Emmerson Boyce


Emmerson Boyce

Football player infobox
playername = Emmerson Boyce


fullname = Emmerson Orlando Boyce
nickname =
height = height|metres=1.84
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1979|9|24|df=y
cityofbirth = Aylesbury
countryofbirth = England
currentclub = Wigan Athletic
clubnumber = 17
position = Defender
youthyears =
youthclubs =
years = 1998–2004
2004–2006
2006–
clubs = Luton Town
Crystal Palace
Wigan Athletic
caps(goals) = 185 (8)
069 (1)
059 (0)
nationalyears = 2008–
nationalteam = Barbados
nationalcaps(goals) = 002 (0)
pcupdate = 20:49, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
ntupdate = 20:49, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Emmerson Orlando Boyce (born 24 September 1979 in Aylesbury, England) is an English-born Barbadian footballer who plays for Wigan Athletic in the Premier League.

Club career

Early career

Boyce played for Luton Town for six years before his contract expired. Boyce moved to Crystal Palace in July 2004 on a free transfer, following a short trial.

At Crystal Palace, Boyce established himself at right back in the first team. He was a favourite with Palace fans and was voted "Player of the Year" in 2006.

Wigan

Boyce was signed by Wigan Athletic on a 4 year deal on 1 August 2006.cite news
title = Wigan sign Palace defender Boyce
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/wigan_athletic/5232258.stm
publisher = BBC Sport
date = 2006-08-01
accessdate = 2007-04-01
] He made his debut for Wigan Athletic on 19 August 2006 in a league match against Newcastle United.

International career

Though born in England, Boyce's Barbados-born parents made him eligible to play for the Barbados national football team. Boyce earned his first international call-up on 20 March, 2008, at age 28, stating that "The appeal is to play international football. I consider myself a Barbadian and I feel it's the right thing to do to play for my country. I am really looking forward to it."cite news
title = BOYCEY FOR BARBADOS
url = http://www.wiganlatics.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10429~1270547,00.html
publisher = Wigan Athletic Football Club & FL Interactive Ltd.
date = 2008-20-03
accessdate = 2008-20-03
] He made his debut for Barbados in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Dominica on 26 March, 2008, in a 1-0 win which advanced Barbados to the second round of qualifying. [ [http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/nccamerica/matches/round=250441/match=10000001/index.html Barbados v Dominica] , FIFA.com]

Personal life

Boyce went to Quarrendon Upper School.

Notes

External links

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