Ndubisi Chukunyere

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Ndubisi Chukunyere
Personal information
Full name Ndubisi Chukunyere
Date of birth (1979-12-23) 23 December 1979 (age 43)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Position(s) Striker
Team information
Current team
Youth career
Stationery Stores
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Kano Pillars
1997–2005 Hibernians 169 (49)
2005–2006 Valletta 5 (1)
2006–2008 Hibernians 39 (7)
2008–2009 Vittoriosa Stars
2010–2011 Hibernians 2 (1)
International career
2002 Nigeria 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10 July 2010
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 10 July 2010

Ndubisi Chukunyere (born 23 December 1979 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a former Nigerian footballer who last played for Maltese Premier League side Hibernians, in the capacity of striker.

Playing career[edit]

Chukunyere began his career as a member of Stationery Stores, then moved to Kano Pillars before moving to Malta. He made his international debut for Nigeria when he played in a friendly match against Egypt in Lagos, and was in talks to join the Super Eagles.[1]

In 2001, Chukunyere was named one of the most prolific African scorers in the current European season by the BBC.[2] The following year, he was named Best Foreign Player at the Malta Football Awards.[3] In 2003, a Qatari club attempted to buy Chukunyere but the offer was turned down as his club, Hibernians, had asked for a million dollars.[4]

Now a Maltese citizen, he is in the staff team with Hibernians. He is the father of Junior Eurovision 2015 winner, as well as Eurovision 2021 contestant, singer Destiny Chukunyere.[5]


  1. ^ "maltafootball.com". www.maltafootball.com. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Golden boot/leading scorers". 23 April 2001. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  3. ^ "maltafootball.com". www.maltafootball.com. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  4. ^ "maltafootball.com". www.maltafootball.com. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  5. ^ Cremona, George. "Filmat: "Xħin rebħet binti, aġixxejt qisni rbaħt logħba futbol" - Ndubisi Chuckunyere". Newsbook (in Maltese). Retrieved 24 August 2019.

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