Arthur Boka

  • Date of birth : 02/04/1983
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire
 
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Arthur Boka

Arthur Boka

A stocky left-back blessed with exceptional pace, Arthur Boka joined VfB Stuttgart at the start of their Bundesliga title-winning campaign of 2006/07. An Ivory Coast international, he has been dubbed the 'African Roberto Carlos'.

• Born in the Ivorian capital of Abidjan, he started his career with local side ASEC Mimosas, winning two domestic league titles in his teens before leaving in 2002 to join a cluster of his fellow countrymen at Belgian club KSK Beveren.

• Scored on his league debut for Beveren (a 3-0 defeat of RAEC Mons) and became a regular over the next two seasons before moving to French Ligue 1 outfit RC Strasbourg.

• Won French League Cup in his first season with the Alsace club, beating SM Caen 2-1 in the Stade de France final; reached fourth round of UEFA Cup in second season, scoring his first European goal in the opening group game at FC Basel 1893 (2-0).

• First capped by Ivory Coast in 2004, he started all three matches at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and remained in Germany afterwards, joining Stuttgart following Strasbourg's relegation.

• Made 19 appearances and scored one goal in Stuttgart's 2006/07 Bundesliga-winning campaign; only outfield ever-present for VfB in group stage of 2009/10 UEFA Champions League.

Did you know?
Boka was kept on the bench throughout the Ivory Coast's 2010 CAF Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Angola.

Last updated: 06/10/11 17.55CET

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General info

  • Name: Arthur Boka
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 02/04/1983 (31)
  • Country: Côte d'Ivoire
  • Squad number: 0
  • Club: Málaga ( ESP)

  • Height: 166cm
  • Weight: 67kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    15/09/05: GAK 0-2 Strasbourg

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Stuttgart90
Total90
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Stuttgart241
Strasbourg81
Total322
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Stuttgart20
Total20
Last updated: 25/06/2014 01:05 CET
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