Willie Boland

Date of birth06 August 1975
Place of birthEnnis
NationalityIrish
Weight70 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

Boland had the misfortune to suffer a fractured fibula playing for Cardiff City at Barnet at the end of August 2000 and it was not until early December that he returned to first-team action.

Once fully fit, he showed his true value with some outstanding displays and played an important role for the Bluebirds' successful promotion campaign.

He is a quality midfield player who works hard and shows good movement and passing ability.

Boland retired in October 2009 due to a knee injury.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Coventry City 04 Nov 1992 24 Jun 1999
Cardiff City 24 Jun 1999 30 Jun 2006
Swindon Town 03 Jul 2006 07 Jul 2006 T
Swansea City 10 Jul 2006 14 Jul 2006 T
Grimsby Town 14 Aug 2006 17 Aug 2006 T
Hartlepool United 18 Aug 2006 21 Oct 2009

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 Coventry City Premier League
1
1993-94 Coventry City League Cup 3
1993-94 Coventry City Premier League 24
3
1
1994-95 Coventry City League Cup 1
1994-95 Coventry City Premier League 9
3
1
1995-96 Coventry City Premier League 2
1
1
1996-97 Coventry City Premier League
1
1997-98 Coventry City FA Cup
1
1
1997-98 Coventry City League Cup 1
1
1997-98 Coventry City Premier League 8
11
4
1998-99 Coventry City League Cup 1
1999-00 Cardiff City League Cup 3
2000-01 Cardiff City FA Cup 1
2
2000-01 Cardiff City League Cup 1
2000-01 Cardiff City League Division 3 25
1
4
1
2001-02 Cardiff City FA Cup 4
1
2001-02 Cardiff City League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Cardiff City League Division 2 40
2
1
7
1
2001-02 Cardiff City League Division 2 Play-Offs 2
2002-03 Cardiff City FA Cup 4
1
2
2002-03 Cardiff City League Cup 2
2002-03 Cardiff City League Division 2 40
1
11
2002-03 Cardiff City League Division 2 Play-Offs 3
2003-04 Cardiff City FA Cup 1
1
2003-04 Cardiff City League Cup 1
1
2003-04 Cardiff City League Division 1 33
4
4
1
2004-05 Cardiff City League Championship 18
3
1
2004-05 Cardiff City League Cup 3
1
2005-06 Cardiff City League Championship 11
4
3
2005-06 Cardiff City League Cup 1
2006-07 Hartlepool United FA Cup 3
1
2006-07 Hartlepool United League Two 25
2
4
2007-08 Hartlepool United FA Cup 1
2007-08 Hartlepool United Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2007-08 Hartlepool United League Cup 2
1
2007-08 Hartlepool United League One 32
2
7
1
2008-09 Hartlepool United League Cup
1
2008-09 Hartlepool United League One 3
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
01 May 1993 Chelsea v Coventry City L 2-1 Premier League
21 Aug 1993 Coventry City v West Ham United D 1-1 Premier League
24 Aug 1993 Oldham Athletic v Coventry City D 3-3 Premier League
27 Aug 1993 Manchester City v Coventry City D 1-1 Premier League
01 Sep 1993 Coventry City v Liverpool W 1-0 Premier League
11 Sep 1993 Aston Villa v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
18 Sep 1993 Coventry City v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
22 Sep 1993 Coventry City v Wycombe Wanderers W 3-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
25 Sep 1993 Coventry City v Leeds United L 0-2 Premier League
02 Oct 1993 Norwich City v Coventry City L 1-0 Premier League
05 Oct 1993 Wycombe Wanderers v Coventry City L 4-2
Agg: 4-5
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
16 Oct 1993 Coventry City v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
23 Oct 1993 Queens Park Rangers v Coventry City L 5-1 Premier League
26 Oct 1993 Oldham Athletic v Coventry City L 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 1993 Coventry City v Sheffield United D 0-0 Premier League
06 Nov 1993 Coventry City v Everton W 2-1 Premier League
20 Nov 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
23 Nov 1993 Blackburn Rovers v Coventry City L 2-1 Premier League
27 Nov 1993 Coventry City v Manchester United L 0-1 Premier League
04 Dec 1993 Coventry City v Arsenal W 1-0 Premier League
11 Dec 1993 West Ham United v Coventry City L 3-2 Premier League
26 Feb 1994 Liverpool v Coventry City L 1-0 Premier League
19 Mar 1994 Leeds United v Coventry City L 1-0 Premier League
26 Mar 1994 Coventry City v Norwich City W 2-1 Premier League
04 Apr 1994 Ipswich Town v Coventry City W 0-2 Premier League
09 Apr 1994 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 Premier League
16 Apr 1994 Coventry City v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
23 Apr 1994 Everton v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
02 May 1994 Coventry City v Blackburn Rovers W 2-1 Premier League
04 May 1994 Chelsea v Coventry City W 1-2 Premier League
08 May 1994 Manchester United v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
20 Aug 1994 Coventry City v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
24 Aug 1994 Newcastle United v Coventry City L 4-0 Premier League
29 Aug 1994 Coventry City v Aston Villa L 0-1 Premier League
10 Sep 1994 Queens Park Rangers v Coventry City D 2-2 Premier League
17 Sep 1994 Coventry City v Leeds United W 2-1 Premier League
20 Sep 1994 Wrexham v Coventry City W 1-2 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
24 Sep 1994 Coventry City v Southampton L 1-3 Premier League
02 Nov 1994 Coventry City v Crystal Palace L 1-4 Premier League
17 Dec 1994 Coventry City v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
06 Mar 1995 Aston Villa v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
11 Mar 1995 Coventry City v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
14 Mar 1995 Liverpool v Coventry City W 2-3 Premier League
18 Mar 1995 Leeds United v Coventry City L 3-0 Premier League
14 Oct 1995 Liverpool v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
30 Dec 1995 Bolton Wanderers v Coventry City W 1-2 Premier League
08 Apr 1996 Manchester United v Coventry City L 1-0 Premier League
15 Mar 1997 Newcastle United v Coventry City L 4-0 Premier League
09 Aug 1997 Coventry City v Chelsea W 3-2 Premier League
11 Aug 1997 Arsenal v Coventry City L 2-0 Premier League
23 Aug 1997 Coventry City v Bolton Wanderers D 2-2 Premier League
27 Aug 1997 Coventry City v West Ham United D 1-1 Premier League
20 Sep 1997 Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
24 Sep 1997 Coventry City v Crystal Palace D 1-1 Premier League
28 Sep 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
01 Oct 1997 Coventry City v Blackpool W 3-1
Agg: 3-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
04 Oct 1997 Coventry City v Leeds United D 0-0 Premier League
15 Oct 1997 Coventry City v Everton W 4-1 League Cup 3rd round
20 Oct 1997 Barnsley v Coventry City L 2-0 Premier League
22 Nov 1997 Derby County v Coventry City L 3-1 Premier League
29 Nov 1997 Coventry City v Leicester City L 0-2 Premier League
28 Dec 1997 Coventry City v Manchester United W 3-2 Premier League
10 Jan 1998 Chelsea v Coventry City L 3-1 Premier League
14 Feb 1998 Aston Villa v Coventry City W 0-1 FA Cup 5th round
18 Feb 1998 Southampton v Coventry City W 1-2 Premier League
13 Apr 1998 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City D 1-1 Premier League
19 Apr 1998 Coventry City v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
25 Apr 1998 Leeds United v Coventry City D 3-3 Premier League
29 Apr 1998 Coventry City v Wimbledon D 0-0 Premier League
02 May 1998 Coventry City v Blackburn Rovers W 2-0 Premier League
22 Sep 1998 Southend United v Coventry City W 0-4
Agg: 0-5
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-18 4
1993-94 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-18 1
1993-94 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
1994-95 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 4
2
1995-96 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
1
1996-97 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 3
1997-98 Republic of Ireland B International
2
1997-98 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 2
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
16 Sep 1992 Romania v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA U18 Group 11
29 Sep 1992 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland W 2-3 UEFA U18 Group 11
26 Oct 1992 Republic of Ireland v Romania D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 11
24 Nov 1992 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland D 3-3 UEFA U18 Group 11
12 Oct 1993 Republic of Ireland v Spain L 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 3
19 Oct 1993 Sweden v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 UEFA U18 Group 11
06 Sep 1994 Latvia v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
15 Nov 1994 England v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
27 Mar 1995 Republic of Ireland v England L 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
10 Jun 1995 Republic of Ireland v Austria W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
05 Sep 1995 Austria v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
09 Nov 1996 Republic of Ireland v Iceland L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
01 Apr 1997 FYR Macedonia v Republic of Ireland W 0-4 UEFA U21 Group 8
29 Apr 1997 Romania v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
19 Aug 1997 Republic of Ireland v Lithuania W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
05 Sep 1997 Iceland v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
09 Sep 1997 Lithuania v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
11 Feb 1998 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 0-1 B INTER
11 Mar 1998 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 0-1 B INTER


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.