Ruud Boffin

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Ruud Boffin
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Boffin with Eskişehirspor in October 2012
Personal information
Full name Ruud Jorge Boffin
Date of birth (1987-11-05) 5 November 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Sint-Truiden, Belgium
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Eskişehirspor
Number 25
Youth career
Racing Genk
2005–2007 PSV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 PSV 0 (0)
2007–2008 Eindhoven (loan) 20 (0)
2008–2010 MVV Maastricht 61 (0)
2010 VVV-Venlo (loan) 5 (0)
2010–2012 West Ham United 1 (0)
2012– Eskişehirspor 83 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:52, 02 February 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Ruud Boffin (born 5 November 1987) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Eskişehirspor, as a goalkeeper.[2]

Career[edit]

Born in Sint-Truiden,[3] Boffin began his career with the youth team of Racing Genk, before moving to Dutch team PSV in 2005. Boffin never made a senior appearance for PSV, and began his professional career on loan at FC Eindhoven during the 2007-08 season. Boffin moved to MVV Maastricht in 2008, and spent the second half of the 2009-10 season on loan at VVV-Venlo. Boffin made a total of 86 League appearances in Dutch football.[4]

Boffin signed for English team West Ham United on 1 September 2010, on a two-year deal, alongside fellow new signing Lars Jacobsen.[5][6] Boffin signed for an undisclosed nominal fee following a trial for the club, and was announced as cover for Robert Green.[7] Boffin made his West Ham debut on 18 December 2010, in the 1-1 Premier League draw against Blackburn Rovers.[8] In April 2012 having found his playing opportunities infrequent due to the form of Robert Green and the signing of Stephen Henderson, Boffin's contract was cancelled by mutual consent.[9] Boffin made one League and two Cup appearances for West Ham.[10]

In May 2012, he signed for Turkish club Eskişehirspor.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Player Profile". Premier League. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Profile". Soccerway. 
  3. ^ "Player profile". PlayerHistory.com. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Player profile" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Jacobsen joins". West Ham United F.C. official website. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  6. ^ Frank Keogh (1 September 2010). "West Ham confirm deal for Danish defender Lars Jacobsen". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Goalkeeper Ruud Boffin signs for West Ham as cover for Robert Green". The Daily Mail. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Blackburn 1 - 1 West Ham". BBC Sport. 18 December 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Boffin departs". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  10. ^ Ruud Boffin career stats at Soccerbase
  11. ^ ntvspor.net