These are the 7 facts about the player you need to know.

He was born in the Agogo in the Ashanti Akyem district in the Ashanti region of Ghana.

Boakye-Yiadom is affectionately called Kwame Fish by his friends.

The 24-year-old played for Psalms 23, a colts club in Sunyani, before featuring for DC United, a division two side also in the Brong Ahafo region.

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Afriyie Acquah was the teammate of Richmond Boakye-Yiadom at DC United.

He was part of the Black Satellites team that won bronze in the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.

Richmond Boakye-Yiadom was coached at Juventus by current Chelsea coach Antonio Conte.

He is the first Ghanaian striker plying his trade in a top European league to net 41 goals for club and country in a calendar year in the 21 century.