Una Nwajei

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Una Nwajei
Personal information
Full name Una Obiose Kriston Nwajei
Date of birth (1977-03-17) 17 March 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Nigeria
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Amazon Grimstad
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
-1999 Truro City Ladies
1999-2002 Southampton Saints
2002-2003 Fulham Ladies
2004-2008 Amazon Grimstad
2009 Team Strømmen
2010-present Amazon Grimstad
National team
2002-2003 England 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 May 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Una Obiose Kriston Nwajei (born 17 March 1977) is a Nigerian-born English footballer. She plays as a striker for Amazon Grimstad and has represented England at international level.

Club career[edit]

Nwajei began playing for Southampton Saints in the FA Women's Premier League National Division while attending Southampton Institute.[1] Her form won her an international call-up and a professional contract with Fulham early in the 2002-03 season. When Fulham won the treble that season then reverted to semi-pro status, Nwajei followed teammate Margunn Haugenes to Norwegian club Amazon Grimstad.

She has been at Amazon Grimstad since, except for a season at Team Strømmen (now called LSK Kvinner) in 2009. She was Strømmen's top goalscorer with 13 goals.[2]

International career[edit]

Nwajei was called up by England in January 2002.[3] She made her debut on 1 March 2002 in a 3-1 Algarve Cup defeat to Norway.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Nwajei learnt to play football during her childhood in Nigeria.[1] She graduated with a 2:1 in Business and IT from Southampton Institute in 2002.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Newspaper Article". Headway. Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  2. ^ "Toppscorer 2009". NRK Sport (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-04-06. 
  3. ^ "Nwajei is a cut above the rest". Southern Daily Echo. 14 January 2002. 
  4. ^ "Hope gives youngsters the thumbs up". TheFA.com. Retrieved 2010-05-24.