Precious Emuejeraye

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Precious Emuejeraye
Personal information
Full name Precious Emuejeraye
Date of birth (1983-03-21) 21 March 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Nigeria
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002—2003 Jurong FC 64 (1)
2003—2006 Young Lions 50 (1)
2006—2008 Gombak United 73 (4)
2008—2009 Woodlands Wellington 29 (3)
2009—2010 Sriwijaya 28 (0)
2010—2012 Persija Jakarta 52 (2)
2012—2013 Persiba Balikpapan 16 (0)
2013—2014 Persidafon Dafonsoro 14 (0)
2014—2015 Home United 18 (0)
2015–2016 Putrajaya SPA F.C. 1 (0)
2016 Eunos Crescent
2017 Balestier United Recreation Club
National team
2006– 2016 Singapore 61 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 March 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 August 2010

Precious Emuejeraye (born 21 March 1983 in Nigeria) is a naturalised Singaporean footballer who currently plays for Eunos Crescent in the National Football League.

Club career[edit]

Emuejeraye came to Singapore in 2002 from Nigeria after being signed by the now-defunct S-League side Jurong FC. Even though Jurong FC folded a year later, his impressive performances in league did not go unnoticed, as the Young Lions signed him next.

In 2006, Gombak United snapped up the burly defender after doing well in his 3 years with the Young Lions before new Woodlands Wellington FC's coach, Nenad Bacina signed him for the 2009 season.

In October 2009, he signed for Indonesia Super League club, Sriwijaya. He won Piala Indonesia 2010 with Sriwijaya.

In November 2012, he signed for Indonesia Super League club, Persiba Balikpapan.

Emuejeraye signed for S.League club Home United in 2014. He was released at the end of the season. He is currently playing for a local Sunday league team APMFC participating in the xleague 2015-16 campaign alongside some of the ex-sleague players, Ruhaizad Ismail, Farouq Farkhan and Hasree Zais.

International career[edit]

In December 2005, he was awarded the citizenship of Singapore and the head coach of the national football team, Radojko Avramovic duly gave him his international debut in a friendly against Denmark on the 26 January 2006. He then became the third Nigerian to play for the national team, after Itimi Dickson and Agu Casmir.

His performances in the national team colours at first were met with criticisms from the supporters, citing that his speed was making the whole defence a liability. But soon, people realised that he was able to use his sheer build and strength to make up for the lack of speed and soon became a firm fixture in the first team of the national squad.

Precious made his debut for the Singapore national team on the 26 January 2006 against Denmark.

Personal life[edit]

His wife is Nigerian. He is the elder brother of Alfred Emuejeraye. He is currently residing in Singapore with his wife and children (2 sons, 1 daughter)[1]







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