Player Details


Yannick Boli


5' 11"


170 lbs

Date of Birth

1.13.1988 (34)


Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France



Player Category

2022 MLS Regular Season
2022 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

Hometown: Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France
Citizenship: French/Ivorian
Birth date: January 13, 1988
Acquired: Rapids signed striker Yannick Boli from Dàlián Yīfāng, using Targeted Allocation Money, to a one-year contract.



  • Appeared in 17 MLS games, 9 from the start, scoring two goals.
  • Featured in the 18 for the first time, and subsequently made his MLS debut, in the 2-0 home win over Toronto FC (4/14). He replaced Enzo Martinez in the 79th minute.
  • Opened his MLS account on 5/26 at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park against the Portland Timbers.
  • Scored his second goal of the season against Minnesota United FC in the 2-0 road win on 10/13.


  • In the 2017/18 season, Boli found the back of the net on 16 occasions in 24 games for Dàlián Yīfāng to help them win China League One and earn promotion to the Chinese Super League.
  • Spent three seasons (2014-17) in Russia with FC Anzhi Makhachkala. He scored 15 goals in 23 games in his first season with the club to help them earn promotion to the Russian Premier League and ended his Anzhi career with 26 goals in 62 appearances in the first and second divisions.
  • Spent 2012/13 season in Ukraine with FC Zorya Luhansk.
  • Spent 2011/12 season in Bulgaria with PSFC Chernomorets Burgas.
  • After a loan spell with fellow-Ligue 1 side Le Havre AC for their 2008/09 season, Boli then featured 23 times for Nîmes in their 2009/10 season.
  • Boli made his first team debut with Paris Saint-Germain during the 2007/08 season, scoring his first goal against Amiens SC on May 6, 2008.


  • Eligible to play at international level for both France and the Ivory Coast, Boli committed his international future to the West African nation in 2008, and was subsequently called in to the team’s 2008 Olympic Team.