Cian Bolger

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Cian Bolger
Cian Bolger 22-02-2014 1.jpg
Bolger playing for Southend United in 2014
Personal information
Full name Cian Thomas Bolger[1]
Date of birth (1992-03-12) 12 March 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Celbridge, Ireland
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Bolton Wanderers
Number 36
Youth career
Celbridge Town
200?–2010 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Leicester City 0 (0)
2011 Bristol Rovers (loan) 6 (0)
2011–2012 Bristol Rovers (loan) 39 (2)
2012–2013 Bristol Rovers (loan) 4 (0)
2013– Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
2013– Colchester United (loan) 4 (0)
2014 Southend United (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2013– Republic of Ireland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:03, 25 February 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Cian Thomas Bolger is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a defender for Bolton Wanderers.

Career[edit]

Leicester City[edit]

Bolger was born in Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland,[2] and was Leicester City's academy Player of the Year in 2009.[3]

Loans to Bristol Rovers[edit]

He made his debut in the Football League, while on loan at Bristol Rovers, when he came on as a 78th-minute substitute for Carl Regan in a 6–1 defeat to Walsall on 29 January 2011.[4] He scored an own goal against Brighton and Hove Albion on 5 February 2011 in a 2–4 defeat for Rovers, this defeat left Rovers 23rd in the league one point above Dagenham and Redbridge. In his 4th game for the club against Rochdale on 8 February 2011 he was sent off for the first time in his senior career after a second yellow card for a poor challenge on Chris O'Grady.[5] Bolger's first win with the club came on his 6th appearance against Tranmere Rovers on 8 March 2011. Bolger played the full 90 minutes in the 1–0 victory.[6]

On 11 July, Cian Bolger returned to Bristol Rovers on a 6-month loan deal.[7] On 24 September 2011, Bolger scored the first professional goal of his career against Morecombe, and followed this up with the third Gas goal in a thrilling 5–2 victory at home to Rotherham United.

On 31 August, Cian Bolger returned to Bristol Rovers for a third time, his loan will expire on 1 January 2013. On 8 September 2012, he sustained cruciate ligament injury in Bristol Rovers 2–2 draw against Aldershot, and will be out for an estimated 3 months.[8] He made his comeback on Boxing Day, ironically in another 2–2 draw against Aldershot, playing the full 90 minutes.

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

On 31 January 2013, Bolger signed for Bolton Wanderers.[9][10] On 28 March, he scored the winner for Bolton Wanderers Reserves in a 3–2 win over Stoke City Reserves. He is currently the captain of the Bolton Development squad.

Colchester United (loan)[edit]

In October 2013 Bolger signed a one month loan deal with Colchester United[11] and made 4 league appearances.

Southend United (loan)[edit]

On 21 February 2014, Bolger joined League Two side Southend United on a 28-day loan,[12] but his loan spell was cut short after just one appearance due to an ankle injury on 24 February 2014.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 25 February 2014.
Club Season Division League FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Leicester City 2010–11 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Leicester City 2011–12 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
2010–13 Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2010–11 League One 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2011–12 League Two 38 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 41 2
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2012–13 League Two 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Bolton Wanderers
2012–13
Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colchester United (loan)
2013–14
League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Southend United (loan)
2013–14
League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 53 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 56 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 7. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Player Details: Cian Bolger". English National Football Archive. 
  3. ^ "Bristol Rovers sign Leicester defender Bolger on loan". BBC Sport. 17 January 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Walsall 6 – 1 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 29 January 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Rochdale 3 – 1 Bristol Rovers Match Report bbc.co.uk, 8 February 2011
  6. ^ Tranmere 0 – 1 Bristol Rovers Match Report bbc.co.uk, 8 March 2011
  7. ^ "Leicester City's Cian Bolger returns to Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Bristol Rovers defender Cian Bolger ruled out for three months". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Bolton: Medo Kamara, Cian Bolger & Steve De Ridder sign". BBC Sport. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Bolger deal confirmed". Bolton Wanderers FC. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  11. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24654648
  12. ^ "News: Cian Bolger joins Southend United". Southend United FC. 21 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Bolton Wanderers: Cian Bolger's Southend United loan ends". BBC Sport. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 

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