|Is|| Athlete |
Association football player
|Birth||2 September 1992, London Borough of Enfield, Greater London, England, United Kingdom|
Daniel Jesse Boateng (/ˈboʊtɛŋ/ BOH-teng) (born 2 September 1992) is a footballer who plays as a defender for Airdrieonians. Boateng has previously played for Arsenal, Swindon Town, Oxford United, Hibernian and Södertälje FK.
Boateng joined the youth academy of Arsenal in September 2003 and progressed through the ranks On 20 July 2009, he made his reserves debut in a friendly against Lincoln City. He signed a professional contract with Arsenal in July 2010. He made his competitive first team debut for Arsenal in the League Cup against Bolton Wanderers on 25 October 2011.
During the 2011–12 season, Boateng was named as captain occasionally for Arsenal’s reserve side. At the end of the 2013–14 season, Boateng was released by Arsenal upon expiry of his contract.
During summer 2011, Boateng was expected to join Swindon Town, but the move broke down. On 21 January 2012, he then did make the move, signing on loan until the end of the 2011–12 season. Boateng said he joined Swindon to play under manager Paolo Di Canio. A month after signing, Boateng made his debut for the club, as Swindon won 2–1 against Hereford United on 21 February 2014. After making two appearances for Swindon, he returned to Arsenal.
At the commencement of the 2012–13 season, Boateng joined Oxford United on a six-month loan deal on August 28 2012. After being on the bench for the first two games, Boateng made his debut for the club, in a 4–0 loss against Burton Albion on 15 September 2012. After only making two appearances for the club, manager Chris Wilder suggested Boateng needed to improve and hinted that he could end his loan spell early to free up funds. In the winter transfer window, Boateng returned to Arsenal.
On 31 January 2014, Boateng joined Scottish Premiership club Hibernian on loan. Boateng stated the physicality in Scottish Football was nothing he can’t handle. He made his Hibs debut, coming on as a substitute for Danny Handling in the 87th minute in a 2–1 win over Ross County on 15 February 2014. He would make just four appearances for the club and left at the end of the season following their relegation to the Scottish Championship.
On 13 August 2015, Boateng joined Swedish Football Division 1 side Södertälje FK on a contract until the end of the season. On 22 August, he made his league debut, playing the whole match as his side won 3–1 against Motala AIF.
Boateng was announced as an Airdrieonians player on a one-year contract on 4 August 2016, after leaving Södertälje FK.
- Premier Academy League: 2009–10
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Swindon Town (loan)||2011–12||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0|
|Oxford United (loan)||2012–13||2||0||0||0||1||0||2||0||5||0|