Cian Bolger

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Cian Bolger
Cian Bolger 22-02-2014 1.jpg
Bolger playing for Southend United in 2014
Personal information
Full name Cian Thomas Bolger[1]
Date of birth (1992-03-12) 12 March 1992 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth Celbridge, Ireland
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Fleetwood Town
Number 12
Youth career
Celbridge Town
200?–2010 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Leicester City 0 (0)
2011Bristol Rovers (loan) 6 (0)
2011–2012Bristol Rovers (loan) 39 (2)
2012–2013Bristol Rovers (loan) 4 (0)
2013–2014 Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
2013Colchester United (loan) 4 (0)
2014Southend United (loan) 1 (0)
2014–2016 Southend United 45 (1)
2016Bury (loan) 9 (0)
2016– Fleetwood Town 27 (5)
National team
2010 Republic of Ireland U19 2 (0)
2013 Republic of Ireland U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:46, 29 March 2017 (AEDT)

Cian Thomas Bolger (born 12 March 1992) is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a defender for Fleetwood Town.

Club career[edit]

Leicester City[edit]

Bolger was born in Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland,[3] and was Leicester City's academy Player of the Year in 2009.[4]

Loans to Bristol Rovers[edit]

He made his debut in the Football League while on loan at Bristol Rovers, when he came on as a 78th-minute substitute for Carl Regan in a 6–1 defeat to Walsall on 29 January 2011.[5] Bolger was sent off for the first time in his senior career on 8 February 2011, after a second yellow card for a poor challenge on Rochdale player Chris O'Grady.[6] On 11 July, Bolger returned to Bristol Rovers on a 6-month loan deal.[7] On 24 September 2011, Bolger scored the first professional goal of his career.

On 31 August 2012, Bolger was loaned to Bristol Rovers for a third time, until 1 January 2013. On 8 September 2012 he sustained cruciate ligament injury in a 2–2 draw against Aldershot Town, which prevented him from playing for over 3 months.[8] He made his comeback on Boxing Day, coincidentally in another 2–2 draw against Aldershot, playing the full 90 minutes.

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

On 31 January 2013, Bolger signed for Bolton Wanderers.[9][10] On 28 March, he scored the winner for Bolton Wanderers Reserves in a 3–2 win over Stoke City Reserves. He is a former captain of the Bolton Development squad but didn't make any appearances for the first team squad during his time at Bolton.

Colchester United (loan)[edit]

In October 2013 Bolger signed a one-month loan deal with Colchester United[11] and made 4 league appearances.

Southend United (loan)[edit]

On 21 February 2014, Bolger joined League Two side Southend United on a 28-day loan,[12] but his loan spell was cut short after just one appearance due to an ankle injury on 24 February 2014.[13]

Southend United[edit]

On 5 August 2014 Bolger signed a two-year permanent deal with Southend United.

On 14 April 2015, Bolger scored his first goal for Southend United in the 45th minute against Newport County with a towering header. Bolger scored Southend's final penalty in the shoot-out in the play-off final on 23 May 2015, Southend were promoted winning 7–6.

Fleetwood Town[edit]

Bolger signed for Fleetwood Town on 22 May 2016.[14] He scored his first goal for Fleetwood in an FA Cup tie against Southport on 15 November 2016.[15]

Honours[edit]

Southend United

Career statistics[edit]

As of 16 July 2017
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Leicester City 2010–11 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
2011–12 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Leicester total 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2010–11[16] League One 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2011–12[17] League Two 38 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 41 2
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2012–13[18] League Two 4 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 5 0
Bolton Wanderers 2012–13[18] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colchester United (loan)
2013–14[19]
League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Southend United (loan) 2013–14[19] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Southend United 2014–15[20] League Two 23 1 0 0 0 0 3[b] 0 26 1
2015–16[21] League One 22 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 25 0
Southend total 45 1 1 0 1 0 4 0 51 1
Bury (loan) 2015–16[21] League One 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Fleetwood Town 2016–17[22] League One 32 5 6 1 1 0 3[c] 0 42 6
Career total 139 8 9 1 3 0 8 0 159 9
  1. ^ Appearance in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in the League Two play-offs
  3. ^ Two appearances in the Football League Trophy and one in the League One play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 7. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cian Bolger". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 14 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "Player Details: Cian Bolger". English National Football Archive. 
  4. ^ "Bristol Rovers sign Leicester defender Bolger on loan". BBC Sport. 17 January 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Walsall 6 – 1 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 29 January 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Rochdale 3 – 1 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 8 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Leicester City's Cian Bolger returns to Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Bristol Rovers defender Cian Bolger ruled out for three months". BBC Sport. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Bolton: Medo Kamara, Cian Bolger & Steve De Ridder sign". BBC Sport. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Bolger deal confirmed". Bolton Wanderers FC. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  11. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24654648
  12. ^ "News: Cian Bolger joins Southend United". Southend United FC. 21 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Bolton Wanderers: Cian Bolger's Southend United loan ends". BBC Sport. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Cian Bolger: Fleetwood Town sign former Southend United centre-back". BBC Sport. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  15. ^ "Fleetwood 4–1 Southport". BBC Sport. 15 November 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Cian Bolger in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Cian Bolger in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Cian Bolger in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Cian Bolger in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Cian Bolger in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Cian Bolger in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Cian Bolger in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 

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