Pierre Boya

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Pierre Boya
Personal information
Full name Pierre Boya
Date of birth (1984-01-16) 16 January 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Mohun Bagan
Number 43
Youth career
Union Douala
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Salam Zgharta 27 (15)
2003–2007 Partizan 64 (9)
2007–2009 Rapid București 32 (8)
2009–2010 Grenoble 32 (1)
2010–2011 Partizan 7 (3)
2011–2012 Austria Lustenau 14 (11)
2012–2013 Randers 15 (2)
2014 Kukësi 10 (4)
2014– Mohun Bagan 11 (2)
National team
2005–2007 Cameroon 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:26, 5 May 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:19, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Pierre Boya (born 16 January 1984) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays for I-League club Mohun Bagan.

Club career[edit]

Boya signed a four-year contract with Partizan in November 2003,[1] and scored a goal on his debut later that month.[2] The highlight of his career at Partizan was during the 2004–05 UEFA Cup group stage, when he scored both Partizan goals in a 2–2 away draw against Lazio, on 25 November 2004.[3] Afterwards, he was unable to find back of the net for a year and a half. He finally ended his goalscoring drought on 8 April 2006, scoring a brace in a league match against Voždovac.[4]

In the meantime, Boya also recorded another dubious achievement in the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League crucial qualifying match versus Artmedia Bratislava. After missing several clear chances through the two matches, he failed to convert a decisive penalty in the shootout that would have qualified Partizan for the group stage.[5]

In the summer of 2007, Boya was transferred to Rapid București. Although he had a mediocre season, he was considered Rapid's main striker after the departure of Mugurel Buga, Ionuț Mazilu and Lucian Burdujan. In the 2008–09 winter break, Boya was sold to Grenoble, mostly because Rapid had financial problems. Boya had a weak first half of the season, scoring only one goal in 11 league matches for Rapid, so he agreed to leave Romania for France.

On 31 August 2010, Boya returned to Partizan and signed a one-and-a-half-year deal, after the club qualified for the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League.[6] He marked his re-debut for the club by coming in at half-time, scoring two goals and providing an assist in a league match versus Rad.

In late 2011, Boya joined Austrian Football First League side Austria Lustenau, but was unable to play until his contract with Partizan expired. He debuted in the second half of the 2011–12 season, scoring 10 goals in his first eight league matches.

In August 2012, Boya joined Danish Superliga side Randers for the rest of the 2012–13 season. He joined Albanian club Kukësi during the 2013–14 season. On 9 July 2014 he signed for Mohun Bagan A.C. of India for the 2014-15 season. For Mohun Bagan A.C. he played 15 matches and scored 10 goals till date.

International career[edit]

Between 2005 and 2007, Boya made four appearances for the national team of Cameroon, scoring one goal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Potpisao Kamerunac Pierre Boya" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 10 November 2003. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Boya debitovao golom" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 22 November 2003. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Di Canio kick-starts Lazio revival". uefa.com. 25 November 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "MSL: Boja "skinuo mrak"" (in Serbian). mondo.rs. 8 April 2006. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Artmedia progress on penalties". uefa.com. 23 August 2005. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Kamara i Boya nove akvizicije" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 

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