Artur Boruc is a Polish footballer, born on 20th February 1980 in Siedlce, Poland. Boruc is a goalkeeper and prefers his right foot while playing. Boruc currently plays for the Premier League club, AFC Bournemouth.
Boruc began his professional football career by playing for Polish third division side Pogon Siedlce in 1998.
He signed for Ekstraklasa club Legia Warsaw in the next season. Being a reserve player, he was immediately loaned off to Dolcan Zabki. Boruc returned to Legia after he end of the six-month loan spell.
It took a further couple of seasons for Boruc to break into the Legia first eleven and cement his spot as the number one goalkeeper of the side.
During the summer of 2005, Boruc signed for Scottish club Celtic, in a loan deal with a clause to make it permanent.
Boruc made his debut for Poland in an international friendly against Republic of Ireland in 2004. The match ended goalless.
Boruc has represented his nation in the 2006 FIFA World Cup and the 2008 UEFA European Championships.
Rise to Glory
Boruc had a fantastic start to his Celtic career. He made 36 appearances for The Hoops in his debut season and helped them bag the Scottish FA Cup, Scottish Premiership and the League Cup. He quickly established himself as the number 1 goalkeeper of his new side by replacing David Marshall.
Boruc continued his form in the next season as well. He made one of the defining moments of Celtic’s season when he saved a penalty from Louis Saha in the 89th minute to help his side advance to the next stage of the competition. As a result of his performances, Boruc won the Scottish PFA Players’ Player of the Year. He helped his side retain the Premiership as well as win the FA Cup.
The 2007-08 season saw Boruc help his side complete a hattrick of Scottish Premiership titles consecutively.
Boruc made his 200th appearance for Celtic during the 2009-10 season which happened to be his last one for the club.
After a few disappointing seasons, Boruc found himself playing for Championship side AFC Bournemouth during the 2014-15 season, on loan from Southampton FC. He played a key role and was a part of the side which won the Championship title and was promoted to the Premier League for the first time.
Boruc has often found himself surrounded with controversy. Boruc was fined by Celtic in 2008 after he violated the club's drinking policy after a pre-season friendly against Feyenoord.
In 2012, while playing for Southampton, he responded to jeers coming from behind his goal at White Hart Lane by sarcastic claps and then threw a water bottle in their direction. He later said he did so because he was racially abused after conceding the second goal.
Boruc started career playing for Pogon Siedlce. After one season, he moved to Polish giants Legia Warsaw and was loaned to Dolcan Zabki immediately. He established himself as the number one goalkeeper of the side and moved to Celtic in 2005. Boruc made over 200 appearances for Celtic before being sold to Fiorentina in 2010. He signed for Southampton FC on a free transfer two years later. In the summer of 2014, Boruc moved to AFC Bournemouth on a loan deal after Southampton bought Fraser Forster. Bournemouth signed him on a free transfer before the start of the next season.