Isaac Boakye

Isaac Boakye
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Personal information
Date of birth(1981-11-26) 26 November 1981 (age 35)
Place of birthKumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current team
Asante Kotoko
Youth career
1999Ghapoha Readers
2001Goldfields Obuasi
Senior career*
2002-2003Asante Kotoko3(0)
2003-2006Arminia Bielefeld62(24)
2006-2008VfL Wolfsburg26(4)
2008→ 1. FSV Mainz 05 (loan)13(1)
2008-20101. FC N×¼rnberg43(10)
2013-Asante Kotoko0(0)
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 December 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 December 2006


Isaac Boakye (given birth to 26 November 1981 in Kumasi) is a specialist footballer who takes on while striker for Asante Kotoko.

Professional career

The powerful striker started his career at Ghapoha Readers, a Club located in the Harbor City of Tema in Ghana. He afterwards used in Goldfields Obuasi. In 2001, he continued studies at Swedish Membership Norrköping. Following the studies he became a member of African Membership Asante Kotoko, after that went on studies at Turkish Membership Ankaragücü.With a lot of his compatriots scattered throughout Europe's top leagues and clubs, the then 22-year-old elected to sign for unfashionable Arminia Bielefeld in the two 2. Bundesliga and held his eye squarely centered on Ghana's big award – the 2006 FIFA Globe Cup. For the time being, his environs appropriate him just great, especially as his group sat atop the next division table and may well maintain the top air travel next season."My first calendar year within Germany continues to be fine," Boakye told in Apr 2004. “I’m happy to start out my career right here, and I am hoping to get the opportunity to play in the Bundesliga shortly. Bielefeld does well now, as well as the football is quite competitive. That's best for me.”Competitive perhaps however the bustling Kumasi indigenous continues to be having little difficulty finding the world wide web in Germany. The 1.80 m tall forward has were able to rating 14 situations in his 26 night clubs fits despite being the principal focus of opposition defences. His record for his nation is somewhat off that speed – five goals in his initial 20 caps.In March 2005, Boakye prolonged his contract with German side Arminia Bielefeld until June 2008. Consistent knee accidents limited Boakye to simply four performances that period but that didn't prevent the membership from providing him a fresh deal. Boakye have scored 10 goals in his two periods with Arminia Bielefeld in the Bundesliga.In the summertime of 2006, Isaac Boakye joined the German first division club Wolfsburg. The striker agreed upon a three-year agreement. In January 2008 he was loaned to at least one 1. FSV Mainz 05. He came back by the end of the growing season to Wolfsburg, but limited to a short while, and moved in August 2008 to after that 2. Bundesliga membership 1. FC Nürnberg. After two . 5 years with Nürnberg, the agreement was terminated in Dec 2010. On 12 Sept 2013, Boakye agreed upon for Asante Kotoko.

International career

When Ghana gave Boakye his first cover in 3 June 2001, he delivered Zimbabwe into mourning simply by scoring a personal injury period winning objective to knock "the Warriors" away of certification for 2002 African Glass of Countries in Mali. That past due objective sent Zimbabwean sports activities commentator Charles Mabika crying for an extended spell during live commentary on BBC Fast Monitor programme. This afterwards became a topic of international debate.Zimbabweans had barely finished weeping when Boakye place George Weah temporarily into pension after he scored the champion against Liberia in Monrovia. Boakye's objective in Monrovia provided the Black Superstars a 2–1 earn to dent Liberia's desires of achieving the 2002 FIFA Globe Cup. Stones had been tossed at Weah and his teammates following the match as well as the Liberia superstar, incensed with the behaviour from the supporters, announced his pension – a choice he rescinded a couple of days later.He was area of the Ghanaian 2002 African Countries Cup group, who exited in the quarter-finals after losing to Nigeria, having finished second in Group B. Arriving on as an alternative, he will end up being remembered for getting his side back again from the useless. Boakye emerged on being a second-half replacement to win the overall game with two goals within the last 60 secs from the 2002 African Glass of Countries video game against Burkina Faso.A delighted Boakye, who wears t shirt no.13, scored in the 89th and 90th a few minutes from the match to place Ghana in to the quarter-finals. Following the video game, he announced: "I am content an excessive amount of and God shows his tag today."Boakye did his component to best Ghana's dispatch with two brilliant goals in the 5–0 demolition of Somalia in the first circular of 2006 FIFA Globe Glass qualifying in Africa. The "Dark Stars" gained the tie conveniently 7–0 in Accra. Both fits were performed in Ghana due to the security circumstance in Somalia.

World Cup agony

Ghana's World Glass preparations was at risk of falling apart seeing that the countdown to Competition continued, after striker Isaac Boakye re-injured his troublesome best leg. Boakye sat out Arminia Bielefeld's last three games from the German period so that as the damage was confirmed being a meniscus rip, he need procedure right before the Ghana Globe Cup group was announced.

Injury concerns

Boakye was named in Ghana's 2004 Olympic Group but got injured in the Pre-Tournament schooling Camp in Faro, Portugal. That began a long pricey battle with leg troubles which has noticed him spend additional time under the blade and on the sidelines than for the pitch. He provides played only 1 International video game for Ghana before three years.Boakye missed all of the major tournaments that Ghana played throughout that time like the 2004 Olympic Games, 2006 African Glass of Nations as well as the 2006 FIFA Globe Glass.He was straight down on his good fortune when he recently joined the Wolves from Bundesliga competitors Arminia Bielefeld through the summertime break. To begin with, he contracted a pathogen while on christmas, and he suffered a knee damage, which intended that he could just partially teach at working out camp in Saalfelden, Austria. Boakye can be happy at just how he continues to be welcomed to his brand-new membership, and he cannot wait around to begin with after he regains complete fitness. Added Boakye who after that stated: “The most significant thing is which i become healthful and fit, after that my chance should come.”On 28 Feb 2007, Ghana trainer Claude Le Roy announced that Boakye won't play for the "Dark Superstars" for persistently turning down call-ups towards the nationwide team. Boakye hasn't highlighted in the Dark Superstars squad since Sept 2005 after falling out in clumps with previous trainer Ratomir Dujkovic.

Career statistics

By match played on 15 Dec 2013. Club Time of year Division League Glass Continental Additional Total Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Aids Asante Kotoko 2002–2003 Ghana Leading Little league 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Arminia Bielefeld 2003–04 2. Bundesliga 26 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 14 3 2004–05 Bundesliga 11 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 13 3 0 2005–06 25 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 29 9 3 VfL Wolfsburg 2006–07 Bundesliga 24 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 28 4 4 2007–08 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1. FSV Mainz 05 (mortgage) 2007–08 2. Bundesliga 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 1 1. FC Nürnberg 2008–09 2. Bundesliga 31 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 10 7 2009–10 Bundesliga 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 2010–11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Vålerenga 2011–12 Tippeligaen 7 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 10 4 1 Asante Kotoko 2013–14 Ghana Leading Little league 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Profession Total 154 40 12 5 1 0 0 0 167 45 19Contains the Ghanaian FA Glass, Ghana Super Glass, Norwegian Football Glass, as well as the DFB-Pokal. African contests are the CAF Champions League, CAF Confederations Glass as well as the CAF Very Glass. European contests are the UEFA Champions Little league, UEFA Europa Little league as well as the UEFA Super Glass. Other tournaments are the FIFA Club Globe Glass.