Boaz Solossa

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Boaz Solossa
Personal information
Full name Boaz Theofilius Erwin Solossa
Date of birth (1986-03-16) 16 March 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Sorong, Indonesia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Forward, Winger
Club information
Current team
Persipura Jayapura
Number 86
Youth career
2002–2004 Persipura Jayapura
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2015 Persipura Jayapura 170 (112)
2015 Borneo F.C.[1] (loan) 4 (2)
2016 Carsae 4 (1)
2016– Persipura Jayapura 28 (16)
National team
2003 Indonesia U-17 7 (4)
2004 Indonesia U-19 8 (2)
2007–2009 Indonesia U-23 4 (1)
2004– Indonesia 45 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2017.

Boaz Solossa[2] (born 16 March 1986) is an Indonesian professional footballer that currently plays for Persipura Jayapura in the Liga Super Indonesia. He is known by his high leveled dribbling technique and his crossing accuracy or short-passing with his left-foot.

In 2011, Boaz got an offer to play at Dutch club VVV-Venlo, but because of family reasons he chose to keep playing in Persipura Jayapura.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Boaz was born in the Solossa family, a well-known family in the province of West Papua. His uncle, Jaap Solossa, was the governor of Papua before he died in 2005. Boaz was born in a footballing family as well, being the youngest of five children. Almost all of them were professionals, including his brother Ortizan and Nehemia. Boaz obtained a Bachelor of Economics at Cenderawasih University in 2013. He also works as Civil servant.

Club career[edit]

East Timor[edit]

In 2016 Boaz left Persipura for the first time in his career to play for Carsae FC in East Timor, joining fellow Indonesians Imanuel Wanggai and Oktovianus Maniani.[4] However, in April 2016 having only made four appearances Boaz along with Wanggai left the club by mutal consent to rejoin Persipura.[5]

International career[edit]

Boaz international debut was against Turkmenistan in 2004 for the 2006 World Cup qualification where Indonesia won 3–1 and Boaz made two assists for his team mate Ilham Jaya Kesuma. Boaz was considered to be a bright prospect in Indonesian football after performing brilliantly in the 2004 Tiger Cup, where Indonesia was defeated by Singapore in a home and away match, which resulted in an aggregate score of 5–2 to Singapore. In the group phase, Boaz managed to score 4 goals and along with Ilham Jayakesuma, who scored 7 goals, both led the top scorers chart.

He got injured after a tough tackle in a friendly match against Hong Kong,[6] this made him absent from Asian Cup 2007 and disappear from football for many months.

After another failure for the Indonesian national team to become a champion in the 2016 AFF Championship, Boaz announce his retirement from the national squad to give chance to other young players as well admitting "tired to see Indonesia without any trophy in the tournament". He congratulate Thailand for their fifth trophy and acknowledge that "Thai players and their performances are much better and still far from us to reach".[7] However, Boaz still disclosed his intention to retired, saying he want to discuss the matter with his family first while celebrating Christmas in his hometown of Sorong.[8][9]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Indonesia national team
Year Apps Goals
2004 5 3
2005 2 1
2006 3 0
2007 1 0
2008 0 0
2009 3 0
2010 3 2
2011 4 0
2012 0 0
2013 7 2
2014 4 0
2015 2 0
2016 11 6
Total 45 14

International goals[edit]

Boaz Solossa: International under-23 goals

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 16 May 2007 Lebak Bulus Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia  Oman 1–0 2–1 2008 AFC Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament
Boaz Solossa: International goals[10]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition

Note:Bold indicates Solossa's goals

1 9 December 2004 Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam  Laos 0–1 0–6 2004 Tiger Cup
2 9 December 2004 Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam  Laos 0–4 0–6 2004 Tiger Cup
3 11 December 2004 My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi, Vietnam  Vietnam 0–2 0–3 2004 Tiger Cup
4 3 January 2005 Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Malaysia 1–4 1–4 2004 Tiger Cup
5 6 January 2010 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia  Oman 1–1 1–2 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
6 8 October 2010 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia  Uruguay 1–0 1–7 Friendly
7 23 March 2013 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia  Saudi Arabia 1–0 1–2 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
8 15 October 2013 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia  China PR 1–1 1–1 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
9 6 September 2016 Manahan Stadium, Surakarta, Indonesia  Malaysia 1–0 3–0 Friendly
10 6 September 2016 Manahan Stadium, Surakarta, Indonesia  Malaysia 3–0 3–0 Friendly
11 8 November 2016 My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi, Vietnam  Vietnam 0–1 3–2 Friendly
12 19 November 2016 Philippine Sports Stadium, Bocaue, Philippines  Thailand 2–1 4–2 2016 AFF Championship
13 21 November 2016 Philippine Sports Stadium, Bocaue, Philippines  Philippines 2–1 2–2 2016 AFF Championship
14 3 December 2016 Pakansari Stadium, Bogor, Indonesia  Vietnam 2–1 2–1 2016 AFF Championship

Honours[edit]

Persipura Jayapura[edit]

Individual[edit]

Record[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Four appearances and two goals in 2015 Indonesia President's Cup and was not played in the league
  2. ^ Boaz Solossa at Soccerway
  3. ^ "Ruud Harap Boaz Sollosa Bisa Bantu VVV Venlo". 
  4. ^ "Boaz Salossa joins Timorese side Carsae FC". Football Channel Asia. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Noveanto, Eric (8 April 2016). "Indonesian duo moer and Manu leave Timor Leste club by mutual consent". Football Channel Asia. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  6. ^ http://www.soccerway.com/news/2007/June/01/indonesia-loses-striker-in-asian-cup-tune-up/
  7. ^ Ario Yosia (17 December 2016). "Boaz Solossa Pensiun Setelah Timnas Indonesia Gagal Juara AFF" (in Indonesian). Bola. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  8. ^ Nanda Karlita (18 December 2016). "Boaz Belum Ingin Pensiun, Benny Wahyudi Gantung Sepatu dari Timnas Indonesia" (in Indonesian). Okezone. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Belum Ada Kepastian Boaz Solossa Pensiun dari Timnas Indonesia" (in Indonesian). Jawa Pos. 24 December 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "Boas Theofilus Erwin Salossa – Soccerway profile". soccerway.com. 
  11. ^ "50 Pemain Terbaik Asia 2017 versi FFT: Pemain Indonesia Akhirnya Merebut Tempat di Asia 50!". FourFourTwo (in Indonesian). 2017-05-22. Retrieved 2017-07-21. 

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