Justin Amaluzor

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Justin Amaluzor
Personal information
Full name Justin Ikechukwu Obiora Amaluzor[1]
Date of birth (1996-10-17) 17 October 1996 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Southwark, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Winger, Forward
Club information
Current team
Maidstone United
Youth career
–2011 Luton Town
2011–2013 AFC Kempston Rovers
2012 AFC Rushden & Diamonds
2013–2015 Dartford
2015 Barnet
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Dartford 0 (0)
2015Kent Football United (loan)
2015–2018 Barnet 19 (0)
2016Hayes & Yeading United (loan) 5 (0)
2017Hemel Hempstead Town (loan) 4 (0)
2017Hemel Hempstead Town (loan) 4 (1)
2017–2018Hampton & Richmond Borough (loan) 3 (0)
2018Bognor Regis Town (loan) 8 (1)
2018–2019 Braintree Town 21 (3)
2019– Maidstone United 14 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:44, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

Justin Ikechukwu Obiora Amaluzor (born 17 October 1996) is an English footballer of Nigerian descent who plays as a forward for Maidstone United. He was previously known as Justin Nwogu.[3]

Career[edit]

Nwogu played youth football for Luton Town, AFC Kempston Rovers, where he scored 55 goals at U15 and U16 level,[4][5] and AFC Rushden & Diamonds[6] before joining Dartford on a two-year scholarship in 2013.[7] Nwogu joined Kent Football United, of the Kent Invicta Football League, on loan in February 2015. Following four goals in his first two games, manager Sam MacNeil said that "Justin has been a revelation so far for us. Coming in as a fresh 18 year old new to senior football he has took his first two games by storm... The boy has tremendous talent and has given us a major threat in behind teams and a natural finish to our moves... During his time with the club he will make a name for himself and I am sure will be playing a very high level of football in years to come."[8]

Nwogu joined Barnet in April 2015, and played for the under-18s for the remainder of the season before signing a one-year professional contract two months later.[9] He made his League Two debut when he came on as a 53rd-minute substitute for Luke Gambin in a 3–1 win over York City on his 19th birthday on 17 October 2015.[10] Nwogu, along with teammate Charlie Kennedy, joined Hayes & Yeading United on loan in February 2016.[11] He scored his first goal for Barnet in an EFL Trophy game against Peterborough United on 8 November 2016.[12] He then went on loan to Hemel Hempstead Town in January 2017.[13] He joined Hemel on loan for a second time on 7 September 2017,[14] and then left the club for a fourth loan spell, this time with Hampton & Richmond Borough, in December 2017.[15] He then joined Bognor Regis Town on loan in March 2018.[16] He was released by Barnet at the end of the 2017–18 season.[17]

Amaluzor joined Braintree Town on 31 August 2018.[18] He then signed for Maidstone United on 15 February 2019 on a contract until the end of the following season. Maidstone's Head of Football John Still said "Justin is quick, bright and has got a goal in him. He can play wide on either side – he likes to play on the right and cut in on his left foot, and he can play off the main striker."[19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 August 2019
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kent Football United (loan) 2014–15 Kent Invicta League No data currently available
Barnet 2015–16[20] League Two 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2016–17[21] 11 0 1 0 1 0 3[a] 1 16 1
2017–18 4 0 0 0 2 0 2[a] 0 8 0
Barnet total 19 0 1 0 3 0 5 1 28 1
Hayes & Yeading United (loan) 2015–16 National League South 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Hemel Hempstead Town (loan) 2016–17 National League South 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Hemel Hempstead Town (loan) 2017–18 National League South 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Hampton & Richmond (loan) 2017–18 National League South 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Bognor Regis Town (loan) 2017–18 National League South 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
Braintree Town 2018–19 National League 21 3 1 0 0 0 1[b] 0 23 3
Maidstone United 2018–19 National League 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 3
2019–20 National League South 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Maidstone total 14 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 4
Career total 78 9 3 0 3 0 6 1 90 10
  1. ^ a b Appearance in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance in the FA Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-12-02. Retrieved 2016-06-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "Justin Nwogu". 11v11. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  3. ^ @BarnetFC (19 July 2016). "#BarnetFC winger Justin Nwogu has changed his name to Justin Amaluzor ahead of the 2016-17 season" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "2011-2012 Season: Player's Appearances - Nwogu Justin". football.mitoo.co. Chiltern Youth League. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  5. ^ "2012-2013 Season: Player's Appearances - Nwogu Justin". football.mitoo.co. Chiltern Youth League. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Northampton Spencer U18 5 AFC Rushden & Diamonds U18 1". AFC Rushden & Diamonds. 31 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Justin Nwogu". Dartford FC. Archived from the original on 9 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Sheppey United Preview". www.pitchero.com. Kent Football United.
  9. ^ "Eight Academy graduates sign first pro deals!". Barnet Football Club. 30 June 2015.
  10. ^ "Barnet 3-1 York City". BBC Sport. 17 October 2015.
  11. ^ Bodell, Tom (6 February 2016). "Barnet youngsters Justin Nwogu and Charlie Kennedy have been loaned to Hayes & Yeading for a month". Times Series.
  12. ^ "Barnet vs. Peterborough United - 8 November 2016". Soccerway.
  13. ^ Chance, Dean (6 Jan 2017). "Tudors borrow Barnet striker". Hemel Hempstead Town FC.
  14. ^ "Loan - Justin Amaluzor joins Hemel Hempstead Town". Barnet F.C. 7 September 2017.
  15. ^ Overfield, Rob (23 December 2017). "More firepower for the Beavers". Hampton & Richmond Borough FC.
  16. ^ News | Four players move out on loan
  17. ^ "John Akinde: Barnet put striker on transfer list after relegation to National League". BBC Sport. 8 May 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  18. ^ [1]
  19. ^ http://www.maidstoneunited.co.uk/2019/02/still-aims-for-amaluzor/
  20. ^ "Games played by Justin Amaluzor in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  21. ^ "Games played by Justin Amaluzor in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 July 2017.

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