Abraham Alechenwu

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Abraham Alechenwu
Personal information
Full name Abraham Alechenwu
Date of birth (1986-03-26) 26 March 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left-back
Club information
Current team
Adriatiku Mamurrasi
Number 4
Youth career
–2003 Ambassadors of Christ
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Gramozi Ersekë
2005 Apolonia Fier
2005–2006 Elbasani
2007 KF Tirana 29 (0)
2007–2008 Dinamo Tirana 31 (0)
2008–2010 KF Tirana 57 (0)
2010 Iraklis 0 (0)
2011 Vllaznia Shkodër 14 (0)
2012 Flamurtari Vlorë 21 (0)
2012 Vardar Skopje 0 (0)
2012–2013 Besa Kavajë 20 (0)
2013–2014 Kastrioti Krujë 22 (1)
2014– Adriatiku Mamurrasi 21 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Abraham Alechenwu (Albanian: Abraham Aleçenu; born 26 March 1986) is a Nigerian football player. He currently plays for KS Kastrioti in the Albanian Superliga. His main position is left back but he can also play as a left winger when needed. He has spent most of his professional playing career in Albania and is now fluent in the Albanian language.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Abraham started his playing career in Nigeria Division 1[citation needed] with Ambassadors of Christ as a teenager. He then moved to Albania in 2004 in search of European football. Abraham had three unsucceful trials at KS Besa Kavaje, KS Teuta Durres and KF Elbasani, which then forced him to move to KS Gramozi Erseke. After playing well for KS Gramozi Erseke the young Nigerian transferred to Apolonia Fier who were playing in Kategoria e pare at the time.[citation needed]

Albanian Superliga[edit]

Following a very successful first year in Albanian and European football, Abraham made his move to the Albanian Superliga. His first team in Albania's premiere division was KF Elbasani, he joined them in the summer of 2005. During his first season in the Superliga he was part of a very successful KF Elbasani side that won the league. Abraham was part of the best defence in Albania in that season conceding only 22 goals all season.[1] He was also part of the Dinamo Tirana team that won the 2007–08 Albanian Superliga. KF Tirana signed the Nigerian defender in the summer transfer window of 2008 for a fee believed to be in the region of around $160,000. He has also set a new record in Albania, having won 4 Albanian Superliga titles, the most ever for a foreign player in Albanian football.[citation needed]

AC Milan friendly[edit]

Abraham played a huge rule in KF Tirana's 2–1 victory over Italian giants, AC Milan in the first ever Taçi Oil Cup organised by Albanian oil baron Rezart Taçi. He had a very impressive game at left back, especially going forward. However, despite having a great game he lost the ball just before the end of the game which then lead to Ronaldinho's late goal.[2]

"I felt bad that they were able to score through my mistake. All the same, it was good that we beat Milan, although it was only a friendly match. The bigger joy for me was that I eventually exchanged jerseys with Clarence Seedorf and I was able to get a DVD copy of the match "[2]

Iraklis Thessaloniki[edit]

In July 2010 Abraham signed for Iraklis Thessaloniki F.C. in the Greek Super League.[citation needed]

Vardar Skopje[edit]

In June 2012 Abraham signed for FK Vardar in the Macedonian First League. He played with Vardar in their away match against FC BATE Borisov in the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League qualifiers[3] however, he was released before the season started in Macedonia, and, with the transfer window still open, Abraham ended up returning to Albania where he joined Besa Kavajë.

Adriatiku Mamurrasi[edit]

Following Kastrioti Krujë's relegation from the Albanian Superliga, Alechenwu left the club in search of a new team, and he ended up joining Adriatiku Mamurrasi in the Albanian First Division who had serious ambitions regrading achieving promotion to the top flight for the first time in its history.

Honours[edit]

Elbasani
Dinamo
KF Tirana

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