Abraham Alechenwu

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Abraham Alechenwu
Personal information
Full name Abraham Alechenwu
Date of birth (1986-03-26) 26 March 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Nigeria
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
KS Kastrioti
Number 33
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 KS Gramozi 20 (1)
2004–2005 KS Apolonia 22 (0)
2005–2006 KS Elbasani 34 (0)
2006–2007 KF Tirana 29 (0)
2007–2008 KS Dinamo 31 (0)
2008–2010 KF Tirana 57 (0)
2010–2011 FC Iraklis 0 (0)
2010–2011 KS Vllaznia 14 (0)
2011–2012 KS Flamurtari 21 (0)
2011–2012 KS Besa 20 (0)
2012–2013 KS Kastrioti 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 December 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 May 2010

Abraham Alechenwu (Albanian: Abraham Aleçenu; born 26 March 1986) is a Nigerian football player. He currently plays for KS Kastrioti in the Albanian Superliga. His main position is left back but he can also play as a left winger when needed. He has spent all of his professional playing career in Albania and is now fluent in the Albanian language. He has expressed his desire to one day represent Albania at international level despite the fact that he is Nigerian.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Abraham started his playing career in Nigeria Division 1[citation needed] with Ambassadors of Christ as a teenager. He then moved to Albania in 2004 in search of European football. Abraham had three unsucceful trials at KS Besa Kavaje, KS Teuta Durres and KF Elbasani, which then forced him to move to KS Gramozi Erseke. After playing well for KS Gramozi Erseke the young Nigerian transferred to Apolonia Fier who were playing in Kategoria e pare at the time.[citation needed]

Albanian Superliga[edit]

Following a very successful first year in Albanian and European football, Abraham made his move to the Albanian Superliga. His first team in Albania's premiere division was KF Elbasani, he joined them in the summer of 2005. During his first season in the Superliga he was part of a very successful KF Elbasani side that won the league. Abraham was part of the best defence in Albania in that season conceding only 22 goals all season.[1] He was also part of the Dinamo Tirana team that won the 2007–08 Albanian Superliga. KF Tirana signed the Nigerian defender in the summer transfer window of 2008 for a fee believed to be in the region of around $160,000. He has also set a new record in Albania, having won 4 Albanian Superliga titles, the most ever for a foreign player in Albanian football.[citation needed]

AC Milan friendly[edit]

Abraham played a huge rule in KF Tirana's 2–1 victory over Italian giants, AC Milan in the first ever Taçi Oil Cup organised by Albanian oil baron Rezart Taçi. He had a very impressive game at left back, especially going forward. However, despite having a great game he lost the ball just before the end of the game which then lead to Ronaldinho's late goal.[2]

"I felt bad that they were able to score through my mistake. All the same, it was good that we beat Milan, although it was only a friendly match. The bigger joy for me was that I eventually exchanged jerseys with Clarence Seedorf and I was able to get a DVD copy of the match "[2]

Iraklis Thessaloniki[edit]

In July 2010 Abraham signed for Iraklis Thessaloniki F.C. in the Greek Super League.[citation needed]

FK Vardar Skopje[edit]

In June 2012 Abraham signed for FK Vardar in the Macedonian First League. He played with Vardar in their away match against FC BATE Borisov in the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League qualifiers[3] however, he was released before the season started in Macedonia, and, with the transfer window still open, Abraham ended up returning to Albania where he joined Besa Kavajë.

Honours[edit]

Elbasani[edit]

Dinamo[edit]

KF Tirana[edit]

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