Immerse yourself in the story of Joseph Paintsil, the talented midfielder

Immerse yourself in the story of Joseph Paintsil, the talented midfielder

Steve Njuguna
January 22, 2024 at 10:06 AM
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Joseph Paintsil is a professional footballer who plays for Belgian top-flight side KRC Genk and the Ghanaian national team. Paintsil has established himself as one of the best players in the Belgian league due to his pace and technical ability. This article gives a breakdown of his career and life story.

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Joseph Paintsil dribbles the ball during Genk's game against Fiorentina in November 2023. Photo by Matteo Ciambelli/DeFodi Images
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Joseph Paintsil's reputation as a good player started when he was a teenage sensation back home in Ghana with the lower-tier side TEMA Youth. He made his European breakthrough in August 2017 after moving to Hungarian side Ferencváros and has not looked back since, playing for several top teams across different European countries.

Joseph Paintsil's profile summary


Joseph Paintsil

Date of birth

1 February 1998

Place of birth

Accra, Ghana

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Professional footballer

Clubs played for

Red Bull Ghana Academy, TEMA Youth, Ferencváros, Ankaragücü, Genk

National team appearances

5 (As of January 19th 2024)

Weight in pounds

152 lbs

Weight in kilograms

69 kgs

Height in feet

5 ft 7

Height in centimetres

170 cm



Current residence

Genk, Belgium

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Net Worth

$1 million - $5 million



How old is Joseph Paintsil?

Joseph Paintsil (aged 25 as of January 2024) was born on 1st February 1998. He was born in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. Paintsil's older brother, Seth, is also a professional footballer, currently playing as a left winger for Hamrun Spartans in Malta.

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Joseph Paintsil during Ghana's game against the USA in October 2023. Photo by Brett Carlsen
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Joseph Painstil's biography

Joseph Paintsil commenced his youth career at the Red Bull Ghana academy in 2014, joining at age 16 and moving to Tema Youth in 2015 at age 17. After two years of training, he entered the senior team at 19 in 2017, making his Ghana Premier League debut.

In 2017, he went on loan to Ferencváros, Hungary, and joined Genk in Belgium in 2018. Despite an injury affecting his debut season, he played for Genk for two seasons (2018/2019 and 2019/2020). In 2020, he briefly loaned to Ankaragucu before returning to Genk.

What are Joseph Painstil's stats?

Throughout his career, Paintsil has played primarily as an attack-minded midfielder or a winger. Here is a detailed breakdown of all of his stats:


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Frequently asked questions about Joseph Paintsil.

Due to his high profile in Ghana and Belgium, many football enthusiasts want to know more about Joseph Paintsil. Here are some frequently asked questions about the Ghanaian winger.

Is Joseph Paintsil going to LA Galaxy?

During the January 2024 MLS offseason, Western conference giant LA Galaxy was widely attributed with a potential move for Paintsil. The transfer would cost in the region of $8 million, though other teams in Europe, such as Leeds, also maintain an interest in the Ghanaian forward.

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Paintsil pictured during a warm-up session for Genk in the lead-up to their game against Anderlecht in December 2023. Photo by Isosport/MB Media
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What is Joseph Paintsil's salary at Genk?

According to, Paintsil commands a salary of £9,100 a week. This totals an annual salary of £473,000. This does not include bonuses or appearance fees while playing for the Ghanaian national team.

Is Joseph Paintsil on Instagram?

Joseph Paintsil is on Instagram as @joe_paintsil. As of January 2024, he has 44,900 followers on the platform.

Is Joseph Paintsil a musician?

Joseph Paintsil also doubles up as a musician. He released his debut single, 'Unbreakable' in 2023.

What is Joseph Paintsil's FIFA rating?

On the popular video game FIFA, now renamed EAFC 24, Paintsil has a rating of 75. On the game, he has the potential to grow to a rating of 78.

What is Joseph Paintsil's net worth?

Paintsil has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million. This comes from the income he has generated while playing at various clubs.

Final Words

Joseph Paintsil has established himself as one of Ghana's best players currently. As the Black Stars search for glory at international competitions such as the Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup, Joseph will be critical to achieving their objectives.

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Steve Njuguna is a media professional with close to a decade of experience in the sports media industry. He has previously worked as a sports journalist with Bamba Sports TV, Vybez Radio and The Nairobian newspaper.