BIRMINGHAM, AL. (Nov. 27, 2018) – Birmingham Legion FC announced today the acquisition of Razak Cromwell on loan, with an option to buy, from Ghanaian Premier League club Dreams FC. Cromwell will officially be available pending a P1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
“We are excited to add Razak to our roster,” said Legion FC President and General Manager Jay Heaps. “He’s a smart, dynamic player with an excellent left foot who can play a few different positions down the left side for us this season.”
The 24-year-old has made seven starts this season for his club, all as a left-sided fullback, helping Dreams FC reach 6th place in the league.
Heaps and Legion FC Head Coach Tom Soehn flew to Ghana in September to attend a combine in Tema, Greater Accra, hosted by Ghanaian Premier League team International Allies. Soehn has successfully signed players to MLS from the Inter Allies’ combines in previous seasons and, this year, Cromwell stood out above the rest.
Cromwell will join recent signing Joe Holland in filling one of Legion FC’s seven international roster slots.
Transaction: Birmingham Legion FC acquire defender Razak Cromwell on loan, pending a P1 visa and ITC.
Name: Abdul Razak Cromwell
Position: Defender (Left-back)
Height: 5’ 9”
Weight: 141 lbs.
Birthdate: October 4, 1994 (age: 24)
Previous Club: Dreams FC (Ghanaian Premier League)
About Birmingham Legion FC
Set to debut as an expansion member of the United Soccer League in 2019, Birmingham Legion FC is the Magic City’s first and only locally owned and operated professional soccer franchise. The club will play home matches at a newly renovated BBVA Compass Field, on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, beginning in the Spring of 2019. For ticket information and to purchase official Legion FC merchandise, please visit bhmlegion.com. Supporters are encouraged to follow @bhmlegion on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest club news.