Ruben Bover Izquierdo

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Bover and the second or maternal family name is Izquierdo.
Ruben Bover
Ruben Bover Izquierdo.jpg
Bover (left) playing for Halesowen Town in 2010
Personal information
Full name Ruben Bover Izquierdo
Date of birth (1992-06-24) 24 June 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Majorca, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger, Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
New York Red Bulls
Number 21
Youth career
2006–2009 Mallorca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Kidderminster Harriers 0 (0)
2010–2011 Halesowen Town 18 (2)
2011–2012 Charlton Athletic 0 (0)
2012 San Roque de Lepe (loan) 10 (1)
2013– New York Red Bulls 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ruben Bover Izquierdo (born 24 June 1992) is a Spanish footballer who plays for New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer. He plays primarily as a winger, but can also play as an attacking midfielder or a striker.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Majorca, Bover began his career at the academy of Mallorca. When he was 17, he moved to England and signed for Conference National side Kidderminster Harriers.[1]

Halesowen Town[edit]

Following his release by cash strapped Kidderminster, he joined Halesowen Town during the summer of 2010. He impressed during pre-season friendlies often playing back up to winger Daryl Taylor. Following Taylor's departure, however, Bover became first choice winger. He scored 2 goals in 20 appearances for the side,[2] before being offered a trial at then manager, Tony Thorpe's former club Queens Park Rangers. However, the trial was unsuccessful but Bover opted to look for a Football League club opposed to returning to Halesowen Town.

Charlton Athletic[edit]

In July 2011, League One club Charlton Athletic signed Bover after impressing during trials and friendlies played towards the end of the 2010–11 season.[1] Bover made his first competitive start for the club in a 2–1 win over Reading in the League Cup where he hit the post in the last few minutes of the game.[1]

He joined Spanish side CD San Roque de Lepe for the remainder of the 2011–12 season, where he scored 1 goal in 10 Segunda División B appearances.[3][4] Bover scored for San Roque de Lepe on 13 May 2012 in a 3–2 victory over Lorca Atlético. On 3 July 2012, Bover signed a one-year contract extension with Charlton.[5]

New York Red Bulls[edit]

In January 2013, Bover began a trial with Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls and eventually signed for the club on 8 February 2013.[6][7] On 3 March 2013 Bover made his official debut for New York starting for his new club in a 3–3 draw at Portland Timbers.[8] On 11 October 2014 Bover scored his first MLS goal in a 3-1 victory over Toronto FC.[9]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

United States New York Red Bulls

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Domestic Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Halesowen Town 2010–11 18 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 20 2
Charlton Athletic 2011–12 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
San Roque (loan) 2011–12 10 1 0 0 0 0 10 1
New York Red Bulls 2013 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2014 14 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 16 1
Total 21 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 23 1
Career totals 49 4 0 0 2 0 4 0 55 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.cafc.co.uk/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10267~55994,00.html Charlton Athletic F.C. Accessed 30 August 2011.
  2. ^ Ruben Izquierdo Player Profile – Halesowen Town Football Club. Halesowen Town F.C.
  3. ^ Bover jugador del Charlton At. llega al CD San Roque (Charlton's player Bover arrives in CD San Roque); lepecantera, 27 January 2012 (Spanish)
  4. ^ "Bover: Rubén Bover Izquierdo". BDFutbol. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Duo extend deals until 2013". Charlton Athletic F.C. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Red Bulls sign Ruben Izquierdo". New York Red Bulls. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ruben Bover Izquierdo joins NY Red Bulls". Charlton Athletic F.C. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Portland Timbers 3 New York Red Bulls 3". mlssoccer.com. 3 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Panizo, Franco. "MATCH RECAP: Red Bulls 3, Toronto FC 1". www.newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 

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