Sylvester Emeka Igbonu, commonly known as Sylvester Igboun (born 8 September 1990) is a Nigerian professional football player, who currently plays as a striker or an attacking midfielder for the Russian Premier League club FC Dynamo Moscow on loan from FC Ufa. Igboun is known for his blistering speed. His surname is Igbonu but was misspelled when registering a passport.[1] His shirt lists his nickname "Sly" on the back instead of his last name.[2]

Sylvester Igboun
Sylvester Igboun 2019 Dynamo.jpg
Sly with Dynamo Moscow in 2019
Personal information
Full name Sylvester Emeka Igbonu
Date of birth (1990-09-08) 8 September 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Dynamo Moscow
Number 10
Youth career
2004–2006 Ebedei
2006–2010 FC Midtjylland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 FC Midtjylland 147 (41)
2015– FC Ufa 108 (25)
2019–FC Dynamo Moscow (loan) 10 (2)
National team
2015 Nigeria 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2015

CareerEdit

ClubEdit

On 13 July 2015, Igbonu signed for Russian Premier League side FC Ufa.[3]

On 2 September 2019, he joined FC Dynamo Moscow on loan for the 2019–20 season.[4] He was voted player of the month for September 2019 by Dynamo fans.[5]

InternationalEdit

He made his international debut in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification game against Tanzania on 5 September 2015, replacing Moses Simon as a substitute in the 69th minute.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 2 June 2019[7][8]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Midtjylland 2009–10 Danish Superliga 1 0 0 0 - - 1 0
2010–11 31 6 5 2 - - 36 8
2011–12 31 8 1 0 4 1 - 36 9
2012–13 25 8 0 0 2 1 - 27 9
2013–14 28 10 1 0 - - 29 10
2014–15 31 9 0 0 2 1 - 33 10
Total 147 41 7 2 8 3 - - 162 46
Ufa 2015–16 Russian Premier League 25 4 1 0 - - 26 4
2016–17 24 3 2 0 - - 26 3
2017–18 26 7 0 0 - - 26 7
2018–19 27 9 0 0 6 1 2 1 35 11
Total 102 23 3 0 6 1 2 1 113 25
Career total 249 64 10 2 14 4 2 1 275 71

InternationalEdit

Nigeria national team
Year Apps Goals
2015 6 0
Total 6 0

Statistics accurate as of match played 17 November 2015[8]

HonoursEdit

Midtjylland

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IGBOUN REVEALS HOW DANISH CLUB CHANGED HIS NAME". Africanfootball.com. 10 September 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Russian Premier League player page" (in Russian). Russian Premier League. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Сильвестер Игбун переходит в ФК "Уфа"" (in Russian). FC Ufa. 13 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Сильвестр Игбун – в «Динамо»" [Sylvester Igboun at Dynamo] (in Russian). FC Dynamo Moscow. 2 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Сильвестр Игбун стал лучшим игроком сентября" [Sylvester Igboun is the best player of September] (in Russian). FC Dynamo Moscow. 4 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Tanzania vs. Nigeria". weltfussballarchiv.com. 5 September 2015.
  7. ^ Sylvester Igboun at Soccerway
  8. ^ a b c "Sylvester Igboun". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 5 December 2016.

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