Kingsley Umunegbu

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Kingsley Umunegbu
Personal information
Full name Kingsley Ebere Umunegbu
Date of birth (1989-10-28) 28 October 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Zaria, Nigeria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Tavşanlı Linyitspor
Youth career
Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Milan 0 (0)
2008–2009 Salernitana (loan) 2 (0)
2009 Portogruaro (loan) 6 (0)
2009–2010 Varese (loan) 0 (0)
2010–2011 Renate (loan) 13 (0)
2011–2012 Chiasso
2012 Milan (loan) 0 (0)
2012 Bologna 0 (0)
2012–2013 Boussu 25 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 July 2012.

Kingsley Ebere Umunegbu (born 28 October 1989) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Boussu (as of 2012–13 season).

Career[edit]

After playing in their youth team, Umunegbu made his official debut for Milan in a Coppa Italia game against Catania on 20 December 2007, coming off the bench at half time.[1]

For the 2008–09 season he was loaned out to Serie B club Salernitana.[2] He left the club after only six months,[3] due to lack of playing time, and was subsequently loaned to Prima Divisione side Portogruaro.[4] The following season, he was sent on loan to Varese,[5] but finished the season with no league appearances. At the start of the 2010–11 season he was loaned out again, this time to Seconda Divisione club Renate.

At the beginning of the 2011–12 season, Umunegbu signed for Chiasso on a free transfer, but during the January transfer window he came back to Milan as they needed a player to fill in their second non-EU spot, which otherwise would have been lost.[6][7]

On 26 July 2012, Umunegbu signed for Bologna on a free transfer.[8] However the deal also cost Bologna €175,000.[9] Umunegbu immediately transferred to Belgian club Boussu for free.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colpaccio del Catania a San Siro. Battuto 2-1 il Milan delle riserve". la Repubblica (in Italian). 20 December 2007. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Graziano Maggiore (11 July 2008). "Tre colpi per la Salernitana". tuttomercatoweb.com (in Italian). Retrieved 17 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "Acquistato Ledesma, ceduto Umunegbu". salernitana1919.com (in Italian). Salernitana Calcio 1919. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Ufficiale: Portogruaro, dal Milan ecco Kingsley Umunegbu". tuttomercatoweb.com (in Italian). 3 February 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  5. ^ Andrea Losapio (8 July 2009). "Ufficiale: Varese, triplo colpo". tuttomercatoweb.com (in Italian). Retrieved 8 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Official A.C. Milan press release". acmilan.com. Associazione Calcio Milan. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Pietro Mazzara (31 January 2012). "Ufficiale: Umunegbu torna al Milan". milannews.it (in Italian). Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Summer transfers". legaseriea.it. Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Bologna FC 1909 SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2013, PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A. (Italian)

External links[edit]

  • Profile at Assocalciatori.it (Italian)
  • Profile at EmozioneCalcio.it (Italian)