Richmond Yiadom Boakye
Date of birth
28 January 1993
Place of birth
Agogo, Ashanti, Ghana
1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Elche (on loan from Juventus)
2006–2008 D.C. United
Sassuolo (loan) 32
Sassuolo (loan) 31
Elche (loan) 19
Ghana U20 7
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 February 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 buuah- CHEE Ghanaian footballer who plays as a striker for La Liga club Elche CF, on loan from Juventus, and the Ghana national team.
Club career [ edit ]
Early career [ edit ]
Boakye began his career with
Bechem United in his native country of Ghana. He eventually moved to [1 ] Agogo, Asante Akim North District based DC United and remained until 2008 after being scouted by Genoa C.F.C. following a tournament in [2 ] Vicenza, Italy. [3 ]
Genoa C.F.C. [ edit ]
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. On 3 April 2010, Boakye made his [4 ] 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, but the match ended in a 1–1 draw. On 2 May, he played in his second match, replacing [5 ] Giuseppe Sculli as a 71st minute substitute.
On 21 June 2011, Boakye officially joined
Serie B outfit US Sassuolo Calcio on a one-year loan deal. The [6 ] loan deal proved very successful for the Ghanaian, as 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 [ edit ]
His performances for the
neroverde did not go unnoticed, as the player eventually joined reigning Serie A champions Juventus F.C. on a co-ownership deal from Genoa in July 2012. However, he returns to Sassuolo on loan for the next season. [7 ]
Boakye returned to Juventus on 30 June 2013 but was later loaned to
Elche in Spain for the 2013–14 season. [8 ]
International career [ edit ]
Ghana national team [ edit ]
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. Boakye scored his first goal for the Ghana national team, an equaliser against China in the 80th minute of the match. [9 ] He played for Ghana at the Fifa U20 World Cup [10 ]
Senior International goals
Statistics [ edit ]
As of match played on 20 December 2013.
International [ edit ]
As of match played on 16 June 2013. [11 ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]