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Name: Boaz Myhill (on loan from West Brom)
Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 09/11/1982
Height:6' 3" (191cm)
Weight:14st 6lbs (91.7kg)
Clubs:Bristol City, Bradford City (loan), Stockport (loan), Stoke City, Aston Villa, Birmingham (loan), Macclesfield (loan), Hull City
Position: Goalkeeper

Birthplace: Modesto, California

Although born in the United States, Boaz - full name Glyn Oliver Myhill - has lived in the UK since the age of one-year old. He has an American father and his mother was born in Llangollen.

The big goalkeeper joined Aston Villa as a 12 year-old and although he was not to make a senior appearance for the Premiership club, his progress was charted through his rise at international standard as he has represented England at most levels up to and including Under-20. He has been on standby for the Under-21s and was eligible to play for USA, but pledged his allegiance to Wales in 2008.

At club level, he went out on loan to Stoke City and Bristol City without making his first team debut. That finally came when he went on loan to First Division Bradford City in November 2002 but it proved to be memorable for the wrong reasons as Sheffield United won 5-0 at Valley Parade.

Boaz got his first taste of Third Division football during a 16-game loan stint at Macclesfield Town at the start of the 2003-04 season. Shortly before joining the Tigers in a £50,000 deal in December 2003 (with a contract up to June 2006), he had also been on loan at Stockport County.

It's not just that both of Bo's first two seasons with the Tigers ended in promotion that now makes him on of the most highly rated keepers outside of the Premiership. He truly cemented his place between the City sticks in 2004-05 when he missed only one league game as the Tigers headed towards the Championship.

Bo continued to be a near ever-present in 2005-06 and thoroughly deserved his Tigers Player of the Year award. His outstanding performances were also recognised by a wider audience as he was also named the No. 1 keeper in FourFourTwo magazine's list of the top 50 Football League players.

His Tigers contract was extended to June 2008 in September 2005, then to June 2010 in August 2008.

In playing in all but 31 minutes of the 51-game 2006-07 campaign (he picked up a knee injury during the game at Sheffield Wednesday on New Year's Day), Bo became only the Tigers second ever-present since 1990.

After an inauspicious start to 2007-08, he was dropped for a league for the first time in his four years as our first-choice keeper for the opening away Championship game at Coventry City but an unfortunate injury to Matt Duke gave him the opportunity he required.

Bo, literally, it took it with both hands as the Tigers rose to our highest-ever final league position and made our first-ever Wembley visit for the Championship Play-Off Final and win promotion to the top flight for the first time.

He also achieved notable personal landmarks in a remarkable campaign.

At the relatively young age of 25, Bo became only the ninth keeper to make 200 appearances for Hull City in the game against Norwich City in February.

In March 2008, he joined Alan Jarvis, Dave Roberts, Tony Norman and Sam Ricketts to become the fifth Tiger to be capped at full international level by Wales.

Four days after featuring in our first-ever top-flight game (against Fulham in August 2008) to complete his remarkable rise with the Tigers from the Third Division to the Premier League, Bo started a full international for the first time.

Despite starting the 2008/09 season as the club's first choice goalkeeper, Boaz lost his place to Matt Duke in late January but returned to the side for the run-in to the end of the season as City avoided relegation on the final day, despite losing 1-0 to Manchester United.

He maintained the number one shirt for the start of the 2009/10 season, but it turned out to be a disappointing year for the Club as relegation from the Premier League was all but confirmed with two games remaining. By that stage, Boaz was enduring his second spell out of the side that season with Duke the preferred choice, as he had been for a spell the previous November/December.

Boaz remains a regular member of the Wales squad and he won three caps during 09/10 as his battle with Wayne Hennessey to be the regular number one continues.

Total up to 31 May 2010: 8 caps
26.03.2008 A v Luxembourg in Luxembourg City (Friendly) - Sub
20.08.2008 H v Georgia in Swansea (Friendly)
19.11.2008 A v Denmark in Copenhagen (Friendly)
11.02.2009 N v Poland in Vila Real, Portugal (Friendly) - Sub
29.05.2009 H v Estonia in Llanelli (Friendly)
14.10.2009 A v Liechtenstein in Vaduz (World Cup Qualifier)
03.03.2010 H v Sweden in Swansea (Friendly)
23.05.2010 A v Croatia in Osijek (Friendly)

Season 2011 - 12

Competition Apps
(as sub)
Goals Yellow
League 30  (0) 0 1 0
Euro Cups 5  (0) 0 0 0

Career History:
Club Season Comp. Apps
(as sub)
WBA 2010 - 11League 6  (0) 0
  FA Cup 1  (0) 0
  League Cup 4  (0) 0
Hull City 2009 - 10League 27  (0) 0
  FA Cup 1  (0) 0
Hull City 2008 - 09League 28  (0) 0
  FA Cup 3  (0) 0
Hull City 2007 - 08League 46  (0) 0
  FA Cup 1  (0) 0
  League Cup 2  (0) 0
Hull City 2006 - 07League 46  (0) 0
  FA Cup 2  (0) 0
  League Cup 3  (0) 0
Hull City 2005 - 06League 45  (0) 0
  FA Cup 1  (0) 0
Hull City 2004 - 05League 45  (0) 0
  FA Cup 3  (0) 0
Hull City 2003 - 04League 23  (0) 0
Stockport 2003 - 04League 2  (0) 0
Macclesfield 2003 - 04League 15  (0) 0
  League Cup 1  (0) 0
Bradford City 2002 - 03League 2  (0) 0
Boaz Myhill
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