Daniel Chima Chukwu (born 4 April 1991) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Indian Super League club Jamshedpur.
|Full name||Daniel Chima Chuwku|
|Date of birth||4 April 1991|
|Place of birth||Kano, Nigeria|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2019||→ Heilongjiang Lava Spring (loan)||23||(15)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 15:30, 22 February 2023 (UTC)|
Chima started playing football for Festac Sport, before going on loan to Bussdor United.
He joined the Norwegian First Division side Lyn at the beginning of the 2010-season, and scored his first goal in his debut against Bodø/Glimt on 5 April 2010.
Following the bankruptcy of Lyn, Chima joined Tippeligaen side Molde on 28 July 2010.
On 25 April 2011, he secured a 3–1 win against Brann with a stoppage-time goal, which was also his first goal for Molde. He played 24 games and scored five goals in the 2011 Tippeligaen and contributed to Molde's first ever league championship.
On 4 August 2012, Chukwu scored the winning goal which gave champions Molde FK victory over Sogndal in the Tippeligaen. On 30 September 2012, he fired a treble against Stabaek in a 4–3 victory to shoot Norwegian champions Molde back to the top of the table. Chima was the hero of his club as he sealed victory in a 2–0 win over Stuttgart in the Europa League on 4 October 2012. On 8 November 2012, he got on the score sheet, but ended up on the losing side as Steaua București completed a two way win in a Europa League group clash. Chima scored the only goal in Molde's 1–0 home victory against Hønefoss on 11 November 2012, which coupled with their title challengers, Strømsgodset, 2–1 defeat away to Sandnes Ulf, secured Molde's second Tippeligaen title. In December 2012, reports surfaced that Chima was wanted by Romanian club Steaua București, who were weighing up a bid. His agent Atta Aneke confirmed to Aftenposten that Steaua had shown interest in signing him in the winter of 2012.
On 29 January 2015, Molde agreed to sell Chima to Shanghai Shenxin.
On 5 January 2017, he signed a contract with Polish side Legia Warsaw. He played a total of nine games for the club before returning to Molde.
Return to MoldeEdit
On 14 February 2018, he once again signed a contract with Molde FK for an undisclosed fee. He scored six goals in 17 games in the 2018 season. On 18 February 2019, Chima Chukwu joined chinese club Heilongjiang Lava Spring on loan until the end of the 2019 season.
In February 2020, Chima Chukwu moved to Chinese club Taizhou Yuanda where he signed a two-year contract.
On 16 September 2021, Chukwu signed with Indian Super League side SC East Bengal on a one-year deal. He scored a brace on 30 November against Odisha FC, but lost the match by 6–4.
- As of 22 February 2023
|Shanghai Shenxin||2015||Chinese Super League||27||10||0||0||—||27||10|
|2016||China League One||22||11||1[d]||0||—||23||11|
|Heilongjiang Lava Spring
|2019||China League One||23||15||0||0||—||23||15|
|Taizhou Yuanda||2020||China League One||13||3||1[d]||0||—||14||3|
|East Bengal||2021–22||Indian Super League||10||2||0||0||—||10||2|
|Jamshedpur||2021–22||Indian Super League||11||7||0||0||—||11||7|
|2022–23||Indian Super League||19||5||0||0||—||19||5|
- ^ a b c d e Appearance(s) in Norwegian Football Cup
- ^ a b Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
- ^ a b c d e Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
- ^ a b Appearance(s) in Chinese FA Cup
- ^ Appearance(s) in Polish Cup
- Tippeligaen: 2011, 2012, 2014
- Norwegian Cup: 2013, 2014
- Indian Super League; League Winners Shield: 2021–22
- ^ "Daniel Chima". lynfotball.net. FK Lyn. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
- ^ "Molde signerte angriper". rbnett.no. Romsdals Budstikke. 28 July 2010. Archived from the original on 1 August 2010. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
- ^ "Diouf senket Brann". bt.no. Bergens Tidende. 25 April 2011. Archived from the original on 30 April 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
- ^ "Osaze, Daniel Chima to the rescue". mtnfootball.com. 5 August 2012. Archived from the original on 7 August 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
- ^ "Hat-trick spurs Chima for Europa League tie". mtnfootball.com. 1 October 2012. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
- ^ "Daniel Chima nails Stuttgart". mtnfootball.com. 4 October 2012. Archived from the original on 22 November 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
- ^ "Europa Lge: Chima scores, but Molde lose". futaa.com. 9 November 2012. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
- ^ "MOLDE ER SERIEMESTER: – STØRRE PRESTASJON I ÅR" [Molds are champions: – GREATER PERFORMANCE THIS YEAR]. football.no. Norges Fotballforbund. 11 November 2012. Archived from the original on 12 January 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
- ^ "VIDEO Steaua va transfera un atacant care i-a dat gol în Europa League!" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 10 December 2012.
- ^ "Steaua a trimis oferta pentru Chima, atacantul lui Molde. Norvegienii au răspuns imediat şi şi-au exprimat pretenţiile. Iată situaţia negocierilor!" (in Romanian). Prosport. 12 December 2012.
- ^ "Steaua-interesse for Chima" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 12 December 2012. Archived from the original on 18 December 2012.
- ^ "Hardtarbeidende spiss klar for Kina" [Hard working forward goes to China]. moldefk.no/ (in Norwegian). Molde FK. 29 January 2015. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
- ^ "Daniel Chima Chukwu piłkarzem Legii" (in Polish). 90minut. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
- ^ "CHIMA LÅNES UT TIL KINESISK KLUBB". moldefk.no (in Norwegian). Molde FK. 18 February 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
- ^ "Daniel Chima Chukwu". eurosport.no (in Norwegian). Eurosport. 15 February 2020. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
- ^ ISL 2021–22: SC East Bengal Sign Daniel Chima Chukwu Khel Now. Retrieved 16 September 2021
- ^ "ISL - SC East Bengal Secures The Signature Of Nigerian Striker Daniel Chima | IFTWC - Indian Football Team For World Cup". Retrieved 16 September 2021.
- ^ "ISL: Odisha FC come from behind to beat SC East Bengal in 10-goal thriller". Hindustan Times. 1 December 2021. Archived from the original on 1 December 2021. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
- ^ Daniel Chima Chukwu at Soccerway
- ^ "Jamshedpur FC clinch League Winners' Shield after beating ATK Mohun Bagan". Indian Super League. Archived from the original on 7 March 2022. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
- Daniel Chima Chukwu at Soccerway
- Daniel Chima Chukwu at 90minut.pl (in Polish)