Alex Nimely

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Alex Nimely
Personal information
Full name Alex Tchuimeni-Nimely
Date of birth (1991-05-11) 11 May 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Monrovia, Liberia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Free Agent
Youth career
2003–2005 Barrack Y.C
2005–2006 Mighty Barrolle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Coton de Garoua 9 (5)
2008–2014 Manchester City 1 (0)
2011 Middlesbrough (loan) 9 (0)
2012 Coventry City (loan) 17 (1)
2013 Crystal Palace (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2009 England U20 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:33, 19 January 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 November 2011

Alex Tchuimeni-Nimely (born 11 May 1991), commonly known as Alex Nimely, is a Liberian-English footballer who last played for Manchester City.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Monrovia, Liberia, Nimely began his career at Mighty Barrolle and Cotonsport Garoua. In December 2007, he went on a trial with Manchester City. He has been described by Sven Erickson as the most talented youngster Manchester City has ever signed. At the age of 15, he scored a total of four goals in the CAF Champions League finals and became the second highest scorer. Nimely was also the youngest-ever player registered in CAF Champions League.

Manchester City[edit]

On 16 January 2008, Nimely signed a four-year deal with Manchester City from Cameroonian side Coton Sport FC de Garoua. He made his debut as a substitute during a 6–1 win against Burnley on 3 April 2010. In May 2010 he signed a new four-year contract with Manchester City until June 2014.[2]

Loan to Middlesbrough[edit]

On 17 September 2011, Nimely signed a three-month loan deal with Middlesbrough.[3] His first appearance came in the League Cup against Crystal Palace. Nimely's first league appearance was as a substitute three days later in a 0–0 draw against Ipswich Town.[4]

Loan to Coventry City[edit]

On 12 January 2012, Nimely signed a loan deal with Coventry City until the end of the season.[5] He scored his first goal on his debut in a 3–1 win over former club Middlesbrough as well as 2 assists. He managed to secure a total of 11 penalties converted into goals by his teammates and seven assists in 17 starts and three substitutions.[6]

Loan to Crystal Palace[edit]

On 10 January 2013, Nimely signed on loan with Crystal Palace, until the end of the 2012–2013 season. He became Ian Holloway first signing since he took over at Crystal Palace F.C. He made his debut coming on as a substitute in a 1–0 away defeat to Burnley on 12 January.

International career[edit]

On 12 May 2010, Nimely rejected a call-up from Liberia for 2010 World Cup qualifiers and declared to the press that he chose to play for England, as his father is English.[7] He was called up to the England U-20 for the 2009 U-20 World Cup. He scored his first goal in the final group stage match against Uzbekistan.[8] He received his first call up to the England U21 side in November 2011 but was forced to withdraw from the squad due to injury.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 19 January 2013
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester City 2009–10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Middlesbrough (loan) 2011–12 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
Coventry City (loan) 2011–12 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
Crystal Palace (loan) 2012–13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 29 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 31 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Player Profile". Premier League. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Burnley 1–6 Man City" BBC Sport. 3 April 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Boro confirm Nimely capture". Sky Sports. 
  4. ^ "Middlesbrough 0–0 Ipswich" BBC Sport. 24 September 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Sky Blues secure loan striker". CCFC. 
  6. ^ "Coventry 3–1 Middlesbrough", he made BBC Sport. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  7. ^ Nimely completes move Liberian Soccer
  8. ^ England WC squad announcement The FA
  9. ^ http://www.thefa.com/England/mens-under-21s/News/match-centre/2011/England-v-Iceland-Euro-2013/Match-Previews/squad-named-england-u21s-colchester

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