Dominic Chatto

Dominic Chatto Bashir Jamilu (born 7 December 1985) is a retired Nigerian football midfielder. He has played three times in Nigerian youth teams.

Dominic Chatto
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Personal information
Full name Dominic Chatto Bashir Jamilu
Date of birth (1985-12-07) 7 December 1985 (age 35)
Place of birth Kaduna, Nigeria
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Pepsi Football Academy
Highlanders Football Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Heartland FC
0000–2004 FC Sheraton
2004–2006 AS Racines
2007–2008 Inter Turku 47 (6)
2009–2013 Häcken 121 (1)
2014–2015 Bodø/Glimt 44 (3)
2016 Ordabasy 29 (0)
2017–2019 Falkenberg 28 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Chatto was born in Kaduna, Nigeria.

Chatto started playing football in the age of six. He developed into one of the most talented players of his region and was always chosen to lead his team as a captain. Chatto learned to play football in Pepsi Football Academy in Nigeria. Before moving to Nigerian Premier League and Heartland FC he trained also in Highlanders Football Academy. In the league he succeeded so well that, in 2005, he was given a tryout in Blackburn Rovers. Eventually, he did not get a work permit, because he had not played in 70 percent of national team matches. Despite this, Blackburn and Mark Hughes wanted to sign a contract and send Chatto to Cercle Brugge for a loan. Chatto refused to go to Brugge, because he would have had to wait three months to get a playing right for the Belgium league. After England, he visited Dynamo Kyiv and Brøndby IF, but did not get a contract offer. He chose to go back to Nigeria and wait for new offers from European clubs.

Inter TurkuEdit

His professional career in Europe started in 2007, when Finnish Veikkausliiga club FC Inter Turku signed him. In his first season, he was voted as the third-best player in the league and was called up to the Nigerian under-23 national team. After the season, he signed a new year-long contract with the Turku-based club. In the 2008 season, Chatto was linked with a move to Slovakian FC Senec, Serbian FK Partizan and Red Star Belgrade. The owner of FC Inter refused to sell without a large transfer fee and Chatto stayed in the club.[1] In the last match of the championship season Serie A club Atalanta B.C. was scouting Chatto. Some Russian league clubs were after him and also FC Inter offered him a new contract and was hoping to keep the player. After the season 2008, Chatto was voted for Veikkausliiga players' player of the season.[2]

BK HäckenEdit

In November 2008, Chatto signed a three-year contract with just promoted Swedish club BK Häcken.[3] Häcken had to pay a transfer fee to AS Racine, which still owned his rights. The transfer negotiations started when former Finnish international Janne Saarinen contacted Chatto via Facebook.[4]

Chatto scored a goal against IF Elfsborg in a pre-season friendly. In an interview before the Swedish season, Chatto said that Häcken were hoping for a survival in the premier division, but he hoped that they could reach a top-five place.[5] And when the season was over, Chattos wishes had come true, as Häcken finished in the fifth place in Allsvenskan

OrdabasyEdit

In February 2016, Chatto signed a one-year contract with Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Ordabasy.[6]

FalkenbergEdit

On 10 March 2017, Chatto signed a two-year contract with Superettan side Falkenberg.[7] On 19 December 2019, 34-year old Chatto announced his retirement.[8]

International careerEdit

He was called up for Nigerian squad for the Intercontinental Cup in Malaysia, but did not play in the team.[9] Chatto was near to playing in the Olympic tournament in Beijing, but would have missed about ten matches with Inter and did not make the trip.

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 29 October 2016[10][11]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
BK Häcken 2009 Allsvenskan 19 0 0 0 - 19 0
2010 26 1 0 0 - 26 1
2011 25 0 0 0 - 25 0
2012 27 0 0 0 - 27 0
2013 24 0 0 0 - 24 0
Total 121 1 0 0 - - 121 0
Bodø/Glimt 2014 Tippeligaen 25 2 1 0 - 26 2
2015 19 1 2 0 - 21 1
Total 44 3 3 0 - - 47 3
Ordabasy 2016 Kazakhstan Premier League 29 0 1 0 2 0 32 0
Falkenbergs 2017 Superettan 25 1 1 1 - 26 2
2018 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Total 25 1 1 1 - - 26 2
Career total 219 5 5 1 2 0 226 6

HonorsEdit

ClubEdit

Inter Turku

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Etusivu - Turun Sanomat". Turunsanomat.fi. 18 November 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 July 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Dominic Chatto | Football in Finland". Footballinfinland.wordpress.com. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ "Ордабасы подписал Чатто и Юнузовича". fcordabasy.kz (in Russian). FC Ordabasy. 26 February 2016. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Dominic Chatto till Falkenbergs FF". falkenbergsff.se (in Swedish). Falkenbergs FF. 10 March 2017. Archived from the original on 13 March 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Dominic Chatto avslutar spelarkarriären, hn.se, 19 December 2019
  9. ^ [3][dead link]
  10. ^ "Dominic Chatto". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). TV 2 (Norway). Archived from the original on 27 October 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  11. ^ "D.Chatto". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Archived from the original on 30 April 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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