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|Date of birth||12 February 1984|
|Place of birth||Enugu, Nigeria|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Current club||Beijing Guoan|
|1997||UNTH Nigeria|
|2000–2004||UNTH Nigeria|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 July 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Peter Utaka (born 12 February 1984 in Enugu) is a Nigerian footballer with a Belgian passport currently playing for Chinese club Beijing Guoan. He is the younger brother of John Utaka, who currently plays for Sivasspor in Turkey.
Utaka moved to Croatia as a 16-year old to play in Dinamo Zagreb. In 2003 he moved to Belgium from Dinamo and signed for K. Patro Eisden Maasmechelen of the third division. KVC Westerlo moved to sign him the following season, and in his first season in the top flight.
He joined Royal Antwerp FC in January 2007 where he became a first team regular, and he helped Antwerp qualify for the playoffs, finishing second. On 30 August 2008, it was announced that Utaka would join Danish club OB.
Utaka joined Danish side OB in 2008. In his first season he finished joint fourth place on the scorers list, while he led all scorers in his second season. He finished with 18 goals in 33 matches, the first time in five years an OB player was top scorer in the league (last was Steffen Højer in 2004–05 with 20 goals).
On 21 September 2009, national coach Shaibu Amodu selected Peter for the Nigerian national football team. Utaka made his debut for Nigeria months later in a 5–2 home win over Congo DR on 3 March 2010, despite only getting his call up late after the NFF called his mother looking for him. He scored the first goal and assisted on the second. He scored twice against in a Nations Cup qualifier against Ethiopia.
Chinese League Career Statistics
- As of 8 July 2013
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Denmark||League||Danish Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2008-09||Odense BK||D Superliga||27||12||0||0||-||-||-||-||27||12|
|China PR||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Asia||Total|
- Top goalscorer 2007–08 in the Belgian Second Division with 22 goals in 34 games
- Top goalscorer 2009–10 in the Danish Superliga with 18 goals in 33 games
- Chinese FA Cup Top goalscorer: 2013
- "Lars Olsen savnede erfaren målscorer" (in Danish). bold.dk. 30 August 2008. Retrieved 23 May 2009.
- 国安正式签约乌塔卡将穿15号 释因何选择国安(Chinese)
- http://goal.com/en/news/89/africa/2010/03/03/1816423/nigeria-5-2-dr-congo-osas-idehen-shows-class-against Nigeria 5 Congo DR 2
- http://www.sportsday.com.ng/nigeria/news/2010-03-01/mum-begs-utaka-play-eagles.html Mum calls Utaka for Eagles
- Peter Utaka at National-Football-Teams.com
- OB profile (Danish)
- Career statistics at Danmarks Radio (Danish)
- Peter Utaka Career Statistics (Chinese)