Emmanuel Emenike - Ten Fast Facts

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- Emmanuel was born in Otuocha, Nigeria on 10 May 1987 and began his career in his homeland with Delta Force.

- His professional career took off when he moved to South Africa in 2008, first playing for MP Black Aces and then Cape Town FC.

- After serving his apprenticeship in Africa, a first taste of European football followed when Karabukspor took him to Turkey.

- A highly productive 2009/10 campaign saw him being named the best foreign player in the Turkish 1.Lig, as he helped Karabukspor win promotion to the top flight.

- He also notched on his Super Lig debut, going on to total 14 goals in 23 appearances that campaign.

- Next stop for Emenike was Russia and Spartak Moscow, where the 5’11 striker spent two years, scoring 24 goals in 51 appearances.

- His continued prolific scoring rate took him back to Turkey, with Fenerbahce splashing out a reported £10.2m to secure his signature in August 2013.

- He tallied 12 goals in his debut season, but was on the move again last summer when he joined Abu Dhabi club Al Ain on loan.

- Internationally, Emenike was a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner with Nigeria and also featured at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

- However, after nine goals in 37 caps, he announced his retirement from the national team in October 2015.