Roger Boli Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Roger Boli
  • Born: September 26th, 1965 (Adjame, Côte d'Ivoire)
  • Height: 5' 9
  • Position: Striker
  • Signed: July 15th, 1998 (£150,000)
  • First Manager: Tommy McLean
  • Career Totals: 5 appearances, 1 goals
  • Also Played For: AJ Auxerre, Bournemouth, Le Havre AC, Lille OSC, RC Lens, Walsall

Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1998-99 5 1 0 0 0.0% 40.0% 60.0%
Totals: 5 (0) 1

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 30/08/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
 19/08/98 3rd Round vs. Ross County (A) 0 - 2
 16/08/98 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0
 08/08/98 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (H) 2 - 2
 01/08/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 08/08/98 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (H) 2 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 08/08/98 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 2

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 30/08/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 1
 19/08/98 3rd Round vs. Ross County (A)  0 - 2
 16/08/98 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 0
 08/08/98 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 2
 01/08/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2


Roger started with AJ Auxerre, where he spent four seasons before joining Lille OSC in 1988. A year later he joined United's former European rivals RC Lens, where he spent seven seasons, winning promotion to Ligue 1, and finished joint top scorer during the 1993-94 season. In 1996 he joined Le Havre, where he played alongside future United teammate Bernard Pascual for one year before moving to England with Walsall in 1997.

The 33-year-old striker drew attention from north of the border - with the name Boli being familiar with Scottish fans due to his brother Basile having played for Rangers - and in July 1998 he joined United for a reported fee of £150,000. Having netted five times in the pre-season matches, he made his competitive debut in the opening league game of the season against Kilmarnock in which he had two 'goals' disallowed. Having played five times under Tommy McLean, with his only goal coming against Stirling Albion in the League Cup, he fell out of favour under new manager Paul Sturrock and was transferred to Bournemouth for £100,000 after just three months at Tannadice. The striker retired at the end of that season.

Last updated on Thursday, April 21st, 2022 by B Orr.

Squad Numbers




August 1st, 1998
Kilmarnock 2 - 0 Dundee United

League (SPL)


  • Date of Birth

    Roger was born on this date in Adjame, Côte d'Ivoire.

  • Signed For Dundee United

  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

  • First Team Debut

    Kilmarnock 2 - 0 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    Nothing wrong with the start to the new season as we dominated and twice had the ball in the net. Unfortunately, the linesman and then the referee ruled both were offside to dent our confidence.

  • First Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 2 Stirling Albion
    League Cup (2nd Round)

    A struggle in the sun as Second Division Stirling made life difficult for us. We made a bright enough start, taking the lead after Gary McSwegan pounced to bang in the rebound after the keeper

  • Last Appearance

    Motherwell 1 - 0 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    The Sky cameras were there, but United failed to shine in the match, which although we didn't know it at the time, was to be the last under Tommy McLean's stewardship. It was a far from memora

  • Left the Club