Born: April 13, 1994
Birthplace: Cypress, Texas
College: University of Tulsa (OK)
Previous Club: Nashville SC
Pronunciation: Bradley boo-ZHWAA
BRADLEY BOURGEOIS BIO
Bradley Bourgeois was signed to a multi-year deal with FC Tulsa ahead of the 2023 season.
2022 proved to be another strong season for Bourgeois on the Tulsa backline. The captain once again lined up as both a center-back and on the right side when it was needed, appearing 28 times in total for FC Tulsa with 27 starts. Bourgeois led FC Tulsa in blocks (18), tied for second in interceptions (40), and third in clearances (67) while winning 56% of his duels.
Offensively, Bourgeois put up three assists, tying his single season career high mark set in 2021 and was named FC Tulsa’s Defensive Player of the Year for the third consecutive season.
The FC Tulsa captain had another outstanding season in 2021, playing primarily center-back but making a handful of starts at right-back towards the end of the season. Bourgeois played through injuries in 2021, making 27 starts in 28 appearances for the club.
Bourgeois finished second on the club in clearances (76), blocks (18), and interceptions (58). He also saw an increase in offensive production in part due to the move to right-back, recording four assists and scoring his first goal as a member of FC Tulsa.
By clinching a Playoffs spot in 2021, Bradley Bourgeois extended his streak of making the Playoffs in every season of his six-year USL Championship career at the time.
Bourgeois joined FC Tulsa ahead of the 2020 season on a multi-year deal. The defender was named Vice Captain before the season began and showed the appointment was warranted, playing every minute of the 2020 campaign. He earned club honors as the 2020 FC Tulsa Defender of the Year.
His 47 clearances were the most on the team, and he also finished first in aerial duals. Bourgeois was second on the club in blocks and third in interceptions.
Bourgeois chipped in offensively with an assist, the third of his professional career.
Bourgeois played one season for FC Tulsa during the Tulsa Roughnecks FC era. It was a coming out party for the defender as he made 29 appearances on the backline while helping to lead Tulsa to a USL Championship Playoff berth, the first in club history.
Bourgeois is second all-time in regular season appearances for the club (102) behind Rodrigo da Costa and ranks second in club history in minutes played as well (8,506) behind da Costa. He leads all defensive players in both categories.
2018-2019 – NASHVILLE SC (USL CHAMPIONSHIP)
His breakout 2017 season in Tulsa offered Bourgeois the chance to join USL Championship’s Nashville SC, now of MLS. In Nashville’s two Championship-level seasons, Bourgeois made 42 appearances as a major cog in NSC’s second-ranked defense in 2018 and top-ranked defense in 2019. Bourgeois also nabbed two goals and two assists in his two years with the Music City-based club.
2016 – HOUSTON DYNAMO/RGV TOROS FC
After college, Bourgeois signed for Houston Dynamo in MLS as a Homegrown Player and made six appearances for the club’s USL Championship affiliate, RGV Toros FC in 2016.
Bourgeois first endeared himself in Tulsa as a standout defender for the TU Golden Hurricanes. He was a two-time All-Conference First Team player in 2014 and 2015, amongst numerous other collegiate accolades. He started all 81 matches that TU played during his four years in Tulsa, scoring seven times and adding an assist. Bourgeois was a freshman on TU’s historic 2012 C-USA champion team that advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. He then was a starter in 2014 and ’15 when the Hurricanes won back-to-back American Athletic Conference championships, making two more NCAA Tournament appearances.