Thomas Teye Partey, commonly referred to as Thomas Partey, is a Ghanaian professional footballer born on June 13, 1993, in Krobo Odumase. The 31-year-old professional footballer currently plays as a midfielder for a Premier League Club, Arsenal, and the Ghana national team, Black Stars.
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Thomas Partey joined the Arsenal Football Club in October 2015 following the official announcement of his signing under a transfer worth £45 million (€ 50 million) making him the most expensive Ghanaian footballer.
The Arsenal midfielder began his career as a footballer in 2013 playing for Atlético Madrid, a Spanish club. While playing for Atlético Madrid, Thomas Partey was loaned to play for Mallorca and Almeria and later returned to Atlético Madrid in 2015. His return to Atlético Madrid is championed to have won the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Club alongside his team players in 2018.
Thomas Partey’s exceptional and dexterous football play in Atlético Madrid earned him a spot to play for his national team, Ghana, representing Ghana in three African Cup of Nations in 2017, 2019, and 2021 respectively.
In addition to his successful football career, Thomas Partey was named the Ghanaian Best Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019, respectively, while playing for his former team, Atlético Madrid, under the Ghana Football Awards.
As part of his laurels, Thomas Partey was chosen as Ghana’s vice-captain ahead of the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualification and the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for the Ghana national football team.
Who Is Thomas Partey’s Wife, Giuseppina Nana Baafi?
Thomas Partey, as per reports in 2019, is said to have married his long-time girlfriend, Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi. The couple is blessed with a daughter named Daniela, as seen in pictures circulated on social media of Thomas Partey happily holding his daughter.
Thomas Partey’s wife, Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi, is a model, actress, philanthropist and founder of Pina Baafi Foundation. She is widely known for winning the Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant in 2013 but was stripped of her crown after making allegations against an organizer of the beauty show accusing him of pimping and extortion.
How Old Is Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi?
The former 2013 Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant winner was born on August 22, 1991. She was 22 years old when crowned the winner of the Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant show in 2013.
Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi is currently 31 years as of 2022.
Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi Social Media
Unfortunately, Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi is not an active user of social media. On Instagram, there seems to be no personal account identified to be hers. However, her foundation, Pina Baafi Foundation, is the only account associated with her on Instagram with the last post made in 2015.
She, however, has an active Facebook account that she continuously posts her activities to the eyes of the public.
Thomas Partey Married to Sara Bella?
Despite Thomas Partey being married to Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi, rumours previously circulated on social media allegedly reported Partey engaged with Gifty Boakye, a former Miss Ghana USA contestant.
However, in 2022, Partey is reported to have tied the knot with his Muslim wife, Sara Bella, after converting from Christianity to Islam and changed his name to Yakubu in March 2022 at a Mosque in London as seen in a posted pic with a Sheikh.
A TikTok video shared by the Moroccan Sara Bella of herself and Thomas Partey surfaced online. Following the shared video, the two were seen in the video hanging out on different occasions generating a social media sensation at the time.
Sara Bella is an Arab model named on social media as Sarabella on TikTok. She relocated to UK to pursue her radiology education. The two are believed to have met together in the UK, with rumours of her being the girlfriend of Thomas Partey before Thomas Partey tied the knot to her and converted to Islam.
As of now, it cannot be disclosed if Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi is still together with the Arsenal midfielder.