Amaechi Ottiji

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Amaechi Ottiji
Personal information
Full name Amaechi Titus Ottiji
Date of birth (1969-12-28)28 December 1969
Place of birth Enugu, Nigeria
Date of death 25 December 2004(2004-12-25) (aged 34)
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Centre Forward
Youth career
Calabar Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987 Enugu Rangers
1988–1990 BCC Lions
1990–1994 Panachaiki 110 (50)
1994–1997 Ionikos 62 (14)
1997–1998 SV Darmstadt 23 (13)
1998–1999 SC Weismain 8 (4)
1999 SV Darmstadt
1999–2000 FC Gütersloh 18 (12)
2000–2001 Sportfreunde Siegen 16 (9)
2001 VfB Oldenburg 14 (7)
2001–2003 SV Elversberg 22 (3)
National team
1998 Nigeria 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Amaechi Ottiji (28 December 1969 – 25 December 2004) was an footballer who played as a forward for clubs in Nigeria, Greece and Germany.

Club career[edit]

Born in Enugu, Ottiji began playing football for Calabar Rovers. He played for Enugu Rangers and BCC Lions, winning the 1989 Nigerian FA Cup with BCC.

In 1990, Ottiji joined Greek Superleague side Panachaiki F.C. for 5.5 seasons appearing in 110 league matches and scoring 50 goals for the club.[1] He transferred to Ionikos F.C. in December 1994, and would play 2.5 seasons for the club in the Greek Superleague.

He moved to German Regionalliga side SV Darmstadt 98 in 1998, but couldn't prevent the club from being relegated despite scoring 12 league goals. He spent the remainder of his career in the lower levels of German football, playing in the Regionalliga for Sportfreunde Siegen and SV Elversberg.

International career[edit]

Ottiji made one appearance for the Nigeria national football team, a friendly against Iran in 1998.[2]


He died in Colombia in 2004, during a shooting between rival gangs.[3]


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