Etor Daniel

Etor Daniel Essien (born 5 May 1993) is a Nigerian footballer who plays for Muscat Club in the Oman Professional League.[1]

Etor Daniel
Etor Daniel, Nigerian footballer
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-05-05) 5 May 1993 (age 27)
Place of birth Kano, Nigeria
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Muscat Club
Youth career
2006 Karamone
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Supreme Court FC 24 (8)
2010–2011 ABS 28 (9)
2011–2013 Niger Tornadoes 21 (13)
2012Akwa United (loan) 9 (3)
2013–2016 Enyimba 63 (21)
2016–2019 Enugu Rangers
2017–2019Al-Nasr (loan) 15 (5)
2019– Muscat Club
National team
2012–2013 Nigeria U-20 4 (1)
2015– Nigeria U-23 14 (2)
2012– Nigeria 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Etor Daniel - Al-Nasr S.C.S.C.

Etor Daniel began his youth career with Karamone , the former youth club of Austin Amutu, Akande Abiodun Asimiyu, Oghogho Oduokpe, Razaq Adegbite, Akande Tope. Etor Daniel moved to Supreme Court FC, ABS F.C. , Niger Tornadoes on loan to Akwa United F.C. 2012. He got the eye of top professional football teams in Nigeria and abroad[2] but finally got transferred into Enyimba[3] Nigeria Premier League mid-season through his representative Ramone Remmie. He scored the winning goal for Enyimba and one of the fantastic goal in the Nigeria Premier League season 2014 against Sunshine Stars F.C..

Etor scored the first goal in the 3-0 home win over Buffles du Borgou FC to give Enyimba their first leg win of the Caf Champions league Cup qualification stage.[4] He had scored 3 goals and 4 goals assist quarter season in all 14 games, he had played as of now 02/06/2015 inclusive Caf Champions League qualification game, Nigeria Federation Cup and Nigeria Premier League season 2015. He won the 2015 Nigeria Premier league season with Enyimba.


He first moved out of Nigeria in 2017 to Oman where he signed a one-year contract with Salalah-based Al-Nasr S.C.S.C.[5][6][7][8] He made his Oman Professional League debut on 13 September 2017 in a 2-0 win over Oman Club and assisted the first goal for his side[9] and scored his first goal in the competition on 18 September 2017 in a 2-0 win over Al-Mudhaibi Club.[10]

Muscat ClubEdit

In September 2019 it was confirmed, that Etor had joined Omani club Muscat Club.[11]

Club career statisticsEdit


Club Season Division League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Al-Nasr 2017–18 Oman Professional League 15 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 19 6
Total 15 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 19 6
Career total 15 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 19 6

International careerEdit

In 2012, he was called up to the Nigeria Super Eagles home-based team. He made his first appearance for the senior national team. He was part of the Nigeria U-20 2012 and 2013. He was selected by Nigeria for their 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[13] Etor Daniel played and won with Nigeria team the 2016 Caf All Africa Games tournament and Caf U23 championship 2016 where he wears the jersey no.9

Style of playEdit

He has been described as a complete forward who possesses pace, accurate ball crosses, brilliant passes to assist goals, good positioning, natural finishing as well as the ability to provide assists to target-man (strikers).


  1. ^ "Etor Daniel". SOCCERWAY.
  2. ^ "Four fight for Daniel Essien Etor". SuperSport.
  3. ^ "Daniel Etor scores first goal of the season". ENYIMBA FC.
  4. ^ "Enyimba in good start, beat Buffles 3-0 in Champions League". NIGERIA PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE.
  5. ^ "Nigeria U23 winger Daniel Etor signs for Omani club Al Nasr". scorenigeria.
  6. ^ "TRANSFER ZONE Nigeria U23 winger Daniel Etor signs for Omani club Al Nasr". SOCCERLOADED.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Etor signs for Al Nasr". 9JA Players Gists.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Etor dumps Rangers for Omani club". NAJIAFOOTBALL.
  9. ^ "Etor Daniel Happy His Dreams Come True, Vows To Help Al-Nasr Win Trophies". Sportline.
  10. ^ "Etor Daniel Opens Goal Account In Oman In Al-Nasr Away Win Over Al-Mudhaib". Sportline.
  11. ^ Daniel Etor completes transfer to Omani club Muscat,, 15 September 2019
  12. ^ Etor Daniel at Soccerway
  13. ^ "Kelechi Iheanacho included in Nigeria's Olympics squad". BBC SPORT.

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