John Chibuike

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John Chibuike
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At Sandnes stadion, 25 August 2013
Personal information
Full name John Chibuike
Date of birth (1988-10-10) 10 October 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Enugu, Nigeria
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Secondary striker
Club information
Current team
Hapoel Tel Aviv
Number 16
Youth career
Enugu Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Enugu Rangers 14 (5)
2009–2011 BK Häcken 70 (16)
2011–2014 Rosenborg 66 (19)
2014–2016 Gaziantepspor 59 (11)
2016 AIK 7 (0)
2017– Hapoel Tel Aviv 8 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 January 2017.

John Chibuike (born 10 October 1988) is a Nigerian footballer who plays secondary striker for Hapoel Tel Aviv.[1]

Career[edit]

Starting his career in Enugu Rangers and made the senior team in the 2008-2009 season, in 2009 prior to the start of Allsvenskan he was bought by BK Häcken. Mainly being used as a defender by Rangers, after his arrival in Häcken he has been used more as a midfielder.

John Chibuike had a quite soft start in BK Häcken, but soon spectators around the venues saw that he had something extra. During his first season – 2010 he played as a midfielder and showed both good defensive and offensive skills and specially a good vision and technique. He made 27 out of 30 games during the season scoring 3 goals and making three assists.

In the start of Allsvenskan, season 2011 it became apparent that Chibuike had improved even more. Allsvenskan topscorer – and club fellow Mathias Ranégie said he was the team’s most import important player and that he very soon could see Chibuike playing on a European toplevel.[2]

On 29 August he signed a 4-year contract with Norwegian side Rosenborg where he played behind a main striker.

In the summer of 2014, he moved from Rosenborg to Turkish side Gaziantepspor, signing a 4-year contract.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 24 November 2016[3][4]
Season Club Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sweden Division League Cup Europe Total
2009 BK Häcken Allsvenskan 22 6 3 1 25 7
2010 27 3 1 1 28 4
2011 21 7 0 0 5 1 26 8
Norway Division League Cup Europe Total
2011 Rosenborg Tippeligaen 11 6 0 0 0 0 11 6
2012 23 4 2 2 8 1 33 7
2013 24 9 5 3 4 3 33 15
2014 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Turkey Division League Cup Europe Total
2014–15 Gaziantepspor Süper Lig 27 6 4 0 31 6
2015–16 32 5 3 0 35 5
Sweden Division League Cup Europe Total
2016 AIK Allsvenskan 7 0 0 0 7 0
Career Total 202 46 18 7 17 5 237 58

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Chibuike till AIK Fotboll". aikfotboll.se. 2016-02-17. Retrieved 2016-08-11. 
  2. ^ "Startsida". Fotbollskanalen.se. 2016-02-17. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  3. ^ "J. CHIBUIKE". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "John Chibuike". elitefootball.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 

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