Ádám Bogdán

The native form of this personal name is Bogdán Ádám. This article uses the Western name order.
Ádám Bogdán

Bogdán playing for Bolton Wanderers in 2013
Personal information
Full name Ádám Bogdán[1]
Date of birth (1987-09-27) 27 September 1987
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Wigan Athletic
(on loan from Liverpool)
Number 1
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Vasas 0 (0)
2006Vecsés (loan) 9 (0)
2007–2015 Bolton Wanderers 104 (0)
2009Crewe Alexandra (loan) 1 (0)
2015– Liverpool 2 (0)
2016Wigan Athletic (loan) 16 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Hungary U21 7 (0)
2011– Hungary 20 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:34, 11 November 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:59, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Ádám Bogdán (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈaːdaːm ˈboɡdaːn]; born 27 September 1987) is a Hungarian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Wigan on loan from Premier League club Liverpool and the Hungary national team.

Bogdán began his career in Hungary at Vasas before spending time on loan at Vecsés. In 2007 he moved to English club Bolton Wanderers, for whom he made 120 appearances across all competitions, before moving to Liverpool in 2015.

He made his senior international debut in 2011. Bogdán has since earned 20 caps and represented Hungary in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.

Club career

Early career

Born in Budapest, Hungary, Bogdán started his career with Hungarian Nemzeti Bajnokság I (Division One) team Vasas SC. He also had a loan spell at Vecsés where in his 9 games he impressed Bolton scouts.[3]

Bolton Wanderers

He signed for Bolton Wanderers on a two-year contract on 1 August 2007.[4] His contract was extended in 2009 until June 2011.[5]

In September 2009, Bogdán joined League Two team Crewe Alexandra on a one-month loan.[6] He made his debut on 29 September 2009 in a 3–2 home defeat to Bury, where he made a costly error to cost Alexandra a point.[7]

He made his Bolton debut in a 1–0 League Cup victory over Southampton on 24 August 2010.[8] On 29 August 2010, Bogdán made his Premier League debut when he replaced Jussi Jääskeläinen, who had been sent off for violent conduct, 37 minutes into the home game against Birmingham City.[9] He made his first Premier League start in the away game at Arsenal on 11 September. Following Jääskeläinen's return, Bogdán returned to the bench but manager Owen Coyle gave Bogdán starts in both the League Cup and FA Cup.

On 31 March 2011, he signed an extension to his existing contract, which would keep him at the club until 2014.[10][11]

The 2011–12 season gave Bogdán more playing time after Jääskeläinen suffered an injury during an international break,[12] but in his first league game, on 2 October, he conceded five goals against Chelsea and Jääskeläinen returned for the next league game. Three months later on 4 January, after Jääskeläinen suffered another injury, Bogdán returned for a game at Everton where he was beaten by a 102-yard wind assisted clearance by Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard from his own penalty area in a 2–1 victory at Goodison Park.[13]

On 14 January 2012, Bogdán saved Wayne Rooney's penalty at Old Trafford, although Bolton lost 3–0 to Manchester United.[14]

However, he performed well during Jääskeläinen's absence and when the Finn returned from injury, Bogdán kept his place for the home game against Arsenal on 1 February, in which he kept a clean sheet in a goalless draw. Despite Jääskeläinen's return to full fitness, Bogdán remained first choice goalkeeper.

On 11 March 2012 after Bolton's victory over QPR and on 1 April 2012 after Bolton's 3–2 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers Bogdán was selected for the team of the week by BBC Sport.[15][16]

On 14 May 2012, Bolton Wanderers held their annual end of season dinner, with Bogdán the recipient of the main accolade as he was named the club's Player of the Year, which is voted by the supporters.[17] Bogdán admitted he felt mixed emotions after getting the award[18] due to the draw against Stoke City which resulted in Bolton's relegation from the Premier League.[19]

Bogdán signed a contract extension on 29 November 2012, which extended his contract to summer 2015.[20] During the 2014–15 season, Bogdán only made 10 appearances for Bolton, after being displaced as the team's first-choice goalkeeper by Andy Lonergan.


On 12 June 2015, it was confirmed that Bogdán would join Liverpool on a free transfer on 1 July, when his contract expired.[21] He made his debut on 23 September, in a League Cup third round tie against Carlisle United at Anfield, and saved three penalties in the shootout, enabling his side to win the shootout 3–2.[22] On 20 December, he made his Premier League debut for the Reds in a 3–0 loss to Watford at Vicarage Road, dropping a corner kick after three minutes to allow Nathan Aké to open the scoring.[23] Bogdán also played in a much-changed Liverpool side away to Exeter City on 8 January 2016 in the third round of the FA Cup, conceding direct from Lee Holmes' corner kick in a 2–2 draw.[24]

On the last match of the 2015–16 Premier League season, Bogdán was named in the starting line up against West Bromwich Albion F.C. after a long absence from the first team squad. West Brom opened the scoring through Rondón in the 13th minute, before Jordon Ibe leveled in the 23rd minute - the match ended in a 1-1 draw.[25][26]

Wigan Athletic (loan)

In July 2016 he joined Wigan Athletic on loan for the 2016/17 season.[27]

International career

Bodgán playing for Hungary in 2011

In October 2008 he received his first call up for Hungary and was an unused substitute in their 1–0 win over Malta. In June 2011 he claimed his first full international cap for Hungary in a 1–0 win over Luxembourg, Bogdán played the full 90 minutes and kept a clean sheet. He was named as Hungarian Player of the Year for 2012.[28][29] On 11 October 2013, he kept goal in the nation's record defeat, 1–8 to the Netherlands at the Amsterdam Arena in a qualifier for the following year's World Cup.[30]

Career statistics


As of match played 20 August 2016.[31][32]
Club Season League League Cup FA Cup Other Total
Bolton Wanderers 2007–08 0000000000
2008–09 0000000000
2010–11 4020300090
2011–12 200305000280
2012–13 410000000410
2013–14 290000000290
2014–15 100102000130
Crewe Alexandra (loan) 2009–10 1000000010
Liverpool 2015–16 2030100060
Wigan Athletic (loan) 2016–17 4000000040
Career total 111090110001300




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