Rita Chikwelu

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Rita Chikwelu
Rita Chikwelu 2011-07-24 (4).JPG
Personal information
Full name Rita Chikwelu
Date of birth (1988-03-06) 6 March 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Abasa, Nigeria
Height 160 cm (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Forward/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Kristianstads DFF
Youth career
Cold City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2005 Akwa Starlets
2006–2009 FC United (28)
2010–2016 Umeå IK 140 (16)
2017– Kristianstads DFF 0 (0)
National team
2007– Nigeria 33 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:47, 30 December 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 July 2011

Rita Chikwelu (born 6 March 1988) is a Nigerian professional football player who plays for Swedish Damallsvenskan club Kristianstads DFF. She previously played for Umeå IK.[2] She is also a member of the Nigeria women's national football team (The Super Falcons).

Club career[edit]

From 2006 to 2009 Chikwelu played in Finland for FC United. She was the top scorer of Finnish women's league Naisten Liiga in 2009 with 22 goals.[3]

Chikwelu spent seven seasons with Umeå IK from 2010 to 2016, but left upon the club's relegation and joined Kristianstads DFF on a two-year contract.[4]

International career[edit]

Chikwelu participated in the FIFA U-20 World Cup from 2004–2008 and made her senior national team debut in 2007 at the FIFA women's World Cup. She was a member of the Nigerian Olympic team which participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics in China and a member of the Nigerian squad in the 2011 FIFA women's World Cup.[5]



  1. ^ Source
  2. ^ "Rita Chikwelu profile". Umeå IK. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Naisten Liiga scorers 2006–2011". Finnish Football Association. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Fredriksson, Emelie (26 November 2016). "Rita Chikwelu klar för Kristianstads DFF" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Rita Chikwelu Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 14 October 2009. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Rita Chikwelu at Wikimedia Commons