Ghanain international striker Benjamin Tetteh joined the Tigers in July 2022, a week before the start of the 2022/23 season, and came off the bench to win an equalising penalty on his debut. He combined well with centre forward Oscar Estupinan during the opening weeks of the season until an injury sustained in early September kept him out of the team for four months. He returned rejuvenated in early January 2023 but as his influence returned to the team he was handed a silly suspension for aiming his head towards Sheffield United’s pantomime villian Oli McBurnie. Returning to lead the line in early March, Tetteh scored his first City goal against West Bromwich when he smote a left foot drive into the roof of the net and sparked an emotional celebration in honour of friend and former Ghanian international teammate Christian Atsu, who had recently lost his life in a Turkish earthquake. He was injured again for the closing weeks of the season and returned to pre-season training in June 2023 with a desire to move on – at the end of July 2023 that wish was granted and he signed for French Ligue 1 new boys Metz.
Benjamin Tetteh was born in Accra, the Ghanaian capital, and spent his teenage years playing for two Accra-based teams, Tudu Mighty Jets and Dreams FC. In the summer of 2015 he woke up and joined Belgian top flight side Standard Liege, making his debut in October 2015 and scoring a late consolation against KVC Westerlo. He ended his first season in Belgium with two goals in 16 appearances but after just one League start in August 2016 Tetteh spent the rest of the 2016/17 season at Slovakian side 1FC Slovacko, scoring once in 15 senior appearances and adding another four starts for the B team.
Continuing his travels, Benjamin spent the 2017/18 season on loan at Czech side Bohemians Prague, making 21 senior appearances and scoring three goals. The Czech capital clearly suited Tetteh and in July 2018 he transferred permanently to city rivals Sparta Prague. His first season saw Sparta finish third in the Czech first division and reach the Cup semi-final, in part powered by Tetteh’s eleven goals in 37 senior appearances. He added another eight goals in 38 appearances during the 2019/20 season and was attracting the attention of numerous scouts from European clubs.
The race for Tetteh’s signature was won by Turkish Superlig side Yeni Malatyaspor and his form continued with six goals in 33 senior appearances in his debut season on loan in eastern Turkey. Converting his loan into a permanent move in July 2021 in return for a 2 million euro fee, Tetteh added a further eight goals in 27 appearances during the 2021/22 season that ended with Malatyaspor being relegated. This prompted Benjamin to begin searching for a new club and he joined Acun illicali’s Hull City in July 2022.
Tetteh joined French Ligue 1 side Metz at the end of July 2023 and within a few weeks he was reunited with his former Hull City teammate Oscar Estupinan, who also joined Metz on a season long loan. Tetteh made his metz debut against Stade Rennais in August 2023 but was used sparingly in the opening months of the 2023/24 season as niggling injuries interrupted his progress.
Tetteh broke into the Ghana Under-20 team in 2015, making nine appearances and competing in both the African Under-20 Cup and the Under-20 World Cup – in the latter he scored a goal against the Argentina under-20 side. In October 2021 he made his senior international debut for Ghana in two matches against Zimbabwe and won five more caps in the first six months of 2022.
Date/Place of Birth: 10 July 1997, Accra, Ghana
Hull City First Game: 30 July 2022, Bristol City H (Championship), 25 years, 20 days old
Hull City Final Game: 11 March 2023, Coventry City A (Championship), 25 years, 244 days old
Tudu Mighty Jets (2013-2014), Dreams (2014-2015), Standard Liege (2015-2018), Slovacko (2016-2017, loan), Bohemians (2017-2018, loan), Sparta Prague (2018-2021), Yeni Malatyaspor (2020-2021, loan), Yeni Malatyaspor (2021-2022), Hull City (2022-2023), Metz (2023-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 17 apps, 1 goalsBenjamin Tetteh
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