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Nduka Usim’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro Footballer
Is

Athlete 
Football player 
Association football player 

From

Nigeria 
Azerbaijan 

Type

Sports 

Gender male
Birth 23 March 1985, Lagos, Nigeria
Age: 35 years
Star sign Aries
Stats
Height: 178 cm
Education
University of Nigeria
Sports Teams
AZAL PFC
Enugu Rangers
TKİ Tavşanlı Linyitspor
Simurq PFC
Azerbaijan national football team

Nduka Charles Usim (born 23 March 1985) is a retired Nigeria-born naturalized Azerbaijani footballer who played as a defender, most notably for AZAL in the Azerbaijan Premier League.

Career

Club

Nduka began to play football in Nigeria for the youth teams. In 2004, he went on a trial for AZAL PFC and signed a one-year contract. For the next season he renewed his contract and made his debut in Azerbaijan Premier League. Since then Nduka plays for AZAL PFC becoming most capping player with more than 200 games.

In July 2013, after 208 games for AZAL, Usim moved to TFF First League side Tavşanlı Linyitspor on a one-year contract. After only six-months in Turkey, Usim signed a six-month contract with Simurq on 25 January 2014.

International

In early 2007, Usim was called up to the Azerbaijan U21
Usim was called for Azerbaijan national football team for the games versus Finland and Belgium in UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Group A. He also played during the 2010 World Cup qualifier matches.

After football

Following his retirement from football, Usim ran a construction business in Nigeria.

Career statistics

Club

As of 25 January 2014
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2005–06 AZAL Azerbaijan Premier League 22 1 22 1
2006–07 22 0 22 0
2007–08 26 1 26 1
2008–09 24 0 2 0 26 0
2009–10 29 0 29 0
2010–11 31 3 5 0 36 3
2011–12 27 0 2 0 2 0 31 0
2012–13 27 0 1 0 28 0
2013–14 Tavşanlı Linyitspor TFF First League 13 0 2 0 15 0
2013–14 Simurq Azerbaijan Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Azerbaijan 208 5 8 0 4 0 220 0
Turkey 13 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
Career total 221 5 10 0 4 0 235 0

International

Azerbaijan
Year Apps Goals
2007 3 0
2008 7 0
Total 10 0

Statistics accurate as of 6 August 2014