Emeka Opara

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Emeka Opara
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-12-02) 2 December 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Imo State, Nigeria
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Enugu Rangers
2004–2006 Étoile Sportive du Sahel 40 (21)
2007–2008 1. FC Kaiserslautern 33 (4)
2008–2009 Étoile Sportive du Sahel 21 (11)
2009–2011 Khazar Lankaran 42 (10)
2012 Al Naser 19 (11)
2013 Qarabağ 10 (1)
2014–2015 Kano Pillars 15 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 July 2015.

Emeka Opara (born 2 December 1984 in Imo State) is a Nigerian football striker. He is a classic Centre-Forward with pace and very strong in the air. He most recently played for the Azerbaijan Premier League side Qarabağ.

Career[edit]

In 2006, he had an impressive run of form in the CAF Confederation Cup while playing for Tunisian club Étoile Sportive du Sahel, taking them to the final of the competition, whilst netting eight goals.[1]

In January 2012, Opara left FK Khazar Lankaran, and signed a six-month contract with Al Naser of the Kuwaiti Premier League.[2] In March 2013, Opara returned to the Azerbaijan Premier League, signing for FK Qarabağ.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 19 May 2013[4]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Khazar Lankaran 2009–10 Azerbaijan Premier League 14 4 4 1 0 0 18 5
2010–11 15 3 4 0 2 0 21 3
2011–12 12 3 0 0 2 0 14 3
Total 41 10 8 1 4 0 53 11
Qarabağ 2012–13 Azerbaijan Premier League 10 1 2 1 12 2
Career total 51 11 10 2 4 0 65 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Opara targets Africa and Europe". BBC Sport. 21 November 2006. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "EMEKA OPARA Snubs =N=130 Million Al Masry Deal". http://www.allnigeriasoccer.com/. allnigeriasoccer. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ "Official: Emeka Opara Joins Qarabag". http://www.allnigeriasoccer.com/. allnigeriasoccer. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  4. ^ "E.Opara". http://uk.soccerway.com/. Soccerway. Retrieved 29 October 2015.  External link in |website= (help)