Luke Boden

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Luke Boden
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Personal information
Full name Luke Boden
Date of birth (1988-11-26) 26 November 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Left Back / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Number 14
Youth career
2000–2007 Sheffield Wednesday
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Sheffield Wednesday 15 (0)
2008 Chesterfield (loan) 4 (0)
2008 Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 4 (0)
2009 Northampton Town (loan) 4 (0)
2011–2014 Orlando City (USL) 87 (4)
2015–2016 Orlando City 33 (1)
2016 Orlando City B 1 (0)
2017– Tampa Bay Rowdies 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2017 (UTC).

Luke Boden (born 26 November 1988) is an English professional footballer who plays for Tampa Bay Rowdies as a left back.



Boden made his breakthrough when still a Sheffield Wednesday academy player. He was called up to the senior squad at the start of the 2006–07 season to ease the club's injury problems. He made his debut when he came on as a substitute in the Championship game at Plymouth Argyle on 19 August 2006.

On 18 September 2008 he was loaned out to League Two side Chesterfield for a month. Boden made his debut in the Spireites' 1–2 defeat at Rochdale on 20 September 2008. He played four games for the Spireites before a short loan spell with Rushden & Diamonds.

On 27 August 2009, Boden joined League Two side Northampton Town on a one-month loan deal.[1]

United States[edit]

Boden was released from his contract with Sheffield Wednesday by mutual consent on 26 January 2011,[2] and subsequently moved to play in the United States. He signed a two-year contract with Orlando City of the USL Pro league on 23 February 2011,[3] and made his debut for his new team on 16 April as a second-half substitute in a game against the Charlotte Eagles.[4]

Boden was released by Orlando at the end of the 2016 season, and subsequently signed with USL side Tampa Bay Rowdies om 6 January 2017.[5]


Boden holds a U.S. green card which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[6] Luke Boden married Kerem Rodriguez in December 2013.They have a son Kaleb, born in 2015.[7]


Orlando City[edit]


  • USL Pro Team of the Season (1): 2014[8]


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