ACQUIRED: On March 13, 2023 from Hungarian side Ferencvárosi Torna Clube. Franck Boli joins on a one-year contract with a club option for the 2024 season and will occupy an international spot on the roster.
2023: Scored his seventh and final goal of the season against Montreal on Oct. 7... Tallied an assist against SJE on Sept. 20... Recorded his sixth goal on July 1 at MN... Scored his fifth of the season against Chicago on June 21... Scored the game-winning goal against FC Dallas on June 11... Scored a goal against SKC on May 28... Scored his second career goal for Portland against Vancouver on May 13... Made his season debut as a second-half sub against Dallas on April 1, tallying the game-tying goal in stoppage time just four minutes after entering the match.
CAREER: Boli spent the past four seasons with Hungary’s top-flight side Ferencvárosi Torna Club. There, the forward scored 42 goals and tallied 11 assists in 126 appearances. This year, Boli has scored three goals in nine appearances. Notably, Boli scored two goals in 77 minutes played in Ferencvárosi’s UEFA Champions League group stage matches in 2020-21.
In his 11-year professional career, Boli made his debut with Norwegian side Stabaek in 2012, going on to play six seasons there (2012-15, 2017-19). Notably, Boli was the top goal scorer in the Eliteserien’s 2018 season with 17 goals. He also played for Chinese Super League side Liaoning Whowin (2015-16).
INTERNATIONAL: Boli has made one appearance with the Ivorian Men’s National Team in a 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying match against Mozambique on Sept. 3, 2021.