Asante Kotoko Sporting Club celebrate its 85th birthday today having been established on August 31, 1935.

According to the history books, Mr J.S.K. Frimpong, popularly called Teacher Frimpong, then a teacher of the Kumasi Government School who had all the time shown interest in “Kumasi Titanics”, a club established in 1926 organized some men from his school and proposed a change of name from “Kumasi Titanics” to Asante Kotoko SC.

Permission had to be obtained from the Asantehene (King of the Kingdom of Ashanti) because the name “Kotoko”, meaning “Porcupine” is the official symbol of the Ashanti nation.

The Asantehene, Nana Sir Osei Agyeman Prempeh II, became the first life patron of the club.

Asante Kotoko SC was subsequently formally founded.

The club which has won a record 24 Ghana Premier League titles and has twice won the CAF Champions League is 85 today.

The club in 2010 was voted African’s Club of the 20th century by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).

Ghana Premier League: 23 (Record holder)
1959, 1963-64, 1964-65, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988-89, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 2003, 2005, 2007-08, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 (Record Holder).

FA Cup: 8
1958, 1959, 1960, 1978, 1984, 1997-98, 2001, 2014 (2nd Most Successful Club).

Ghana Super Cup: 2
2012, 2013 (Most Successful Club).
Other GFA National Titles
Ghana SWAG Cup: 12 (Record holder)
1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008 (Record Holder).

Normalization Special Tier One Cup: 1 (2019)

Ghana Telecom Gala: 3
1999-00, 2001, 2005 (Record Holder).- Advertisement –

GHALCA Top Four Cup: 3
2003, 2007 and 2016 (Record Holder).

Ghana Annual Republic Day Cup: 3
2004, 2005, 2008 (Record Holder).

International Titles: African Cup of Champions Clubs & CAF Champions League: 2 (7th Most Successful Club)
Champion – 1970, 1983,
Runners-up – 1967, 1971, 1973, 1982, 1993
African Cup Winners Cup: 0
Runners-up – 2002
CAF Confederation Cup: 0 (10th Most Successful Club)
Runners-up – 2004

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