Dickson Nwakaeme

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Dickson Nwakaeme
Personal information
Full name Dickson Nwakaeme
Date of birth (1986-04-21) 21 April 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Nigeria
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 KuPS 27 (9)
2010 Aalborg BK 7 (1)
2011 KuPS 20 (7)
2012 SLNA 13 (10)
2013 Kelantan 50 (10)
2014–2015 Pahang 39 (14)
2016 Angers SCO 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:39, 29 August 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2016

Dickson Nwakaeme (born 21 April 1986), is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a Forward. He currently plays for Angers SCO

Club career[edit]

KuPS[edit]

Nwakaeme played for the Finnish premier division team KuPS from 2009 to 2010. He made a big impact in his first match with KuPS. helping his team to a 3–0 victory over rivals RoPS Rovaniemi. He scored a goal and was voted player of the match at Magnum Areena. After KuPS Kuopio's defeat of FC Inter Turku, FC Inter manager Job Dragtsma claimed that Nwakaeme was the best striker he had ever seen in the Veikkausliiga.[1]

Aalborg BK[edit]

Nwakaeme was loaned from Oulun Pallo to Aalborg BK from 1 September 2010 to 31 December 2010. He played seven matches and scored one goal.

SLNA[edit]

In April 2012, Nwakaeme signed a five-month contract with Vietnamese League champions SLNA. He scored on his debut for SLNA, coming off the bench in the second half to score a 93rd minute equalizer against Sai Gon Xuan Thanh in the 14th round of matches in the Super League. The game ended 2–2 and preserved SLNA's unbeaten start to the league.[2] Nwakaeme refused to extend his contract with SLNA.[3]

Kelantan[edit]

In February 2013, Nwakaeme went on a trial with Malaysia Super League team Kelantan. After two weeks of trialling, he signed a one-year contract with the club. He made his debut playing against Maziya Sports & Recreation Club at Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium in Kota Bharu during the 2013 AFC Cup campaign. On 13 April, in the club's fourth match of the AFC Cup his lone goal led Kelantan to an AFC Cup win over SHB Đà Nẵng.[4][5]

Pahang[edit]

In December 2013, Nwakaeme signed for Pahang together with Damion Stewart and Zeshan Rehman who had played for Fulham and Queens Park Rangers (QPR), respectively. On 8 March 2014, he scored his first score goal for Pahang FA after scoring twice against ATM FA and helping Pahang win the match. On 7 June 2014, he scored the winning goal against Felda United at the 2014 Malaysia FA Cup at Shah Alam Stadium. The goal brought the Malaysian FA Cup to Kuantan after eight years of waiting. In Piala Malaysia 2014, he scored two goals against Johor Darul Takzim (JDT). The match brought the Malaysia Cup to Pahang, winning 5–3 on penalties after a draw in extra time.

Angers SCO[edit]

In 2016, he signed for Ligue 1 club Angers SCO, having been released by Pahang earlier in the year.[6] His debut for his new club on 24 September that year was memorable, as a substitute, he scored an own goal in a 1-2 defeat to AS Monaco in the league.[7]

Honours[edit]

Kelantan
  • Winners (1): 2013
  • Runner-up (1): 2013
Pahang
  • Runner-up (1): 2015

Personal life[edit]

Dickson Nwakaeme is the older brother of Anthony Nwakaeme.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "(Finnish) Nwakaeme Kupittaan kuningas". Pulse.ng. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Dickson Nwakaeme Scores On Debut For V-League Champions". AllnigeriaSoccer. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dickson Nwakaeme Heading To Malaysia". AllnigeriaSoccer. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Dickson Nwakaeme to debut for Kelantan". Goal. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Nwakaeme's lone goal leads Kelantan to AFC Cup win over SHB Đà Nẵng". BoxscoreNews. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Angers sign Nigeria striker Dickson Nwakaeme". Goal.com. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Monaco control Angers to go top". Ligue1.com. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 

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