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Romuald Boco
Personal information
Full name Romuald Boco
Date of birth 8 July 1985 (1985-07-08) (age 24)
Place of birth Bernay, France
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Burton Albion
Number 21
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Niort 2 (0)
2005–2008 Accrington Stanley 73 (7)
2008–2010 Sligo Rovers 45 (8)
2010– Burton Albion 3 (0)
National team
2004– Benin 37 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:37, 13 March 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:58, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Romuald Boco (born 8 July 1985) is a Benin international footballer currently playing for Burton Albion in League Two.

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Career

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Accrington Stanley

Boco signed for Accrington Stanley just before the 2005 transfer deadline from Niort.[1] Boco had the honour of scoring the first two Football League goals for Stanley, in a 2–1 win against Barnet.[2] He instantly became a favourite among the fans.

After returning from the 2008 African Cup of Nations, he requested his contract be terminated.[3]

Sligo Rovers

On 11 February 2008, he signed for Sligo Rovers of the League of Ireland Premier Division.

His new manager Paul Cook, who he previously played with at Accrington Stanley, was happy with his latest signing ahead of his teams new campaign, "I didn't think I'd get him, I thought that he would be out of our reach but, thankfully we have secured him," said Cook.

"I don't want to put pressure on him, but I'm certain that the fans will see that he is the real deal and with the other signings we've made, I believe that we're in for a very exciting season."

He scored his first league goal for Sligo Rovers in a 3–1 win over Cobh Ramblers.[4] He helped Rovers to qualification for the UEFA Europa League, formerly known as the UEFA Cup.

On 7 June 2009, he expressed concern at the financial situation within the League of Ireland in an interview with the BBC.[5]

Boco was on trial with Doncaster Rovers fc in a bid to earn a contract with the championship club, however nothing materialised and he then went on trial with League 2 side Grimsby Town after his contract with Sligo Rovers ran out and he decided not to sign a new one.

Burton Albion

Boco joined Burton Albion on a deal until the end of the season on 24th February 2010.

International career

Boco was part of the Beninese 2004 African Nations Cup team, who finished bottom of their group in the first round of competition.

Boco and Benin finished third in 2005 African Youth Championship. The Under-20's went on to challenge in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Boco captained Benin in the 2008 African Nations Cup in what was only the country's second time qualifying for the competition.

Boco was part of the Beninese 2010 African Nations Cup team. He is the captain of the national team and is commonly known as the King of Benin.

Personal life

He holds a French passport.

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