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 31)
Place of birth Onitsha, Nigeria
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward, Winger
Club information
Current team
Madura United
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Tampines Rovers 17 (9)
2004–2005 Sriwijaya 20 (7)
2005–2006 Young Lions 23 (4)
2006 Warriors 12 (9)
2006 PSIS Semarang 18 (11)
2006–2007 PSMS Medan 28 (10)
2007–2008 Persis Solo 28 (14)
2008–2009 Persija Jakarta 31 (16)
2009–2010 Olhanense 13 (5)
2010–2011 Persija Jakarta 26 (13)
2011–2012 Pelita Jaya 24 (20)
2012 Chiangrai United (loan) 9 (2)
2012–2013 Arema Cronus 32 (18)
2013–2014 Persebaya Surabaya 24 (14)
2014–2015 Persija Jakarta 3 (2)
2015–2016 BEC Tero Sasana 19 (5)
2016 Persipura Jayapura 2 (0)
2016–2017 Persija Jakarta 5 (3)
2017– Madura United 1 (0)
National team
2013– Indonesia 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 January 2016

Gregory Junior Nwokolo (born 3 January 1986) is a Nigerian-Indonesian professional footballer who plays for Madura United in the Liga 1.[1]

Club career[edit]

Greg began his career in Asia with Tampines Rovers FC after one year in the summer of 2004 signed a contract for the Young Lions. He left the Young Lions in the same year to move to the Indonesian team Persijatim Solo FC. After half a year in Indonesia for Persijatim Solo FC regrouped to Singapore to join in January 2005 with the top clubs SAF FC, Singapore Armed Forces FC and contracted back to PSIS Semarang Indonesia team in early 2006 after a year and a half in mid-2006 he joined to PSMS Medan. He played for PSMS Medan one year before being signed in January 2007 for Persis Solo, after 14 goals in 28 games in the 2007/2008 season was sold to Persija Jakarta. in the Summer 2009 left the club Persija Jakarta and Asia , to seek his fortune in Europe he signed for SC Olhanense, contract with Portuguese club runs between 30 June 2010, in August 2010, he moved back to Persija Jakarta with free transfers.

In the 2011-2012 season, he was recruited by Team Pelita Jaya Jawa Barat. together with Safee Sali and his new friend Alexander Bajevski. after the sale of shares Arema Indonesia ISL version to Pelita Jaya Greg moved the club into Arema Indonesia for the 2012-2013 season, while his old club Pelita Jaya sold to Bandung Raya and changed its name to Pelita Bandung Raya. On December 5, 2014, he signed again with Persija Jakarta.[2]

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.[3] 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.

Indonesia national team
Year Apps Goals
2013 4 1
2014 2 0
Total 6 1

International goals[edit]

Greg Nwokolo: International goals[4]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 14 August 2013 Manahan Stadium, Surakarta, Indonesia  Philippines 1-0 2–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Tampines Rovers

Winner

Controversies[edit]

On 15 April 2014, after the Persipura Jayapura vs Persebaya Surabaya 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.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gregory Junior Nwokolo". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "RESMI: Greg Nwokolo Kembali Bela Persija Jakarta" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Greg Gembira Jadi Warga Negara Indonesia
  4. ^ "Indonesia Edge Philippines in Solo; Laos U19 Stumble in Pleiku". AseanFootball.org. ASEAN Football Federation. 2013-08-15. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jacksen F Tiago & Greg Nwokolo Adu Mulut". goal.com. 

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