Stanley Okoro

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Stanley Okoro
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Personal information
Full name Stanley Osaretin Okoro
Date of birth (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 21)
Place of birth Enugu, Nigeria
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Winger, Forward
Club information
Current team
Almería
Number TBA
Youth career
National Grammar
2005–2008 River Lane FC
2008–2009 Heartland
2010–2011 Almería
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Heartland
2011–2014 Almería B 45 (8)
2013–2014 Cherno More (loan) 19 (2)
2014– Almería 0 (0)
National team
2009 Nigeria U-17 7 (3)
2011 Nigeria U-20 4 (2)
2010– Nigeria 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 5, 2010

Stanley Osaretin Okoro (born 8 December 1992) is a Nigerian footballer who plays for UD Almería as a winger or forward.

Career[edit]

Born in Enugu, Okoro finished his graduation with Heartland FC, after spells with River Lane FC and National Grammar School. He made his senior debuts with the former in 2009.

On 14 April 2010, Okoro joined UD Almeria in Spain, signing a four-year contract.[1] He was initially assigned to the Juvenil squad, being promoted to the reserves in the following year.

In July 2013, Okoro moved to Bulgarian A Professional Football Group side Cherno More Varna in a season-long loan deal.[2] He played his first match as a professional on 3 August, starting in a 0–0 draw at CSKA Sofia,[3] and scored his first goal on 11 December, netting the first of a 2–0 win at Lokomotiv Sofia.[4]

On 29 May 2014, Okoro was promoted to the Andalusians' main squad in La Liga.[5]

International career[edit]

Okoro appeared with the under-17 team at the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup,[6] playing his first match in the tournament in a 3–3 draw against Germany and scoring his side's first goal through a penalty kick in the 54th minute.[7] He subsequently scored against New Zealand and Spain, and was a starter in the eventual 0–1 final loss to Switzerland.[8]

On 29 August 2010, Okoro was called up to the main squad, replacing injured Joseph Akpala for a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Madagascar.[9] He made debut on 5 September, coming on as a second-half substitute for Michael Eneramo in a 2–0 win at the U. J. Esuene Stadium.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Okoro's older brothers, Osas and Charles, are also footballers.[11]

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