Stuart BOAM

Stuart Boam - Middlesbrough FC - League appearancesfor Boro.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 09 December 1978

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    • POSITION
      Central Defender
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Wednesday, 28 January 1948
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Kirkby-in-Ashfield, England.
  • CLUBS
  • Middlesbrough FC
    • Club Career Dates
      1971-1979
    • League Debut
      Saturday, 14th August 1971 in a 2-1 defeat at Portsmouth (Aged: 23)
    • Club Career
      322 League apps, 14 goals
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Stuart BOAM - Middlesbrough FC - League appearancesfor Boro.

Stuart Boam is pictured during the match against Newcastle United on 9/12/1978.

 

Mansfield Town:   1966-1967     Played   1     Scored   0   goals   (Division 3)
     1967-1968     Played   44     Scored   0   goals   (Division 3)
     1968-1969     Played   46     Scored   1   goal   (Division 3)
     1969-1970     Played   46     Scored   1   goal   (Division 3)
     1970-1971     Played   38     Scored   1   goal   (Division 3)
 
Transferred in June 1971
 
Middlesbrough:   1971-1972     Played   38     Scored   0   goals   (Division 2)
     1972-1973     Played   40     Scored   2   goals   (Division 2)
     1973-1974     Played   42     Scored   4   goals   (Division 2)
     1974-1975     Played   42     Scored   1   goal   (Division 1)
     1975-1976     Played   39     Scored   3   goals   (Division 1)
     1976-1977     Played   40     Scored   1   goal   (Division 1)
     1977-1978     Played   39     Scored   2   goals   (Division 1)
     1978-1979     Played   40     Scored   1   goal   (Division 1)
 
Transferred to Newcastle United in August 1979
 

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Stuart William Boam

grew up in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, and began his career at his local club Mansfield Town where he signed a professional contract in July 1966, and made his first-team debut against Leyton Orient on 12 May 1967, the final day of the 1966–67 season.

 

The following season, 19-year-old Boam established himself as a regular in the heart of Mansfield's defence, and was ever-present in the team in both the 1968–69 and 1969–70 seasons. On 26 February 1969, he was a member of the Mansfield team that made national headlines with a shock 3–0 win against West Ham United in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

 

Boam's consistent performances for Mansfield eventually caught the eye of bigger clubs, and in June 1971 he was sold to Middlesbrough for £50,000. He was immediately placed in Boro's starting lineup, and was named team captain ahead of the 1973–74 season, when Middlesbrough won the Second Division title. In eight years at Ayresome Park, Boam played nearly 400 games for Middlesbrough, and was rarely out of the side.

His association with Middlesbrough came to an end in August 1979, when he was sold to North East rivals Newcastle United for £170,000.

 

In July 1981, Boam returned to Mansfield, where he was named player-manager. However, a back injury restricted his playing role to a handful of appearances, and as manager he failed to get the expected results, finishing fifth from bottom of Division Four in his only full season in charge. He was sacked as manager in January 1983, and finished his career with a short spell at Hartlepool United.

 

Years            Team                   Apps†    (Gls)†
1966–1971    Mansfield Town     175    (3)
1971–1979    Middlesbrough      322    (14)
1979–1981    Newcastle United    69    (1)
1981–1983    Mansfield Town       15    (1)
1983               Hartlepool United      1    (0)