Greg Nwokolo

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Greg Nwokolo
Personal information
Full name Gregory Junior Nwokolo
Date of birth (1986-01-03) 3 January 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth Onitsha, Nigeria
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Madura United
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Tampines Rovers 19 (9)
2004–2005 Sriwijaya 20 (7)
2005 Young Lions 13 (4)
2005 Warriors 12 (3)
2006 PSIS Semarang 18 (11)
2006–2007 PSMS Medan 17 (2)
2007–2008 Persis Solo 28 (14)
2008–2009 Persija Jakarta 19 (13)
2009–2010 Olhanense 13 (0)
2010–2011 Persija Jakarta 26 (13)
2011–2012 Pelita Jaya 24 (20)
2012Chiangrai United (loan) 9 (5)
2012–2013 Arema Cronus 24 (15)
2013–2014 Persebaya Bhayangkara 24 (14)
2014–2015 Persija Jakarta 2 (1)
2015–2016 BEC Tero Sasana 19 (5)
2016 Persija Jakarta 14 (3)
2017– Madura United 75 (22)
National team
2013– Indonesia 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2019

Gregory Junior Nwokolo (born 3 January 1986) is a Nigerian-born Indonesian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Indonesian Liga 1 club Madura United and the Indonesia national team.[1]

Club career[edit]

Greg began his career in Asia with Tampines Rovers. After that, in 2004 he signed for Young Lions. [2] He left them in the same year to moved to the Indonesian club, Persijatim Solo. [3] After half a year in Indonesia for Persijatim Solo FC, he joined Singapore Armed Force FC on January 2005 and signed back to PSIS Semarang in early 2006.

After a year and a half, in mid-2006 he joined PSMS Medan. [4] He played for PSMS Medan one year before being signed in January 2007 for Persis Solo, [5] after 14 goals in 28 games in the 2007/2008 season was sold to Persija Jakarta. [6]

In 2009, he left the club, Persija Jakarta and he want to seek his fortune in Europe and signed for the Portuguese club, S.C. Olhanense until 30 June 2010, [7] in August 2010 before he moved back to Persija Jakarta as a free agent.

In the 2011-2012 season, he was recruited by Pelita Jaya together with Safee Sali and Aleksandar Bajevski. After that, Greg moved to Arema Indonesia for the 2012-2013 season.

On December 5, 2014, he signed again with Persija Jakarta.[8]

International career[edit]

As a Nigerian, Greg does not have any record that he has been capped in any match for both junior or senior Nigeria National Football Team. In early 2010, Greg was rumoured that he will soon play for the Indonesia national football team, though this rumour wasn't confirmed by Greg himself, what is interesting is that he does not confirm nor deny the rumour. After many speculations, in August 2011 Football Association of Indonesia finally confirmed that Greg has been naturalised, and got Indonesian citizenship officially on 10 October 2011.[9] He made his debut for the Indonesia national football team in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification campaign against Saudi Arabia on 23 March 2013.

International[edit]

Indonesia national team
Year Apps Goals
2013 4 1
2014 2 0
2015 0 0
2016 0 0
2017 0 0
2018 0 0
2019 1 1
Total 7 2

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Indonesia's goal tally first.[10]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 August 2013 Manahan Stadium, Surakarta, Indonesia  Philippines 1–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 25 March 2019 Mandalarthiri Stadium, Mandalay, Myanmar  Myanmar 1–0 2–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Tampines Rovers

Winner

Controversies[edit]

On 15 April 2014, after the Persipura Jayapura vs Persebaya Bhayangkara match conference, Greg got into a fight with Jacksen F. Tiago because of personal problems that started in the Indonesia national football team. The situation then eased after police restrained both of them.[11]

Personal life[edit]

On 20 May 2018, he married Indonesian model and actress Kimmy Jayanti, in Perth, Australia.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gregory Junior Nwokolo". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Kini Lebih Jinak & Fokus". Archived from the original on 5 October 2009. Retrieved 29 September 2009.
  3. ^ Jakarta Casual: Greg Nwokolo
  4. ^ Pendukung PSMS Medan
  5. ^ Jakarta Casual: Greg Nwokolo (Persis Solo)
  6. ^ "Sriwijaya Deal in Limbo As Nwokolo Heads Off For Tryout in Germany". Archived from the original on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2009.
  7. ^ Nigerian striker Nwokolo signs for Olhanense
  8. ^ "RESMI: Greg Nwokolo Kembali Bela Persija Jakarta" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Greg Gembira Jadi Warga Negara Indonesia". Archived from the original on 13 December 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  10. ^ "Indonesia Edge Philippines in Solo; Laos U19 Stumble in Pleiku". AseanFootball.org. ASEAN Football Federation. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  11. ^ "Jacksen F Tiago & Greg Nwokolo Adu Mulut". goal.com.
  12. ^ Ananda Lathifah Rozalina (23 May 2018). "Wow! 5 Fakta Kimmy Jayanti Ini Buktikan Greg Nwokolo Dapatkan Rejeki Nomplok, Nomor 2 Istri Idaman Banget Deh ("Wow! 5 Facts That Prove That Kimmy Jayanti's Husband Greg Nwokolo Was Lucky to Marry Her")". BolaSport.com. Retrieved 24 May 2018.

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