Hiram Boateng

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Hiram Boateng
Personal information
Full name Hiram Kojo Kwarteng Boateng[1]
Date of birth (1996-01-08) 8 January 1996 (age 19)
Place of birth Wandsworth, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Crystal Palace
Number 36
Youth career
Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Crystal Palace 0 (0)
2014 Crawley Town (loan) 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:02, 4 March 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Hiram Kojo Kwarteng Boateng (born 8 January 1996) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Crystal Palace.

Club career[edit]

Crystal Palace[edit]

Boateng was born in Wandsworth and played in the Crystal Palace academy from the age of eight and progressed to the first team in 2013.[2]

He made his professional debut in 4–1 defeat in a FA Cup third round replay against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on 15 January 2013.[3] At the end of the 2012-13 season, Boateng was awarded Paul Brooks Academy Player of the Year[4] and the next season, Boateng was, again, awarded Vice-Presidents Young Player of the Year.[5]

Despite impressing in that game his opportunities were limited, but entered the first team frame in December 2013 due to the injuries of Kagisho Dikgacoi and Stuart O'Keefe. He was named as a substitute on 26 December against Aston Villa. He made his second appearance for the club in the FA Cup in a 2-0 win against West Brom at The Hawthorns on 4 January 2014.[6] In April 2014, Boateng was

Crawley Town (loan)[edit]

On 7 February 2014, Boateng joined Crawley Town on a 28-day loan which will become active when the loan window re-opens on 8 February 2014.[7] Boateng made his Crawley Town debut on 4 March 2014, where he made his first start, in a 1-1 draw against Stevenage.[8] On 7 March 2014, Boateng extend his loan with the Red Devils until 5 April 2014.[9]

After making one appearance for the club, Boateng returned to his parent club upon expiry of his loan spell.[10]

International career[edit]

Boateng is eligible to represent Ghana[11] as he has both a British passport and a Ghanaian passport.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 4 March 2014
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Crystal Palace 2012–13 Championship 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Crystal Palace 2013–14 Premier League 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Crawley 2013–14 League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career Total 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Temporary Transfers of Players under Written Contract Between 01/01/2013 and 31/01/2013" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  2. ^ "Crystal Palace Development Profiles". Crystal Palace F.C. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Stoke City 4-1 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Awards Night Round-Up". Crystal Palace F.C. 8 May 2013. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "CPFC Awards Night - All The Winners". Crystal Palace F.C. 5 May 2014. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Reds sign Palace pair". Crawley Town FC. 7 February 2014. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Crawley Town 1 - 1 Stevenage". BBC Sport. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Palace duo extend stay". Crawley Town FC. 7 March 2014. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Conns: Time to roll our sleeves up". Crawley Town F.C. 7 April 2014. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Crystal Palace's Ghanaian youngster Hiram Boateng to take Premier league by storm". Ghanasoccernet.com. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 

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