Pierre Boya

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Pierre Boya
Personal information
Full name Pierre Boya
Date of birth (1984-01-16) 16 January 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
AS Pagny
Youth career
Union Douala
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Salam Zgharta 27 (15)
2003–2007 Partizan 64 (9)
2007–2009 Rapid București 32 (8)
2009–2010 Grenoble 32 (1)
2010–2011 Partizan 7 (3)
2011–2012 Austria Lustenau 14 (11)
2012–2013 Randers 15 (2)
2014 Kukësi 10 (4)
2014–2015 Mohun Bagan 15 (2)
2017– AS Pagny 9 (6)
National team
2005–2007 Cameroon 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2017.

Pierre Boya (born 16 January 1984) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a striker.

Club career[edit]

On 10 November 2003, Boya signed a four-year contract with Partizan.[1] He scored a goal on his debut for the club two weeks later in a 3–1 home league victory over Radnički Obrenovac.[2] The highlight of his career at Partizan was during the 2004–05 UEFA Cup group stage, when Boya scored both goals for his team in their 2–2 away draw with Lazio.[3] He was eventually unable to find the back of the net for a year and a half. In the meantime, Boya failed to convert a penalty in the shootout versus Artmedia Bratislava in the return leg of the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round that would have qualified Partizan for the group stage.[4] He finally ended his goal drought on 8 April 2006, netting a brace in a league win against Voždovac.[5]

In the summer of 2007, Boya moved to Rapid București on a free transfer. He scored seven goals in 21 league appearances in his first season at the club. After the departure of Mugurel Buga, Ionuț Mazilu and Lucian Burdujan in the summer of 2008, Boya was considered as the club's main attacking option. He was eventually transferred to Grenoble in the 2009 winter transfer window.

On 31 August 2010, Boya returned to Partizan and signed a one-and-a-half-year deal, after the club qualified for the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League group stage.[6] He marked his re-debut for Partizan by scoring two goals and providing an assist, after coming on as a substitute in a 3–0 home league win over Rad on 11 September 2010. Eventually, Boya left Partizan during the 2011 winter transfer window, after a disagreement with the club's board.

In late 2011, Boya moved to Austria and joined First League side Austria Lustenau, but was unable to play until the expiration of his contract with Partizan. He debuted for the club in the second half of the 2011–12 season, scoring 10 goals in his first eight league matches. In August 2012, Boya was transferred to Danish club Randers for the rest of the 2012–13 season. He signed with Albanian club Kukësi during the 2013–14 season.

On 6 August 2014, Boya joined I-League side Mohun Bagan.[7] He officially signed as their marquee player three days later and was registered with the number 43 shirt.[8] Boya made 15 appearances and scored two goals for the club during the campaign, as they won the title.[9]

In spring 2016, Boya spent some time on trial at Persija Jakarta, but failed to get a contract.[10]

International career[edit]

Between 2005 and 2007, Boya made four appearances for the national team of Cameroon and scored one goal. He also represented his country at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations.

Statistics[edit]

National team Year Apps Goals
Cameroon 2005 1 0
2006 2 0
2007 1 1
Total 4 1

Honours[edit]

Partizan
Mohun Bagan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Potpisao Kamerunac Pierre Boya" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 10 November 2003. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Boya debitovao golom" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 22 November 2003. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Di Canio kick-starts Lazio revival". uefa.com. 25 November 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Artmedia progress on penalties". uefa.com. 23 August 2005. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "MSL: Boja "skinuo mrak"" (in Serbian). mondo.rs. 8 April 2006. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Kamara i Boya nove akvizicije" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Marquee Player Pierre Boya arrives in Kolkata; Bikramjit retained". mohunbaganac.com. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Pierre Boya signs at the IFA office; Jersey Numbers of the McDowell Mohun Bagan players". mohunbaganac.com. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Mohun Bagan clinch I-League/NFL for the 4th time". mohunbaganac.com. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "Persija Batal Merekrut Pierre Boya" (in Indonesian). jacatra.net. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2017. 

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