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John Chibuike’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Nigerian footballer
Is Athlete
Football player
Association football player
From Nigeria
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth

10 October 1988, Enugu

Age 32 years

John Chibuike (born 10 October 1988) is a Nigerian footballer who plays secondary striker for Hapoel Tel Aviv.

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Career

Starting his career in Enugu Rangers and made the senior team in the 2008-2009 season, in 2009 prior to the start of Allsvenskan he was bought by BK Häcken. Mainly being used as a defender by Rangers, after his arrival in Häcken he has been used more as a midfielder.

John Chibuike had a quite soft start in BK Häcken, but soon spectators around the venues saw that he had something extra. During his first season – 2010 he played as a midfielder and showed both good defensive and offensive skills and specially a good vision and technique. He made 27 out of 30 games during the season scoring 3 goals and making three assists.

In the start of Allsvenskan, season 2011 it became apparent that Chibuike had improved even more. Allsvenskan topscorer – and club fellow Mathias Ranégie said he was the team’s most import important player and that he very soon could see Chibuike playing on a European toplevel.

On 29 August he signed a 4-year contract with Norwegian side Rosenborg where he played behind a main striker.

In the summer of 2014, he moved from Rosenborg to Turkish side Gaziantepspor, signing a 4-year contract.

Career statistics

As of 24 November 2016
Season Club Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sweden Division League Cup Europe Total
2009 BK Häcken Allsvenskan 22 6 3 1 25 7
2010 27 3 1 1 28 4
2011 21 7 0 0 5 1 26 8
Norway Division League Cup Europe Total
2011 Rosenborg Tippeligaen 11 6 0 0 0 0 11 6
2012 23 4 2 2 8 1 33 7
2013 24 9 5 3 4 3 33 15
2014 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Turkey Division League Cup Europe Total
2014–15 Gaziantepspor Süper Lig 27 6 4 0 31 6
2015–16 32 5 3 0 35 5
Sweden Division League Cup Europe Total
2016 AIK Allsvenskan 7 0 0 0 7 0
Career Total 202 46 18 7 17 5 237 58