Dani Chigou

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Dani Chigou
Dani Chigou with cup.jpg
Chigou with FK Dukla Prague in 2011
Personal information
Full name Daniel Chigou
Date of birth (1983-07-05) 5 July 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Limbe, Cameroon
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Dukla Prague
Youth career
2000 Mount Cameroon F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Fovu Baham
2001–2002 Ternana Calcio 2 (0)
2002–2003 A.S. Andria BAT 25 (3)
2003–2004 Legnano Calcio 19 (1)
2004 A.C. Paternò 2004 12 (4)
2004–2005 S.S. Virtus Lanciano 1924 8 (0)
2005 Sanremese 14 (2)
2005–2007 S.S.C. Giugliano 49 (21)
2007 Nuorese 11 (1)
2007 FC Farul Constanţa 11 (2)
2008 FCM Câmpina 0 (0)
2008 Debreceni VSC 1 (0)
2009–2011 FK Dukla Prague 62 (37)
2011 Volgar-Gazprom 2 (0)
2012– Dukla Prague 0 (0)
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.[1]

Career[edit]

Italy[edit]

He played for eight clubs in Italy in a period of seven years.[2] 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.[3]

Czech Republic[edit]

Chigou playing for FK Dukla Prague in 2011

In January 2009, Chigou signed for Czech club FK Dukla Prague from Hungarian side Debrecen.[4] He made his first appearance for Dukla in a friendly match against SV Wacker Burghausen on 17 January 2009,[5] scoring two goals.[6] He opened his account in his second competitive game for the club,[7] scoring a hat-trick as Dukla defeated Fotbal Fulnek by a club record score, 6–0.[8]

In the 2009–2010 season he scored 14 goals, becoming the top goalscorer of the Czech 2. Liga together with Pavel Černý and Karel Kroupa.[9]

Chigou started the following season, the 2010–11 Czech 2. Liga, by scoring six goals in five matches[4] and again finished the season as the division's top scorer, this time outright, with 19 goals for FK Dukla Prague.[10] Following the end of the 2010–11 season, Chigou decided not to extend his contract and left the club.[11]

In July 2011, Chigou had a trial at Belgian First Division club Oud-Heverlee Leuven.[12] 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.[13] On 25 August 2011 it was announced he had started training at Russian First Division outfit FC Volgar-Gazprom Astrakhan.[14]

In February 2012, Chigou returned to the Czech Republic, signing once more for Dukla, but immediately going on loan to Czech 2. Liga side FC Zbrojovka Brno.[15]

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.[16]

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

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ternana Calcio 2001–02 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Fidelis Andria 2002–03 25 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 3
Legnano 2003–04 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 1
Paternò 2003–04 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 4
Lanciano 2004–05 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Sanremese 2004–05 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2
Giugliano 2005–06 32 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 14
2006–07 17 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 7
Total 49 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 21
Nuorese 2006–07 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Farul Constanţa 2007–08 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2
Câmpina 2007–08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Debrecen 2007–08 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Dukla Prague 2008–09 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 4
2009–10 26 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 14
2010–11 26 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 19
Total 62 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 62 37
Volgar-Gazprom 2011–12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Brno 2011–12 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 3
Al Jahra SC 2013–14 11 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 7
Career total 228 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 228 74

Statistics accurate as of match played 30 June 2012[3][17]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

FK Dukla Prague

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pražské derby mělo černého krále" (in Czech). denik.cz. 7 September 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kamerunský útočník Chigou zlepšil přístup a táhne fotbalovou Duklu" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Daniel Chigou – Carreira – stagioni, presenze, goal". Tutto Calciatori. Retrieved 30 April 2009.  (Italian)
  4. ^ a b "Šest gólů v pěti zápasech. Duklu ve druhé lize táhne kamerunský střelec" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 29 August 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Freundschaftsspiel SV Wacker Burghausen gegen Dukla Prag endet 3:3 unentschieden". fussball.sv-wacker.de. Retrieved 21 June 2011.  (German)
  6. ^ "Dukla v Burghausenu 3:3 s Wackerem" (in Czech). fkdukla.cz. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Dani Chigou a Petr Malý – góloví debutanti" (in Czech). fkdukla.cz. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Rekordní výhra – 6:0 nad Fulnekem" (in Czech). fkdukla.cz. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Ze Zlína odejdu, ví Kroupa, nejlepší střelec druhé ligy" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 7 June 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Dukla i Žižkov zakončily sezonu remízou, králem střelců je Chigou" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "Kamerunský kanonýr Chigou si s Duklou první ligu nezahraje" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "OH Leuven test een Kameroener". voetbalkrant.com. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011.  (Dutch)
  13. ^ "Kamerunský kanonýr Chigou trénuje na Dukle, vrátí se?" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  14. ^ ""Волгарь-Газпром" пригласил нападающего из Камеруна". donnews.ru. 25 August 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2011.  (Russian)
  15. ^ "Kanonýr Chigou opět patří Dukle, na jaře ale bude hostovat v Brně" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 26 February 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  16. ^ "Znojemští fotbalisté zkoušeli Chigoua. Dal gól, přesto neuspěl" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "Romanian Soccer – History and Statistics – Daniel CHIGOU". Romanian Soccer. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 

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