853 Boaz Myhill

Biography

Without doubt the stand-out City goalkeeper in the first decade of the 21st century, and perhaps for many more years than that in the eyes of some, Boaz Myhill joined City in December 2003 to add youthful depth to the Tigers Division 3 promotion charge. He was ever present throughout City’s ascent through the third and second tiers, and provided one of the club’s most iconic moments at Wembley in May 2008 when, deep into injury time, Wayne Brown leapt on Boaz’s shoulders in celebration of a safely puched cross – seconds later City were elevated to the Premier League. Myhill gave some of his most incredible performances in the top flight, including a remarkable shut out at Tottenham in the club’ second top flight season. But manager Phil Brown was willing to drop Myhill at times and use the more steady-away Matt Duke late in the season. And when Brown had gone and City were demoted back to the Championship, Myhill reluctantly left the club he had served so well for six and a half seasons, moving to the Midlands to stay in the top flight.

Born in USA but raised in Shropshire, Myhill spent his formative years at Aston Villa but by 2003 he had not made a senior appearance for the Villians, only seeing action during a number of loan spells. However a youth career influenced by senior keepers the calibre of David James and Peter Schmeichel rubbed off on young Boaz (whose real first name is Glynn), and it was that pedigree that encouraged Hull City to retain his services.

In July 2010 West Bromwich Albion paid £1.5 million for Myhill’s services and his loyal approach to the professional game was again on display as he spent 9 seasons at The Hawthorns, save for one season on loan up the A41 at Birmingham City. Rarely a first team regular at the Baggies, Myhill fulfilled a dutiful reserve role for many years. He left the Baggies briefly in summer of 2018, resigning weeks later, and finally left the club in June 2019.

Although born to a USA-born and a Welsh mother, Myhill played for England under-20s in 2002. But in 2008, as City were rapidly climbing the Championship table, Myhill accepted an invite to play for the Wales senior squad. His last cap was in 2013, by which time Boaz had amassed 21 caps for the Red Dragons.

Details

Nationality: Wales
Date/Place of Birth: 9 November 1982, Modesto (USA)
Hull City First Game: 20 December 2003, Mansfield Town H (League Division 3), 21 years, 41 days old
Hull City Final Game: 10 April 2010, Burnley H (Premier League), 27 years, 152 days old

Clubs

Aston Villa (2000-2003), Stoke City (2002, loan), Bristol City (2002, loan), Bradford City (2002-2003, loan), Macclesfield Town (2003, loan), Stockport County (2003, loan), Hull City (2003-2010), West Bromwich Albion (2010-2019), Birmingham City (2011-2012, loan)

Hull City Record

Career: 277 apps, 0 goals

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2004/0545 (0)03 (0)0----1 (0)0
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2007/0843 (0)01 (0)02 (0)0--3 (0)0
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1 thought on “853 Boaz Myhill”

  1. Two Welsh internationals are the finest I’ve seen between the sticks for City. I think Bo has to shade it as he played in the top flight for us but Tony Norman was a wonderful keeper, too. Wealands would be a close third. Sadly I didn’t see Bly.

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