Ifeanyi Emeghara

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Ifeanyi Emeghara
Personal information
Full name Ifeanyi Innocent Emeghara
Date of birth (1984-03-24) 24 March 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Ebedei
2003–2004 FK Teleoptik
2004–2006 FK Partizan 36 (0)
2006–2007 Politehnica Timișoara 42 (0)
2007–2011 Steaua București 34 (0)
2011 Steaua București 8 (0)
2013 Gabala 4 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Nigeria 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2013.

Ifeanyi Innocent Emeghara (born 24 March 1984 in Lagos) is a Nigerian football player. "Ifeanyi" is a nickname for the Igbo name "Ifeanyichukwu" (meaning "Nothing is impossible with God").[1] He most recently played for Gabala in the Azerbaijan Premier League.

A young and versatile defender, Emeghara can be seen on both sides of the pitch and is often noted for his good technique.

Steaua București[edit]

On 25 July 2007, Emeghara signed with Steaua Bucureşti for 4 years.[2] The transfer fee was of €1.2 million and he was given a salary of €150.000 per season plus bonuses if Steaua București will qualify in the UEFA Champions League group stage. While at Steaua, Emeghara had some cardiac problems. Steaua's medical staff discovered a heart problem and the player had stop all physical efforts.

"I live a great joy in this moment, because I went on the field after a very long time. I hope with all my heart to be healthy and not have part of bad luck. I am happy that I won this match and I would love to keep so."

Said Ifeanyi Emeghara after the game (13 December 2009).[3]

Emeghara debuted for Steaua București against Rapid Bucureşti, match ended undecided 0–0. He previously played for Steaua in a friendly against Charleroi which also ended with a draw (1–1). Emeghara didn't play any match since 8 March 2008, because of a knee injury. In October 2009 has returned to training and on 11 October played his first game after injury in the friendly match with FC Snagov, Steaua won 3–0.[4]

He evolved first in an official game after more than a year and a half absence on 13 December 2009 against Internaţional, coming on in the 46th minute to replace Eugen Baciu.[3]


After a year without a team Emeghara signed a 1-year contract with Azerbaijan Premier League team Gabala in January 2013.[5] Emeghara was released by Gabala halfway through his contract at the end of the 2012–13 season.


Steaua București


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