Kevin Amuneke

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Kevin Amuneke
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Amuneke playing for Öster in 2012.
Personal information
Full name Kevin Onyekachi Amuneke
Date of birth (1986-05-10) 10 May 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Eze Obodo, Nigeria
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Soccer Warriors
1999–2002 Benfica
2002–2003 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Porto B 6 (0)
2004–2006 Landskrona BoIS 48 (16)
2006–2007 Vitória Setúbal 28 (4)
2007 CSKA Sofia 15 (5)
2008 Norrköping 27 (10)
2009 Politehnica Timişoara 8 (2)
2009–2011 Nacional 16 (5)
2011–2012 Öster 12 (4)
2013 Trelleborg 14 (6)
2013 Tondela 15 (8)
2014 Sloboda Užice 10 (4)
2015– Halmia 10 (4)
National team
2005 Nigeria 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 August 2015.

† Appearances (goals)

Kevin Onyekachi Amuneke (born 10 May 1986) is a Nigerian footballer who plays for Swedish club IS Halmia as a forward.

He spent most of his professional career in Europe, mainly in Portugal and Sweden.

Club career[edit]

Amuneke was born in Eze Obodo. After starting out at S.L. Benfica and F.C. Porto, representing only the youth teams in the first case and the youths and the reserves in the second,[1][2] he began his professional career in Sweden with Landskrona BoIS (where he played alongside brother Kingsley) and, after two years, returned to Portugal, appearing for Vitória de Setúbal in the top division.[3]

On 21 May 2007 Amuneke, after cancelling out his contract unilaterally, agreed to join PFC CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria, for about 400,000.[4] However, he returned to Sweden in December of the same year to play for IFK Norrköping in the top level – the transfer fee was this time reported as €300,000.

After a brief stint in Romania with FC Politehnica Timișoara, Amuneke moved back to Portugal, signing with Madeira's C.D. Nacional in early July 2009.[5] Not having been used at all during the first part of the 2010–11 season,[6] he was released by the club, resuming his career with Östers IF in the Superettan.

International career[edit]

Amuneke won two caps for Nigeria, both during the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, featuring against Rwanda and Angola in June 2005.

Personal life[edit]

Amuneke's older brothers, Emmanuel and Kingsley, were also footballers. The former, a winger, played amongst others for Sporting Clube de Portugal and FC Barcelona, and was also a Nigerian international.


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