Hartpury College
David Accam

David Accam - Chicago Fire

Like Abdul Majeed Waris, David Accam joined Hartpury from 'The Right To Dream Academy' in Ghana. Having won the National Championship three times during his time at Hartpury, Accam was signed by then third-tier Swedish side, Östersunds FK. 

14 goals in nine appearances helped Östersunds to the title and promotion to the Swedish second tier (Superettan) as well as attracting the interest of Premier division side, Helsingborgs IF. Accam became the most expensive Swedish third tier player ever (2 million euros) when he signed for them in August 2012, Accam was briefly loaned back to Östersunds before being recalled ahead of Helsingborgs Champions League ties against Celtic. Accam became Hartpurys first ever champions league footballer that night when he came of the bench. In the 2 years Accam spent at Helsingborg IF he scored a staggering 30 goals in 62 games gaining a reputation as a 'speedster' who combined his deadly pace with merciless finishing. David then announced he would be leaving the Swedish side at the end of his second year and was linked with numerous clubs around the world. Chicago Fire won the race for the Ghanaian and in December 2014 he penned a deal with the MLS club.

He received his first call up to the Ghana national team in 2013 being an unused sub against Sudan, Accam narrowly missed out on a place in the black stars world cup squad. He has gone on to make 5 appearances for his country scoring his first goal against Mauritius in June 2015.

David said of his time here: “at Hartpury I learned that if you apply yourself to both studying and football and are prepared to work hard, then your dreams can come true.”