|Full name||Richmond Yiadom Boakye|
|Date of birth||28 January 1993|
|Place of birth||Agogo, Ashanti, Ghana|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Red Star Belgrade
(on loan from Latina)
|2006–2008||D.C. United (Agogo, Ghana)|
|2011–2012||→ Sassuolo (loan)||34||(10)|
|2012–2013||→ Sassuolo (loan)||32||(11)|
|2013–2014||→ Elche (loan)||30||(6)|
|2015||→ Roda JC Kerkrade (loan)||9||(0)|
|2016||→ Latina (loan)||17||(1)|
|2017–||→ Red Star Belgrade (loan)||11||(7)|
|* 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: // 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.
Born in Agogo, Ashanti, Boakye began his career with Bechem United in his native country of Ghana. He eventually moved to Agogo, Asante Akim North District based club, D.C. United and remained until 2008 when he was scouted by Genoa C.F.C. following a tournament in Vicenza, Italy.
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. 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. 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 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.
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. 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. 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.
On 21 July 2014 Genoa sold half of Boakye's 50% registration rights to Atalanta for €1.3 million, with Juventus retained the other half. On 23 June 2015 Atalanta bought Boakye outright from Juventus for €1.6 million.
Red Star Belgrade
Ghana national team
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. Boakye scored his first goal for the Ghana national team, an equaliser against China in the 80th minute of the match. He played for Ghana at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup winning the bronze.
- Senior International goals
|1||15 August 2012||Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China PR||China PR||
|2||10 January 2013||Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Egypt||
|3||28 March 2015||Stade Océane, Le Havre, France||Senegal||
|4||1 September 2015||Stade de l’Unité, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo||Congo||
- As of match played on 26 December 2015.
|Italy||League||Coppa Italia||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2011–12||Sassuolo (loan)||Serie B||34||10||2||2||-||-||-||-||36||12|
|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|
|Netherlands||League||KNVB Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|Serbia||League||Serbian cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2016–17||Red star||Serbian SuperLiga||11||7||2||3||-||-||-||-||13||10|
- As of as of 30 January 2017
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.
- Ghana U20
- "Richmond Boakye". Roda JC. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
- Bechem FC quits Ghana football
- Yidom Richmond Boakye (1993/Sassuolo) – Iusport Italia
- "Da Accra A Genova Tramite Vicenza" [From Accra To Genoa Through Vicenza]. Genoa CFC (in Italian). 27 March 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
- Rosa 20 Ufficiale 20 Primavera. www.genoacfc.it.
- Prodigy Boakye scores in Serie A debut
- Boakye Yiadom loaned to Serie B side Sassuolo. (MTN Group) mtnfootball.com.
- "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.
- "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.
- "Tutti i trasferimenti Estate" (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 3 March 2015. Archived from the original on 17 March 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
- 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)
- "Relazione finanziaria annuale al 30 giugno 2015" (PDF (1.24MB)) (in Italian). Juventus F.C. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
- "Richmond Boakye in prestito al Roda" (in Italian). Atalanta B.C. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
- "Calciomercato, tutte le operazioni dell'Atalanta" (in Italian). Atalanta B.C. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
- 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)
- "Ghana calls up four debutants for China game". ghanafa.org. Ghana Football Association. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
- "China 1 – 1 Ghana". soccernet.espn.go.com. ESPN. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
- Richmond Boakye at National-Football-Teams.com
- Congovs Ghana match report at National-Football-Tems.com
- FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey at FIFA.com, retrieved 30-1-2017
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