Ilan Boccara

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Ilan Boccara
Personal information
Full name Ilan Boccara
Date of birth (1993-05-14) 14 May 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Jong Ajax
Youth career
1999–2000 ES16
2000–2006 A.C.B.B.
2006–2010 Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Paris Saint-Germain II 29 (0)
2012– Ajax 1 (0)
2013–2014 Evian (loan) 2 (0)
2014– Jong Ajax 1 (0)
National team
2012 Netherlands U19 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:56, 22 August 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:13, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

Ilan Boccara (born 14 May 1993) is a French-born Dutch professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Jong Ajax.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Boulogne-Billancourt, a western suburb of Paris to a Dutch mother and a French father,[1] Boccara joined local club ES16 in the 16th arrondissement of Paris at the age of six. After one season, he transferred to Stade Français, to play for Athletic Club de Boulogne-Billancourt for the next five years.

Paris Saint-Germain[edit]

Ilan Boccara (4th from right) with PSG II (2011).

At the age of 13, Boccara was discovered by scouts of Paris Saint-Germain, who recruited him to their academy.[2] After progressing through the youth system, he was promoted to the reserve squad playing in the Championnat de France amateur during the 2010–11 season. He spent most of the season on the bench.

In the 2011–12 season, Boccara played in 28 matches, starting in 26 of them. His performances earned Boccara a call-up to the Netherlands national under-19 team.

In 2011, Paris Saint-Germain was purchased by Qatar Sports Investments, which invested millions bringing in star footballers. Boccara decided on a transfer to Dutch club Ajax for regular game time, moving to his mother's hometown of Amsterdam.

Ajax[edit]

Boccara signed with Ajax in the summer of 2012. Having started the season with Jong Ajax, Boccara was promoted to the first team in late August 2012, making his Eredivisie debut in the away match against Heerenveen as a substitute for Lasse Schöne in the 77th minute.[3]

Loan to Evian TG[edit]

On 2 September 2013, it was announced that Boccara would be loaned to Ligue 1 club Evian TG for the 2013–14 season.[4]

International career[edit]

Boccara played for Netherlands at U-19 level. He made third place with Jong Oranje at the Festival International Espoirs 2012 in Toulon, France. He holds dual citizenship and is still eligible to represent either Netherlands or France at senior level,[5] and has expressed his interest in playing for Netherlands.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 23 August 2014[7]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup[a] Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Paris Saint-Germain II 2010–11 CFA 1 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 CFA 28 0 0 0 28 0
Total 29 0 0 0 29 0
Ajax 2012–13 Eredivisie 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Evian TG (loan) 2013–14 Ligue 1 2 0 1 0 3 0
Jong Ajax 2014–15 Eerste Divisie 1 0 1 0
Career total 33 0 1 0 0 0 34 0
  1. ^ France – Coupe de France; Netherlands – KNVB Cup

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ajax

References[edit]

  1. ^ Foot Mercato: Première sélection avec les Pays-Bas pour un espoir du PSG, accessed on 2 September 2012.
  2. ^ (French) Info FM: à la découverte d’Ilan Boccara, jeune espoir du PSG, accessed on 2 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Heerenveen vs. Ajax 2–2". Soccerway.com. 2 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Boccara tijdelijk naar Evian". Soccerway.com. 2 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ilan Boccara, de onbekende Ajax-aankoop". Goal.com. 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ilan Boccara tekent bij Ajax". Ajax.nl. 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  7. ^ Ilan Boccara profile at Soccerway

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