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Josiah Emmanuel

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Josiah Emmanuel
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Josiah Emmanuel
Personal information
Full name UDEMEZUE Josiah Emmanuel
Date of birth 1 January 2001
Place of birth Enugu, Nigeria
Height 179
Playing position Forward, Winger
Club information
Current team
Fk Podogrica
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008-2009 Steaua Chisinav 30 (17)
2009-2011 Real Success 56 (32)
2011-2014 FC Zaria Balti (B) 65 (71)
2015-2017 OFK Mladost 33 (20)
2017 FK Podogrica 44 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Amazon.com Logo.png Search Josiah Emmanuel on Amazon.UDEMEZUE Josiah Emmanuel (born 1st January 2001) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward left and right winger[1] for Montenegro Fk Podogrica team and also been called up for the junior National team of Nigeria.

Josiah's football career began in 2007 in the Pepsi Football Academy in Nigeria and made his way to Moldova in Europe 2008 where he played for Steaua Academy Chisinau, and Real Success 2009``[2]

Josiah has been called up for the Nigeria National Team several but has not had the opportunity to play for his mother country.

Club Career[edit]

Early career

Josiah Emmanuel was born in Enugu Nigeria to a Christian religious family. In the year 2007, he began his football career in Nigeria at the Pepsi Football Academy in Nigeria.

Breakthrough in Moldova

In 2008, Josiah played for Steaua Academy Chisinau where he played 30 games, scoring 17 goals in his first Amateur seasons. He was subsequently moved in 2009–11 season to Real Success where he set the league record scoring 30 in 44 appearances.

Josiah held the record for the highest goals ever scored in one season in the history of the Moldova Amateur League in 2011.

FC Zaria Balti Club

Josiah was transferred to Fc Zaria Balti club summer 2011, where he played for the team B which he scored 33 goals in 25 appearances breaking another record for the B side of the Moldova Youth League. He was now Transfer in 2015 to Montenegro side OFK Mladost B where he scored 7 times in 13 Appearances. And in 2017 he moved to Fk Podogrica B which he has scored so far 21 goals in 44 Appearances.[3]

International Career[edit]

In January 2015, Josiah Emmanuel confirmed the news of him been listed among the Nigeria U-23 National Team in the final preparation for the Rio Olympics 2016 camping at Atlanta United States of America but couldn't make the final eighteen man list due of the injury he sustained at the training camp in the United States, what could have been his chance to represent Nigeria at the Olympics Football games as a Nigerian youngster player.[4]

References[edit]

  1. "Josiah Emmanuel Udemezue". Free player Druga Crnogorska Liga , Montenegro. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "How He Overcame Language Barrier In Montenegro". After17 Goals And 7 Assists Josiah Explains How He Overcame Language Barrier In Montenegro. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "Josiah Emmanuel Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward and left winger for Fc Podgorica team". Profile on web. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "Football profile". Josiah Emmanuel Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward and left winger for Fc Podgorica team. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)


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