Michael Uwezu

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Michael Uwezu
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Uwezu playing for Forest Green Rovers in 2012
Personal information
Full name Michael Uwezu
Date of birth (1990-12-12) 12 December 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Irete, Nigeria
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Arsenal
000?–2009 Fulham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Fulham 0 (0)
2010 Lincoln City (loan) 2 (0)
2010 Lincoln City 0 (0)
2010–2011 Northampton Town 4 (1)
2011–2012 Forest Green Rovers 25 (2)
2014–? Thamesmead Town ? (?)
2016– FC Linköping City 10 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 August 2016.

Michael Uwezu (born 12 December 1990) is a Nigerian footballer, who currently plays for FC Linköping City.[1] He began his career at Fulham and has also played for Lincoln City and Forest Green Rovers.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Irete, Imo State, Uwezu began his career with Arsenal's academy before moving to their London rivals Fulham. Michael can play wide or as a central striker and signed his first professional contract with Fulham at the end of the 2008–09 season after scoring 11 goals in 18 games for the Academy Under-18s that season.[2]

Fulham[edit]

At the beginning of the 2009–10 season, Uwezu was given the number 40 shirt. He was an unused substitute three times for Fulham's Europa League group matches against CSKA Sofia (home and away),[3][4] and FC Basel (away).[5]

He was sent on a month loan to Lincoln City on 1 January 2010, along with Matthew Saunders.[6] He made his first senior appearance and debut the following day in a 4–0 loss to Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup third round, coming on as a substitute for Lenell John-Lewis.[7]

Uwezu returned to Fulham on 1 February 2010, after appearing twice for Lincoln in the league and once in the FA Cup. [8] He then continued his good form for Fulham's reserve side, scoring two goals in four games towards the end of the season, and this form was good enough for him to be given a trial at Carlisle United, with an eye to a loan move for the 2010–11 season. On 1 July 2010, Fulham announced that Uwezu had been released from his contract with Fulham.[9] He made no senior appearances for the club.

Forest Green Rovers[edit]

On 6 August 2011, Uwezu featured as a trialist for Forest Green Rovers in a 2–1 win over Gloucester City. And on 3 November 2011, Uwezu signed a short term contract with Forest Green.[10][11] Uwezu made his Forest Green debut on 5 November 2011 coming on as a substitute in Forest Green's home win over Alfreton Town.[12]

On 6 January 2012, Uwezu signed an extended contract at The New Lawn after impressing in his first two months with the club.[13] On 3 March 2012, Uwezu scored his first goal for Forest Green in a 2–1 home win against Cambridge United.[14] At the end of the season Uwezu was released by Forest Green.[15]

Later career[edit]

In the 2014-15 season Uwezu played for Thamesmead Town[16] in the Isthmian League Division One North.

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2009–10 Fulham Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Lincoln City League Two 2 0 1 0 0 0 - 3 0
2010–11 Northampton Town League Two 4 1 0 0 0 0 - 4 1
2011–12 Forest Green Rovers Conference Premier 25 2 0 0 0 0 - 25 2
Total England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 31 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 32 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "51. Michael Uwuzu". FC Linköping City. Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Who Are Milson, Uwezu and Saunders; Vitalfootball.co.uk
  3. ^ "CSKA Sofia v Fulham". Fulham F.C. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fulham 1–0 CSKA Sofia". Fulham F.C. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Basel 2–3 Fulham". Fulham F.C. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Quartet Join Lincoln". Fulham F.C. 31 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Bolton 4–0 Lincoln". BBC Sport. 2 January 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Fulham Duo Return". Lincoln City FC. 1 February 2010. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Player Contract Round-Up". Fulham FC. 1 June 2010. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Uwezu pens Forest Green deal". Stroud News & Journal. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Forest Green Rovers sign up striker Michael Uwezu". BBC Sport. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Forest Green Rovers 4–1 Alfreton Town". BBC Sport. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Four players secure deals at Forest Green Rovers". BBC Sport. 6 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "Forest Green 2–1 Cambridge United". BBC Sport. 3 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "Thomson and Uwezu released". Stroud News & Journal. 2 May 2012. 
  16. ^ "Gaffer’s all smiles as George settles points". Thamesmead Town F.C. April 5, 2015. 

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