Chigou with FK Dukla Prague in 2011
|Full name||Daniel Chigou|
|Date of birth||5 July 1983|
|Place of birth||Limbe, Cameroon|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2000||Mount Cameroon F.C.|
|2002–2003||A.S. Andria BAT||25||(3)|
|2004||A.C. Paternò 2004||12||(4)|
|2004–2005||S.S. Virtus Lanciano 1924||8||(0)|
|2007||FC Farul Constanţa||11||(2)|
|2009–2011||FK Dukla Prague||62||(37)|
|2012||→Zbrojovka Brno (loan)||12||(3)|
|2013||Al Jahra SC||11||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
Daniel "Dani" Chigou (born 5 July 1983) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Al Jahra SCin Kuwait. He has had a journeyman career, having played for 13 clubs in his playing career. He has been compared to fellow Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto'o.
He played for eight clubs in Italy in a period of seven years. He began his football career in the 2001–02 season in the Italian Serie B with Ternana Calcio, where he played twice without scoring. After moving on, he represented clubs in Serie C1 and Serie C2.
In January 2009, Chigou signed for Czech club FK Dukla Prague from Hungarian side Debrecen. He made his first appearance for Dukla in a friendly match against SV Wacker Burghausen on 17 January 2009, scoring two goals. He opened his account in his second competitive game for the club, scoring a hat-trick as Dukla defeated Fotbal Fulnek by a club record score, 6–0.
Chigou started the following season, the 2010–11 Czech 2. Liga, by scoring six goals in five matches and again finished the season as the division's top scorer, this time outright, with 19 goals for FK Dukla Prague. Following the end of the 2010–11 season, Chigou decided not to extend his contract and left the club.
In July 2011, Chigou had a trial at Belgian First Division club Oud-Heverlee Leuven. However Chigou was not offered a contract and found himself back at Dukla at the beginning of the 2011–12 Gambrinus liga to train with the club, watching the opening game of the season against Olomouc. On 25 August 2011 it was announced he had started training at Russian First Division outfit FC Volgar-Gazprom Astrakhan.
Chigou returned to Dukla in the summer of 2012 but did not feature for the first team in the first half of the season. In February 2013 he had a trial at second division 1. SC Znojmo. Despite scoring in a 4–1 friendly win against Austrian third division side Retz, Znojmo manager Leoš Kalvoda decided against signing the player.
In August 2013 Chigou signed a 6 months contract with Al Jahra SC in the Kuwaiti League. The contract will end 31st of December 2013
|Al Jahra SC||2013–14||11||7||0||0||–||0||0||0||0||11||7|
- Czech 2. Liga: 2011
- Czech 2. Liga top goalscorer: 2010 (shared), 2011
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- "Kamerunský útočník Chigou zlepšil přístup a táhne fotbalovou Duklu" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
- "Daniel Chigou – Carreira – stagioni, presenze, goal". Tutto Calciatori. Retrieved 30 April 2009. (Italian)
- "Šest gólů v pěti zápasech. Duklu ve druhé lize táhne kamerunský střelec" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 29 August 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
- "Freundschaftsspiel SV Wacker Burghausen gegen Dukla Prag endet 3:3 unentschieden". fussball.sv-wacker.de. Retrieved 21 June 2011. (German)
- "Dukla v Burghausenu 3:3 s Wackerem" (in Czech). fkdukla.cz. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
- "Dani Chigou a Petr Malý – góloví debutanti" (in Czech). fkdukla.cz. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
- "Rekordní výhra – 6:0 nad Fulnekem" (in Czech). fkdukla.cz. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
- "Ze Zlína odejdu, ví Kroupa, nejlepší střelec druhé ligy" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 7 June 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
- "Dukla i Žižkov zakončily sezonu remízou, králem střelců je Chigou" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
- "Kamerunský kanonýr Chigou si s Duklou první ligu nezahraje" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
- "OH Leuven test een Kameroener". voetbalkrant.com. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. (Dutch)
- "Kamerunský kanonýr Chigou trénuje na Dukle, vrátí se?" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
- ""Волгарь-Газпром" пригласил нападающего из Камеруна". donnews.ru. 25 August 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2011. (Russian)
- "Kanonýr Chigou opět patří Dukle, na jaře ale bude hostovat v Brně" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 26 February 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
- "Znojemští fotbalisté zkoušeli Chigoua. Dal gól, přesto neuspěl" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
- "Romanian Soccer – History and Statistics – Daniel CHIGOU". Romanian Soccer. Retrieved 1 August 2011.