Ikechukwu Kalu

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Ike Kalu
Personal information
Full name Ikechukwu Kalu
Date of birth (1984-04-18) 18 April 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Kaduna, Nigeria
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker, Attacking midfield
Club information
Current team
Singhtarua
Number 22
Youth career
1998–2002 Jasper United
2002–2003 Sampdoria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 AC Milan 8 (2)
2003–2004 Pro Patria (loan) 26 (4)
2004–2005 Pisa (loan) 26 (7)
2005–2007 Chiasso (loan) 48 (28)
2007–2008 Sampdoria (loan) 25 (10)
2008–2010 AC Bellinzona 21 (11)
2010–2011 Chiasso 19 (9)
2012 Kuopion Palloseura 22 (9)
2013 FF Jaro 21 (8)
2013 AC Bellinzona 20 (10)
2014 Teuta Durrës 10 (5)
2014– Singhtarua 13 (2)
National team
2003 Nigeria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ikechukwu Kalu (born 18 April 1984 in Kaduna) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a striker for Singhtarua in the Thai Premier League. His name, Ikechukwu, means "Power of God".[1]

Football career[edit]

He started his career at Jasper United in Nigeria. He was signed by U.C. Sampdoria in summer 2002. After played one season in Genoa, A.C. Milan signed him on summer 2003 in joint-ownership bid for €1 million, and saw Luca Antonini move to opposite direction in joint-ownership deal (for €2 million),[2] and sent him on loan to Pisa and Chiasso. He scored 28 goals in 44 games in two season in Swiss second division, which saw Sampdoria recall him in summer 2007. He made his Serie A debut on November 10, 2007 against Empoli F.C..

In June 2008, Sampdoria bought back Kalu from Milan for €250,000 and co-currently signed Paolo Sammarco outright for another €2.5 million.[3] Kalu then sold to the Swiss side AC Bellinzona for €400,000.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meaning of Ikechukwu in Nigerian.name
  2. ^ AC MIlan Spa 2006 Annual Report Archived 2011-04-25 at WebCite (Italian)
  3. ^ "AC Milan Group 2008 Annual Report" (PDF). AC Milan (in Italian). ca. April 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 May 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ U.C. Sampdoria SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2008 (Italian), PDF purchased from Italian CCIAA

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