Richard Kingson

Inside Biography

Richard Kingson, full name Richard Paul Franck Kingson also known as Faruk Gursoy is a professional Ghanaian footballer who is playing for the Current Team of TFF First League club Balikesirspor and the National team of Nation Ghana as well. He was born in 13 June 1978 in Accra, Ghana. He is professionally a Goalkeeper. He also played for different Nation’s clubs. He was the Vice-captain for the Ghana national Football Team. He holds Pa s sportsof Ghana as well as Turkey.


Kingson left Accra in 1996 to chase a career in Turkey, where he played for six different clubs and became the citizen with a name Faruk Gursoy. Galatasaray S.K. was his first club in Turkey .He was signed to Galatasaray S.K. but did not play a single game. On 2004-05 he again played for Galatasaray S.K again, but he was suspended from football for six month because of failing doping test.  After  three-month period on a loan to Hammarby FC, he drew attention from other clubs from Europe. On August 2007, he made his first appearance for Birmingham in a League Cup third round tie against Hereford United.  He played for different clubs after Birmingham such as Wigan Athletic (2008-2010), Blackpool (2010-2011), Doxa Katokopias in 2013. And currently playing for Balikesirspor.

Kingson started as a goalkeeper  in the Ghana national team and he was called up for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, 2008 Africa Cup of Nations and 2010 FIFA World Cup. He was voted as an All-star goalkeeper in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Ghana. He scored a goal for Ghana in 2008, in a friendly equalizer in a 1-1 match against Tanzania. He was the first-choice goalkeeper and he leaded Ghana to the final of the 2010 African Cup of Nations, and so he was again selected for the all-star team along with Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary. Kingson also played very well in 2010 World Cup South Africa and is expected in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

Marriage, affairs and Personal details

Kingson sibling is his brother Laryea kingson, who also was a member  Ghana National Football team. Kingson’s Spouse is Adelaide Tawiah. They got married in Ghana. A controversy arose when Adelaide during a prayer confessed that she had used spirits to destroy Kingson’s career and rendered him powerless.

Kingson is 1.83m (6 ft) tall in Height and and has 87 kg body Weight. His Pictures is all available in the internet.

Awards, achievements and Salary

Kingson’s appearance in Ghana National Team has led them win several matches as well as stood up in different positions in tournament. They won Silver Medal in Africa Cup of Nations in 2010, Bronze Medal in Africa Cup of Nations in 2008. They became the last 16 in FIFA World Cup 2006 Germany. They came upto quarter final in 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa.

by sushma, 12 Jun, 2014

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