Arthur Bosua

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Arthur Bosua
Personal information
Full name Arthur Chet Bosua
Date of birth (1996-01-26) 26 January 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Charleston Battery
Number 27
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Columbia Lions 63 (27)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 Long Island Rough Riders 15 (7)
2019– Charleston Battery 11 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2019

Arthur Bosua (born 26 January 1996) is an American and South African footballer who plays as a forward for Charleston Battery in the USL Championship.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Bosua grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa before moving to Dix Hills, New York as a child where he played soccer at Half Hollow Hills West High School and for Albertson Academy. While at Half Hollow Hills West, he was an All-League, Division, and County player, as well as Rookie of the Year in soccer. Bosua was ranked as a four-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer. He committed to play college soccer at Columbia University on 19 June 2013.

Bosua attended Columbia University, where he played college soccer as a forward for the Columbia Lions from 2014–2017, tallying a total of 27 goals and 12 assists in 63 appearances. During his time at Columbia, Bosua was an Ivy League Champion, a Second Team All-American, a two-time Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year, and a three-time First Team All-Ivy honoree.

While in college, he played in the PDL with the Long Island Rough Riders.[2]

Professional career[edit]

After his senior season, Bosua was one of 60 college players invited to the 2018 MLS Combine. He was not selected by a team in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. A year after going un-drafted, Bosua went on trial with the Charleston Battery of the USL. After a successful trial, he signed his first professional soccer contract with the Charleston Battery in March 2019.[3]

Bosua made his professional debut on 9 March 2019, coming on as a 75th minute substitute in a 1–1 tie against the Ottawa Fury F.C. He made his first professional start and scored his first professional goal on 19 April 2019, in a 3–1 victory against Nashville SC. [4]

Honors[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year: 2016,[5] 2017 [6]
  • NSCAA All-East Region First Team: 2016,[7] 2017[8]
  • First Team All-Ivy: 2015,[9] 2016,[10] 2017[11]
  • NSCAA Second Team All-American: 2017[12]

Club[edit]

  • Columbia
    • 2016 Ivy League Champion[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Africa – A. Bosua – Profile with news, career statistics and history – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Arthur Bosua – Long Island Rough Riders". USLleaguetwo.com.[failed verification]
  3. ^ "Arthur Bosua Signs With Charleston Battery". gocolumbialions.com.
  4. ^ https://www.uslchampionship.com/charlestonbattery-nashvillesc-1037071
  5. ^ "Men's Soccer Wins Major Ivy League Awards". gocolumbialions.com.
  6. ^ "Men's Soccer All-Ivy, Postseason Award Winners Announced". ivyleaguesports.com.
  7. ^ "Bosua, Bangerl From Men's Soccer Earn NSCAA All-Region". gocolumbialions.com.
  8. ^ "2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Men's All-East Region Teams". unitedsoccercoaches.org.
  9. ^ "Bosua, Tinari Lead Six Men's Soccer Members on All-Ivy League Team". gocolumbialions.com.
  10. ^ "Men's Soccer Wins Major Ivy League Awards". gocolumbialions.com.
  11. ^ "Men's Soccer Tabs Seven All-Ivy Honorees". gocolumbialions.com.
  12. ^ "Arthur Bosua Tabbed All-American". gocolumbialions.com.
  13. ^ "Men's Soccer Wins 10th Ivy League Championship". gocolumbialions.com.

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