Izunna Uzochukwu

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Izunna Uzochukwu
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Personal information
Full name Izunna Arnest Uzochukwu
Date of birth (1990-04-11) 11 April 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Nigeria
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
OB
Number 15
Youth career
0000–2004 Makbet
2004–2006 Ebedei
2006–2009 Midtjylland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2015 Midtjylland 150 (4)
2015–2016 Amkar Perm 9 (0)
2016– OB 15 (0)
National team
2015 Nigeria 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 January 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 September 2015

Izunna Arnest Uzochukwu (born 11 April 1990) is a Nigerian professional football midfielder who plays for OB.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

During the summer of 2013, Uzochukwu was subject to a transfer bid from Valenciennes, but the deal fell through.[1]

In July 2015, Uzochukwu signed a three-year contract with Russian Premier League side Amkar Perm.[2][3]

He returned to Denmark in January 2016 to play for OB.[4]

International[edit]

Uzochukwu was called up to the Nigeria national team for the first time in September 2015,[5][6] making his debut against Tanzania on 5 September.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 3 December 2015[8][9]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Midtjylland 2008–09 Danish Superliga 2 0 0 0 2 0
2009–10 21 1 4 0 25 1
2010–11 30 2 4 0 34 2
2011–12 30 0 1 0 4 0 35 0
2012–13 26 0 2 0 2 0 30 0
2013–14 19 1 1 0 2 0 22 1
2014–15 22 0 0 0 0 0
Total 150 3 12 0 8 0 170 3
Amkar Perm 2015–16 Russian Premier League 9 0 2 0 11 0
Total 9 0 2 0 11 0
Odense BK 2015–16 Danish Superliga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 159 0 14 0 8 0 181 0

International[edit]

Nigeria
Year Apps Goals
2015 1 0
Total 1 0

Statistics accurate as of match played 5 September 2015[9]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Midtjylland

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Valenciennes fail to conclude Izunna Uzochukwu deal". en.starafrica.com/. Star Africa. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Лучший опорный полузащитник Дании перебрался в "Амкар" (in Russian). FC Amkar Perm. 8 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Russian side Amkar Perm hand Izunna Uzochukwu three-year deal". www.goal.com/. Goal.com. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Изунна Узочакву перешел в «Оденсе» (in Russian). FC Amkar Perm. 25 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "New Super Eagle Uzochukwu: Bring On Tanzania!". www.completesportsnigeria.com/. Complete Sports Nigeria. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Ikeme, Izunna earn surprise Nigeria call". www.supersport.com/. SuperSport. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Tanzania hold Nigeria in Group G". www.kingfut.com/. kingfut. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "I.Uzochukwu". uk.soccerway.com/. Soccerway. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  9. ^ a b c "Izunna Uzochukwu". National Football Teams. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 

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