Faith Ikidi

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Faith Ikidi
Faith Ikidi (19361295330).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-02-28) 28 February 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Piteå IF
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Novia Queens FC
2001–2004 Bayelsa Queens FC
2004–2005 Klepp IL
2004–2006 QBIK
2007 Eskilstuna United DFF
2009–2010 Linköpings FC 37 (2)
2011– Piteå IF 98 (4)
National team
2004– Nigeria 53 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Faith Ikidi (born 28 February 1987) is a Nigerian soccer defender currently playing for Pitea IF of the Swedish Damallsvenskan and the Nigeria women's national football team.

Early life[edit]

Born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Ikidi was raised in Abuja.[citation needed]

Club career[edit]

In 2006, Ikidi was one of three Nigerian players to be the first set of Africans to play in the Swedish Championship while playing for QBIK.[1]

In December 2015, Ikidi signed a two-year extension with Pitea.[2][3]

International career[edit]

Ikiri has represented Nigeria on the senior national team since 2004.[4] In November 2006, she helped the team win its fifth African Women's Championship after defeating Ghana 1–0.[5]

Honors and awards[edit]

International Nigeria

Individual

  • Damallsvenskan Defender of the Year: 2015[6]

Team
with Linköping FC

  • Damallsvenskan: 2009
  • Super Cup Women: 2010

Personal life[edit]

Ikidi married husband Nick Michael on December 12, 2015.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reeves, Simon (29 March 2006). "Breaking new barriers". BBC. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Zimmer, David (18 December 2015). "Faith ikidi extends with Pitea". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Faith Ikidi förlänger med Piteå IF". Dam Football. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "One more tune up game for Falcons". Sport24. 19 October 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Okeleji, Oluwashina (11 November 2006). "Nigeria clinch fifth AWC title". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Faith Ikidi delighted to win defender of the year award in Sweden". News24. 10 December 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  7. ^ Okonkwo, Oge (16 December 2015). "Super Falcons defender weds fiancé". Puse. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 

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