Chukwudi Chukwuma

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Chukwudi Chukwuma
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-05-27) 27 May 1994 (age 23)[1]
Place of birth Benin City, Nigeria[2]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2010–2011 SESA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 SESA
2014–2016 FK Teplice 17 (0)
2015 Varnsdorf (loan) 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 October 2016 (UTC).

Chukwudi Chukwuma (born 27 May 1994[2]) is a Nigerian professional footballer who last played as a forward for FK Teplice in the Gambrinus Liga.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Nigeria, Chukwuma moved to India in 2006 at the age of 11.,[2] and schooled at the Don Bosco High School in Panaji, Goa where he played school football until 2010.[2] In 2010, he jointed the Sesa Football Academy in Goa, after his father, Clifford Chukwuma was appointed as the clubs' head coach.[3] Eventually making it to the first-team at the Sesa, he played in the I-League 2nd Division and Goa Professional League for his side.[4][5]

FK Teplice[edit]

In November 2013, Chukwuma went on trial with Gambrinus Liga side FK Teplice where he impressed coaches, scoring a goal in a friendly match against FK Meteor Prague VIII.[6] He signed a four-year deal with FK Teplice in December 2013.[1] and made his professional debut with the club on 2 March 2014 against Sigma Olomouc, coming on as a 79th-minute substitute for Admir Ljevaković, as Teplice won 4–0.[7]

Chukwuma scored his first goal for the club on 30 September 2014 against TJ Jiskra Domažlice in the Czech Cup. His goal in the 70th minute was the third in a 4–0 victory.[8]

On 30 September 2016 it was confirmed that Chukwuma had left Teplice due to heath issues.[9]

FK Varnsdorf (loan)[edit]

In September 2015, Chukwuma was loaned to FK Varnsdorf of the Czech 2. Liga. He made his debut on 13 September 2015 against Táborsko. He played 58 minutes before being substituted off for David Špaček as Vansdorf lost 1–3.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 14 October 2016[11]
Club Season League League Cup Domestic Cup International Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FK Teplice 2013–14 Gambrinus Liga 7 0 0 0 7 0
2014–15 Gambrinus Liga 5 0 5 1 10 1
2015–16 Gambrinus Liga 5 0 0 0 5 0
FK Varnsdorf (loan) 2015–16 Czech 2. Liga 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Career total 21 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 26 1

Personal life[edit]

Chukwudi's father Clifford Chukwuma is a former semi-professional footballer, who played in the late 1980s in the Nigerian Premier League,[2] and has worked in India for the Sesa Football Academy and for I-League club Sporting Clube de Goa.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Chukwudi Chukwuma". Football Database. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Chukwudi: a defenders’ worst nightmare". Goal.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sesa Football Academy’s Chukwudi Chukwuma on trial with Czech Republic Top Division side". Goal.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sesa FA’s Chukwudi Chukwuma signs for Czech top division side FK Teplice". Navhind Times. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Second Division I-League Kicks Off: Royal Washingdoh Beats Samaleswari Sporting". Odisha 360. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Goa striker strikes deal with Czech club". The Hindu. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Teplice vs. Sigma Olomouc 4 - 0". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Jiskra Domazlice 0-4 Teplice". Retrieved Soccerway.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  9. ^ "V Teplicích skončil nigerijský útočník Chukwuma". Sport. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Varnsdorf 1-3 Taborsko". Soccerway. 
  11. ^ Chukwudi Chukwuma at Soccerway
  12. ^ "Chukwuma signs for FK Teplice". Goal.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 

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