Christopher Ohen

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Christopher Ohen
Personal information
Full name Christopher Nusa Ohenhen
Date of birth (1970-10-14) 14 October 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Benin City, Nigeria
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Julius Berger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1989 Julius Berger
1989–1991 Real Madrid B 26 (9)
1991–2001 Compostela 196 (70)
1998–1999 Besiktas (loan) 17 (10)
2001–2002 Leganés 3 (0)
2002 Julius Berger
National team
1989 Nigeria U20 6 (3)
1997 Nigeria 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Christopher Nusa Ohenhen (born 14 October 1970), known as Ohen, is a Nigerian retired footballer who played as a striker.

He spent the vast majority of his professional career in Spain, with Compostela.[1]

Football career[edit]

Born in Benin City, Ohen began his career at Julius Berger FC, then left at almost 19 for Spain, where he would spend the following decade. He had participated at the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship, where his three goals for Nigeria attracted the attention of Real Madrid.

After two years playing solely with the reserve team, Ohen moved to SD Compostela, where he scored at an impressive rate: in his third year, he netted 13 goals as the Galicians achieved a first-ever La Liga promotion,[2] then scored 42 times in the following three combined; he was called up to a preliminary Nigerian squad for the 1998 FIFA World Cup,[3] but did not make the final cut.

After a loan to Turkey's Besiktas JK, Ohen's final years were highly irregular, and he also dealt with injury problems. After an unassuming spell with CD Leganés, he saw out his career with his first club Julius Berger.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Un Compos de Primera" [Primera Compos] (in Spanish). Míticos del Balompié. 28 December 2008. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "El Compostela asciende al cielo de la Primera" [Compostela reaches Primera heaven]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 2 June 1994. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "World Cup France 1998: Nigeria player profiles". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 

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