John Chibuike

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John Chibuike
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at Sandnes stadion 25. august 2013
Personal information
Full name John Chibuike
Date of birth (1988-10-10) 10 October 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Nigeria
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gaziantepspor
Youth career
Enugu Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Enugu Rangers
2009–2011 BK Häcken 69 (16)
2011–2014 Rosenborg 66 (19)
2014– Gaziantepspor 6 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:30, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

John Chibuike (born 10 October 1988) is a Nigerian footballer who plays midfielder, he currently plays for Gaziantepspor in Süper Lig. He can also play as a topwinger/striker in a 4-3-3 formation.

Starting his career in Enugu Rangers and made the senior team in the 2008-2009 season, in 2009 prior to the start of Allsvenskan he was bought by BK Häcken. Mainly being used as a defender by Rangers, after his arrival in Häcken he has been used more as a midfielder.

John Chibuike had a quite soft start in BK Häcken, but soon spectators around the venues saw that he had something extra. During his first season – 2010 he played as a midfielder and showed both good defensive and offensive skills and specially a good vision and technique. He made 27 out of 30 games during the season scoring 3 goals and making three assists.

In the start of Allsvenskan, season 2011 it became apparent that Chibuike had improved even more. Allsvenskan topscorer – and club fellow Mathias Ranégie said he was the team’s most import important player and that he very soon could see Chibuike playing on a European toplevel.[1]

On 29 August he signed a 4-year contract with Norwegian side Rosenborg where he played behind a main striker.

In the summer of 2014, he moved from Rosenborg to Turkish side Gaziantepspor, signing a 4-year contract.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 18 April 2014
Season Club Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2009 BK Häcken Allsvenskan 21 6 0 0 0 0 21 6
2010 27 3 0 0 0 0 27 3
2011 21 7 0 0 5 1 26 8
2011 Rosenborg Tippeligaen 11 6 0 0 0 0 11 6
2012 23 4 2 2 8 1 33 7
2013 24 9 5 3 4 3 33 15
2014 8 0 2 4 0 0 10 4
2014–15 Gaziantepspor Süper Lig 6 3 0 0 0 0 6 3
Career Total 141 38 9 9 17 5 167 52

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