Biography Of Rita Chikwelu

Rita Chikwelu is a Nigerian professional football player who plays for Swedish Damallsvenskan club Kristianstads DFF. She previously played for Umeå IK. She is also a member of the Nigeria women’s national football team (The Super Falcons).

NAME: Rita Chikwelu

DATE OF BIRTH: 6 March 1988

PLACE OF BIRTH: Abasa, Nigeria

OCCUPATION: Footballer


From 2006 to 2009 Chikwelu played in Finland for FC United. She was the top scorer of Finnish women’s league Naisten Liiga in 2009 with 22 goals.

Chikwelu spent seven seasons with Umeå IK from 2010 to 2016, but left upon the club’s relegation and joined Kristianstads DFF on a two-year contract

HONOUR AND AWARDS: African Women’s Championship Winner: 2016

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