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 22)
Place of birth Enfield, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
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) 4 (0)
2015- Olimpic Sarajevo 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:06, 30 August 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

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

Club career[edit]

Arsenal[edit]

Despite being Tottenham-born, Boateng joined his boyhood Arsenal in September 2003 and progressed through the ranks.[2] On 20 July 2009, he made his reserves debut in friendly against Lincoln.[3] He signed a professional contract with Arsenal in July 2010.[4] He made his competitive first team debut for Arsenal in the League Cup against Bolton.[5]

Since he began his professional career, Boateng was given the captain armband in the Arsenal's reserve.[2] At the end of the 2013-14 season, Boateng was released by Arsenal upon expiry of his contract.[6]

Loan Spells[edit]

On 21 January 2012, Boateng joined Swindon Town on loan until the end of the 2011–12 Football League Two season.[7] Boateng says he joined Swindon Town to play under manager Paolo Di Canio.[8]

Boateng was expected to join Swindon Town back in the summer transfer window, but the move was broken down.[9][10] After a month joining Swindon Town, Boateng finally made his debut for the club, making his first start, as Swindon Town win 2-1 against Hereford United on 21 February 2014.[11] After two appearance, Boateng returned to Arsenal.[12]

In the 2012-13 season, Boateng joined Oxford United on a 6 month loan deal on 28 August 2012.[13] After featured 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] Due to lack of first team opportunities, Manager Chris Wilder explains his action, suggesting Boateng need to improve and hints he could cut his loan spell early to free up funds.[15] Just over two appearance, Boateng returned to Arsenal upon his loan spell with Oxford United expired.[16]

On 31 January 2014, Boateng joined Scottish Premiership club Hibernian on loan.[17][18] Boateng made his Hibs debut, where he came on as a substitute for Danny Handling in the 87th minutes, in a 2-1 win over Ross County on 15 February 2014.[19] Boateng stated the physically in Scottish Football was so hard for him to handle the difficulty.[20] He would make four appearance for the club and left Hibernian at the end of the 2013–14 season following their relegation to Scottish Championship.[21]

Olimpic[edit]

In January 2015 he signed for Olimpic Sarajevo.[22]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 29 January 2013.[23]
Club Season League Cup[24] Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal 2011–12 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Swindon Town 2011–12 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Oxford 2012–13 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Arsenal 2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 4 0 2 0 0 0 6 0

Honours[edit]

Arsenal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1837 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  2. ^ a b "2011/12 Player Review: Daniel Boateng". Arsenal.com. 13 June 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Lincoln City 2-3 Arsenal, arsenal.com. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  4. ^ Three youngsters sign professional terms, arsenal.com. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  5. ^ Arsenal vs Bolton, bbc.co.uk, accessed 25 October 2011
  6. ^ "Club announces 11 player departures". 26 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Boateng signs for Swindon Town". Swindon Town F.C. 20 January 2012. Archived from the original on 5 February 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Swindon's Daniel Boateng says Di Canio influenced arrival". BBC Sport. 25 January 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Arsenal's Daniel Boateng to join Swindon Town on loan". BBC Sport. 25 August 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "No loan move for Boateng". The Swindon Advertiser. 31 August 2011. 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. ^ "Hibernian 2 – 1 Ross County". BBC Sport. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  20. ^ "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. 
  21. ^ "Out of Contract Players". Hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian FC. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  22. ^ "Olimpic Brought A Former Arsenal Player (Bosnian)". sportsport.ba. sportsport.ba. 13 Jan 2015. Retrieved 13 Jan 2015. 
  23. ^ "Statistics". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  24. ^ Includes FA Cup and League Cup

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