VfL Bochum 1848 have been able to sign Ghanaian midfielder Raman Chibsah with the 27-year-old joining on a free transfer after his contract with Süper Lig club Gaziantep FK ended in August. Chibsah comes with the experience of numerous appearances in Italy’s Serie A and Serie B and has signed until 30 June 2020.

Chibsah started his career with Bechem United, a club from Western Ghana before being transferred to Sassuolo Calcio at the age of only sixteen. After spells with Juventus Turin U19s and FC Parma, Chibsah returned to Sassuolo helping them to promotion from Serie B in 2013. He achieved two more promotions with Benevento Calcio and Frosinone Calcio for whom he also played in Italy’s top tier before joining Gaziantep in the Turkish Süper Lig for another 24 top flight matches.

“Raman Chibsah is a central midfielder who is good at passing the ball and in one-on-one situations,” stated Sebastian Schindzielorz, head of football at VfL Bochum1848. “He has bags of international experience and is a dynamic and, due to his career in Italy, tactically astute.”

Raman Chibsah declared himself “extremely happy with joining VfL Bochum after great talks with the people responsible. Now I can’t wait to meet my new teammates.”

Player data Yussif RAMAN CHIBSAH

Date and place of birth: 10.03.1993 in Accra/GHA
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 78 kg
Nationality: Ghana
Serie A / ITA matches/goals : 94/1
Serie B / ITA matches/goals: 80/8
Süper Lig / TUR matches/goals 24/1
International matches/goals: 2/0, 1/0 (U23)
Honours: Champion Serie B (2013), Promotion to Serie A (2012/13, 2016/17, 2017/18)
Former clubs: Gaziantep FK (TUR, 2019 – 09/2020), Frosinone Calcio (ITA, 01/2018 – 2019, 2015/16), Benevento Calcio (ITA, 2016 – 01/2018), US Sassuolo Calcio (ITA, 2012 – 2016, 2009 – 2011), FC Parma (ITA, 08/2012, 08/2013) Juventus Turin (ITA, 2011/12), Bechem United (GHA, before 2009)