John Mensah

Date of birth29 November 1982
Place of birthObuasi
NationalityGhanian
Weight72 kg
Height1.77 m
PositionDefender

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Bologna 01 Jul 1999 01 Jul 2000
AC Bellinzona 01 Jan 2000 31 May 2000 L
AC Bellinzona 01 Jul 2000 01 Jul 2001
Genoa 01 Jul 2001 01 Jul 2003
Chievo Verona 01 Aug 2002 31 May 2003 L
Chievo Verona 01 Jul 2003 01 Jul 2006
Modena 01 Jan 2004 31 May 2004 L
Cremonese 01 Aug 2005 31 Dec 2005 L
Rennes 01 Jan 2006 31 May 2006 L
Rennes 01 Jul 2006 01 Jul 2008
Olympique Lyonnais 01 Jul 2008
Sunderland 28 Aug 2009 31 May 2010 L
Sunderland 06 Aug 2010 31 May 2011 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2002-03 Chievo Verona Serie A 7
4
4
2003-04 Chievo Verona Serie A 1
1
2003-04 Modena Serie A 4
2
1
2004-05 Chievo Verona Serie A 7
2
2
1
2005-06 Rennes French Championnat 12
1
2
2009-10 Sunderland League Cup 1
2009-10 Sunderland Premier League 14
2
1
4
2010-11 Sunderland Premier League 15
3
4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
06 Oct 2002 Chievo Verona v Modena D 0-0 Serie A 5
20 Oct 2002 Torino v Chievo Verona D 0-0 Serie A 6
26 Oct 2002 Chievo Verona v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 7
24 Nov 2002 Chievo Verona v Empoli D 0-0 Serie A 11
09 Feb 2003 Brescia v Chievo Verona D 0-0 Serie A 20
23 Feb 2003 Modena v Chievo Verona D 0-0 Serie A 22
09 Mar 2003 AC Milan v Chievo Verona D 0-0 Serie A 24
16 Mar 2003 Chievo Verona v Parma D 0-0 Serie A 25
23 Mar 2003 Atalanta v Chievo Verona D 0-0 Serie A 26
03 May 2003 Chievo Verona v Piacenza D 0-0 Serie A 31
24 May 2003 Juventus v Chievo Verona D 0-0 Serie A 34
28 Sep 2003 Chievo Verona v Perugia D 0-0 Serie A 4
14 Dec 2003 Reggina v Chievo Verona D 0-0 Serie A 13
16 Jan 2005 Chievo Verona v AS Roma D 2-2 Serie A 19
22 Jan 2005 Inter Milano v Chievo Verona D 1-1 Serie A 20
29 Jan 2005 Chievo Verona v Livorno W 1-0 Serie A 21
20 Feb 2005 Chievo Verona v Lazio L 0-1 Serie A 25
27 Feb 2005 Reggina v Chievo Verona L 1-0 Serie A 26
06 Mar 2005 Sampdoria v Chievo Verona L 1-0 Serie A 27
20 Mar 2005 Chievo Verona v Brescia W 3-1 Serie A 29
24 Apr 2005 Chievo Verona v Cagliari D 1-1 Serie A 33
15 May 2005 Siena v Chievo Verona W 0-1 Serie A 36


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Ghana World Youth Cup 3
1
2000-01 Ghana World Youth Cup Under-20 1
1
2001-02 Ghana Africa Cup of Nations 4
1
2001-02 Ghana International Friendly 1
2001-02 Ghana World Youth Cup 2
1
1
2002-03 Ghana Africa Cup of Nations 2
2002-03 Ghana Four Nation Tournament, Tunisia 1
2002-03 Ghana International Friendly 1
2003-04 Ghana FIFA World Cup 4
2
2004-05 Ghana FIFA World Cup 5
1
2004-05 Ghana Olympics 2
2
2005-06 Ghana Africa Cup of Nations 3
2005-06 Ghana FIFA World Cup 6
1
2005-06 Ghana International Friendly 6
2006-07 Ghana International Friendly 5
2007-08 Ghana Africa Cup of Nations 5
1
2007-08 Ghana FIFA World Cup 4
2007-08 Ghana International Friendly 3
2008-09 Ghana FIFA World Cup 3
1
2008-09 Ghana International Friendly 1
2009-10 Ghana FIFA World Cup 5
1
2009-10 Ghana International Friendly 2
1
1
2010-11 Ghana Africa Cup of Nations 2
2010-11 Ghana International Friendly 2
2011-12 Ghana Africa Cup of Nations 4
3
1
2011-12 Ghana International Friendly 1
2012-13 Ghana International Friendly 1
2016-17 Ghana FIFA World Cup 1
2016-17 Ghana International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
18 Jun 2001 Ghana v Paraguay W 2-1 World Youth Cup Group F
21 Jun 2001 Iran v Ghana W 0-1 World Youth Cup Group F
24 Jun 2001 Ghana v France D 0-0 World Youth Cup Group F
28 Jun 2001 Ecuador v Ghana W 0-1 World Youth Cup Under-20 2nd round
01 Jul 2001 Ghana v Brazil D 1-1 World Youth Cup Quarter-final
04 Jul 2001 Egypt v Ghana W 0-2 World Youth Cup Semi-final
08 Jul 2001 Argentina v Ghana L 3-0 World Youth Cup Final
21 Jan 2002 Ghana v Morocco D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
24 Jan 2002 Ghana v South Africa D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
30 Jan 2002 Burkina Faso v Ghana W 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
03 Feb 2002 Nigeria v Ghana L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals quarter-final
17 May 2002 Slovenia v Ghana L 2-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Uganda v Ghana L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 13
08 Oct 2002 Ghana v Lesotho W 2-1 International Friendly
13 Oct 2002 Ghana v Rwanda W 4-2 Africa Cup of Nations Group 13
30 Mar 2003 Ghana v Madagascar W 3-3 (10-9) FOUR NATION TOURNAMENT, TUNISIA
16 Nov 2003 Somalia v Ghana W 0-5 FIFA World Cup Africa qualifying round
19 Nov 2003 Ghana v Somalia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa qualifying round
05 Jun 2004 Burkina Faso v Ghana L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
20 Jun 2004 Ghana v South Africa W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
12 Aug 2004 Ghana v Italy D 2-2 Olympics Group B
15 Aug 2004 Paraguay v Ghana W 1-2 Olympics Group B
05 Sep 2004 Ghana v Cape Verde Islands W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
08 Oct 2004 Ghana v Congo DR D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
27 Mar 2005 Congo DR v Ghana D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
05 Jun 2005 Ghana v Burkina Faso W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
18 Jun 2005 South Africa v Ghana W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
04 Sep 2005 Ghana v Uganda W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
08 Oct 2005 Cape Verde Islands v Ghana W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
14 Nov 2005 Saudi Arabia v Ghana W 1-3 International Friendly
11 Jan 2006 Togo v Ghana L 1-0 International Friendly
15 Jan 2006 Tunisia v Ghana L 2-0 International Friendly
23 Jan 2006 Nigeria v Ghana L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
27 Jan 2006 Ghana v Senegal W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
31 Jan 2006 Ghana v Zimbabwe L 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
01 Mar 2006 Mexico v Ghana L 1-0 International Friendly
26 May 2006 Turkey v Ghana D 1-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 2006 Ghana v Korea Republic W 3-1 International Friendly
12 Jun 2006 Italy v Ghana L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
17 Jun 2006 Czech Republic v Ghana W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
22 Jun 2006 Ghana v USA W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
27 Jun 2006 Brazil v Ghana L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
04 Oct 2006 Japan v Ghana W 0-1 International Friendly
08 Oct 2006 Korea Republic v Ghana W 1-3 International Friendly
06 Feb 2007 Ghana v Nigeria W 4-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Austria v Ghana D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2007 Brazil v Ghana L 1-0 International Friendly
18 Nov 2007 Ghana v Togo W 2-0 International Friendly
21 Nov 2007 Ghana v Benin W 4-2 International Friendly
20 Jan 2008 Ghana v Guinea W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group A
24 Jan 2008 Ghana v Namibia W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group A
28 Jan 2008 Ghana v Morocco W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group A
03 Feb 2008 Ghana v Nigeria W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals quarter-final
09 Feb 2008 Ghana v Ivory Coast W 4-2 Africa Cup of Nations Finals 3rd place
23 May 2008 Australia v Ghana L 1-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 2008 Ghana v Libya W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 5
08 Jun 2008 Lesotho v Ghana W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 5
14 Jun 2008 Gabon v Ghana L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 5
22 Jun 2008 Ghana v Gabon W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 5
12 Oct 2008 Ghana v Lesotho W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 5
31 May 2009 Ghana v Uganda W 2-1 International Friendly
07 Jun 2009 Mali v Ghana W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group D
20 Jun 2009 Sudan v Ghana W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group D
06 Sep 2009 Ghana v Sudan W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group D
09 Sep 2009 Japan v Ghana L 4-3 International Friendly
01 Jun 2010 Netherlands v Ghana L 4-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 2010 Ghana v Latvia W 1-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 2010 Serbia v Ghana W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
23 Jun 2010 Ghana v Germany L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
26 Jun 2010 USA v Ghana W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
02 Jul 2010 Uruguay v Ghana L 1-1 (2-4) FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
08 Feb 2011 Ghana v Togo W 4-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2011 Congo v Ghana W 0-3 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group I
29 Mar 2011 England v Ghana D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2011 Ghana v Congo W 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group I
08 Oct 2011 Sudan v Ghana W 0-2 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group I
11 Oct 2011 Ghana v Nigeria D 0-0 International Friendly
24 Jan 2012 Ghana v Botswana W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
05 Feb 2012 Ghana v Tunisia W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
08 Feb 2012 Zambia v Ghana L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
15 Aug 2012 China PR v Ghana D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Nov 2016 Egypt v Ghana L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group E
28 Jun 2017 Mexico v Ghana L 1-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.