With international praise for his for his goal-scoring form, we have gone through the records to establish the EXACT statistics behind Ghana striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom.
Straightforward, he has scored 39 in 48 matches in 2017, tallying a total of 83 career goals in competitive and national team-specific friendlies.
To understand the depth of this, and if you’re a critic of Serbian football, first take notice that even if 2 goals in Serbia equate 1 goal in the major leagues of Europe, we would be talking about a striker who has scored around 20 goals in the calendar year (equated to a full season).
The 20-goals-a-season strikers are usually in the top-3%, the likes of current Harry Kane, and the old Thierry Henry. In La Liga (for Elche), Serie A (for Atalanta and Genoa), and Serie B (for Sassuolo), he averaged around 8 goals a season so at 24 years old now, he seems to be at his peak.
Now, this is the breakdown for 2017...
It started at the erstwhile Latina. He played 1 and scored 1 (vs. Hellas Verona in January 2017).
Red Star Belgrade:
Boakye joined on loan from Latina and ended that half-season with 16 goals in 19 appearances. 12 came in 15 Serbia Super Liga matches, the other 4 came from 4 domestic Cup matches.
This season’s tally has combined with the last to put him on 36 goals in 44 matches for Red Star Belgrade. There are 24 goals in 28 league matches; actually, 12 goals in 11 league matches this particular season. There are also 8 goals in 13 Europa League matches this season, 1 in 5 in the group stage and 7 in 8 in the qualifiers.
Boakye did score 2 (vs. Congo Brazzaville) in 3 (vs. Uganda, Egypt). By the statistics, he has 8 goals for Ghana in 15 matches, 4 of them in 10 competitive matches, and 4 in 5 friendlies.
Overall: He has Scored 39 in 48 matches in 2017. One goal for Latina Calcio, 2 goals for the Ghana national team, and the remaining 36 goals for Red Star Belgrade.
Hopefully, he gets the 40th goal next time out for Red Star.