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Biography Of Vincent Enyeama (Footballer)


Vincent Enyeama is a Nigerian professional footballer who currently plays for Ligue 1 club Lille as a goalkeeper. He was also a member of the Nigerian national team from 2002 until October 2015, serving as its captain from 2013 until his retirement from international football. With 101 caps, he is Nigeria’s joint most capped player of all time

NAME: Vincent Enyeama

DATE OF BIRTH: 29 August 1982

PLACE OF BIRTH: Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

A Christian from Ika Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Enyeama is married and a father of three In 2004, he was involved in a car accident in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State southern Nigeria, in which two motorcycle passengers were killed. The driver of the car in which Enyeama was travelling was left in critical condition. Despite the severity of the accident, Enyeama suffered only bruises after the car somersaulted twice as it swerved to avoid the motorbike.

OCCUPATION: Footballer

CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: During his spell with Enyimba International F.C., he won the CAF Champions League twice, with one noteworthy distinction: He was always substituted before penalty shootouts. “I don’t know why I was substituted before penalties, but it worked,” he said in an interview in 2006. “In Israel I stopped many penalties and now everyone knows that I can handle penalties.


Enyimba International F.C.
Nigerian Premier League
2001, 2002, 2003
CAF Champions League: 2003, 2004
Hapoel Tel-Aviv
Israeli Premier League
Israel State Cup: 2010, 2011
Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Israeli Premier League
Africa Cup of Nations
Winner 2013
Africa Cup of Nations: Third Place (3):2004, 2006, 2010
CAF Champions League Player of the Year
Footballer of the Year in Israel: 2009
UNFP Player of the Month: October 2013
UNFP Player of the Month: November 2013
Marc Vivien Foe Award winner: 2014
Goal Keeper of the year Nigeria Pitch Awards: 2013,2014
King of the pitch Nigeria Pitch Awards:2014
Goal Nigeria Player of the Year: 2014

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