Yannick Boli

Yannick Boli (born 13 January 1988) is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a forward for Ratchaburi Mitr Phol.

Yannick Boli
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Boli with Anzhi Makhachkala in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-01-13) 13 January 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Ratchaburi Mitr Phol
Number 10
Youth career
1999–2005 Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Paris Saint-Germain II 29 (5)
2007–2010 Paris Saint-Germain 4 (1)
2008–2009Le Havre (loan) 13 (0)
2010–2011 Nîmes 23 (4)
2012–2013 Chernomorets Burgas 21 (8)
2013–2014 Zorya Luhansk 29 (14)
2014–2017 Anzhi Makhachkala 62 (26)
2017 Dalian Yifang 24 (16)
2018 Colorado Rapids 17 (2)
2019– Ratchaburi Mitr Phol 33 (20)
National team
2008 Ivory Coast U-23
Ivory Coast 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 July 2020

His previous clubs include Paris Saint-Germain, Le Havre, Nîmes Olympique and Bulgarian Chernomorets Burgas. He is the nephew of former national team player Basile and Lens striker Roger.

CareerEdit

ClubEdit

Born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Boli began his playing career with Ligue 1 side PSG, joining them when he was eleven years old.[1]

He was part of the side's B team from 2005–07. In 2006, he helped their under-18s side to win the French Under-18 Championship[1] and in his last season, he was a top scorer.

On 6 May 2008, he scored a 77th-minute winner against Ligue 2 side Amiens SC, in the semi-finals of the Coupe de France to send PSG into the final,[2] where he was an unused substitute as they lost 1–0 to Lyon. On playing for PSG, Boli said, "PSG are the club of my dreams and I joined when I was 11. The fact that I'm now playing here with the first team gives me immense pride."[1]

Boli was loaned to newly promoted Ligue 1 side Le Havre AC on 18 October 2008 until the end of the 2008–09 season,[3] making his debut seven days later in a 2–1 home win over Valenciennes at Stade Jules Deschaseaux.[4] He made a total of eleven league appearances, before returning to PSG in July 2009.

On 19 August 2009, Boli joined English Championship side Blackpool on trial,[5] with Sky Sports reporting that he could be about to sign a one-year loan deal with the Seasiders. Boli said, "I am happy to be here in England, hopefully it (the move) will happen for me."[6] The Blackpool Gazette then claimed it was unlikely Boli would sign,[7] however The Times reported that he was expected to move to Blackpool on loan after a medical planned for 24 August.[8]

In September 2011, Boli joined London based football agency Pro Sports Agency. He signed with Bulgarian A PFG club Chernomorets Burgas after a one-week trial period.[9][10]

On 18 February 2013, he was sold to Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk for a fee of 300.000 €. He signed a two-year contract.[11]

On 29 August 2014, Boli was announced as an Anzhi Makhachkala player, signing a four-year contract.[12] In November 2014, Boli was awarded Best Goal of the month and awarded the 1FNL Best Players on the Football National League official website.[13]

After joining the club, managed by Sergei Tashuyev, Boli was introduced very slowly into the starting lineup. On his first game against SKA-Energia, he came on as a substitute player for just on 28 minutes.

He has scored 26 goals in 62 appearances for the Dagestan based FC Anzhi Makhachkala.[14]

On 16 January 2017, Boli signed a two and half years contract with UAE Arabian Gulf League club Al Ain FC.[15] On 18 January 2017, Al Ain decided to void the contract after "additional demands were made by Anzhi and Boli".[16]

On 24 February 2017, Boli joined Chinese side Dalian Yifang,[17] and scored 16 goals to promote the team to 2018 Chinese Super League.

On 15 March 2018, Boli signed a one-year deal with Major League Soccer side Colorado Rapids.[18]

Boli joined Thai League 1 club Ratchaburi Mitr Phol F.C. in the 2019 season.[19] He scored a debut hat-trick on 22 February 2019.[20]

InternationalEdit

Boli holds dual French and Ivorian nationality, and in 2008, ahead of the Summer Olympics in the People's Republic of China, he chose to represent the Ivory Coast. "I'm lucky enough to have dual Franco-Ivorian nationality and I'm proud of my African roots," he said. "I've followed the Elephants a lot in the last few years and I feel there's an interesting situation there. Because of that, I didn't hesitate in choosing that country's shirt." In March 2008, he was called up by manager Gérard Gili to the Ivory Coast Olympics team.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Yannick is the oldest brother of Kévin Boli and nephew of former Marseille and French international defender Basile Boli, and former Lens striker Roger Boli.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 27 May 2016[21]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nîmes Olympique 2009–10 Ligue 2 15 3 1 0 0 0 - - 16 3
2010–11 8 1 0 0 0 0 - - 8 1
Total 23 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 4
Chernomorets Burgas 2011–12 A Group 12 6 0 0 - - - 12 6
2012–13 9 2 2 1 - - - 11 3
Total 21 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 9
Zorya Luhansk 2012–13 Ukrainian Premier League 10 2 0 0 - - - 10 2
2013–14 26 12 1 0 - - - 27 12
2014–15 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 - 1 0
Total 36 14 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 38 14
Anzhi Makhachkala 2014–15 Russian Football League 23 15 1 1 - - - 24 16
2015–16 Russian Premier League 28 9 2 1 - - 2 2 32 12
Total 51 24 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 56 28
Career total 131 50 7 3 0 0 1 0 2 2 141 55

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Dalian Yifang

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Boli's Olympic ambition". FIFA. 21 May 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2009.
  2. ^ "PSG squeeze through to final". frenchleague.com. 6 May 2008. Archived from the original on 12 January 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Yannick Boli loaned to Le Havre". Paris Saint-Germain F.C. 15 October 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2009.
  4. ^ "Le Havre vs. Valenciennes". soccerway.com. 25 October 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2009.
  5. ^ "French striker on trial". eatsleepsport.com. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  6. ^ Gourizro, Giscard (20 August 2009). "Blackpool trial for Boli: Loan deal possible for young French striker". Sky Sports. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  7. ^ Canavan, Steve (21 August 2009). "French star unlikely to join Pool". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
  8. ^ Jacob, Gary; Lansley, Peter (22 August 2009). "Sven-Göran Eriksson hopes Sol Campbell will join Notts County". Yannick Boli. London: The Times. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
  9. ^ "The nephew of Basile Boli come to Chernomorets". btv.bg. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  10. ^ "Chernomorets signed Boli". chernomoretz.bg. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  11. ^ "Официално: Черноморец продаде Яник Боли на Заря".
  12. ^ Янник Боли стал игроком «Анжи». www.fc-anji.ru (in Russian). FC Anzhi Makhachkala. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  13. ^ "Yannick Boli voted Best once again". FC Anji Official Website. 12 December 2014.
  14. ^ "Player Profile - Yannick Boli". FC Anzhi Fans.
  15. ^ "Al Ain welcome laconic transfer Yannick Boli: 'I prefer that you will see my actions inside the pitch' | The National". Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  16. ^ "Al Ain decides to shut down the transfer" (in Arabic). Al Ain FC. 18 January 2017.
  17. ^ Боли: "С грустью и тяжёлым сердцем покидаю "Анжи"" (in Russian). FC Anji Makhachkala. 24 February 2017.
  18. ^ "Colorado Rapids sign striker Yannick Boli from Dàlián Yīfāng to a one-year deal". Colorado Rapids. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  19. ^ "Former PSG striker set to join Thai League 1 club Ratchaburi Mitr Phol". foxsportasia.com. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  20. ^ "Toyota Thai League 2019 Week 1 Review: Yannick Boli's dream debut". goal.com. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Y.Boli". uk.soccerway.com/. Soccerway. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  22. ^ "2017中甲联赛积分榜". Sina. 11 March 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2019.

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