Warming up for San Jose in 2017
|Full name||Quincy Obinna Amarikwa|
|Date of birth||October 29, 1987|
|Place of birth||Bakersfield, California, United States|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Playing position||Forward, Winger|
|San Jose Earthquakes|
|2006–2008||UC Davis Aggies||75||(31)|
|2009–2010||San Jose Earthquakes||25||(1)|
|2015–||San Jose Earthquakes||53||(9)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 14, 2018
College and amateur
Amarikwa attended Liberty High School, was a member of the Bakersfield Alliance club soccer team, and played college soccer at UC Davis, leading his team to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history in 2008.
Amarikwa was drafted in the third round of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by San Jose Earthquakes. He made his professional debut in San Jose's first game of the 2009 MLS season against the New England Revolution and scored his first MLS goal on October 7 against FC Dallas.
After 25 games for San Jose and one goal, he was traded to Colorado Rapids in April 2010 in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. Amarikwa made 31 league appearances for Colorado scoring three goals and was a member of the side that captured the 2010 MLS Cup.
Amarikwa was waived by Colorado in June 2012. Shortly thereafter his rights were claimed through waivers by the New York Red Bulls. He spent two weeks training with New York but never signed; instead, New York traded Amarikwa to Toronto FC for a conditional draft pick on July 21. He made his league debut for Toronto in a 2–0 home defeat to Houston Dynamo on July 28. Amarikwa scored his first goal for Toronto in CONCACAF Champions League play against Santos Laguna in a 3–1 home defeat.
In June 2015, Chicago Fire traded Amarikwa to San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for defender Ty Harden. He scored two goals in four minutes in his second Earthquakes appearance during the California Clásico against the LA Galaxy. Amarikwa was sidelined for the rest of the 2016 season and for the first half of the 2017 season after suffering a knee injury on September 24, 2016, against Sporting Kansas City. He made his return to the team on July 14, 2017, in a friendly match against Eintracht Frankfurt, scoring a penalty kick twelve minutes after substituting in for Simon Dawkins and securing San Jose's 4–1 victory. On October 14, 2017, he was nominated for the MLS Comeback Player of the Year Award.
- Major League Soccer Eastern Conference Playoff Championship (1): 2010
- Major League Soccer MLS Cup (1): 2010
Statistics accurate as of April 14, 2018.
|Club||Season||League||Open Cup||MLS Cup||Other||Total|
|San Jose Earthquakes||2009||24||1||0||0||0||0||-||-||24||1|
|Chicago Fire SC||2013||14||3||1||0||0||0||-||-||15||3|
- "Fire Acquire Forward Quincy Amarikwa From Toronto FC". chicago-fire.com. February 27, 2013.
- "UCDAVISAGGIES.com Quincy Amarikwa Bio :: UC Davis Official Athletic Site :: Men's Soccer".
- 2009 Major League Soccer SuperDraft Archived June 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Quincy Amarikwa on his way out of San Jose? – Center Line Soccer Archived July 22, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Rapids land Amarikwa – The Denver Post".
- "Chicago Fire trade Quincy Amarikwa to San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for Ty Harden". mlssoccer.com. June 26, 2015.
- "Earthquakes' Amarikwa injures knee on opening play vs. KC, feared serious". Major League Soccer. September 25, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
- "RECAP: Earthquakes Defeat Bundesliga's Eintracht Frankfurt 4–1". San Jose Earthquakes. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
- Jake Pisani (October 14, 2017). "FEATURE: Several San Jose Earthquakes nominated for MLS awards". San Jose Earthquakes. Retrieved October 16, 2017.