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D. Boateng Player Profile

D. Boateng Player Profile
D. Boateng
Full Name: Derek Boateng
Date of Birth:May 2, 1983 (Age 34)
Place of Birth:Accra, Ghana
Nationality: Ghana
Height:183 cm.
Weight:78 Kg.
Squad Number:9
Derek Boateng (firo)

Boateng is a product of Liberty Professionals, a club that have carved a niche for themselves in bringing out potential youth players for the various Ghana national teams.

He currently plays for Getafe FC. Boateng was part of the Ghana squad for the FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina and made it to his maiden World Cup in 2006. Earlier he played for Panathinaikos in Greece and AIK of Sweden. He spent a whole season off the pitch when he sustained an injury in his first game for AIK.

He recovered into good form after a long search for a club and with AIK. He moved on to Beitar Jerusalem in Israel where he became a pivotal player for the club. He helped them win the league for the fifth time with four goals.

Did you know?

Boateng was originally a striker and a winger before moving down as a defensive midfielder.