Dosu Joseph

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Joe Dosu
Personal information
Full name Joseph Dosu
Date of birth (1973-06-19) 19 June 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Abuja, Nigeria
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Westerlo Football Academy (Head coach)
Youth career
until 1990 Julius Berger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1996 Julius Berger
1996–1998 Reggiana 0 (0)
National team
1996–1997 Nigeria 3 (0)
Teams managed
2009– Westerlo Football Academy
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Olympic medal record
Representing  Nigeria
Men's Football
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Team Competition

Joseph Dosu (born 19 June 1973 in Abuja) is a former football goalkeeper from Nigeria.


Dosu helped Julius Berger win the Nigerian FA Cup in November 1996, by keeping a clean sheet in the finals against Katsina United. His career came to an abrupt end after a serious car accident in Lagos in 1997, almost left him paralyzed.

After the 1996 Olympics, Dosu signed with Serie A club Reggiana. He never got to make an impact in Italy and was forced to hang his boots at a young age of 23, due to his career ending automobile accident.[1]

Clubs during his Playing career[edit]

International career[edit]

He was the only home based player to be included in Nigeria's 1996 Olympic team, where despite been the least experienced of the three goalkeepers ended up as the team's first choice goalkeeper.[2] After winning Gold with the Super Eagles in the 1996 Olympics, he went on to play three more international games for Nigeria.[3] The November 1996 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Burkina Faso, which the Super Eagles won 2–0 in Lagos. The friendly against Morocco in December 1996, where he kept another clean sheet, and the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Kenya in January 1997. The match against Kenya which ended in a 1–1 draw, was his last game for the Nigeria.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

He started his coaching career 2009 as Head coach by Lagos-based Westerlo Football Academy.[5]