John Pantsil

Date of birth15 June 1981
Place of birthBerekum
NationalityGhanian
Weight80 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

Pantsil joined West Ham United in August 2006 with a four-year contract.

There has been considerable confusion regarding the spelling of Pantsil's surname. Shortly after joining Fulham, he explained: "My family name is Paintsil but when I was born, it was registered as Pantsil and that went on my passport so the Premier League had to register me as Pantsil."

He joined Leicester City in July 2011 with a three-year contract that was cancelled in May 2012.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Berkum Arsenal 01 Jul 1999 01 Jul 2000
Liberty Professionals 01 Jul 2000 01 Jul 2001
Berkum Arsenal 01 Jul 2001 01 Jul 2002
Maccabi Tel Aviv 01 Jul 2002 01 Jan 2005
Hapoel Tel Aviv 01 Jan 2005 01 Aug 2006
West Ham United 01 Aug 2006 15 Jul 2008
Fulham 15 Jul 2008 30 Jun 2011
Leicester City 21 Jul 2011 02 May 2012
Hapoel Tel Aviv 12 Aug 2012

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2006-07 West Ham United FA Cup
1
2006-07 West Ham United League Cup 1
1
2006-07 West Ham United Premier League 3
2
1
2007-08 West Ham United FA Cup 1
2007-08 West Ham United League Cup
2
2007-08 West Ham United Premier League 4
10
5
2008-09 Fulham FA Cup 2
1
2008-09 Fulham League Cup
1
2008-09 Fulham Premier League 37
7
2009-10 Fulham Premier League 22
5
2009-10 Fulham UEFA Europa League 9
1
2
2010-11 Fulham FA Cup 2
2010-11 Fulham League Cup 1
2010-11 Fulham Premier League 15
1
6
2011-12 Leicester City League Championship 4
2
2011-12 Leicester City League Cup 1


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
19 Aug 2006 West Ham United v Charlton Athletic W 3-1 Premier League
22 Aug 2006 Watford v West Ham United D 1-1 Premier League
26 Aug 2006 Liverpool v West Ham United L 2-1 Premier League
22 Oct 2006 Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United L 1-0 Premier League
24 Oct 2006 Chesterfield v West Ham United L 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
09 Dec 2006 Bolton Wanderers v West Ham United L 4-0 Premier League
27 Jan 2007 West Ham United v Watford L 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
30 Oct 2007 Coventry City v West Ham United W 1-2 League Cup 4th round
04 Nov 2007 West Ham United v Bolton Wanderers D 1-1 Premier League
10 Nov 2007 Derby County v West Ham United W 0-5 Premier League
12 Dec 2007 West Ham United v Everton L 1-2 League Cup 5th round
22 Dec 2007 Middlesbrough v West Ham United W 1-2 Premier League
29 Dec 2007 West Ham United v Manchester United W 2-1 Premier League
01 Jan 2008 Arsenal v West Ham United L 2-0 Premier League
05 Jan 2008 West Ham United v Manchester City D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Mar 2008 Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United L 4-0 Premier League
15 Mar 2008 West Ham United v Blackburn Rovers W 2-1 Premier League
29 Mar 2008 Sunderland v West Ham United L 2-1 Premier League
08 Apr 2008 West Ham United v Portsmouth L 0-1 Premier League
12 Apr 2008 Bolton Wanderers v West Ham United L 1-0 Premier League
19 Apr 2008 West Ham United v Derby County W 2-1 Premier League
26 Apr 2008 West Ham United v Newcastle United D 2-2 Premier League
03 May 2008 Manchester United v West Ham United L 4-1 Premier League
11 May 2008 West Ham United v Aston Villa D 2-2 Premier League


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
2000-01 Ghana World Youth Cup Under-20 1
1
2001-02 Ghana Africa Cup of Nations 1
2
2001-02 Ghana International Friendly
1
2001-02 Ghana World Youth Cup 2
1
2002-03 Ghana Africa Cup of Nations 1
2002-03 Ghana International Friendly 2
2004-05 Ghana FIFA World Cup 2
2004-05 Ghana Olympics 1
1
2005-06 Ghana Africa Cup of Nations 3
2005-06 Ghana FIFA World Cup 6
2
2005-06 Ghana International Friendly 4
2006-07 Ghana International Friendly 3
1
2007-08 Ghana Africa Cup of Nations 6
1
2007-08 Ghana FIFA World Cup 4
1
2007-08 Ghana International Friendly 6
2008-09 Ghana FIFA World Cup 4
1
2008-09 Ghana International Friendly 2
2009-10 Ghana FIFA World Cup 8
1
2009-10 Ghana International Friendly 2
2010-11 Ghana Africa Cup of Nations 2
2010-11 Ghana International Friendly 3
2011-12 Ghana Africa Cup of Nations 6
1
2011-12 Ghana International Friendly 3
2012-13 Ghana Africa Cup of Nations 6
2
2012-13 Ghana International Friendly 1
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
08 Jul 2001 Argentina v Ghana L 3-0 World Youth Cup Final
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
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
15 Dec 2002 Ghana v Nigeria L 0-1 International Friendly
12 Aug 2004 Ghana v Italy D 2-2 Olympics Group B
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
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
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
15 Aug 2006 Togo v Ghana W 0-2 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
21 Aug 2007 Ghana v Senegal D 1-1 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Ghana v Morocco W 2-0 International Friendly
11 Sep 2007 Saudi Arabia v Ghana L 5-0 International Friendly
18 Nov 2007 Ghana v Togo W 2-0 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
07 Feb 2008 Ghana v Cameroon L 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals semi-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
05 Sep 2008 Libya v Ghana L 1-0 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
11 Feb 2009 Egypt v Ghana D 2-2 International Friendly
29 Mar 2009 Ghana v Benin W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group D
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
05 Aug 2009 Libya v Ghana L 1-0 International Friendly
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
11 Oct 2009 Benin v Ghana L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group D
15 Nov 2009 Ghana v Mali D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group D
01 Jun 2010 Netherlands v Ghana L 4-1 International Friendly
13 Jun 2010 Serbia v Ghana W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
19 Jun 2010 Ghana v Australia D 1-1 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
07 Jun 2011 Korea Republic v Ghana L 2-1 International Friendly
02 Sep 2011 Ghana v Swaziland W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group I
05 Sep 2011 Brazil v Ghana L 1-0 International Friendly
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
28 Jan 2012 Ghana v Mali W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
01 Feb 2012 Ghana v Guinea D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
11 Feb 2012 Ghana v Mali L 0-2 Africa Cup of Nations 3rd place play-off
29 Feb 2012 Chile v Ghana D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Oct 2012 Malawi v Ghana W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations 2nd qualifying round 2nd leg
14 Nov 2012 Cape Verde Islands v Ghana W 0-1 International Friendly
13 Jan 2013 Ghana v Tunisia W 4-2 International Friendly
20 Jan 2013 Ghana v Congo DR D 2-2 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
24 Jan 2013 Ghana v Mali W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
28 Jan 2013 Niger v Ghana W 0-3 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
02 Feb 2013 Ghana v Cape Verde Islands W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
06 Feb 2013 Burkina Faso v Ghana L 1-1 (2-3) Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final


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