Simeon Nwankwo

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Simeon Nwankwo
Personal information
Full name Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo
Date of birth (1992-05-07) 7 May 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Onitsha, Nigeria
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Crotone
Number 25
Youth career
Guo FC
Portimonense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Portimonense 55 (17)
2013–2016 Gil Vicente 88 (29)
2016– Crotone 78 (23)
National team
2018– Nigeria 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:15, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Simeon "Simy" Tochukwu Nwankwo (born 7 May 1992) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Crotone in the Serie B.[2]

Club career[edit]

On July 2016 he was acquired by the new Serie A team Crotone.[3]

On 19 April 2018 he scored a goal with an overhead kick in the incredible 1–1 draw against Juventus.[4][5]

International career[edit]

In May 25, 2018 "Simy" was called up to the Nigerian camp by Rohr in preparation for the world Cup, On 28 May, He made his international debut in the 1–1 draw against Dr Congo.[6] In June 2018 he was named in Nigeria's final 23 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[7] He made his first appearance at the tournament against Croatia where he came in as a second half substitute which Nigeria lost 2–0.[8] He also played as substitute in the 2–1 defeat against Argentina who eliminated Nigeria from the World Cup.[9][10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 11 May 2019[11]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portimonense 2011–12 LigaPro 23 5 8 1 31 6
2012–13 32 12 5 1 37 13
Total 55 17 13 2 0 0 0 0 68 19
Gil Vicente 2013–14 Primeira Liga 15 0 6 0 21 0
2014–15 30 9 6 2 36 11
2015–16 LigaPro 43 20 3 0 46 20
Total 88 29 15 2 0 0 0 0 103 31
Crotone 2016–17 Serie A 21 3 1 1 22 4
2017–18 23 7 1 0 24 7
2018–19 Serie B 34 13 3 0 37 13
Total 78 23 5 1 0 0 0 0 83 24
Career total 221 69 33 5 0 0 0 0 254 74

International[edit]

As of 26 June 2018[12]
Nigeria
Year Apps Goals
2018 4 0
Total 4 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 23 June 2018. p. 19.
  2. ^ "Simy Nwankwo :: Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo :: Crotone". www.calciozz.it (in Italian). Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Nuovo acquisto in casa rossoblù: arriva Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo - ilRossoBlu.it". ilRossoBlu.it (in Italian). Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Crotone, Simy dopo la rovesciata: "Io come CR7? C'ho provato. Dimostrato di credere nella salvezza" - Mediagol". Mediagol (in Italian). 19 April 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Video Simy, pazzesco gol in rovesciata. Il Crotone pareggia con la Juventus. Bicicletta alla Cristiano Ronaldo". OA Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  6. ^ admin. "Simeon Nwankwo: It was good Super Eagles debut but I have to do more". scorenigeria.com.ng. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Nigeria World Cup squad guide: Full fixtures, group, ones to watch, odds and more". The Independent. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  8. ^ FIFA.com. "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - Matches - Croatia - Nigeria - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Recap: Late-game heroics salvage Argentina's World Cup hopes, eliminates Nigeria". FOX Sports. 26 June 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  10. ^ "FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1 to reach round of 16 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  11. ^ Simeon Nwankwo at Soccerway
  12. ^ "Simeon Nwankwo". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 27 June 2018.

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