- Nationality: French
- DOB: 03/02/1991
- Height: 6'5" (195cm)
- Weight: 15st 4lbs (97kg)
Willy Boly has been a picture of consistency since his move to Wolves, standing as a key figure in Nuno Espirito Santo’s back three.
The Frenchman provides Wolves with a presence in both boxes and has rarely put a foot wrong in his three years in the West Midlands.
His first 12 months at Molineux came on loan and saw him earn a place in the 2018 PFA Championship Team of the Year, before a permanent contract was signed following promotion to the Premier League.
As a youngster, the defender spent three years at the Clairefontaine Academy in France, before joining Auxerre and emerging through their reserve team.
Then came a spell at Braga, before Boly signed a five-year deal at Porto, including a season under Wolves manager, Nuno at the Estadio do Dragao.
Boly’s transfer option was triggered in June 2018 and he settled into Premier League life by netting against Manchester City the following August.
His dramatic last-gasp winner at Besiktas secured Wolves their first win back in the Europa League proper, before a three-month absence further reiterated the defender’s importance to the team.
Following a swift recovery from injury, it was business as usual for the influential defender.