PAUL BO­ER­TIEN FACT­FILE

The Football League Paper - - GRAHAM WESTLEY -

Born: Haltwhis­tle, 1979 (Age 36) 1996-99 Re­jected by Sun­der­land, Bo­er­tien made joined Carlisle as a teenager and

his de­but against fu­ture em­ploy­ers 18. Im­me­di­ately Wal­sall in Oc­to­ber 1997, aged

a tar­get for Derby, a bro­ken kneecap progress but he even­tu­ally de­layed his

joined the Rams for £250,000 (later £650,000 due to ap­pear­ances) raised

in March to for Carlisle. 1999 af­ter just 21 ap­pear­ances 1999-2007 Though hin­dered by in­juries for much Bo­er­tien of his eight years at Pride Park,

even­tu­ally made 126 ap­pear­ances the Premier for the Rams, 50 of them in

League. Rel­e­gated to the Cham­pi­onship en­tire sea­sons to knee in 2002, he lost

prob­lems and two County spent time on loan at Crewe, Notts

and Ch­ester­field. Bo­er­tien re­turned and was part to the side in Au­gust 2006

of the squad that won pro­mo­tion to Billy Davies. the top flight un­der 2007-09 Re­leased in the sum­mer of 2007,

Bo­er­tien joined League One Wal­sall, mak­ing 51 ap­pear­ances as the newly- fin-ish­es­pro­moted Sad­dlers reg­is­tered

of 12th and 15th. 2009-11 Signed by Con­fer­ence cham­pi­ons in Bur­ton Al­bion for their de­but sea­son

the Football League, Bo­er­tien was Peschisoli-do’sformer team-mate Paul

first sign­ing. He re­paid the Cana­dian’s the Brew­ers faith by play­ing 36 games as

se­cured safety, then made a fur­ther 2010-11 to earn 18 ap­pear­ances in

a new pay-as-you- play con­tract. How­ever, again tak­ing their toll, Bo­er­tien with in­juries

re­tired in 2011, aged 32.

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