Duke Udi

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Duke Udi
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-05-05) May 5, 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Nigeria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Giwa FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993 Concord
1994–1995 Shooting Stars
1995–1996 Grasshoppers 7 (0)
1996–1997 Slovan Bratislava 8 (0)
1997–1999 Hapoel Ironi Rishon LeZion 30 (12)
1999 Plateau United 18 (0)
2000 Enyimba
2001 Julius Berger
2002 Krylia Sovetov 3 (0)
2002–2004 Kwara United
2005–2006 Lobi Stars
2007 shooting Stars
2007 Sunshine Stars
2008 Akwa United
2008 Niger Tornadoes
National team
1998–2002 Nigeria 4 (0)
Teams managed
2014 Giwa FC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 July 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 May 2002

Duke Udi (born May 5, 1976) is a former Nigerian football player. He currently coaches Giwa FC in Nigeria.


Udi started his career with Concord FC in 1993 and was part of the Shooting Stars F.C. team that won the Nigeria Premier League in 1995. He then moved to Grasshopper Club in Switzerland and played in the 1995–96 UEFA Champions League.[1][2]

In 2002, he featured in the Russian league with FC Krylia Sovetov Samara.[3] 2006 features for Lobi Stars F.C. before staging a return to Shooting Stars. On 28 August 2008 left Akwa United F.C. and returned to Niger Tornadoes.[4]

After earning a coaching license in the United States, he was hired to coach Giwa F.C. in July 2014.[5]


He played on international stage for Nigeria, with his last game in the 2002 World Cup Qualifiers.


External links[edit]

  • Duke Udi at National-Football-Teams.com