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Player Profile: Thomas Partey

By Mutala Yakubu
Thomas Partey
Thomas Partey

Thomas Teye Partey is a Ghanaian midfielder who plays for Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid.

Date of Birth
25-year-old Partey was born on June 13, 1993, in Odumase Krobo, Ghana.

Early football career
Partey was a product of the local Odometah FC's youth ranks.

He was sent to Atletico Madrid in 2011 where he was mainly with the reserve side.

He made a total of 28 appearances and scored 3 goals for the reserves.

Loans to Mallorca and Almería

On 12 July, Thomas was loaned to RCD Mallorca, freshly relegated to the second level.

Partey was loaned to UD Almeria in 2014 on a short-term deal. He had a good period with both clubs making 37 and 31 matches respectively.
He returned to Atletico in 2015.

Return to Atlético Madrid

He made his first-team debut for Atleti on 28 November 2015, replacing Luciano Vietto in a 1–0 home win against Espanyol. On 2 January of the following year, he scored his first league goal for the club, netting the game's only goal in a home success over Levante UD.

He has won the UEFA Europa League with the side and currently is an integral part of the Atletico Madrid setup.

He currently has 65 caps for Atletico and has scored 6 goals.

International career

In May 2016, Thomas was called up for the first time to the Ghana national team by manager Avram Grant, ahead of a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Mauritius.

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He made his debut on 5 June, replacing Frank Acheampong for the final 11 minutes of a 2–0 away win that booked the Black Stars' position in the finals.On 5 September 2017, Thomas scored his first international hattrick in a 5-1 win against Congo in a 2018 World Cup Qualification match.

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