Daniel Boateng

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Daniel Boateng
Daniel Boateng — Goal Celebration in Action For Arsenal.jpg
Personal information
Full name Daniel Jesse Boateng[1]
Date of birth (1992-09-02) 2 September 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Enfield, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Airdrieonians
Youth career
2003–2010 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Arsenal 0 (0)
2012 Swindon Town (loan) 2 (0)
2012–2013 Oxford United (loan) 2 (0)
2014 Hibernian (loan) 3 (0)
2015 Södertälje FK 8 (0)
2016– Airdrieonians 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:57, 18 January 2017 (UTC).

Daniel Jesse Boateng (/ˈbtɛŋ/ BOH-teng) (born 2 September 1992) is a footballer who plays as a defender for Airdrieonians. Boateng has previously played for Arsenal, Swindon Town, Oxford United, Hibernian and Södertälje FK.

Club career[edit]

Arsenal[edit]

Boateng joined the youth academy of Arsenal in September 2003 and progressed through the ranks On 20 July 2009, he made his reserves debut in a friendly against Lincoln City.[2] He signed a professional contract with Arsenal in July 2010.[3] He made his competitive first team debut for Arsenal in the League Cup against Bolton Wanderers on 25 October 2011.[4]

During the 2011–12 season, Boateng was named as captain occasionally for Arsenal's reserve side.[5] At the end of the 2013–14 season, Boateng was released by Arsenal upon expiry of his contract.[6]

Loan spells[edit]

During summer 2011, Boateng was expected to join Swindon Town, but the move broke down.[7][8] On 21 January 2012, he then did make the move, signing on loan until the end of the 2011–12 season.[9] Boateng said he joined Swindon to play under manager Paolo Di Canio.[10] A month after signing, Boateng made his debut for the club, as Swindon won 2–1 against Hereford United on 21 February 2014.[11] After making two appearances for Swindon, he returned to Arsenal.[12]

At the commencement of the 2012–13 season, Boateng joined Oxford United on a six-month loan deal on August 28 2012.[13] After being on the bench for the first two games, Boateng made his debut for the club, in a 4–0 loss against Burton Albion on 15 September 2012.[14] After only making two appearances for the club, manager Chris Wilder suggested Boateng needed to improve and hinted that he could end his loan spell early to free up funds.[15] In the winter transfer window, Boateng returned to Arsenal.[16]

On 31 January 2014, Boateng joined Scottish Premiership club Hibernian on loan.[17][18] Boateng stated the physicality in Scottish Football was nothing he can't handle.[19] He made his Hibs debut, coming on as a substitute for Danny Handling in the 87th minute in a 2–1 win over Ross County on 15 February 2014.[20] He would make just four appearances for the club and left at the end of the season following their relegation to the Scottish Championship.[21]

Södertälje[edit]

On 13 August 2015, Boateng joined Swedish Football Division 1 side Södertälje FK on a contract until the end of the season.[22] On 22 August, he made his league debut, playing the whole match as his side won 3–1 against Motala AIF.[23]

Airdrieonians[edit]

Boateng was announced as an Airdrieonians player on a one-year contract on 4 August 2016, after leaving Södertälje FK.[24]

Honours[edit]

Arsenal

Club statistics[edit]

As of 18 January 2017[26]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal 2011–12 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Swindon Town (loan) 2011–12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Oxford United (loan) 2012–13 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 0
Hibernian (loan) 2013–14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Södertälje FK 2015 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Airdrieonians 2016–17 19 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 22 0
Career total 34 0 1 0 2 0 4 0 41 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daniel Boateng". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Lincoln City 2–3 Arsenal, arsenal.com. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  3. ^ Three youngsters sign professional terms, arsenal.com. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  4. ^ Arsenal vs Bolton, bbc.co.uk, accessed 25 October 2011
  5. ^ "2011/12 Player Review: Daniel Boateng". Arsenal.com. 13 June 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Club announces 11 player departures". 26 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Arsenal's Daniel Boateng to join Swindon Town on loan". BBC Sport. 25 August 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "No loan move for Boateng". The Swindon Advertiser. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Boateng signs for Swindon Town". Swindon Town F.C. 20 January 2012. Archived from the original on 23 January 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Swindon's Daniel Boateng says Di Canio influenced arrival". BBC Sport. 25 January 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Swindon Town 2 – 1 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Boateng returns to Arsenal". The Swindon Advertiser. 6 March 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Oxford United sign Daniel Boateng from Arsenal on loan". BBC Sport. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Burton Albion 4–0 Oxford Utd". BBC Sport. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Oxford United want more from Boateng". Oxford Mail. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Cox eyes up new deal". Oxford Mail. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  17. ^ "Butcher Adds Three Loan Signings". Hibernian FC. 31 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "Transfer Deadline Day: Hibs land Watmore, Boateng & Haynes". BBC Sport. BBC. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "Hibs loanee Daniel Boateng insists rough and tumble of Scottish game is nothing he can't handle". Daily Record. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  20. ^ "Hibernian 2 – 1 Ross County". BBC Sport. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  21. ^ "Out of Contract Players". Hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian FC. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  22. ^ "Daniel Boateng klar för spel i Södertälje FK". Södertälje FK. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  23. ^ "SÖDERTÄLJE VS. MOTALA 3 – 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  24. ^ "Boateng agrees terms". Airdriefc.com. 
  25. ^ "Akobe the hero as Arsenal win Premier Academy League". Football Talk.com. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  26. ^ "Statistics". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 

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