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Boaz Solossa

Boaz Solossa
Personal information
Full name Boaz Theofilius Erwin Solossa
Date of birth (1986-03-16) 16 March 1986
Place of birth Sorong, Indonesia
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Forward, Winger
Club information
Current team
Persipura Jayapura
Number 86
Youth career
2002–2004 PON Papua
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004– Persipura Jayapura 199 (137)
National team
2003 Indonesia U-17 7 (4)
2004 Indonesia U-19 8 (2)
2007–2009 Indonesia U-23 4 (1)
2004– Indonesia 32 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 November 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 November 2014

Boaz Theofilius Erwin Solossa[1] (born 16 March 1986) is an Indonesian professional footballer. His brothers, Ortizan and Nehemia, are also footballers. Boaz plays at Persipura while Ortizan plays at Persija. They met in a match at the 2005 Liga Indonesia final, where Persipura beat Persija 3–2. He is known by his high leveled dribbling technique and his crossing accuracy or short-passing with his left-foot.

Nevertheless, Boas was unable to perform for Persipura for almost 6 months due to an incident where he and his Persipura teammates assaulted a referee officiating one of Persipura matches in the 2004–2005 season. During the time he was out of action, many considered his skills to drop and his prospect wasted. This resulted in the Indonesian national team manager Peter Withe crossing his name off the team list from the national team in 2006. He also has a bad reputation due to his alcoholism, which also contributed to his decline in form over the past year although Boas stated that he is trying his best to quit and gain back his place in the Indonesian national team.

In 2011, Boas got an offer to play at Dutch club VVV-Venlo, but because of the family reasons he chose to keep playing in Persipura Jayapura. [2]

Personal life

Boas was born in the Solossa family, a well-known family in the province of West Papua. His uncle, Jaap Solossa, was the governor of Papua before he died in 2005. Boas was born in a footballing family as well, being the youngest of five children. Almost all of them were professionals, including his brother Ortizan and Nehemia. Boas obtained a Bachelor of Economics at Cenderawasih University in 2013.

International career

Boas' international debut was against Turkmenistan in 2004 for the 2006 World Cup qualification where Indonesia won 3–1 and Boas made two assists for his team mate Ilham Jaya Kesuma. Boas is considered to be a bright prospect in Indonesian football after performing brilliantly in the 2004 Tiger Cup, where Indonesia was defeated by Singapore in a home and away match, which resulted in an aggregate score of 5–2 to Singapore. In the group phase, Boas managed to score 4 goals and along with Ilham Jayakesuma, who scored 7 goals, both led the top scorers chart.

He got injured after a tough tackle in a friendly match against Hong Kong,[3] this make him absent from Asian Cup 2007 and disappear from football for many month.

Boaz Solossa: International under-23 goals

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 16 May 2007 Lebak Bulus Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia Oman U-23 1–0 2–1 2008 AFC Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament
Boaz Solossa: International goals[4]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition

1 9 December 2004 Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam  Laos 0–1 0–6 2004 Tiger Cup
2 9 December 2004 Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam  Laos 0–4 0–6 2004 Tiger Cup
3 11 December 2004 My Dinh Stadium, Hanoi, Vietnam  Vietnam 0–2 0–3 2004 Tiger Cup
4 3 January 2005 Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Malaysia 1–4 1–4 2004 Tiger Cup
5 6 January 2010 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia  Oman 1–1 1–2 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
6 8 October 2010 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia  Uruguay 1–0 1–7 Friendly
7 23 March 2013 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia  Saudi Arabia 1–0 1–2 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
8 15 October 2013 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia  China PR 1–1 1–1 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification


Club honors

Individual honors

Club career statistics

As of November 2013.
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Indonesia League Piala Indonesia League Cup Asia Total
2005 Persipura Jayapura Liga Indonesia 16 7 2 - - 16 9
2006 12 10 2 3 - - 14 13
2007–08 19 13 4 5 - - 23 18
2008–09 Indonesia Super League 31 28 7 7 - - 38 35
2009–10 29 16 9 8 - 5 0 43 24
2010–11 27 21 - - 8 5 35 26
2011–12 13 7 - - - 13 7
2013 32 25 - - - 32 25
2014 20 10 - - 10 6 30 16
Career total 199 137 22 25 - 23 11 244 173


  1. ^ Boaz Solossa at
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  4. ^ "Boas Theofilus Erwin Salossa - Soccerway profile". 

External links

  • Boaz Solossa at
  • Boaz T. Erwin Salossa at (Indonesian)
  • Profile at (Indonesian)
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