David Accam

David Accam
David Accam
David Accam
Real Name: David Accam
HT: 5' 9" WT: 174
Designated Player
Age: 27 (09/28/1990)
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
Hometown: Accra, Ghana

How he joined the club: Signed as a Designated Player on Dec. 19, 2014

2017 (CHICAGO FIRE): Set MLS career highs in games (29), starts (23), goals (14), and assists (8). Received Alcatel Player of the Week honors after scoring a hat trick and notching an assist in a 4-0 rout of Orlando City SC on 6/24 at Toyota Park. Accam scored in five-consecutive games from 5/6 to 5/25, leading the Fire to a 4-0-1 mark during that stretch; he is the first player in club history to score in five-consecutive games. MLS Cup Playoffs: Played all 90 minutes in the Fire’s 4-0 loss vs. NY on 10/25.

2016 (CHICAGO FIRE): Had nine goals and five assists in 24 games, 21 of which were starts. Accam earned team MVP and Golden Boot honors for a second-consecutive season. He had a goal and an assist in two separate matches, 8/20 at MTL and 10/16 vs. NE. U.S. Open Cup: Scored in each of the Fire’s four games, helping them reach the Semifinal. Accam had five goals and one assist in all. 

2015 (CHICAGO FIRE): Appeared in 24 MLS matches, started 21. Scored a team-high ten goals en route to team MVP and Golden Boot honors, also tallied two assists. Made his regular season debut against SJ on 3/22 when he entered the match at halftime. Scored his first goal against NYC on 4/24. U.S. Open Cup: Appeared in two matches, started one as the Fire reached the semifinal round.

2014 (HELSINGBORGS IF): Finished with 17 goals and six assists in 26 games during Allsvenskan play. Ended the season with four multi-goal games, including three in a stretch of five games. He was the third-leading scorer in the league. Accam went on a tear during Svenska Cup play, tallying six goals in the six games he saw action, helping lead Helsingborgs IF to the final.

2013 (HELSINGBORGS IF): Had 10 goals and three assists in 27 games. Ten of those goals and three assists came during Allsvenskan league play. He started the season with a brace in his first game, a 3-0 win against Djurgardens IF, and went on to notch three total braces during the course of the regular season. He also had two goals and three assists in Svenska Cup play, helping Helsingborgs IF reach the quarterfinals.

2012 (HELSINGBORGS IF): Joined Helsingborgs IF on a free transfer on Aug. 11, 2012. He made his debut one week later against Elfsborg IF and went on to rack up three goals in nine Allsvenskan league games. Accam appeared in all six of Helsingborgs IF’s Europa League group games, tallying one assist in the process. He also appeared in both of their UEFA Champions League Qualifiers against Celtic.

2012 (OSTERSUNDS FK): Signed his first professional contract on March 1, 2012 after spending time in the Nike Academy. He scored nine goals with Ostersunds FK before joining Helsingborgs IF in Sweden on a transfer.

INTERNATIONAL (GHANA): 2016: Made Ghana’s game-day roster seven times and earned three appearances. Accam started and played 71 minutes against Rwanda on 9/3 during Africa Cup of Nations Qualification. He also came off the bench against Russia on 9/6 and South Africa on 10/11. 2015: Was a member of the Ghana squad that reached the final of the 2015 African Cup of Nations. Earned his first cap for the Black Stars on Jan. 19, 2015 when he entered in the first group match against Senegal. Scored his first international goal on June 14 in a 7-1 defeat of Maurituis and has earned five caps as of Oct. 13, 2015.

ACADEMY (NIKE ACADEMY): One of eight players selected in “The Chance” competition, a worldwide search by Nike to find undiscovered young soccer talents. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger helped judge the competition. For more information about the winners, click here. You can find out more information about the competition by clicking here.

YOUTH (RIGHT TO DREAM): Before arriving in England on an academic scholarship, Accam was a member of the prestigious Right to Dream Academy in Accra, Ghana. For more information about David and the academy, click here

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2017Chicago Fire302414217786636441820
2016Chicago Fire24219193557128282040
2015Chicago Fire242110186526735372141
Career Totals-7866335977152049910959101
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