Richard Boateng (footballer, born 1992)

Richard Boateng (born 10 July 1992) is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for AD Alcorcón as a central midfielder.

Richard Boateng
Personal information
Full name Richard Boateng
Date of birth (1992-07-10) 10 July 1992 (age 28)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Alcorcón
Youth career
Liberty Babies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Liberty Professionals 28 (0)
2010–2016 Granada B 103 (18)
2012Cádiz B (loan) 13 (1)
2012–2013San Roque (loan) 36 (2)
2014 Granada 1 (0)
2016–2017 Aris Limassol 0 (0)
2017 Extremadura 10 (2)
2017–2018 Melilla 31 (14)
2018–2019 Oviedo 13 (0)
2019Alcorcón (loan) 12 (0)
2019– Alcorcón 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2019

Club careerEdit

Born in Accra, Boateng made his senior debuts with Liberty Professionals FC, but moved to Spain in the 2010 summer, joining Granada CF's reserve team in the regional leagues. On 26 January 2012 he was loaned to Cádiz CF,[1] but only appeared with the B-side in Tercera División.

On 27 July 2012, Boateng moved to CD San Roque de Lepe in Segunda División B, also in a temporary deal;[2] he appeared in 36 matches (2511 minutes of action), scoring two goals, but the Andalusians were relegated nonetheless. Upon returning he was assigned to Granada's B-side, now also in the third division.

On 28 February 2014 Boateng played his first match as a professional, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 0–4 La Liga loss at Athletic Bilbao.[3] He spent the remainder of his spell with the B-side, however.

On 1 January 2017, after an unassuming spell at Aris Limassol FC,[4] Boateng joined third-tier side Extremadura UD.[5] On 3 August, he moved to fellow league team UD Melilla.[6]

Boateng scored a career-best 14 goals for Melilla during his first campaign, including braces against Betis Deportivo Balompié, Córdoba CF B and former side Granada B.[7] On 15 June 2018, he signed a two-year contract with Segunda División side Real Oviedo.[8]

On 28 January 2019, Boateng moved to fellow second division side AD Alcorcón on loan until June.[9] On 15 July, after featuring regularly, he signed a permanent two-year contract with the Alfareros.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "El Granada cede a Richard Boateng" [Granada loans Richard Boateng] (in Spanish). Marca. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Boateng y Fatau, cedidos al CD San Roque" [Boateng and Fatau, loaned to CD San Roque] (in Spanish). Granada en Juego. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Aduriz hits hat trick". ESPN FC. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Richard Boateng signs for Cyprus side Aris Limasol". Ghana Web. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Spanish third-tier side Extremadura UD announce Richard Boateng signing". Ghana SoccerNet. 2 January 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  6. ^ "La U.D. Melilla confirma la llegada del ghanés Richard Boateng" [U.D. Melilla confirm the arrival of Ghanaian Richard Boateng] (in Spanish). UD Melilla. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Richard Boateng, un llegador por inercia" [Richard Boateng, a lifter by inertia] (in Spanish). La Voz de Asturias. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Richard Boateng, segundo fichaje del Oviedo" [Richard Boateng, second signing of Oviedo] (in Spanish). La Nueva España. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Richard Boateng Loaned to AD Alcorcón". Real Oviedo. 28 January 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  10. ^ "La AD Alcorcón y Richard Boateng extienden su vinculación para las próximas dos temporadas" [AD Alcorcón and Richard Boateng extend their link for the following two seasons] (in Spanish). AD Alcorcón. 15 July 2019. Retrieved 17 July 2019.

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