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Nduka Usim

Nduka Usim
Personal information
Full nameNduka Charles Usim
Date of birth (1985-03-23) 23 March 1985 (age 29)
Place of birthLagos, Nigeria
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing positionDefender
Club information
Current clubTavşanlı Linyitspor
Youth career
2002-2003University of Nigeria
2004Enugu Rangers
Senior career*
2013-Tavşanlı Linyitspor1(0)
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 August 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 May 2013

Nduka Charles Usim (born 23 March 1985) is a Nigeria-born naturalized Azerbaijani football defender, who plays for the Tavşanlı Linyitspor in the TFF First League.


Nduka began to play football in Nigeria for the youth teams of University of Nigeria and Enugu Rangers. 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 debout in Azerbaijan Premier League. Since then Nduka plays for AZAL PFC becoming most capping player with more than 200 games.[1]

In July 2013, after 208 games for AZAL, Usim moved to TFF First League side Tavşanlı Linyitspor on a one-year contract.[2]

Career statistics

As of 29 August 2013
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Azerbaijan League Azerbaijan Cup Europe Total
2005–06[3] AZAL Azerbaijan Premier League 22 1 22 1
2006-07[4] 22 0 22 0
2007-08[5] 26 1 26 1
2008–09[6] 24 0 2 0 26 0
2009–10[7] 29 0 29 0
2010–11[8] 31 3 5 0 36 3
2011–12[9] 27 0 2 0 2 0 31 0
2012–13[10] 27 0 1 0 28 0
Total Azerbaijan 208 5 8 0 4 0 220 0
Career total 208 5 8 0 4 0 220 0

International career

He 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 World Cup 2010 Qualifyers.

Personal life

Nduka got married in 2009 to Azerbaijan-born Nigerian Nkiru Ozurumba and had a son Shawn Usim in December 2009. Both are Azerbaijan citizens.


External links

  • FIFA competition record
  • Nduka Usim at

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