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Emeka Opara

Emeka Opara
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-12-02) 2 December 1984 (age 29)
Place of birthImo State, Nigeria
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubFree Agent
Senior career*
2001–2003Enugu Rangers
2004–2006Étoile Sportive du Sahel40(21)
2007–20081. FC Kaiserslautern23(13)
2008–2009Étoile Sportive du Sahel21(11)
2009–2011Khazar Lankaran48(32)
2012Al Naser19(11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 June 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Emeka Opara (born 2 December 1984 in Imo State) is a Nigerian football striker. He is a classic Centre-Forward with pace and very strong in the air. He most recently played for the Azerbaijan Premier League side Qarabağ.


In 2006, he had an impressive run of form in the CAF Confederation Cup while playing for Tunisian club Étoile Sportive du Sahel, taking them to the final of the competition, whilst netting eight goals.[1]

In January 2007, he signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Kaiserslautern of the German 2. Bundesliga, a German side who got relegated to the second division in 2006, and has been a regular in their team ever since.[2]

In 2010, he signed a ten-month contract with FK Khazar Lenkoran in Azerbijani'one of the Azerbijani top premier club.[3]

In January 2012, he signed a contract with Al Naser in Kuwait.[4]

In January 2013, Opara returned to the Azerbaijan Premier League signing a short term contract with Qarabağ.[5] At the end of the 2012–13 season, Opara was released after 2 goals in 12 appearances in all competitions.[6]


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