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Artur Boruc

Date of birth:
30th March 1982
Date signed:
1st July 2015
Watford V Bournemouth
Previous clubs:
Pogoń Siedlce, Legia Warsaw, Celtic, Fiorentina, Southampton

Polish goalkeeper Artur Boruc has had a glittering career across Europe.

The Cherries stopper started his professional career in 1998 for Polish third division side Pogoń Siedlce, his hometown club.

The next season Boruc joined Legia Warsaw, one of Poland's most successful ever clubs, initially playing for the reserve team - as well as being loaned out in 2000 for half a season to Dolcan Ząbki.

His impressive emergence eventually saw him earn the number one jersey before making his full Poland debut in 2004.

Boruc’s displays caught the eye of a number of Europe’s top clubs, with Celtic signing him initially on loan for a year before the move became permanent.

A hugely popular player with the Celtic faithful to this day, he spent five years at Celtic Park, making 162 league appearances and winning three championships and the 2006 Scottish Cup with the Hoops.

In 2010, Boruc moved to Serie A with Fiorentina to compete with Sebastian Frey for the number one jersey.

He played the majority of games in his first season and was officially made number one in his second year, but the Pole was released in 2012.

Boruc then moved to England with Southampton on a one-year deal and stayed there for two years in total, with his consistent form helping the Saints to an eighth-place Premier League finish.

The 2014/15 season saw Fraser Forster given the number one shirt at Saints which saw Boruc move to the Cherries on loan in September 2014.

The loan spell at Vitality Stadium was a success, by the end of December 2014 Boruc had kept clean sheets in nine of his 18 appearances, helping the club go top of the Championship.

That loan was extended until the end of the season where the Pole helped the Cherries into the Premier League for the first time.

The move became permanent and Boruc began the 2015/16 season as Eddie Howe's first choice goalkeeper.

He made 32 Premier League appearances in the club’s first ever top flight campaign and a string of impressive performances followed last season which lead to him being crowned the Supporters' Player of the Year for 2016/17.

Boruc’s highlights included a magnificent display in the 1-1 draw with Manchester United and he eventually retired from Poland duty after winning 64 caps and appearing at World Cups and European Championships.

The arrival of Asmir Begovic saw Boruc's appearances restricted last season, though he did make six appearances in the cup competitions ans signed a new deal at the end of the campaign.

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2016/17 First Team Appearances
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