Accra Hearts of Oak SC

Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club, better known under the abbreviated name " Hearts of Oak ", is a football club based in the Ghanaian capital Accra.

Since its inception, the association is one of the leading football clubs in the country and dominated along with Asante Kotoko the Ghanaian championship.


The club was founded in 1910 as the second club after the Invincibles in Accra. Hearts of Oak is now the oldest existing club in Ghana. In November 1911 we went to the first game in their history against the Invincibles.

When in 1922 the Accra Football League was created Hearts of Oak was one of the founding members. Of the 12 seasons that were played, the club finished as the leader 6.

In August 2009, the board of Accra Hearts of Oak announced that the club in the first quarter of next year is going public. The lead manager for the IPO is Strategic African Securities Ltd. Accra Hearts of Oak would be the first football club in Africa which is listed on a stock exchange.


On 9 May 2001, died in a match between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko to the biggest tragedy in African football, with the death of 126 lives were lost. In the prior of 2:1 for the Hearts of Oak supporters of Asante Kotoko started to tear the seats. The police responded by used tear gas against the hooligans. Since, according to study results, which were closed gates to the field, the fans were pressed against the fence in the rising panic.


  • Championship 1956, 1958, 1962, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1997, 1998, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009
  • Winner: 1973, 1974, 1979, 1981, 1989, 1993/94, 1995/96, 1999, 2000
  • Finalist: 1958, 1960, 1990, 1995
  • 2004 winner
  • Winner: 2000
  • Runners-up: 1977, 1979
  • Winner: 2001
  • Finalist: 2004

Former Players