Razundara Tjikuzu

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Razundara Tjikuzu
Personal information
Full name Razundara Tjikuzu
Date of birth (1979-12-12) 12 December 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Swakopmund, South West Africa
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder, right-back
Youth career
1995–1998 SV Werder Bremen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Werder Bremen II 39 (14)
1999–2003 Werder Bremen 68 (0)
2003–2005 Hansa Rostock 49 (5)
2005–2006 MSV Duisburg 23 (0)
2006–2007 Çaykur Rizespor 16 (1)
2007–2009 İstanbul BB 54 (1)
2009–2010 Trabzonspor 4 (0)
2010 Diyarbakırspor 10 (0)
2010–2011 Kasımpaşa S.K. 19 (1)
Total 282 (22)
National team
Namibia 56 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Razundara Tjikuzu (born 12 December 1979) is a Namibian former professional football player who spent most of his career playing in Germany and Turkey and who represented Namibia at international level.

Career[edit]

In Germany[edit]

Born in Swakopmund, South West Africa, Tjikuzu moved to Germany as a 14-year-old in 1995, joining SV Werder Bremen.[1] At Werder Bremen, he rose through the youth ranks spending four years in the club's academy[2] before being promoted to the reserves in 1998 and playing in the Regionalliga Nord, Germany's third tier at the time.

On 14 August 1999, Tjikuzu made his debut for the first team in the Bundesliga at the age of 19.[2] He went on to make made 25 league appearances in his first season. In 2003, after eight years at Werder Bremen and having made 86 appearances in all competitions for the club, he was told to search for a new club.[1]

In 2003, Tijkuzu moved to Bundesliga rivals Hansa Rostock. Following a strong first season, he signed with Hamburger SV, but after a drunken car crash and missing training, he was instantly dismissed by Rostock and his contract with Hamburger SV was also rescinded.[1]

He spent the 2005–2006 Bundesliga season at MSV Duisburg who were relegated.[1]

In Turkey[edit]

In summer 2006, Tjikuzu moved to Turkish side Çaykur Rizespor. A year later, he left Çaykur Rizespor for the newly promoted Süper Lig side İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor where he started playing as a defensive midfielder. In summer 2009, he signed with Trabzonspor. On 11 January 2010, after just half a season in Trabzon, he joined Diyarbakırspor on loan for the rest of the season with whom he suffered relegation. In summer 2010, he moved to Kasımpaşa S.K. signing a two-year contract. After making 23 appearances in another season which ended with relegation, he was released from his contract.[1]

International career[edit]

Tjikuzu had previously made over 55 appearances for Namibia but was not in their squad for the 2008 African Cup of Nations.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

[4][5][6]

Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe[nb 2] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Werder Bremen II 1998–99 Regionalliga Nord 27 6 1 0 28 6
2001–02 3 2 3 2
2002–03 9 6 9 6
Total 39 14 1 0 0 0 40 14
Werder Bremen 1999–2000 Bundesliga 25 0 4 0 5 0 34 0
2000–01 13 0 1 0 14 0
2001–02 22 0 1 1 23 1
2002–03 8 0 2 0 10 0
Total 68 0 7 1 6 0 81 1
Hansa Rostock 2003–04 Bundesliga 34 4 2 0 36 4
2004–05 15 1 3 1 18 2
Total 49 5 5 1 0 0 54 6
Duisburg 2005–06 Bundesliga 23 0 1 0 24 0
Total 23 0 1 0 0 0 24 0
Çaykur Rizespor 2006–07 Süper Lig 16 1 16 1
Total 16 1 0 0 0 0 16 1
İstanbul BB 2007–08 Süper Lig 29 0 29 0
2008–09 25 1 25 1
Total 54 1 0 0 0 0 54 1
Trabzonspor 2009–10 Süper Lig 4 0 2 0 6 0
Total 4 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
Diyarbakırspor
(loan)
2009–10 Süper Lig 10 0 10 0
Total 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Kasımpaşa S.K. 2010–11 Süper Lig 19 1 4 0 23 1
Total 19 1 4 0 0 0 23 1
Career total 282 22 18 2 8 0 308 24
Notes
  1. ^ Includes DFB-Pokal, DFL-Ligapokal, Turkish Cup
  2. ^ Includes UEFA Cup / Europa League

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 April 2000 Independence Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia  Seychelles 3–0 Win 2002 WC qualification
2. 22 April 2000 Independence Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia  Seychelles 3–0 Win 2002 WC qualification
3. 22 April 2000 Independence Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia  Seychelles 3–0 Win 2002 WC qualification
4. 15 July 2000 Independence Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia  Benin 8–2 Win 2002 ANC qualification
5. 15 July 2000 Independence Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia  Benin 8–2 Win 2002 ANC qualification
6. 24 February 2001 Independence Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia  Egypt 1–1 Draw 2002 WC qualification
Correct as of 3 March 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Tjikuzu – der arbeitslose Abstiegs-Experte". Kreiszeitung (in German). 3 November 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Blaschke, Ronny (3 August 2005). "Problemfall Tjikuzu: Einzelgänger im Irrgarten Bundesliga". Der Spiegel (in German). Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Namibia: Tjikuzu Could Make Afcon Squad". New Era Online. 3 October 2007. 
  4. ^ "Tjikuzu". National Football Teams. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Razundara Tjikuzu » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "R. Tjikuzu". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 

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