Ken Boden

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Ken Boden
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-07-05) 5 July 1950 (age 68)
Place of birth Thrybergh, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Hull City 0 (0)
Scunthorpe United 0 (0)
Sheffield United 0 (0)
Matlock Town
Bridlington Town
1976–1977 Doncaster Rovers 1 (0)
1978 Newcastle KB United
1984 Sydney City 5 (2)
1984 Sydney Croatia 17 (3)
Total 23+ (5+)
National team
1979–1981 Australia 13 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ken Boden (born 5 July 1950) is an Australian former footballer, who played at both professional and international levels as a midfielder.


Club career[edit]

Boden spent his early career with Hull City, Scunthorpe United, Sheffield United, Matlock Town and Bridlington Town.[1] He then spent the 1976–77 season with Doncaster Rovers, making one appearance in the Football League.[2] Boden later moved to Australia, where he played for Newcastle KB United, Sydney City, and Sydney Croatia.[1] During the 1978 season, he was the National Soccer League top scorer and Player of the Year.[1]

International career[edit]

Boden made 26 appearances for Australia at all levels.[1] Boden made 13 official A-matches,[3] appearing in one FIFA World Cup qualifying match.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Boden-Bonk". Australian Players Database.
  2. ^ "DONCASTER ROVERS : 1946/47 - 1997/98 & 2003/04 - 2010/11". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database.
  3. ^ Ken Boden at
  4. ^ Ken BodenFIFA competition record (archive)