Arthur Bosua

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Arthur Bosua
Personal information
Date of birth (1996-01-26) 26 January 1996 (age 26)
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
South Georgia Tormenta
Number 27
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2014–2017 Columbia Lions 63 (27)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2017–2018 Long Island Rough Riders 15 (7)
2019–2020 Charleston Battery 40 (9)
2021 New Amsterdam 16 (6)
2022– South Georgia Tormenta 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 10 October 2021

Arthur Bosua (born 26 January 1996) is a South African soccer player who plays as a forward for South Georgia Tormenta in the USL League One. [1]

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Early life and education

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

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. 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]

In May 2021, Bosua joined National Independent Soccer Association side New Amsterdam FC. [5]

On 21 February 2022, Bosua signed with USL League One club South Georgia Tormenta ahead of their 2022 season. [6]

Honors

Individual

Club

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References

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  2. "Arthur Bosua – Long Island Rough Riders". USLleaguetwo.com.[ failed verification ]
  3. "Arthur Bosua Signs With Charleston Battery". gocolumbialions.com.
  4. "Charleston Battery vs Nashville SC". uslchampionship.com. USL Championship. 20 April 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  5. @NAFCNY (14 May 2021). "Starting XI for today's match against Stumptown AC" (Tweet) via Twitter.
  6. USLLeagueOne com Staff (21 February 2022). "Tormenta FC Sign Former Championship Forward Arthur Bosua". USL League One.
  7. 1 2 "Men's Soccer Wins Major Ivy League Awards". gocolumbialions.com.
  8. "Men's Soccer All-Ivy, Postseason Award Winners Announced". ivyleaguesports.com.
  9. "Bosua, Bangerl From Men's Soccer Earn NSCAA All-Region". gocolumbialions.com.
  10. "2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Men's All-East Region Teams". unitedsoccercoaches.org. Archived from the original on 21 April 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  11. "Bosua, Tinari Lead Six Men's Soccer Members on All-Ivy League Team". gocolumbialions.com.
  12. "Men's Soccer Tabs Seven All-Ivy Honorees". gocolumbialions.com.
  13. "Arthur Bosua Tabbed All-American". gocolumbialions.com.
  14. "Men's Soccer Wins 10th Ivy League Championship". gocolumbialions.com.