|Full name||Iván Bolado Palacios|
|Date of birth||3 July 1989|
|Place of birth||Santander, Spain|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2008–2009||→ Elche (loan)||22||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 January 2015
Born in Santander, Cantabria, Bolado made his professional debut with hometown club Racing de Santander's first team in 2007–08 and scored three league goals during the season, one of them in the dying minutes of the final matchday as the team defeated CA Osasuna 1–0 at home to secure a first-ever qualification to the UEFA Cup. His La Liga debut came on 26 August 2007, in a 0–0 home draw against FC Barcelona.
In August 2008 Bolado was loaned for a season to second division club Elche CF, with a clause which permitted his return to Racing in the January transfer window if requested. He returned to the Cantabrians in June 2009, going on to spend the vast majority of the 2009–10 campaign in the sidelines, with a severe knee injury he sustained in pre-season.
In one of his first games upon his return to action, Bolado netted twice – once through a bicycle kick – but Racing lost 3–4 at Athletic Bilbao on 29 March 2010. In 2010–11, barred by the likes of Ariel Nahuelpan and Markus Rosenberg (and Giovani dos Santos from January 2011 onwards), he could only appear in 19 games (seven starts, 728 minutes of action, one goal, again against the Basques and in another away defeat (1–2)).
In February 2012, after starting off with FC Cartagena in the second level, Bolado moved to Bulgaria and signed with PFC CSKA Sofia. In only his first match, a 0–2 away defeat against PSFC Chernomorets Burgas, he tore the ligaments in his knee and missed the rest of the season.
Born to a mixed-race Equatoguinean father of Cantabrian and Fang descent, Bolado was called by the Equatorial Guinea team for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations tournament. He made his international debut on 6 January 2012 in a friendly with South Africa.
- As of 29 January 2017
|Racing Santander||2007–08||La Liga||14||3||7||1||—||21||4|
|Elche (loan)||2008–09||Segunda División||22||2||1||0||—||23||2|
|CSKA Sofia||2011–12||A PFG||1||0||0||0||—||1||0|
|Avilés||2013–14||Segunda División B||3||0||0||0||—||3||0|
|Pune City||2014||Indian Super League||7||0||—||—||7||0|
|Rayo Cantabria||2016–17||Tercera División||11||4||0||0||—||11||4|
- Spain U20
- Racing Santander 1–0 Osasuna; ESPN Soccernet, 18 May 2008
- "El Racing se mete por primera vez en la UEFA al ganar a Osasuna (1–0)" [Racing reaches UEFA for the first time after beating Osasuna (1–0)] (in Spanish). 20 Minutos. 18 May 2008. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
- Racing Santander 0–0 Barcelona; ESPN Soccernet, 26 August 2007
- Bolado dice prácticamente adiós a la temporada (Bolado says goodbye to practically entire season); El Diario Montañés, 28 July 2009 (in Spanish)
- Basques edge classic encounter; ESPN Soccernet, 30 March 2010
- Bilbao maintain Euro dream; ESPN Soccernet, 15 January 2011
- Iván Bolado se lesiona en su debut y se perderá lo que resta de temporada (Iván Bolado injured in debut, will miss rest of the season); El Diario Montañés, 8 March 2012 (in Spanish)
- (Добри новини за ЦСКА: Иван Боладо се завръща на "Армията"); Novsport, 1 October 2012 (in Bulgarian)
- Iván Bolado ficha por el Real Avilés (Iván Bolado signs for Real Avilés); Fútbol Asturiano, 11 March 2014 (in Spanish)
- Провалили се в „А" група ще ритат в Индия, Чмовш, Боладо и Бенжелюн стават част от индийската Суперлига (Players who failed to establish themselves in the A PFG will ply their trade in India, Čmovš, Bolado and Bengelloun to participate in the Indian Super League); Topsport, 1 September 2014 (in Bulgarian)
- Iván Bolado, el 'guineano' que tenía gol (Iván Bolado, 'Guinean' with scoring touch); La Verdad, 13 September 2011 (in Spanish)
- Randy, convocado para disputar la Copa de África (Randy, selected for Africa Cup of Nations); UD Las Palmas, 30 December 2011 (in Spanish)
- "Bolado: Iván Bolado Palacios". BDFutbol. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
- "Iván Bolado". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
- "Tabla Goleadores – Tercera División, Grupo III Temporada 2016–2017" [Goalscoring charts – Tercera División, Group III 2016–2017 Season] (in Spanish). Cantabrian Football Federation. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
- "Edu Bedia e Iván Bolado, oro en los Juegos del Mediterráneo" [Edu Bedia e Iván Bolado, gold in the Mediterranean Games] (in Spanish). El Diario Montañés. 5 July 2009. Retrieved 11 February 2014.