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Thomas Partey Biography

Ghanaian Footballer

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Thomas Teye Partey (born 13 June 1993) is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Arsenal and the Ghana national team. Partey began his professional career at Spanish club Atlético Madrid in 2013, going on loan to Mallorca and Almería, and returned to Atlético in 2015, with whom he won the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup in 2018. In 2020, he joined Arsenal in a transfer worth £45 million (€50 million), becoming the most expensive Ghanaian player of all time. A Ghanaian international, Partey represented his nation at three Africa Cup of Nations (2017, 2019, and 2021). He was named into the CAF Team of the Year in 2018, and won Ghana Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019.

Thomas Partey
Full Name Thomas Teye Partey
Born June 13, 1993 (age 30)
Nationality Ghanaian
Occupation Footballer
Relationship Status Single
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Early Life

Partey was born in Krobo Odumase in the Eastern region of Ghana. Partey was a product of local club Odometah’s youth ranks.


  • On 5 October 2020, Premier League club Arsenal announced the signing of Partey on a long-term contract, after activating his £45 million (€50 million) release clause with Atlético Madrid. He was given the number 18 shirt, which had been vacated by Nacho Monreal the previous season. Upon signing, Partey stated his desire to help Arsenal “back where [they] belong”, describing his decision to move being based on “[wanting] to experience new challenges”, while also crediting the transfer to manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu.
  • On 17 October 2020, Partey made his debut for Arsenal as a substitute for Granit Xhaka in a 0–1 away defeat in the league against Manchester City. Five days later, he started his first match for Arsenal in a 2–1 away win over Rapid Wien in the UEFA Europa League. Midway through a match against Aston Villa on 8 November, he suffered a thigh injury which saw him miss the rest of the month’s games. He returned on 6 December in the North London derb y, but suffered another injury at half-time as Arsenal lost 2–0 to Tottenham Hotspur. He did not play again until a month later, which he came off the bench in a 0–0 draw against Crystal Palace.
  • On 22 October 2021, Partey scored his first goal for Arsenal in a 3–1 win against Aston Villa. In February 2022, Partey was named Arsenal’s player of the month.

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