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John Boye
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Boye with Ghana in March 2015
Personal information
Full name John Boye
Date of birth 23 April 1987 (1987-04-23) (age 34)
Place of birth Teshie, Accra, Ghana
Height 1.85 m
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Metz
Number 21
Youth career
2005–2007 Heart of Lions
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Heart of Lions 10 (1)
2008–2009 Rennes B (loan) 24 (3)
2009–2010 Rennes B 33 (2)
2011–2014 Rennes 63 (2)
2014–2015 Kayseri Erciyesspor 23 (2)
2015–2018 Sivasspor 60 (8)
2018– Metz 95 (4)
National team
2008– Ghana 68 (6)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:08, 16 July 2021 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:55, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

John Boye (born 23 April 1987) is a Ghanaian international professional footballer who plays as a defender and captains Metz.

Club career

Early career

Born in Accra, Boye began his career with Schwepps' youth academy, where he played alongside Mohammed Iddi, he then later went on to play at Pro Consult Sports Academy and Miracle FC.

Heart of Lions and Rennes (loan)

Boye moved to Stade Rennais (Rennes) on 29 July 2008 after a two-week trial, he first arrived at Rennes on loan on 1 September 2008 from Ghana Premier League club Heart of Lions with an option to buy, and returned to Heart of Lions on 30 June 2009.

Boye had long been a target for Rennes, but an early attempt from Rennes to sign him in 2009 broke down when it was claimed that he had already signed a deal with the Israeli club, Hapoel Petach Tikva.

Rennes

In July 2009, the situation had been wrapped up by Heart of Lions, allowing Rennes to complete the move before the summer transfer window 2009 deadline, he signed a contract on 10 July 2009, completing his move from his former club Heart of Lions to Stade Rennais.

Sivasspor

Boye left Turkish side Sivasspor following the expiration of his contract in June 2018.

Metz

On 21 June 2018, FC Metz officially announced the capture of John on a four-year-deal, keeping him at the club till June 2022.

International career

On 17 June 2008, Boye was called up for the Ghana, making his debut on 22 June 2008 against Gabon. Boye was included in the Ghana national team's 23-man squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in January 2012 and he made his tournament debut in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations match against Botswana on 24 January 2012.

He was part of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations team that took a silver medal after they lost to Ivory Coast in an 8-9 penalty shoot out.

International appearances

Appearances and goals by national team, year and competition
National team Year Apps Goals
Ghana 2008 3 0
2009 0 0
2010 0 0
2011 1 0
2012 11 0
2013 13 3
2014 8 0
2015 12 1
2016 6 1
2017 8 1
2018 1 0
2019 5 0
Total 68 6

International goals

Scores and results list Ghana's goal tally first.
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 January 2013 Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, Ghana  Tunisia 1–2 4–2 Friendly
2. 28 January 2013 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa  Niger 3–0 3–1 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
3. 16 June 2013 Setsoto Stadium, Maseru, Lesotho  Lesotho 1–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 27 January 2015 Estadio de Mongomo, Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea  South Africa 1–1 2–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
5. 24 March 2016 Accra Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana  Mozambique 2–0 3–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
6. 11 June 2017 Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, Ghana  Ethiopia 2–0 5–0 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

Honours

Club

Metz

Sivasspor

  • TFF First League: 2016–17

International

Ghana

Individual

  • Ligue 2 UNFP Team of the Year: 2018–19
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