MUNTARI Sulley from Ghana.Sulley Ali Muntari's ball-winning ability and tactical acumen make him a key figure in Udinese Calcio's midfield, with a powerful shot from long distance and set-pieces.
Name: MUNTARI Sulley
Date of birth: 27 August 1984
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 76 kg
Current Club: Udinese (ITA)
Int'l Goals: 4 (as of 30-May-2006)
Int'l Caps: 15 (as of 30-May-2006)
First Int'l Cap: Slovenia v. Ghana (17-May-2002)
Detail: Sulley Ali Muntari's ball-winning ability and tactical acumen make him a key figure in Udinese Calcio's midfield, with a powerful shot from long distance and set-pieces.
A former Ghanaian Under-20 international, Muntari left the training camp of his national team just ahead of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens after a disagreement with the team coach.
Muntari started his career with Ghanaian team Liberty Professionals and moved to Udinese in 2001 after a one-week trial. He made his Serie A debut in 2002 at the San Siro stadium against AC Milan when he was just 18. He appeared 12 times in Serie A during the 2002/03 season and 23 times the next campaign,
2004/05: He made 33 appearances Serie A, scoring his first two goals for the club, and also earned his UEFA Cup debut as Udinese finished fourth. He played in both legs of the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie against Sporting Clube de Portugal, as Udinese won 4-2 on aggregate and reached the group stage.
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Just before joining Udinese, Muntari was on the verge of joining Manchester United FC, but Liberty Professionals failed to agree a fee with the English club.