Gabriel Melkam

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Gabriel Melkam
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Personal information
Full name Gabriel Chukwuwunzo Melkam
Date of birth (1980-03-13) 13 March 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left back, Midfielder
Youth career
0000–1996 Stationery Stores
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Kwara United
1998–2001 SG Wattenscheid 09 85 (12)
2001–2003 Karlsruher SC 56 (4)
2003–2005 Hansa Rostock 19 (1)
2005–2006 Sportfreunde Siegen 27 (1)
2006–2007 Xiamen Lanshi 38 (0)
2008–2009 Changchun Yatai 44 (4)
2010 Guangzhou Evergrande 18 (1)
2011–2013 Qingdao Jonoon 80 (1)
National team
1999 Nigeria U-20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 November 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 April 2010

Gabriel Chukwuwunzo Melkam (born 13 March 1980) is a Nigerian football player from Umueri in Anambra State.

Football career[edit]

In April 2007, he was banned three matches and fined 5000 RMB for misconduct for showing "All Referee of Chinese Super League were cheat." on his T-shirt after the match against Henan Jianye, to revenge the serious mistake of referee on the match Xiamen Lanshi against Shanghai Shenhua.

Melkam transferred to Guangzhou Evergrande in 2010.[1] He made his China League One debut for Guangzhou against Beijing BIT on 3 April.

International career[edit]

He finished runner up at the 1999 African Youth Championship and quarter-finalist at 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship. Melkam was included in the Nigerian squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Zimbabwe on 5 September. The tie marked the debut of the then-Hansa Rostock defender Melkam, who narrowly missed out on a place in Nigeria's 2004 Cup of Nations squad.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Guangzhou Evergrande

Personal life[edit]

His younger brother Innocent Melkam plays football in a German lower league.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 广药外援首圈亚泰铁腰 胡兆军报到在即球队备战体测 (in Chinese). sina.com.cn. 15 January 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 

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