Richard Daddy Owubokiri

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Ricky
Personal information
Full name Richard Daddy Owubokiri
Date of birth (1961-07-16) July 16, 1961 (age 53)
Place of birth Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1980 Sharks ? (23)
1981–1982 ACB Lagos
1983 América-RJ
1984–1986 Vitória
1986–1987 Laval 36 (10)
1987–1988 Metz 33 (8)
1989 Benfica 4 (0)
1989–1991 Estrela Amadora 68 (28)
1991–1994 Boavista 92 (50)
1994 Vitória 9 (2)
1994–1995 Belenenses 8 (1)
1995–1996 Al-Arabi ? (16)
1996–1997 Al-Hilal
National team
1982–1992 Nigeria 23 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Richard Daddy Owubokiri, aka Ricky (born 16 July 1961 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State), is a Nigerian retired footballer who played as a striker.

Football career[edit]

After starting his caeer in his native country, Ricky played four seasons in Brazil, then had a spell in France with Stade Lavallois and FC Metz. In the first country he played for America Football Club (RJ) and Esporte Clube Vitória, a club he would return to in 1994, in the Brazilian top division;[1] in January 1989 he moved to S.L. Benfica, but appeared very rarely with the team officially.

Still in Portugal, Ricky played two seasons with C.F. Estrela da Amadora, also in Lisbon, then moved north to Boavista FC, at already 30. His impact was instant, helping the side finish third in his first season, with the addition of the Portuguese Cup, as the player netted 30 times in the league, good enough for the top scorer accolade.

Ricky retired in 1997 at the age of 36, after one-year stints with C.F. Os Belenenses, Al-Arabi Sports Club and Al-Hilal FC. For Nigeria he was picked for the 1992 African Cup of Nations, but missed narrowly at the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ricky" (in Portuguese). Futpédia. Retrieved 3 September 2009. 

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