Laryea Kingston 

Laryea Kingston is a retired Ghanaian professional footballer, who operated in the roles of an attacking midfielder or a right winger during his playing career. On December 12, 2022, he assumed the role of Assistant Coach for the Ghana Under 17 National Team. 


Hearts of Oak and Israel Stint

In 2001, Kingston joined Hearts of Oak, one of Ghana's "Big Two." Afterward, he moved to Israel, initially playing for Maccabi Ahi Nazareth and later Hapoel Tel Aviv until 2004. 

Russian Premier League and Lokomotiv Moscow

Kingston's career took him to Russia, where he contributed to Krylia Sovetov Samara's third-place finish. He later joined Terek Grozny, and subsequently, Lokomotiv Moscow on loan for the 2006 season. 

International Career Highlights and Challenges

Kingston, recognized for his determined playing style, faced challenges, notably getting sent off during the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations. This incident resulted in a suspension, preventing him from participating in the 2006 World Cup. Despite such setbacks, he returned to prominence for the Black Stars in 2007. 

Hearts and Netherlands Spell

Despite interest from English clubs like Bolton Wanderers and Newcastle United, Kingston joined Hearts in 2007. His time at Hearts was marked by injuries and international commitments. He later moved to Vitesse Arnhem in the Netherlands but was released in December 2010. 

Israeli Premier League and Return to Ghana

After training with Hearts of Oak, Kingston signed a two-year deal with Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the Israeli Premier League in July 2011. In January 2012, he made a return to the Ghana Premier League with Hearts of Oak. 

American Sojourn and Trials in Brunei

In March 2013, Kingston joined USL PRO team Phoenix FC. Post his Phoenix stint, he went on trial with Brunei DPMM of the S.League in November 2013. 

Personal Life and Family Ties

Kingston's elder brother, Richard Kingson, also a professional footballer, shared the goalkeeping responsibilities for Ghana in multiple World Cups. Kingston's son, Jacob, born on November 21, 1997, currently pursues a football career with Accra Great Olympics.