Emeka Friday Eze

Emeka Friday Eze (born 26 September 1996) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club Ankara Keçiörengücü.[1][2]

Emeka Friday Eze
Personal information
Date of birth (1996-09-26) 26 September 1996 (age 24)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Ankara Keçiörengücü
Number 90
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Oxygène de Mfou
2016 Aigle Royal Menoua 29 (9)
2017 RoPS 21 (7)
2017–2021 Sturm Graz 43 (6)
2019–2020Adanaspor (loan) 17 (5)
2021– Ankara Keçiörengücü 10 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:47, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Playing careerEdit

Early careerEdit

After playing for a minor club in Nigeria, Eze arrived in Cameroon in 2013, where he started off playing for a local football academy in Mbanga.[3] He then joined Oxygène de Mfou, a second division regional club in the Centre region, in 2014.[4] Despite not playing the whole of first season he managed eleven goals and close to thirty the next season, earning him titles for the best player and top scorer in the league respectively.[3][5]

Aigle Royal MenouaEdit

Following the two successful seasons with Oxygène, Eze was offered a contract by MTN Elite One (Ligue 1) club Aigle Royal Menoua. He ended the 2016 season with nine goals and was among the 25 nominees for the league's best player award.[6][7]

RoPSEdit

In 2017, Eze was headed to Cameroonian champion UMS de Loum,[6] but set his sights to Europe instead. After trying out for Estonian Paide Linnameeskond,[8] he ended up playing for RoPS in Rovaniemi, Finland.[9] He scored a goal in his first appearance with RoPS in a friendly match against IFK Luleå.[10] Having made his Veikkausliiga debut on 22 April 2017, Eze's first goal came a week later in his second game, against PS Kemi.[1][11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Emeka Friday Eze". RoPS (in Finnish). Archived from the original on 10 May 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  2. ^ "EMEKA EZE ADANASPOR'UMUZDA!" (in Turkish). Adanaspor. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Friday Emeka : " Je veux jouer à Manchester United "". Camfoot.com (in French). Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Friday Eze Emeka : Un " super eagle " à la pointe de l'attaque de Aigle Royal". Camfoot.com (in French). Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Quand un Super Eagle respire, Aigle s'envole". Camfoot.com (in French). Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Transfert UMS Signe Emeka". PressSport.com (in French). Retrieved 5 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Jude Kongnyuy Nominated For League 1 Best Player Award". Lions4Life.com. Archived from the original on 29 October 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Paide tuli kaheväravalisest kaotusseisust välja ja alistas Kalju (Frolov sai põlvevigastuse!)". Soccernet.ee (in Estonian). Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  9. ^ "RoPS:lle vahvistuksia hyökkäys- ja puolustuspäähän". Suomifutis.com (in Finnish). Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  10. ^ "RoPS ja IFK Luleå tasasivat maalit". RoPS (in Finnish). Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Otteluraportti: RoPS - PS Kemi (Kierros 4, Veikkausliiga 2017)". RoPS (in Finnish). Retrieved 5 May 2017.[permanent dead link]

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