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Daniel Chima Chukwu

Daniel Chima Chukwu (born 4 April 1991) is a Nigerian footballer playing as a striker for China League One side Heilongjiang Lava Spring on loan from Molde.

Daniel Chima
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Personal information
Full name Daniel Chima Chuwku
Date of birth (1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Kano, Nigeria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Heilongjiang FC (on loan from Molde)
Number 27
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Lyn 11 (4)
2010–2015 Molde 107 (31)
2015–2017 Shanghai Shenxin 49 (21)
2017–2018 Legia Warsaw 4 (0)
2018– Molde 11 (3)
2019–Heilongjiang FC (loan) 23 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October 2019

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

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.[1]

MoldeEdit

Following the bankruptcy of Lyn, Chima joined Tippeligaen side Molde on 28 July 2010.[2]

2011 seasonEdit

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.[3] He played 24 games and scored five goals in the 2011 Tippeligaen and contributed to Molde's first ever league championship.

2012 seasonEdit

On 4 August 2012, Chukwu scored the winning goal which gave champions Molde FK victory over Sogndal in the Tippeligaen.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8] In December 2012, reports surfaced that Chima was wanted by Romanian club Steaua București, who were weighing up a bid.[9][10] His agent Atta Aneke confirmed to Aftenposten that Steaua had shown interest in signing him in the winter of 2012.[11]

Shanghai ShenxinEdit

On 29 January 2015, Molde agreed to sell Chima to Shanghai Shenxin F.C..[12]

Legia WarsawEdit

On 5 January 2017, he signed a contract with Polish side Legia Warsaw.[13] 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.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 26 October 2019[1][15][16]
Club Season Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lyn 2010 1. divisjon 11 4 3 2 14 6
Total 11 4 3 2 14 6
Molde 2010 Tippeligaen 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2011 24 5 5 7 29 12
2012 24 7 4 1 10 3 38 11
2013 28 9 5 2 6 2 39 13
2014 27 10 6 4 3 0 36 14
Total 107 31 20 14 19 5 146 50
Shanghai Shenxin 2015 Chinese Super League 27 10 0 0 27 10
2016 China League One 22 11 1 0 23 11
Total 49 21 1 0 50 21
Legia Warszawa 2016-17 Ekstraklasa 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
2017-18 2 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
Total 4 0 4 0 1 0 9 0
Molde 2018 Eliteserien 11 3 2 3 4 0 17 6
Molde total 118 34 22 17 23 5 163 56
Heilongjiang Lava Spring (loan) 2019 China League One 23 15 0 0 23 15
Career total 196 69 30 19 24 5 250 94

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Molde

IndividualEdit

PerformancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Daniel Chima". lynfotball.net. FK Lyn. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Molde signerte angriper". rbnett.no. Romsdals Budstikke. 28 July 2010. Archived from the original on 1 August 2010. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Diouf senket Brann". bt.no. Bergens Tidende. 25 April 2011. Archived from the original on 30 April 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Osaze, Daniel Chima to the rescue". mtnfootball.com. 5 August 2012. Archived from the original on 7 August 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Daniel Chima nails Stuttgart". mtnfootball.com. 4 October 2012. Archived from the original on 22 November 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Europa Lge: Chima scores, but Molde lose". futaa.com. 9 November 2012. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "VIDEO Steaua va transfera un atacant care i-a dat gol în Europa League!" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 10 December 2012.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "Steaua-interesse for Chima" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 12 December 2012. Archived from the original on 18 December 2012.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ "Daniel Chima Chukwu piłkarzem Legii" (in Polish). 90minut. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  14. ^ "CHIMA LÅNES UT TIL KINESISK KLUBB". moldefk.no (in Norwegian). Molde FK. 18 February 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Daniel Chima Chukwu". nifs.no. A-pressen. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  16. ^ "D. Chima". us.soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 24 May 2019.

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