Pius Ikedia

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Pius Ikedia
Personal information
Full name Pius Nelson Ikedia
Date of birth (1980-07-11) 11 July 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position(s) Winger
Youth career
0000–1996 Okin Oloja Ventures
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Bendel Insurance ? (?)
1998–1999 Mimosas ? (?)
1999–2005 Ajax 25 (2)
2002–2003Groningen (loan) 27 (1)
2003–2005RBC Roosendaal (loan) 39 (5)
2005–2007 AZ 12 (1)
2006–2007RKC Waalwijk (loan) 24 (2)
2007–2008 Metalurh Donetsk 3 (0)
2008–2010 RBC Roosendaal 14 (0)
2010–2011 AZAL PFC Baku 21 (1)
2011–2012 Mağusa Türk Gücü[1] 13 (2)
National team
1997–2004 Nigeria 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Pius Nelson Ikedia (born 11 July 1980 in Lagos) is a Nigerian former football player who played as a winger for OFC in the Dutch Hoofdklasse.


While still a teenager, Ikedia scored many goals along with Julius Aghahowa at Nigerian club Bendel Insurance. He played professional football for one year in Côte d'Ivoire before he was discovered by Dutch giants Ajax. He broke into Ajax's first team. After three seasons with Ajax (1999/00 until 2001/02) he was loaned out to various Dutch clubs before signing with AZ Alkmaar in 2005. In the 2006-07 season he was out on loan to RKC Waalwijk but failed to make an impact and was subsequently released by AZ Alkmaar. He returned to Roosendaal after a trial with the Chicago Fire, after which he later played for Metalurh Donetsk in 2007/08. In 2008/09 he played for RBC Roosendaal in the Netherlands

International career[edit]

Ikedia has played fifteen international matches and scored one goal for Nigeria, for whom he debuted in 1997. He played at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 Summer Olympics.


  1. ^ "Kuzey Kıbrıs Telsim Süper Lig" (in Turkish). Retrieved 28 January 2013.

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