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Liam Boyce

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Biography

Date of birth

08/04/1991

Height

183cm

Signed

20/06/2017

Country

Northern Ireland

The Brewers secured Liam’s services for a club record fee from Scottish Premiership side Ross County in the summer of 2017, following a goal-laden two-year spell that saw him score 48 goals in 99 appearances for the Staggies.

He finished the 2016/17 season as the top scorer in the Scottish top flight with 23 goals. A serious knee injury picked up in the following pre-season kept him out of action until February, when he returned to action as a substitute against Aston Villa at Villa Park. In the process he scored his first Burton Albion goal.

Belfast-born Liam began his career with Cliftonville, scoring 19 times in his first full campaign. His goalscoring exploits earned him the Northern Ireland Football Writer’s Player of the Year Award in 2010.

After a trial with Celtic, it was Bundesliga-side Werder Bremen that took a chance on Liam’s goalscoring capability, but after three games for the second-tier side, he returned to his former club to regain his form.

In the 2012/13 season, he scored 29 times as Cliftonville won the league title for the first time since 1998, and the title was retained the following year with Liam adding a further 21 goals.

After signing a pre-contract agreement with Ross County, Liam began to make his mark in Scotland. Liam has also represented Northern Ireland at senior level, scoring his first international goal against New Zealand.

His second full-season as a Burton Albion player saw him become joint-top goal-scorer with 14 goals at the end of the 2018/19 campaign, alongside fellow-forward Lucas Akins.

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