Emmanuel Boateng completes return to Club Rio Ave
Emmanuel Boateng rejoin Portuguese side Rio Ave
The 26-year old forward has made a return to his former Club Rio Ave in the Primeira Liga.
The Ghanaian International on Wednesday completed a sensational return to the Portuguese side following a successful negotiations and passing of mandatory medical test. Emmanuel Boateng penned a two-year deal with the outfit.
He joined on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract with Chinese club Dalian Yifang.
He’s widely remembered for scoring hat-trick against FC Barcelona in the 2017/18 season during his days with Levante UD.
Boateng has failed to make a mark with the senior national team of Ghana, the Black Stars after making few Caps.
He joined Rio Ave in 2013, after impressing on a trial, from hometown club Charity Stars FC where he was assigned to the youth setup. He made his professional debut on 31 July 2014, coming on as a second-half substitute for Yonathan Del Valle in a 1–0 away win against IFK Göteborg for the season’s UEFA Europa League.
Boateng made his Primeira Liga debut on 17 August 2014, starting in a 2–0 home win against Vitória de Setúbal. His first goal in the category came in a 4–0 home routing of Boavista on September 01.
In July 2015, Boateng and his Rio Ave teammate Ernest Ohemeng made a permanent move to fellow league team Moreirense. Mainly used as a substitute during his first season, he started to feature more regularly during his second.
Boateng was also regularly used in the Taça da Liga, netting a brace in a 3–1 home success over Benfica on 26 January 2017. Three days later, he replaced Roberto in the final, a 1–0 win against S.C. Braga; it was Moreirense’s first-ever national title.
Boateng scored his first league double in April 2017, in a 2–2 away draw against Arouca.
On 16 August 2017, Boateng signed a four-year deal with La Liga side Levante UD. But had to leave after two seasons with the Spanish side
In 2019, Boateng signed with Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang.