyopathy. In his case, the flesh lobe that separates the right and left heart chambers is extremely thick, which can cause an arrhythmic heartbeat.[8][9] Asamoah's brother Lewis last played for 1. FC Wülfrath and his cousin Emmanuel plays for the U-17 of FC St. Pauli.[10]

Honours

Schalke 04
Greuther Fürth
Germany