|Full name||Richard Kwaku Asante|
|Date of birth||July 24, 1985|
|Place of birth||Abesim, Ghana|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Toronto Azzurri Soccer|
|Toronto Azzurri Soccer Club|
|Royal City Soccer Club|
|Thornhill Soccer Club|
|Asante Soccer Academy|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
He was born in Ghana, but he and his parents moved to Canada and he now holds Canadian citizenship.
Asante played his youth soccer with Toronto club C.S. Azzurri. Then played with Westview Centennial, winning the Ontario Cup twice and being named 2001 Ontario Youth Soccer League MVP in his high school years.
In his senior year with Syracuse Asante was the winner of the Frank Schantz Award for his commitment to Orange program through performance, character, and citizenship, was named into NSCAA All-Region Second Team, and All-Big East Honorable Mention. On January 19, 2007 Asante was drafted by Toronto FC as the 27th overall pick of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft, but on May 18 Asante mutually agreed with Toronto to release him from his contract.
On May 11 he signed with the Toronto Lynx of the USL Premier Development League, but after appearing in only two games he left the team and signed than in 2008 for Italia Shooters. Throughout the season Asante helped the Shooters win their second International Division title. In the playoff run he contributed helping the Shooters advance to the semifinals, but unfortunately the Shooters were defeated by eventual champions Serbian White Eagles in the semi-final match. In 2010 Asante, signed a contract with Portugal FC where he was reunited with head coach Carmine Isacco, who was previously his coach during his tenure in Vaughan. He made his Portugal FC debut on May 8, 2010 in a match against TFC Academy.
- Ontario Youth Soccer League MVP 2001
- Westview's Player of the Year 2001-02
- Big East Rookie of the Week October 2003
- Frank Schantz Award 2004
- Toronto Star feature on Asante
- CHANGE OF TUNE
- Lynx sign Richard Asante
- Wiredo hat-trick drives Italia Shooters to International Division title
- Serbian Eagles defeated Italia Shooters 3-0 in the first semi-final on Friday to earn a berth in the final for the third year in succession
- "CSL game of Saturday May 8, 2010 between TFC Academy and Portugal United". Rocket Robin. Retrieved 2010-05-12.
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