Michael Boxall

Michael Boxall
Michael Boxall
Michael Boxall
Defender
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Real Name: Michael Boxall
HT: 6' 2" WT: 200
Age: 32 (08/18/1988)
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed by Minnesota from SuperSport on July 12, 2017.

The veteran center back joined MNUFC in July of their inaugural MLS season in 2017 and has been a mainstay in the Minnesota backline since then. In his three seasons with the team, he has the club's second-most appearances in the MLS era and has scored four MLS goals, his last coming in the final home game of the 2019 season to tie Supporters’ Shield winners LAFC.

INTERNATIONAL: Boxall has represented the New Zealand senior national team 33 times since winning his first cap in 2011, including representing them at the 2017 Confederations Cup. He also competed for the All-Whites' youth national teams and played for his country at the 2007 Under-20 World Cup and 2008 Olympic Games.

OUTSIDE MLS: After departing the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2012, Boxall returned to his native country to play for Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand's representative in the Australian A-League. In 2015, he moved to South African side SuperSport United, making 53 appearances and helping the team win the Nedbank Cup, South Africa's equivalent to the US Open Cup.

COLLEGE: Played four years at UC Santa Barbara, was named NSCAA Third Team All-America, All-Far West Region First Team and Big West Defender of the Year in his senior year.

NOTES:  Selected No. 1 overall in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2020Minnesota United12120108004214040
2019Minnesota United292922577010326030
2018Minnesota United32322288007325070
2017Minnesota United1212010800109020
2012Vancouver Whitecaps FC00000000000
2011Vancouver Whitecaps FC19180161602225030
Career Totals-1041034923302410990190
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