1.Michael Essien – Real Madrid – 2012/13 season
On 31 August 2012 Essien signed a season-long loan deal with Real Madrid, reuniting him with his former manager at Chelsea, José Mourinho.
Essien scored 2 goals in 35 games for the Spanish giants before returning to Chelsea for the 2014/15 season.
This made Michael Essien the Ghanaian player who has represented the greatest football club on planet earth even though he had played for the likes of Lyon and Chelsea before.
The midfield anchor also played for AC Milan , another European great but Real Madrid remains the biggest among the clubs that Essien evolved.
2. Samuel Osei Kuffour – Bayern Munich – 1994 to 2005
Bayern Munich is ranked the 2nd greatest European club of all time by UEFA as of 2019/20 season after Real Madrid and Kuffour played for the German side for more than a decade appearing in more than 270 games and won 14 total trophies with them including the 2001 Champions League.
3.Kevin-Prince Boateng – FC Barcelona – January 2019 to June 2019
The German-born Ghanaian international played 5 games for Barcelona but scored no goals for the Blaugrana during his very brief loan spell in Catalonia as he joined them from Italy Serie A side Sassuolo.
Boateng is still the only Ghanaian player to represent the club of Lionel Messi.
The 2010 World Cup star for Ghana also played for AC Milan.
4.Stephen Appiah – Juventus – 2003 to 2005
The ‘Tornado’ spent two years at Juventus – one of the biggest clubs in Europe and the Old Ladies were the biggest football club that Appiah played.
5.Kwadwo Asamoah – Juventus – 2012 to 2018
Asamoah spent six years with the Old Ladies where he won some 13 trophies.
6.Sule Muntari – AC Milan – 2012 to 2015
The left-footed talent played for Udinese, Portsmouth in England and the likes of Sunderland but AC Milan was where Muntari really had a feel of a true big European club.
Sule also played for Inter Milan and won the 2010 Champions League over there.
7.Christian Atsu – FC Porto – 2012 to 2013
Atsu arrived at Porto at the age of 17, manager Patrick Greveraars scouted him and gave him his first chance finishing his football formation with the club. On 14 May 2011, he was called up by first-team manager André Villas-Boas for a Primeira Liga match against Marítimo, but he did not leave the bench.
Atsu was not not a success at the Portuguese club as he was loaned very often to other clubs until his permanent sale in 2017 to Newcastle United.
8.Anthony Obodai – Ajax – 2001 to 2005
9.Abubakari Yakubu – Ajax – 1999 to 2005
10.Kudus Mohammed – Ajax – 2020 to present
11. Abedi Pele – Olympique de Marseille – 1987 to 1993
12 and 13. Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew – sons of Abedi also played for Marseille.
14. Thomas Partey – Atletico de Madrid – 2015 to 2020
15.Ibrahim Tanko – Dortmund – 1995 to 2001
Otto Add and Mattew Amoah all played for Dortumd also.