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Brown Ideye
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Ideye with West Bromwich Albion in 2014
Personal information
Full name Aide Brown Ideye
Date of birth (1988-10-10) 10 October 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Yenagoa, Nigeria
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Tianjin Teda
Number 39
Youth career
Bayelsa United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Bayelsa United 19 (6)
2006–2007 Ocean Boys 13 (10)
2007–2009 Neuchâtel Xamax 55 (23)
2009–2011 Sochaux 52 (17)
2011–2014 Dynamo Kyiv 74 (34)
2014–2015 West Bromwich Albion 24 (4)
2015–2017 Olympiacos 43 (23)
2017– Tianjin Teda 5 (1)
National team
2007 Nigeria U20 5 (1)
2010– Nigeria 28 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 2016

Aide Brown Ideye (born 10 October 1988) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a central striker for Chinese club Tianjin Teda and the Nigeria national team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Ideye began his career with Bayelsa United before moving to Ocean Boys.[2] He was a member of the Ocean Boys team that won the Nigerian Premier League.

Ideye moved in January 2008 to Europe to sign with Swiss Super League club Neuchâtel Xamax. Before this move to Switzerland, he was on trial with Dutch side Willem II,[3] but was not signed. After three years with Xamax, Ideye left to sign for French Ligue 1 club Sochaux.[4]

Dynamo Kyiv[edit]

On 6 July 2011, Ideye signed a five-year deal with Ukrainian side Dynamo Kyiv. He made his first appearance on 16 July against Oleksandria, scoring two goals.[5] In his second game for Dynamo, he again scored a brace, this time against Obolon Kyiv.[6] On 7 August 2012, Ideye scored the winner in a UEFA Champions League qualifying third round second-leg game against Feyenoord, in which Dynamo ultimately progressed.[7] He also scored against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the second-leg of the play-off round. Mönchengladbach won the game 2–1, but Kyiv progressed to the Champions League group stage on a 4–3 aggregate score.[8] On 15 May 2014, Ideye was an unused substitute in Dynamo's 2–1 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the 2014 Ukrainian Cup Final.[9]

West Bromwich Albion[edit]

On 18 July 2014, Ideye signed a three-year deal with English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion, becoming the club's record signing at a fee reported as £10 million. The contract included an option in the club's favour for an extra year.[10][11] After a difficult start to the season in England, Ideye scored his first league goal for the club in their 3–1 loss to Manchester City on Boxing Day 2014, and scored four times in a six-day spell in February 2015 with goals against Burnley and Swansea City in the Premier League and two against West Ham United in the FA Cup.[12]

Olympiacos[edit]

On 31 August 2015, Ideye joined Olympiacos from West Brom for an undisclosed fee, though believed to be around €6 million.[13][14] The prospect of featuring in the Champions League again was rumoured to play a crucial role in convincing Ideye to move to the Athens-based club.[15]

On 20 October 2015, Ideye scored a goal in Olympiacos' Champions League group stage victory over Dinamo Zagreb (1–0). He scored the 79th-minute winner with a superb finish from a tight angle, redeeming himself for an astonishing miss earlier in the second half.[16][17] On 9 March 2016, Ideye received a lucrative offer from China during the January transfer window, however he rejected the offer as he preferred to stay with the reigning Superleague Greece champions.[18] On 17 April 2016, he was a key member for the club as it celebrated winning the domestic championship for the sixth consecutive season.[19]

Tianjin Teda[edit]

Brown Ideye is set to leave Olympiakos for Chinese Super League side, Tianjin Teda,[20] before the close of the January transfer window. Sources close to the player have told, that Ideye is likely to be lining up along with his international teammate, John Obi Mikel. It is understood that personal terms have been agreed with the player and the move is at an advanced stage. Ideye will join the Chinese club on a two-and-a half-years' contract for a transfer fee of €12 million. His contract, which ran until the summer of 2019, was worth €3.5 million per year.[21]

International career[edit]

Ideye represented his country at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. He played five games in the tournament and scored one goal, against Costa Rica.[22] In May 2010, he was called up to the senior side as part of the 30-man team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He was not part of the final 23-man squad, but he was subsequently called up after a knee injury to John Obi Mikel ruled him out of the competition.[23] Ideye was also called up to Nigeria's 23-man squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations,[24] playing in most of their games at the tournament.[5] He scored Nigeria's second goal in their 4–1 semi-final win over Mali[25] and played in their 1–0 win over Burkina Faso in the final.[26]

Ideye was selected for Nigeria's squad at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 8 April 2017[28]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bayelsa United 2006[29] Nigeria Premier League 19 6 0 0 19 6
Total 19 6 0 0 19 6
Ocean Boys 2006[29] Nigeria Premier League 5 1 0 0 5 1
2007[29] Nigeria Premier League 8 9 0 0 8 9
Total 13 10 0 0 13 10
Neuchâtel Xamax 2007–08[29] Swiss Super League 5 1 0 0 5 1
2008–09[28] Swiss Super League 33 10 1 0 34 10
2009–10[28] Swiss Super League 17 12 0 0 17 12
Total 55 23 1 0 56 23
Sochaux 2009–10[28] Ligue 1 17 2 3 3 0 0 20 5
2010–11[28] Ligue 1 35 15 3 2 0 0 38 17
Total 52 17 6 5 0 0 58 22
Dynamo Kyiv 2011–12[28] Ukrainian Premier League 27 12 0 0 10 2 37 14
2012–13[28] Ukrainian Premier League 28 17 1 0 11 4 39 21
2013–14[28] Ukrainian Premier League 19 5 3 3 7 2 37 10
Total 74 34 4 3 28 8 106 45
West Bromwich Albion 2014–15[30] Premier League 24 4 3 2 3 1 30 7
2015–16 Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 24 4 3 2 4 1 31 7
Olympiacos 2015–16 Super League 23 10 4 2 0 0 8 1 35 13
2016–17 Super League 20 13 2 1 0 0 8 1 30 15
Total 43 23 6 3 0 0 16 2 65 28
Tianjin Teda 2017 Chinese Super League 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 283 117 20 13 4 1 44 10 351 141

International goals[edit]

As of match played 31 May 2016. Nigeria score listed first, score column indicates score after each Ideye goal.[31]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 14 November 2012 Marlins Park, Miami, United States 5  Venezuela 1–0 3–1 Friendly
2 6 February 2013 Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa 11  Mali 2–0 4–1 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
3 31 May 2013 NRG Stadium, Houston, United States 14  Mexico 1–1 2–2 Friendly
4 10 September 2013 Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, Nigeria 20  Burkina Faso 1–0 4–1 Friendly
5 2–0
6 31 May 2016 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg 25  Luxembourg 1–0 3–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Dynamo Kyiv
Olympiacos

International[edit]

Nigeria

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brown Ideye". Premier League. Barclays Premier League. 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Profile on Footmercato.net". 
  3. ^ "Ideye Brown niet naar Willem II" (in Dutch). 
  4. ^ "Jetzt ist es fix!: Ideye Brown für stolze 6 Millionen zu Sochaux – Blick Online". 
  5. ^ a b "B. Idye – stats". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Brilliant Debut for BROWN IDEYE". 
  7. ^ "Feyenoord vs. Dynamo Kyiv 0 – 1 (agg:1–3)". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Dynamo Kyiv vs. Borussia M'gladbach 1 – 2 (agg:4–3)". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Dynamo 2 – 1 Shakthar". fpl.ua. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Albion sign Brown Ideye in club record transfer". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Brown Ideye: West Brom break club record to sign Nigerian striker". BBC Sport. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Ideye Brown in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "Brown Ideye sold to Greek club". West Bromwich Albion. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "Official: Ideye departs West Brom for Olympiakos". 31 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "Brown Ideye Joins Olympiakos". 31 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "Brown Ideye goal sees off Dinamo Zagreb to raise Olympiakos hopes". 20 October 2015. 
  17. ^ "Olympiakos beats Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 in Champions League". 20 October 2015. 
  18. ^ "Ideye snubbed China to stay at Olympiakos". 9 March 2016. 
  19. ^ Βαθμολογία πρωταθλήματος 2015-16
  20. ^ "Ideye the latest African to move to China". 22 February 2017. 
  21. ^ "Brown Ideye joins Mikel in China". 21 February 2017. 
  22. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Brown IDEYE". FIFA. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  23. ^ "Ideye replaces Mikel". FIFA. 5 June 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  24. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (10 January 2013). "Nations Cup 2013: Nigeria pick six locally-based players". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  25. ^ "Nigeria 4 Mali 1: Super Eagles soar into Africa Cup of Nations final with four-goal demolition". Mail Online. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  26. ^ a b Hughes, Ian (10 February 2013). "Nigeria 1 – 0 Burkina Faso". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  27. ^ "Nigeria to take new-look squad to Confederations Cup". BBC Sport. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  28. ^ a b c d e f g h "B. IDEYE". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  29. ^ a b c d "Ideye, Brown". NFT. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Ideye Brown in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  31. ^ Brown Ideye at Soccerway

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