Daniel Chima Chukwu

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Daniel Chima
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Personal information
Full name Daniel Chima Chuwku
Date of birth (1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Kano, Nigeria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Legia Warsaw
Number 27
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Lyn 11 (4)
2010–2015 Molde 107 (31)
2015–2017 Shanghai Shenxin 49 (21)
2017– Legia Warsaw 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 January 2017.

Daniel Chima Chukwu (born 4 April 1991) is a Nigerian footballer playing as a striker for Legia Warsaw in the Ekstraklasa.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Chima started playing football for Festac Sport, before going on loan to Bussdor United.

He joined the Norwegian First Division side Lyn at the beginning of the 2010-season, and scored his first goal in his debut against Bodø/Glimt on 5 April 2010.[1]

Molde FK[edit]

Following the bankruptcy of Lyn, Chima joined Tippeligaen side Molde on 28 July 2010.[2]

On 25 April 2011, he secured a 3–1 win against Brann with a stoppage-time goal, which was also his first goal for Molde.[3]

On 4 August 2012, Chukwu scored the winning goal which gave champions Molde FK victory over Sogndal in the Tippeligaen.[4]

On 30 September 2012, he fired a treble against Stabaek in a 4–3 victory to shoot Norwegian champions Molde back to the top of the table.[5]

Chima was the hero of his club as he sealed victory in a 2–0 win over Stuttgart in the Europa League on 4 October 2012.[6]

On 8 November 2012, he got on the score sheet, but ended up on the losing side as Steaua București completed a two way win in a Europa League group clash.[7]

On 11 November 2012, Chima scored the only goal in Molde's 1–0 home victory against Hønefoss, which coupled with their title challengers, Strømsgodset, 2–1 defeat away to Sandnes Ulf, secured Molde's second Tippeligaen title.[8]

In December 2012, reports surfaced that Chima was wanted by Romanian club Steaua București, who were weighing up a bid.[9][10] His agent Atta Aneke confirmed to Aftenposten that Steaua had shown interest in signing him in the winter of 2012.[11]

On 29 January 2015, Molde agreed to sell Chima to Shanghai Shenxin F.C.,[12]

On 5 January 2017, he signed a contract with Polish side Legia Warsaw.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 22 October 2016[1][14]
Season Club Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2010 Lyn Adeccoligaen 11 4 3 2 - - 14 6
2010 Molde Tippeligaen 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2011 24 5 5 7 - - 29 12
2012 24 7 4 1 10 3 38 11
2013 28 9 5 2 6 2 39 13
2014 27 10 6 4 3 0 36 14
2015 Shanghai Shenxin Chinese Super League 27 10 0 0 0 0 27 10
2016 China League One 22 11 1 0 0 0 23 11
Career Total 141 41 23 16 19 5 183 62

Honours[edit]

Molde

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Daniel Chima". lynfotball.net. FK Lyn. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Molde signerte angriper". rbnett.no. Romsdals Budstikke. 28 July 2010. Archived from the original on 1 August 2010. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Diouf senket Brann". bt.no. Bergens Tidende. 25 April 2011. Archived from the original on 30 April 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Osaze, Daniel Chima to the rescue". mtnfootball.com. 5 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Hat-trick spurs Chima for Europa League tie". mtnfootball.com. 1 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Daniel Chima nails Stuttgart". mtnfootball.com. 4 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Europa Lge: Chima scores, but Molde lose". futaa.com. 9 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "MOLDE ER SERIEMESTER: – STØRRE PRESTASJON I ÅR" [Molds are champions: – GREATER PERFORMANCE THIS YEAR]. football.no. Norges Fotballforbund. 11 November 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "VIDEO Steaua va transfera un atacant care i-a dat gol în Europa League!" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 10 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Steaua a trimis oferta pentru Chima, atacantul lui Molde. Norvegienii au răspuns imediat şi şi-au exprimat pretenţiile. Iată situaţia negocierilor!" (in Romanian). Prosport. 12 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "Steaua-interesse for Chima" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 12 December 2012. Archived from the original on 18 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Hardtarbeidende spiss klar for Kina" [Hard working forward goes to China]. moldefk.no/ (in Norwegian). Molde FK. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "Daniel Chima Chukwu piłkarzem Legii" (in Polish). 90minut. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "Daniel Chima Chukwu". nifs.no. A-pressen. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 

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