Hiram Boateng

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Hiram Boateng
Personal information
Full name Hiram Kojo Kwarteng Boateng[1]
Date of birth (1996-01-08) 8 January 1996 (age 21)[2]
Place of birth Wandsworth, London, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Crystal Palace
Number 38
Youth career
Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Crystal Palace 1 (0)
2014 Crawley Town (loan) 1 (0)
2015 Plymouth Argyle (loan) 16 (1)
2016 Plymouth Argyle (loan) 8 (0)
2016 Bristol Rovers (loan) 9 (0)
2017 Northampton Town (loan) 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:51, 24 March 2017 (UTC).

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.[3]

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.[4] At the end of the 2012–13 season, Boateng was awarded Paul Brooks Academy Player of the Year[5] and the next season, Boateng was, again, awarded Vice-Presidents' Young Player of the Year.[6]

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.[7] In April 2014, Boateng then signed his first professional contract with the club.[8]

Boateng then featured in the pre-season friendly ahead of the 2014–15 season.[9] Despite being featured for the reserve for the 2014–15 and appearing three times as an un-used substitute, Boateng signed a contract with the club, keeping him until 2017.[10]

Boateng made his League debut for Palace, as a 70th-minute substitute for Yohan Cabaye, in an away 1–1 draw against Swansea City on 6 February 2016.[11]

2013–14: Crawley Town (loan)[edit]

On 7 February 2014, Boateng joined Crawley Town on a 28-day loan which became active when the loan window re-opened on 8 February 2014.[12] The Palace loanee made his Crawley Town debut on 4 March 2014, where he made his first start, in a 1–1 draw against Stevenage.[13] On 7 March 2014, Boateng extended his loan with the Red Devils until 5 April 2014.[14]

After making one appearance for the club, Boateng returned to his parent club upon expiry of his loan spell.[15]

2015–16: Plymouth Argyle (loan)[edit]

On 23 July 2015, Boateng signed for Plymouth Argyle on loan until 2 January 2016.[16] His spell at Plymouth was cut short by injury and he returned to his parent club. However, on 23 March 2016, it was announced that Boateng had returned to Plymouth until the end of the season.[17] He played in all three of Plymouth's play-off games including the final against AFC Wimbledon at Wembley which they lost 2–0.[18]

2016–17: Bristol Rovers (loan)[edit]

On deadline day 2016, Boateng joined Bristol Rovers on loan until 2 January 2017 and was given the number 34 shirt.[19] He made his debut on 10 September 2016 in a 2–2 home draw with Rochdale.[20]

2016–17: Northampton Town (loan)[edit]

On 31 December 2016, Boateng joined Northampton Town on loan until the end of the season.[21]

International career[edit]

Boateng is eligible to represent Ghana[22] as he has both a British passport and a Ghanaian passport.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 14 March 2017
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Crystal Palace 2012–13 Championship 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 Premier League 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014–15 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Crawley 2013–14 League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Plymouth Argyle 2015–16 League Two 24 1 0 0 1 0 5 1 30 2
Total 24 1 0 0 1 0 5 1 30 2
Bristol Rovers 2016–17 League One 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
Total 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
Northampton 2016–17 League One 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Total 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Career Total 46 1 3 0 2 0 5 1 56 2

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. ^ a b "Premier League Player Profile Hiram Boateng". Barclays Premier League. 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Crystal Palace Development Profiles". Crystal Palace F.C. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Stoke City 4–1 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Awards Night Round-Up". Crystal Palace F.C. 8 May 2013. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Crystal Palace youngsters earn professional contracts". The Five Year Plan. 15 April 2015. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Development Trio Get Their Chance In Austria". Crystal Palace F.C. 15 July 2015. Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Boateng Signs New Contract". Crystal Palace F.C. 25 March 2015. Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Report: Swansea City 1–1 Crystal Palace". cpfc.co.uk. 6 February 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  12. ^ "Reds sign Palace pair". Crawley Town FC. 7 February 2014. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Crawley Town 1 - 1 Stevenage". BBC Sport. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "Palace duo extend stay". Crawley Town FC. 7 March 2014. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "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. 
  16. ^ "Conns: Hiram Now". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  17. ^ "Boateng Returns To Plymouth". cpfc.co.uk. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  18. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Plymouth Argyle". BBC Sport. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  19. ^ "Rovers Sign Crystal Palace Midfielder Hiram Boateng". bristolrovers.co.uk. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  20. ^ "Bristol Rovers 2-2 Rochdale RECAP: Taylor scores twice as Rovers are held to a draw". www.bristolpost.co.uk. 10 September 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  21. ^ Willsher, Gareth (31 December 2016). "NORTHAMPTON TOWN SIGN HIRAM BOATENG". www.ntfc.co.uk. Northampton Town F.C. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  22. ^ a b "Crystal Palace's Ghanaian youngster Hiram Boateng to take Premier league by storm". Ghanasoccernet.com. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 

External links[edit]