Jérémie Boga

Last updated on 21 August 2017

Jérémie Boga (born 3 January 1997) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Chelsea and the Ivory Coast national football team.

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Club career

Chelsea

In 2008, Boga joined Chelsea from ASPTT Marseille as a youngster when he moved with his family to London where his father worked. Boga was educated at Richard Challoner School in New Malden. After impressing in the Academy, he earned himself his first professional contract, therefore keeping at the London-based club until 2017.[1]

In the 2014–15 season, Boga was named on the bench in Chelsea's final game of the season against Sunderland, which ended up as 3–1 victory but Boga failed to make his professional debut.[2]

Loan to Stade Rennais

On 31 August 2015, Boga joined Stade Rennais on a season-long loan to gain first team experience since his impressive spell in the Chelsea youth system.[3] On 18 September 2015, Boga made his debut for Stade Rennais coming on as a 82nd-minute substitute for Paul-Georges Ntep in 1–1 draw against Lille.[4] At the beginning of October, Boga made a single appearance for Rennes' reserve team against GSI Pontivy, in which he scored the only goal of the game, converting a penalty in the first-half.[5] On 28 November 2015, in his first start for the team, Boga scored his first professional goal against Stade de Reims which resulted in a 2–2 draw.[6] Boga scored his second goal of the season in the Round 64 of Coupe de France against OGC Nice to send them into extra-time. The game went on to penalties as Rennais won the shootout 7-6.[7] On 9 January 2016, Boga scored his third goal of the season in a 2–2 draw against Lorient.[8]

Loan to Granada

On 6 July 2016, Boga joined La Liga side Granada on a season-long loan.[9] On 20 August 2016, Boga made his Granada debut in a 1–1 draw with Villarreal, playing the full 90 minutes.[10] A week later, Boga scored his first goal in a 5–1 home defeat against Las Palmas, scoring Granada's equalizer after Las Palmas took the lead through former Liverpool player Nabil El Zhar.[11] On 2 April 2017, Boga scored the equalizing goal against Barcelona. Granada lost the game 4–1.[12]

Return to Chelsea

After his spells on loan, Boga returned to Chelsea for the 2017–18 season and unexpectedly started in their first game of the season against Burnley. However, he was substituted in the 18th minute after Gary Cahill was sent off.[13]

International career

Boga has been capped by France at Under-16 and Under-19 levels. In April 2017 it was announced that Boga has committed himself to playing for the Ivory Coast internationally.[14] He was called up to the Ivory Coast national team for the first time on 19 May 2017 for a friendly match vs. Netherlands (4 June 2017) and a African Cup of Nations qualifier vs. Guinea (10 June 2017).[15] He made his debut in the latter, coming on for Jean Michaël Seri in the 77th minute of a 2–3 home loss.

Personal life

Boga was born in Marseille, France, to Ivorian parents.[16]

Career statistics

As of match played 12 August 2017.[17]
Club Season Division League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 2014–15 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Rennes (loan) 2015–16 Ligue 1 27 2 2 1 2 0 31 3
Granada (loan) 2016–17 La Liga 26 2 1 0 28 2
Career total 54 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 59 5

International

As of match played 10 June 2017.[18]
National team Year Apps Goals
Ivory Coast 2017 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours

Club

Chelsea Reserves

References

  1. ^ "Jeremie Boga - TheChels.info". TheChels.info.
  2. ^ "BBC Sport - Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland". BBC Sport. 24 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Boga moves on loan". Chelsea F.C. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Lille hold on for share of spoils at Rennes". ESPN. 18 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Pontivy GSI vs. Rennes II 0 - 1". Soccerway. 3 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Reims vs. Rennes 2 - 2". SkySports. 28 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Coupe de France - 9th Rnd". Skysports. 4 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Rennes vs. Lorient 2 - 2". Soccerway. 9 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Boga, second signing". Granada CF. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Granada vs. Villarreal". Soccerway. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Las Palmas vs. Granada". Soccerway. 28 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Granada vs. Barcelona". Soccerway. 2 April 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  13. ^ Phil Dawkes (12 August 2017). "Chelsea 2–3 Burnley". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  14. ^ Ed Dove (25 April 2017). "Chelsea wonderkid Jeremie Boga commits to Ivory Coast". ESPN FC. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  15. ^ "Marc Wilmots names his first Ivory Coast squad". BBC Sport. 2017-05-19. Retrieved 2017-06-05.
  16. ^ "Granada's rented trio fight relegation while seeking Premier League future". The Guardian. 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  17. ^ Jérémie Boga at Soccerway
  18. ^ Jérémie Boga at National-Football-Teams.com

External links

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