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Richmond Boakye

Richmond Boakye
Personal information
Full name Richmond Yiadom Boakye
Date of birth (1993-01-28) 28 January 1993
Place of birth Agogo, Ashanti, Ghana
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Atalanta (on loan from Juventus)
Number 99
Youth career
2003–2006 Bechem United
2006–2008 D.C. United
2008–2011 Genoa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Genoa 7 (1)
2011–2012 Sassuolo (loan) 32 (10)
2012– Juventus 0 (0)
2012–2013 Sassuolo (loan) 31 (11)
2013–2014 Elche (loan) 31 (6)
2014– Atalanta (loan) 7 (2)
National team
2010–2013 Ghana U20 7 (3)
2014– Ghana U23 0 (0)
2012– Ghana 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2013

Richmond Yiadom Boakye (Akan: pronunciation: ; born 28 January 1993) is a Ghanaian footballer who plays as a striker for Atalanta, on loan from Juventus. He also represents the Ghana national football team.

Club career

Early career

Born in Agogo, Ashanti, Boakye began his career with Bechem United in his native country of Ghana.[1] He eventually moved to Agogo, Asante Akim North District based club, D.C. United[2] and remained until 2008 when he was scouted by Genoa C.F.C. following a tournament in Vicenza, Italy.[3]

Genoa C.F.C.

Following his transfer to Genoa in 2009, Boakye spent the 2009–10 Serie A season, playing in the Campionato Nazionale Primavera for the Ligurian club.[4] On 3 April 2010, Boakye made his Serie A debut, in a match against Livorno. He came off the bench as a substitute for David Suazo in the 13th minute and scored the opening goal, and the match ended in a 1–1 draw.[5] On 2 May, he played in his second match, replacing Giuseppe Sculli as a 71st minute substitute.

On 21 June 2011, Boakye officially joined Serie B outfit Sassuolo on a one-year loan deal[6] that proved very successful for the Ghanaian; he managed to score 12 goals in 34 appearances for the club that missed promotion to Serie A via a promotion play-off loss on aggregate to U.C. Sampdoria.

Juventus

His performances for the Neroverde did not go unnoticed, as the player was eventually signed by reigning Serie A champions Juventus F.C. on a co-ownership deal from Genoa in July 2012. After joining the club, however, he returned to Sassuolo on a second season-long loan deal with the club.[7] Juventus paid nothing in cash but cancelled the transfer debt owed to Genoa with the sale of Ciro Immobile on a similar co-owenrship deal.

Boakye returned to Juventus on 30 June 2013 but was later loaned to Elche in Spain for the 2013–14 season.[8] He finished the season having scored 6 goals in 31 league appearances (12 starts) for the Spanish club, and returned again to Juventus on 30 June 2014, after the co-ownership with Genoa was renewed just ten days prior.[9]

International career

Ghana national team

Boakye received an International friendly match call-up by the Ghana national football team technical staff for the Ghana national football team vs. China PR national football team friendly match at the Tianhe Stadium in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China on 15 August 2012.[10] Boakye scored his first goal for the Ghana national team, an equaliser against China in the 80th minute of the match.[11]He played for Ghana at the Fifa U20 World Cup

Senior International goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 August 2012 Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China PR  China PR
1–1
Draw
Friendly
2 10 January 2013 Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Egypt
3–0
Win
Friendly

Statistics

Club

As of match played on 20 December 2013.
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
2009–10 Genoa Serie A 3 1 0 0 - - - - 3 1
2010–11 Genoa Serie A 3 0 1 0 - - - - 4 0
2011–12 Sassuolo (loan) Serie B 34 10 2 2 - - - - 36 12
2012–13 Juventus Serie A 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
2012–13 Sassuolo (loan) Serie B 32 11 0 0 - - - - 32 11
Spain League Copa del Rey League Cup Europe Total
2013–14 Elche (loan) La Liga 31 6 2 1 - - - - 33 7
Career total 103 28 5 3 0 0 0 0 108 31

International

As of match played on 16 June 2013.[12]
National team Year Apps Goals
Ghana 2012 3 1
2013 4 1
Total 7 2

References

  1. ^ Bechem FC quits Ghana football
  2. ^ Yidom Richmond Boakye (1993/Sassuolo) – Iusport Italia
  3. ^ "Da Accra A Genova Tramite Vicenza" [From Accra To Genoa Through Vicenza]. Genoa CFC (in Italian). 27 March 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Rosa 20 Ufficiale 20 Primavera. www.genoacfc.it.
  5. ^ Prodigy Boakye scores in Serie A debut
  6. ^ Boakye Yiadom loaned to Serie B side Sassuolo. (MTN Group) mtnfootball.com.
  7. ^ "Calciomercato: il Sassuolo ingaggia Boakye, ceduti Albanese e Falcinelli" [Transfer market: Sassuolo hires Boakye, assigned Albanese and Faccinelli] (in Italian). 31 August 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Richmond Boakye, refuerzo para la delantera" [Richmond Boakye, reinforcement for the front]. Elche CF (in Spanish). elchecf.es. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  9. ^ http://www.tuttomercatoweb.com/juventus/?action=read&idtmw=566652
  10. ^ "Ghana calls up four debutants for China game". ghanafa.org ( 
  11. ^ "China 1 – 1 Ghana". soccernet.espn.go.com ( 
  12. ^ "Boakye, Richmond". National Football Teams. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 

External links

  • Profile at Genoa (Italian)
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