Defender Nigel Boogaard

  • Height 188cm
  • Weight 87kg
  • D.O.B. 14/8/86
  • Born Newcastle
Jersey Number
4

Biography

4. It’s a career which begun in the Hunter Valley with Weston Bears, and since then Nigel Boogaard has treaded a path which has seen him become one of Newcastle’s most valuable and dependable defenders.

The centre-back has played for two A-League clubs previously, Central Coast Mariners and Adelaide United, and has earned a reputation as one of the competition’s best no-nonsense defenders.

A highlight of his time with the Newcastle Jets so far has been playing the most games as captain for the club, notching over 60 appearances with captains armband – Boogaard also notched his 200th A-League appearance in the 2017/18 season.

Boogaard made his first appearance for the Jets on August 11 2015, in a penalty shootout loss to Perth Glory in the FFA Cup Round of 32.

Aged 34, Boogaard has played over 100 games for the Jets.

QUESTION AND ANSWER:

What is your hidden talent … Can surf. Not sure if that’s a talent

What would you be doing (job-wise) if you weren’t a professional footballer … An Architect

Favourite childhood footballing memory … Getting up in the early hours of the morning to watch the Euros or World Cup and following the Netherlands due to my Dutch heritage

Who’s the untidiest teammate … Matthew Millar

Who do you think is the best dressed in the team … Jack Duncan thinks he is, but I’ll go with Lachy Jackson

Who do you think is the worst dressed in the team … Topor-Stanley hands down, the bloke looks like he doesn’t own any clothes apart from the ones he’s had since high-school

If you could have any three dinner guests dead or alive, who would they be and why … Jimmy Hendrix and Muhammad Ali because they would’ve led an interesting life and Jaap Stam to understand why he was so angry all the time

Does sauce go in the fridge or the cupboard … Fridge

Who is your celebrity crush … Mila Kunis

What’s your signature dish in the kitchen … A mean steak cooked on the bbq

A-League 2020/2021

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