Amaechi Igwe

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Amaechi Igwe
Personal information
Full name Amaechi Dominic Igwe[1]
Date of birth (1988-05-20) May 20, 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Belmont, California, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2004–2005 IMG Soccer Academy
2006 Santa Clara Broncos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 New England Revolution 22 (0)
2010–2011 FC Ingolstadt 04 0 (0)
2011–2012 SV Babelsberg 03 18 (0)
National team
2004–2006 United States U17 15 (5)
2006–2008 United States U20 20 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:02, June 29, 2012 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 3, 2009

Amaechi Dominic Igwe (born May 20, 1988) is an American retired professional soccer player who played as a defender.



Born in Belmont, California, Igwe played college soccer at Santa Clara University before signing a generation Adidas contract with Major League Soccer.[2]


Igwe was drafted in the first round, 12th overall in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by New England Revolution.[3] On May 21, 2010, he signed with German club FC Ingolstadt 04.[4] Igwe suffered an injury during a preseason match and was sidelined for the entire 2010-11 season.[5] Igwe and FC Ingolstadt came to an agreement and he left the club with a year left on his contract to spend the 2011–12 season with SV Babelsberg 03.[6]


Igwe was a member of the U.S. Soccer residency program in Bradenton Florida from 2004-05.[7] He represented the U17 Youth National Team in the World Championships in Peru.[7] He also represented the U20 Men's National Team in Canada after being named to the US squad for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[8]


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