Richmond Boakye

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Richmond Boakye
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Personal information
Full name Richmond Yiadom Boakye
Date of birth (1993-01-28) 28 January 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Agogo, Ashanti, Ghana
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Red Star Belgrade
(on loan from Latina)
Number 14
Youth career
2003–2006 Bechem United
2006–2008 D.C. United (Agogo, Ghana)
2008–2011 Genoa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Genoa 6 (1)
2011–2012 Sassuolo (loan) 34 (10)
2012–2014 Juventus 0 (0)
2012–2013 Sassuolo (loan) 32 (11)
2013–2014 Elche (loan) 30 (6)
2014–2016 Atalanta 19 (3)
2015 Roda JC Kerkrade (loan) 9 (0)
2016 Latina (loan) 17 (1)
2016– Latina 16 (3)
2017– Red Star Belgrade (loan) 11 (7)
National team
2010–2013 Ghana U20 7 (3)
2012– Ghana 10 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 January 2016

Richmond Yiadom Boakye (Akan: pronunciation: /bʊɑːˈ/ buuah-CHEE; born 28 January 1993) is a Ghanaian footballer who plays as a striker for Red Star Belgrade on a loan from Latina and for the Ghana national football team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Agogo, Ashanti, Boakye began his career with Bechem United in his native country of Ghana.[2] He eventually moved to Agogo, Asante Akim North District based club, D.C. United[3] and remained until 2008 when he was scouted by Genoa C.F.C. following a tournament in Vicenza, Italy.[4]

Genoa[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.[5] On 3 April 2010, Boakye made his 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, and the match ended in a 1–1 draw.[6] On 2 May, he played in his second match, replacing Giuseppe Sculli as a 71st minute substitute.

On 21 June 2011, Boakye officially joined Serie B outfit Sassuolo on a one-year loan deal[7] that proved very successful for the Ghanaian; 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 was eventually signed by reigning Serie A champions Juventus F.C. on a co-ownership deal from Genoa in July 2012. After joining the club, however, he returned to Sassuolo on a second season-long loan deal with the club.[8] Juventus paid nothing in cash but cancelled the transfer debt owed to Genoa with the sale of Ciro Immobile on a similar co-owenrship deal.

Boakye returned to Juventus on 30 June 2013 but was later loaned to Elche in Spain for the 2013–14 season.[9] He finished the season having scored 6 goals in 31 league appearances (12 starts) for the Spanish club, and returned again to Juventus on 30 June 2014, after the co-ownership with Genoa was renewed just ten days prior.[10]

Atalanta[edit]

On 21 July 2014 Genoa sold half of Boakye's 50% registration rights to Atalanta[11] for €1.3 million,[12] with Juventus retained the other half. On 23 June 2015 Atalanta bought Boakye outright from Juventus for €1.6 million.[13]

On 31 August 2015 Boakye left for Dutch club Roda JC.[14]

Latina[edit]

In January 2016 Boakye was sold to Latina in a temporary deal, with an obligation to sign outright at the end of season.[15]

Red Star Belgrade[edit]

In January 2017 he came on a year-and-a-half loan to a famous Serbian side Red Star Belgrade.[16]

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.[17] Boakye scored his first goal for the Ghana national team, an equaliser against China in the 80th minute of the match.[18] He played for Ghana at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup winning the bronze.

Senior International goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 August 2012 Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China PR  China PR
1–1
Draw
Friendly
2 10 January 2013 Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Egypt
3–0
Win
Friendly
3 28 March 2015 Stade Océane, Le Havre, France  Senegal
1–2
Loss
Friendly
4 1 September 2015 Stade de l’Unité, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo  Congo
3–2
Win
Friendly

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played on 26 December 2015.
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
2009–10 Genoa Serie A 3 1 0 0 - - - - 3 1
2010–11 Genoa Serie A 3 0 1 0 - - - - 4 0
2011–12 Sassuolo (loan) Serie B 34 10 2 2 - - - - 36 12
2012–13 Juventus Serie A 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
2012–13 Sassuolo (loan) Serie B 32 11 0 0 - - - - 32 11
Spain League Copa del Rey League Cup Europe Total
2013–14 Elche (loan) La Liga 31 6 2 1 - - - - 33 7
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
2014–15 Atalanta Serie A 19 3 3 2 - - - - 22 5
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Europe Total
2015–16 Roda JC Eredivisie 9 0 1 0 - - - - 10 0
Serbia League Serbian cup League Cup Europe Total
2016–17 Red star Serbian SuperLiga 11 7 2 3 - - - - 13 10
Career total 142 38 10 6 0 0 0 0 152 44

International[edit]

As of as of 30 January 2017[19]
National team Year Apps Goals
Ghana 2012 3 1
2013 4 1
2015 3 1
Total 10 3

Richmond Boakye also played in a non-FIFA friendly against Congo, on September 1, 2015, a 3–2 win with Boakye scoring one of the goals of Ghana.[20]

Honours[edit]

Ghana U20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Richmond Boakye". Roda JC. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Bechem FC quits Ghana football
  3. ^ Yidom Richmond Boakye (1993/Sassuolo) – Iusport Italia
  4. ^ "Da Accra A Genova Tramite Vicenza" [From Accra To Genoa Through Vicenza]. Genoa CFC (in Italian). 27 March 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Rosa 20 Ufficiale 20 Primavera. www.genoacfc.it.
  6. ^ Prodigy Boakye scores in Serie A debut
  7. ^ Boakye Yiadom loaned to Serie B side Sassuolo. (MTN Group) mtnfootball.com.
  8. ^ "Calciomercato: il Sassuolo ingaggia Boakye, ceduti Albanese e Falcinelli" [Transfer market: Sassuolo hires Boakye, assigned Albanese and Faccinelli] (in Italian). 31 August 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Richmond Boakye, refuerzo para la delantera" [Richmond Boakye, reinforcement for the front]. Elche CF (in Spanish). elchecf.es. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.tuttomercatoweb.com/juventus/?action=read&idtmw=566652
  11. ^ "Tutti i trasferimenti Estate" (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 3 March 2015. Archived from the original on 17 March 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  12. ^ Genoa C.F.C. S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2014, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (in Italian)
  13. ^ "Relazione finanziaria annuale al 30 giugno 2015" (PDF (1.24MB)) (in Italian). Juventus F.C. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Richmond Boakye in prestito al Roda" (in Italian). Atalanta B.C. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  15. ^ "Calciomercato, tutte le operazioni dell'Atalanta" (in Italian). Atalanta B.C. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  16. ^ Boakje: Zahvalan sam Bogu što mi je pružio priliku da igram za Zvezdu ("Boakye: I am thankfull to God for the opportunity to play at Red Star") at Sportski žurnal, 30-1-2017 (Serbian)
  17. ^ "Ghana calls up four debutants for China game". ghanafa.org. Ghana Football Association. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  18. ^ "China 1 – 1 Ghana". soccernet.espn.go.com. ESPN. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  19. ^ Richmond Boakye at National-Football-Teams.com
  20. ^ Congovs Ghana match report at National-Football-Tems.com
  21. ^ FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey at FIFA.com, retrieved 30-1-2017

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