Akpoguma in 2016
|Full name||Kevin John Ufuoma Akpoguma|
|Date of birth||19 April 1995|
|Place of birth||Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Germany|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|FC Bavaria Wörth|
|–2007||FC Neureut 08|
|2013–2015||1899 Hoffenheim II||55||(3)|
|2015–2017||→ Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan)||45||(0)|
|2019||→ Hannover 96 (loan)||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2019|
Akpoguma spent the 2016–17 season on loan at 2. Bundesliga side Fortuna Düsseldorf. On 21 April 2017, towards the end of the season, he collided with FC St. Pauli's Bernd Nehrig in a league match. Both players were hospitalised with Akpoguma suffering a broken neck.
Akpoguma made his first appearance in the Bundesliga the following season on 22 October 2017, replacing Stefan Posch at half-time in 1899 Hoffenheim's 1–1 draw with VfL Wolfsburg. Four days later, he made his first start for the club, in a 1–0 away to Werder bremen in the second round of the DFB-Pokal.
Born to a German mother and a Nigerian father, Kevin Akpoguma is eligible to play for Germany and Nigeria. He has represented Germany at youth level, playing for the U16, U17, U18, U19, U20, and U21 teams.
In October 2018 he stated that he was open to playing to Nigeria.
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- Profile at DFB
- Kevin Akpoguma at fussballdaten.de (in German)
- Kevin Akpoguma at Soccerway
- Profile at DFB
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