Chigozie Udoji

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Chigozie Udoji
Personal information
Full name Chigozie Shaloze Udoji
Date of birth (1986-07-16) July 16, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lillestrøm SK
Number 23
Youth career
Bridge Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Vihren Sandanski 67 (18)
2007–2009 CSKA Sofia 55 (14)
2009–2011 Asteras Tripolis 49 (11)
2011 Astra Ploieşti 8 (0)
2012 FC Braşov 6 (0)
2012–2013 Platanias 17 (6)
2013 Atromitos 16 (2)
2013–2014 Aris 13 (5)
2014–2015 Dinamo Minsk 46 (17)
2016 Qingdao Jonoon 25 (6)
2017– Lillestrøm 2 (0)
National team
2007 Bulgaria U21 1 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 April 2017.

Chigozie Udoji (16 July 1986 in Lagos) is a Nigerian[1] footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder and currently playing for Lillestrøm SK. He is also the holder of a Bulgarian passport.

Club career[edit]

Udoji moved to Bulgaria in 2004 and was initially signed by Vihren Sandanski. In 2007, he was transferred to CSKA Sofia. The Nigerian then played for Asteras Tripolis in Greece before relocating to Romania in 2011.[2] He scored two goals for Atromitos, both against OFI, before leaving the club.

International career[edit]

In 2007 Udoji played for Bulgaria national under-21 football team in a friendly match against Greece U21. He scored two goals. The result of the match was a 4–1 win for Bulgaria. He was subsequently found to be ineligible and could from then on only represent Nigeria national football team.[citation needed]


CSKA Sofia


In July 2006, he received a Bulgarian passport and a Bulgarian name, Mitko Atanasov Georgiev.


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