Dominic Adiyiah

Dominic Adiyiah
gha Ghana
Current Team
Toyota Thai Premier League

Toyota Thai Premier League

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Dominic Adiyiah (born 29 November 1989) is a Ghanaian professional footballer who last played as a striker for Thai Leagues T1 club Nakhon Ratchasima. Adiyiah comes from Offinso in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

Adiyiah began his football career at Feyenoord Ghana. He spent several years in Gomoa Fetteh, where the Academy is based, before transferring to Heart of Lions in 2007. After making his debut in the Ghana Premier League with the club based in Kpandu, at the end of the 2007–08 season he was named Most Exciting Player of the league.

In August 2008, Adiyiah made the move to Europe, being signed by Norwegian top flight club Fredrikstad for a fee of only £100k (approx. €125k as of that date). He made his debut for the club in an away match against Aalesund, on 30 August. He went scoreless in four appearances during the 2008 season, as the team finished second in the league.

The following season, he scored twice during the training camp, but has not scored in the four league matches he appeared.[3] He also made his debut in the Europa League, in the second leg of the third qualifying round against Lech Poznań.

In late October 2009, after impressing in the U-20 World Cup, Adiyiah was reported to be close to joining Serie A club Milan. Speculation increased as Fredrikstad announced they had received a bid €500k for the young striker from a big European club. The rumour was eventually confirmed by Milan CEO Adriano Galliani on 1 November, and six days later the Ghanaian signed his new contract, as he had passed routine medical examinations.

The move was ratified on 2 January 2010, the first day of the winter transfer window. However Adiyiah was still not able to play, since he was called up by the Ghana national team to take part in the African Nations Cup. Upon his return, a month later, he also secured an Italian work permit, which he was still lacking, thus becoming definitively eligible to play. Despite this, he was never selected by head coach Leonardo during the remainder of the 2009–10 season. On 25 June 2012, Adiyiah completed a three-year contract with Arsenal Kyiv, ending his three years career with AC Milan.

Subsequently, Adiyiah was sent to Serbian SuperLiga club Partizan on another loan deal until the end of the season where he joined his national teammate Prince Tagoe.

In the 2011 summer transfer window he signed a loan-deal with Karşıyaka who play in Bank Asya 1. Lig, Turkey’s second-tier league.

However, in February 2012 he was called back from Karşıyaka, due to lack of playing time and loaned to Ukrainian Premier League side Arsenal Kyiv. On 25 June 2012, Adiyiah completed a three-year contract with Arsenal Kyiv, after spending three years with AC Milan.

In June 2014, Adiyiah signed for Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Atyrau.

In February 2015, Adiyiah signed for Thai Premier League side Nakhon Ratchasima Mazda FC. After a successful season where Nakhon Ratchasima Mazda FC reached 8th place Adiyiah announced that he would be leaving the club at the end of his contract. He later changed his mind however and agreed to stay at Nakhon Ratchasima Mazda FC for another season.