Nkem Ezurike

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Nkem Ezurike
Personal information
Full name Nkemjika Natalie Ezurike
Date of birth (1992-03-19) March 19, 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Mallbackens IF
Number 12
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Michigan Wolverines
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Boston Breakers 23 (3)
2016 Vittsjö GIK[1] 18 (1)
2017 Mallbackens IF 25 (7)
National team
2008 Canada U-17 7 (2)
2012 Canada U-20 6 (3)
2014– Canada 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 28, 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 14, 2015

Nkem Ezurike (born March 19, 1992) is a Canadian soccer player. She plays as a forward for the Canada women's national soccer team and Swedish club Mallbackens IF.

Early life[edit]

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Ezurike attended Sackville High School in Lower Sackville.[2]

University of Michigan[edit]

Ezurike attended the University of Michigan where she played for the Wolverines from 2010–2013.[3]

Club Career[edit]

Ezurike was selected eighth overall by the Boston Breakers in the 2014 NWSL College Draft and later signed with the team.[4][5]

On January 14, 2016 she signed with Vittsjö GIK in the Damallsvenskan. [6]

Ezurike signed with Mallbackens IF for the 2017 season. [7]

International Career[edit]

Ezurike made her debut for the Canada women's national soccer team in 2014.[2] She was named to Canada's squad for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. [8]

Honours[edit]

Canada U-20

Runner-up

References[edit]

  1. ^ Höghäll, Marika (January 13, 2016). "Vittsjö värvar kanadensisk forward". Norra Skåne (in Swedish). Retrieved May 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Nkem Ezurike". Boston Breakers. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Nkem Ezurike". University of Michigan. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Breakers Pick Six, Add Attacking Depth During 2014 NWSL College Draft". SB Nation. January 18, 2014. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  5. ^ "BREAKERS SIGN CANADIAN NKEM EZURIKE". National Women's Soccer League. March 27, 2014. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Vittsjö GIK sign Nkem Ezurike from Boston Breakers". January 14, 2016. Retrieved July 17, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Mallbacken värvar landslagsforward". January 9, 2017. Retrieved July 17, 2018. 
  8. ^ "BREAKERS FORWARD NKEM EZURIKE NAMED TO CANADA'S ROSTER FOR PAN AMERICAN GAMES". June 20, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2018. 

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