Michael Bolochoweckyj

Michael Bolochoweckyj (born 4 May 1984) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a defender for Spartans.[1]

Michael Bolochoweckyj
Personal information
Full name Michael Bolochoweckyj
Date of birth (1984-05-04) 4 May 1984 (age 37)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Spartans
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Ross County 1 (0)
2004–2007 Alloa Athletic 59 (4)
2007–2008 Berwick Rangers 15 (0)
2008East Stirlingshire (loan) 9 (3)
2008–2010 East Stirlingshire 63 (7)
2010–2013 Forfar Athletic 66 (5)
2013–2015 East Stirlingshire 45 (5)
2015–2016 Clyde 25 (2)
2016–2019 Montrose 26 (3)
2017East Stirlingshire (loan)
2019– Spartans
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:15, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Starting his career with Ross County, Bolochoweckyj also played for Alloa Athletic, Berwick Rangers, East Stirlingshire, Forfar Athletic, Clyde and Montrose.

CareerEdit

Though he spent the first eleven months of his career at Ross County, Bolochoweckyj moved to Alloa Athletic in January 2004 after playing just one game for the Staggies. Bolochoweckyj's début for Alloa saw him play 90 minutes against Stenhousemuir, one of four matches he played during January 2004, drafted in to save an injured defence from crumbling. He became a first-team player during the 2005–06 season, in which Alloa finished second bottom and avoided relegation by defeating Berwick Rangers in the Second Division play-off final.

Earlier in the same season, Bolochoweckyj played in four rounds of the 2005-06 Scottish Cup, scoring a goal in the third round clash against Livingston. Alloa were to exit in the next round at the hands of Hamilton Academical, at which point their season would go downhill as they were saved from relegation only at the last minute thanks to a two-legged relegation play-off victory against Berwick Rangers.

Throughout the 2006–07 season, Bolochoweckyj performed consistently in defence, attacking as and when necessary to score three goals, including one on the last day of the season against Forfar Athletic. During a 4–3 away defeat to Ayr United, Bolochoweckyj picked up the first red card of his career.

Bolochoweckyj moved to newly promoted Berwick Rangers at the end of the 2006–07 season.[2] He began his Berwick career with scoring in the Scottish League Cup against Stenhousemuir to help his side to an extra time win.[3] However, his spell at the Borders side was relatively short, and he signed for East Stirlingshire in March 2008. Bolochoweckyj scored his first goal for the Falkirk side just eleven days after signing in a 1–1 home draw with Dumbarton, which ended a run of eleven consecutive defeats for Shire.

He moved to Forfar Athletic for the 2010–11 season. It was announced that he had rejoined East Stirlingshire for the 2013–14 season. At the end of the 2014–15 season, Bolochoweckyj left East Stirlingshire and agreed a one-year deal with Scottish League Two rivals Clyde.[4] He scored on his debut against Livingston in the Scottish Challenge Cup.[5] After one season with Clyde, Bolochoweckyj left Broadwood, signing for Montrose in May 2016.[6] After suffering an ankle injury at the end of the 2016–17 season, Bolochoweckyj moved on loan briefly to former side East Stirlingshire to gain match fitness,[7] before returning to Montrose at the beginning of January 2018. Where upon his return he opened the scoring in a 2 - 0 win over Edinburgh City.

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 28 October 2017
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ross County 2002–03[8] First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2003–04[9] First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Alloa Athletic 2003–04[9] Second Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2004–05[10] Second Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005–06[11] Second Division 28 1 4 1 2 0 5[a] 0 39 2
2006–07[12] Second Division 27 3 0 0 3 0 1[b] 0 31 3
Total 59 4 4 1 5 0 6 0 74 5
Berwick Rangers 2007–08[13] Second Division 15 0 1 0 2 1 2[b] 0 20 1
Total 15 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 20 1
East Stirlingshire (loan) 2007–08[13] Third Division 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 3
East Stirlingshire 2008–09[14] Third Division 33 4 2 0 0 0 3[c] 0 38 4
2009–10[15] Third Division 30 3 0 0 0 0 3[d] 0 33 3
Total 72 10 2 0 0 0 6 0 80 10
Forfar Athletic 2010–11[16] Second Division 27 4 0 0 1 0 1[e] 0 29 4
2011–12[17] Second Division 24 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 25 0
2012–13[18] Second Division 27 2 2 0 1 0 4[f] 0 34 2
Total 78 6 2 0 3 0 5 0 88 6
East Stirlingshire 2013–14[19] League Two 30 5 2 0 1 0 1[b] 0 34 5
2014–15[20] League Two 15 0 2 0 1 0 1[b] 0 19 0
Total 45 5 4 0 2 0 2 0 53 5
Clyde 2015–16[21] League Two 25 2 1 0 1 0 2[g] 1 29 3
Total 25 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 29 3
Montrose 2016–17[22] League Two 26 3 2 0 3 1 0 0 31 4
2017–18[23] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career totals 321 31 16 1 16 2 23 1 376 34
  1. ^ One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup and four in the Second Division play-offs
  2. ^ a b c d Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  3. ^ One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup and two in the Second Division play-offs
  4. ^ One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup and two in the Second Division play-offs
  5. ^ Appearance in the First Division play-offs
  6. ^ Two appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup and two in the First Division play-offs
  7. ^ One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup and one in the League One play-offs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FC, Montrose (13 May 2019). "BYE BYE BOLO - Michael moves to Spartans". @MontroseFC. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  2. ^ Triple signing boost for Berwick – BBC Sport
  3. ^ "Scotland League Cup 2007/08". rsssf.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  4. ^ "New Signing: Michael Bolochoweckyj". 10 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Livingston 2-1 Clyde". BBC. 25 July 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  6. ^ Robertson, Neil (23 May 2016). "Montrose boss Paul Hegarty signs experienced defender". The Courier. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Bolo loan extended with Shire". Montrose FC. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Games played by Michael Bolochoweckyj in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Games played by Michael Bolochoweckyj in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Games played by Michael Bolochoweckyj in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Games played by Michael Bolochoweckyj in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Games played by Michael Bolochoweckyj in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Games played by Michael Bolochoweckyj in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Games played by Michael Bolochoweckyj in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Games played by Michael Bolochoweckyj in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Games played by Michael Bolochoweckyj in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  17. ^ "Games played by Michael Bolochoweckyj in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Games played by Michael Bolochoweckyj in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  19. ^ "Games played by Michael Bolochoweckyj in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  20. ^ "Games played by Michael Bolochoweckyj in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  21. ^ "Games played by Michael Bolochoweckyj in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  22. ^ "Games played by Michael Bolochoweckyj in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  23. ^ "Games played by Michael Bolochoweckyj in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 October 2017.

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