Solomon Okoronkwo

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Solomon Okoronkwo
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Personal information
Full name Solomon Ndubisi Okoronkwo
Date of birth (1987-03-02) 2 March 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Enugu, Nigeria
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
FC Erzgebirge Aue
Number 26
Youth career
River Lane Youth Club
Gabros International
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Gabros International
2005–2008 Hertha BSC 39 (4)
2007 Rot-Weiss Essen (loan) 15 (1)
2008–2011 Saturn Moscow Oblast 14 (0)
2011–2012 Aalesund 12 (0)
2012–2013 Pécsi MFC 17 (4)
2013– Erzgebirge Aue 23 (2)
National team
2005 Nigeria U20 6 (0)
2008– Nigeria 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 September 2011

Solomon Ndubisi Okoronkwo (born 2 March 1987) is a Nigerian footballer who currently plays for Erzgebirge Aue and the Nigerian national team.

Career[edit]

He was discovered in 2004 by FIFA agent Marcelo Houseman, who got his guardianship and took him to Hertha BSC. In October 2004, his agent recommended Okoronkwo to coach Samson Siasia and he was fundamental for Nigeria's U-20 qualifying for the African Youth Championship in Benin 2005. He was also on the Nigerian Under 23 team that won silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.[1] Okoronkwo was called up for his first senior cap in October 2008 by Nigeria coach Shaibu Amodu.[2]

On 28 January 2011, Okoronkwo moved to Aalesund in the Norwegian Premier League.

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011 Aalesund Tippeligaen 12 0 4 2 16 2
2011–12 Pécsi OTP Bank Liga 7 1 0 0 7 1
2012–13 10 3 3 1 13 4
2013–14 Erzgebirge Aue 2. Bundesliga 12 0 1 0 13 0
Career Total 41 4 8 3 49 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Okoronkwo replaces IK Uche". Sunday Tribune. 1 August 2010. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nigeria Name Full-Strength Squad For Colombia Clash". goalcom. 29 October 2008. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 

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