Thomas Teye Partey was born on the 13th of June 1993, and he is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Arsenal and the Ghana national team.
Thomas Teye Partey who was born in Krobo Odumase, was a product of local club Odometah’s youth ranks. The young star signed with Atlético Madrid in 2012, after a short spell with Leganés, and was subsequently moved to the reserves a year later. Then on the 10th of March 2013, Partey was called up to the main squad for the match against Real Sociedad.
Mallorca and Almería
It was reported that on the 12th of July, Partey was loaned to Mallorca, freshly relegated to the second level. Then on the 18th of August, he made his professional debut, in a 0–4 away defeat against Sabadell. The midfielder scored his first professional goal on the 15th of September, netting his side’s second of a 2–2 draw at Hércules.
Return to Atlético Madrid
The star holding midfielder made his first team debut for Atlético Madrid on 28 November 2015, replacing Luciano Vietto in a 1–0 home win against Espanyol. However, on the 2nd of January of the following year, he scored his first league goal for the club, netting the game’s only strike in a home success over Levante. Then on the 28th of May, he played in the UEFA Champions League Final against Real Madrid, replacing Koke in the 116th minute as his side lost on penalties.
Partey came on as a late substitute and netted the match’s winner in the last minute of the game on the 1st of September 2019, as Atlético came back from 2–0 down to win the game by 3–2 against Eibar. The player marked his 100th La Liga appearance for Los Rojiblancos with a man-of-the-match performance in a 0–0 draw against Real Madrid in the Madrid derby four weeks later. However, in spite of the fact that he left Atlético at the beginning of the 2020–21 season, Partey made enough appearances at the start of the season to become eligible for a winner’s medal as Atlético won La Liga that year.
It was reported on the 15th of October 2020, that 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. Partey was given the number 18 shirt, which had been vacated by Nacho Monreal the previous season. After his signing, he stated his desire to help Arsenal “back where [they] belong”, describing his decision to move as based on “[wanting] to experience new challenges”, while also crediting the transfer to manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu.
Thomas Partey was called up for the first time to the Ghana national team by manager Avram Grant in the month of May 2016, ahead of a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Mauritius. The young star made his debut on the 5th of June, replacing Frank Acheampong for the final 11 minutes of a 2–0 away win that booked the Black Stars’ position in the finals. Then on the 5th of September 2017, Partey scored his first international hat-trick in a 5–1 win against Congo in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.
The 29-year old midfielder was chosen in Kwesi Appiah’s 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. However, in their last group game, Partey scored in a 2–0 win over Guinea-Bissau at the Suez Stadium as the Black Stars topped their group. The midfielder netted in the penalty shootout at the end of the last-16 game against Tunisia on 8 July, though his team was eliminated.
The Arsenal star won Ghana Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019. Ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, as well as for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Partey was named Ghana’s vice-captain.
Thomas Partey’s salary
As per the report from ESPN, Partey signed a four-year contract to extend his stay at Arsenal for another year. With his Arsenal contract, Partey is reportedly pocketing a whopping $337,800-a-week, four times more than he earned at Atletico Madrid. The report has it that he is the third-highest earner at Arsenal.
Thomas Partey’s net worth
Unarguably, the Ghanaian midfielder joined Arsenal in 2020. And again, he is a regular starter for the Gunners and Forbes reported that he has a net worth close to $35.1 million. The combative midfielder is approaching his best years and has a hefty market value of $57.2 million.
La Liga: 2020–21
UEFA Europa League: 2017–18
UEFA Super Cup: 2018
UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2015–16
CAF Team of the Year: 2018
SWAG Sports Personality of the Year: 2018
Ghana Player of the Year: 2018, 2019