John Boye

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John Boye
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Personal information
Full name John Boye
Date of birth (1987-04-23) 23 April 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 25
Youth career
2005–2007 Heart of Lions
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Heart of Lions 10 (1)
2008–2009 Rennes B (loan) 24 (3)
2009–2010 Rennes B 33 (2)
2011–2014 Rennes 63 (2)
2014–2015 Kayseri Erciyesspor 23 (2)
2015– Sivasspor 51 (7)
National team
2008– Ghana 60 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 June 2017

John Boye (born 23 April 1987 in Accra) is a Ghanaian international professional footballer who plays as a defender for Sivasspor.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Boye began his career with Schwepps' youth academy, where he played alongside Mohammed Iddi, he then later went on to play at Pro Consult Sports Academy and Miracle FC.[1]

Heart of Lions and Rennes (loan)[edit]

Boye moved to Stade Rennais (Rennes) on 29 July 2008 after a two-week trial,[1] he first arrived at Rennes on loan on 1 September 2008 from Ghana Premier League club Heart of Lions with an option to buy,[1] and returned to Heart of Lions on 30 June 2009.

Boye had long been a target for Rennes, but an early attempt from Rennes to sign him in 2009 broke down when it was claimed that he had already signed a deal with the Israeli club, Hapoel Petach Tikva.[1]


In July 2009, the situation had been wrapped up by Heart of Lions, allowing Rennes to complete the move before the summer transfer window 2009 deadline, he signed a contract on 10 July 2009, completing his move from his former club Heart of Lions to Stade Rennais.[2]

International career[edit]

On 17 June 2008, Boye was called up for the Ghana, making his debut on 22 June 2008 against Gabon.[3] Boye was included in the Ghana national team's 23-man squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in January 2012 and he made his tournament debut in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations match against Botswana on 24 January 2012.[4]

He was part of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations team that took a silver medal after they lost to Ivory Coast in a 8-9 penalty shoot out.

International appearances[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Ghana's goal tally first.[5]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 January 2013 Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, Ghana  Tunisia 1–2 4–2 Friendly
2. 28 January 2013 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa  Niger 3–0 3–1 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
3. 16 June 2013 Setsoto Stadium, Maseru, Lesotho  Lesotho 1–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 27 January 2015 Estadio de Mongomo, Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea  South Africa 1–1 2–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
5. 24 March 2016 Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana  Mozambique 2–0 3–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
6. 11 June 2017 Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, Ghana  Ethiopia 2–0 5–0 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification


  1. ^ a b c d Transferts John Boye prete (in French). (Stade Rennais F.C.).
  2. ^ boye arrive, ESTEBAN prêté AU SERVETTE
  3. ^ Ahmed, Boye get Ghana call up. (Ghana Football Association). 17 June 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2008.
  4. ^ Boye believes he has made his case. (Kick Off (magazine)). 25 January 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Boye, John". National Football Teams. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 

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