Iyenemi Furo

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Iyenemi Furo
Personal information
Full name Iyenemi Charles Furo
Date of birth (1978-07-17) 17 July 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Okrika, Nigeria
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Sharks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Paris Saint-Germain B
1997–1999 Waregem 55 (2)
1999–2000 Sion 13 (1)
2000 Royal Antwerp 0 (0)
2000–2002 Sion 8 (0)
2003 Akratitos 7 (1)
2004–2005 Istres 0 (0)
2005–2006 Servette 5 (0)
National team
2000 Nigeria U23 2 (0)
2000 Nigeria 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Iyenemi Furo (born 17 July 1978) is a retired Nigerian international footballer who played as a defender for clubs in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Greece.

Club career[edit]

Born in Okrika, Furo moved to France and began playing football for Paris Saint-Germain's reserve side in 1995. He signed a contract with Belgian Pro League club K.S.V. Waregem in 1997. He acquired Belgian citizenship and moved to Swiss Super League side FC Sion.

In January 2003, Furo joined Greek Superleague side Akratitos F.C., where he would make 7 league appearances before leaving the club.[1]

International career[edit]

Furo played for Nigeria at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.[2] He captained the team as they reached the last eight of the tournament.[3]

Furo played for the Nigeria national football team at the 2000 African Cup of Nations finals, making five appearances as Nigeria finished runners-up.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mastrogiannopoulos, Alexander (21 March 2004). "Greece 2002/03". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 27 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Adesanya, Niran (24 August 2000). "Controversial Furo Makes U-23 Team". P.M. News (Lagos). 
  3. ^ Omotunde, Bello (3 November 2010). "We had no team at Sydney 2000 - Furo". Mastersportsng.com. 
  4. ^ Courtney, Barrie; Stokkermans, Karel (9 July 2009). "African Nations Cup 2000". RSSSF. 

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