Mirko Boland

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Mirko Boland
Boland, Mirko BS 12-13 WP.JPG
Personal information
Full name Mirko Boland
Date of birth (1987-04-23) 23 April 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Wesel, West Germany
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Adelaide United
Number 31
Youth career
1992–2002 SV Rees
2002–2004 FC Schalke 04
2004–2006 MSV Duisburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 MSV Duisburg II 74 (8)
2008–2009 MSV Duisburg 0 (0)
2009–2018 Eintracht Braunschweig 293 (28)
2018– Adelaide United 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:25, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Mirko Boland (born 23 April 1987) is a German footballer who currently plays for Adelaide United as a midfielder.[1]

Career[edit]

Boland grew up in the Lower Rhine region, North Rhine-Westphalia,[2] and played youth football for SV Rees,[3] FC Schalke 04 and MSV Duisburg. After initially representing the club's reserve team he signed his first professional contract in 2008 with Duisburg.

After failing to break into Duisburg's first team during the 2008–09 season, Boland transferred to 3. Liga club Eintracht Braunschweig during the winter break. Since then he has become a regular starter in Braunschweig's midfield, appearing in over 150 games since 2009. In 2011, he and Eintracht Braunschweig won promotion back into the 2. Bundesliga, followed by promotion into the Bundesliga in 2013.

In July 2018, free agent Boland joined A-League side Adelaide United on a two-year contract.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 6 June 2018[5][6]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Other[nb 2] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Eintracht Braunschweig 2008–09 3. Liga 18 2 18 2
2009–10 35 3 1 0 36 3
2010–11 37 3 1 0 38 3
2011–12 2. Bundesliga 32 2 1 0 33 2
2012–13 30 4 2 1 32 5
2013–14 Bundesliga 33 1 33 1
2014–15 2. Bundesliga 33 3 3 0 36 3
2015–16 29 5 2 0 31 5
2016–17 27 3 1 0 2 0 30 3
2017–18 19 2 1 0 0 0 20 2
Total 293 28 12 1 2 0 307 29
Career total 293 28 12 1 2 0 307 29
Notes
  1. ^ Includes DFB-Pokal
  2. ^ Includes Bundesliga relegation playoffs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boland, Mirko". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  2. ^ Himmelberg, Volker (12 August 2013). "Gänsehaut bei der Bundesliga-Premiere". Rheinische Post (in German). Rheinische Post Verlagsgesellschaft mbH. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Einer von uns: Mirko Boland". fupa.net (in German). Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Adelaide United sign experienced German midfielder". Australian FourFourTwo. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Mirko Boland » Club matches". Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  6. ^ "M. Boland". Retrieved 6 June 2017.

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