Michael Tukura

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Mike Tukura
Personal information
Full name Michael Tukura
Date of birth (1988-10-19) 19 October 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Abuja, Nigeria
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
free agent
Youth career
dynamite f.c
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Wikki Tourists
2008–2009 Hakoah Ramat Gan (loan) 24 (2)
2009–2010 Maccabi Nazareth 23 (1)
2010–2012 FK Ventspils 39 (6)
2011–2012 Rubin Kazan (loan) 0 (0)
2012–2013 Vaslui 5 (0)
2013–2014 Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan 34 (8)
2014–2015 Hapoel Petah Tikva 29 (1)
2015–2016 Hapoel Ramat Gan 37 (4)
2016- free agent (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of U23

Michael Tukura (born 19 october 1988 in Abuja) is a Nigerian footballer, who currently plays for the Israeli Premier League club Hapoel Petah Tikva.


Tukura began his career with dynamite f.c in Nigeria. In 2007, he signed with Wikki Tourists F.C., and in summer 2008 he joined the Israeli club Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan on a ten months loan deal. He played his first game in the Israeli Premier League on 13 September 2008 against Bnei Yehuda.[1] At the end of the season Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan finished last in the league table and were relegated back to Liga Leumit after the play-off matches against Maccabi Ahi Nazareth. In fact, in 2009 he moved to the new promoted Maccabi Ahi Nazareth, where he spent a year, playing 23 matches and scoring 1 goal. In April 2010 Tukura joined FK Ventspils, playing in the Latvian Virsliga. He made his debut on 1, 2010 in a league match against SK Blāzma. He scored his first goal in a league match against FK Jūrmala-VV on 2 June 2010. All in all he played 14 matches that season, scoring 1 goal. On July 11 2014, Tukura signed with Hapoel Petah Tikva, which was promoted from the Liga Leumit to the Israeli Premier League.


Tukura plays as a central midfielder in attacking midfield or defensive midfield and also as center back.[2]


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