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Brown Ideye

Brown Ideye

Ideye with West Bromwich Albion in 2014
Personal information
Full name Aide Brown Ideye[1]
Date of birth (1988-10-10) 10 October 1988
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
West Bromwich Albion
Number 9
Youth career
Bayelsa United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Ocean Boys 5 (1)
2008–2010 Neuchâtel Xamax 55 (23)
2010–2011 Sochaux 52 (17)
2011–2014 Dynamo Kyiv 74 (33)
2014– West Bromwich Albion 3 (1)
National team
2007 Nigeria U20 5 (1)
2010– Nigeria 24 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 November 2013

Aide Brown Ideye (born 10 October 1988) is a Nigerian international footballer who plays as a forward for English club West Bromwich Albion.

Club career

Ideye began his career with Bayelsa United, before moving to Ocean Boys.[2] He was a member of the Ocean Boys team that won the Nigerian Premier League.

Ideye moved in January 2008 to Europe and signed with Swiss Super League club Neuchâtel Xamax. Before this move to Switzerland he was on trial in the Netherlands with Willem II Tilburg,[3] but was not signed. After three years with Xamax, Ideye left to sign for French Ligue 1 club FC Sochaux.[4]

On 6 July 2011 he signed a five-year deal with Ukrainian side Dynamo Kyiv. He made his first appearance on 16 July against PFC Oleksandria and scored two goals.[5] In his second game for Dynamo he scored two goals again against FC Obolon Kyiv.[6] On 7 August 2012, Ideye scored the winner in a Champions League qualifying 3rd round second-leg game against Feyenoord, in which Kyiv ultimately progressed.[7] He also scored against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the second-leg of the play-off round. Mönchengladbach won the game 2–1, but Kyiv progressed to the Champions League group stage on a 4–3 aggregate score.[8] On 15 May 2014, Ideye was an unused substitute in Dynamo Kyiv's 2–1 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the 2014 Ukrainian Cup Final.[9]

On 18 July 2014 he signed a three-year deal with English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion, becoming the club's record signing at £10 million. The contract also has an extra year in the club's favour should they chose to keep him. He will wear the number 9 shirt for the club.[10]

International career

Ideye represented his country at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. He played five games in the tournament and scored one goal against Costa Rica.[11] In May 2010 he was called up to the senior side as part of the 30-man team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He was not part of the final 23-man squad, but he was subsequently called up after a knee injury to John Obi Mikel ruled him out of the competition.[12] Ideye was called up to Nigeria's 23-man squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations,[13] playing in most of their games at the tournament.[5] He scored Nigeria's second goal in their 4-1 semi-final win over Mali[14] and played in their 1-0 win over Burkina Faso in the Final.[15]

He was selected for Nigeria's squad at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.[16]

However, he was excluded from Nigeria's provisional World Cup squad, released on Tuesday 6th May 2014 for the 2014 FIFA World Cup at Brazil. Ideye was a surprise omission from Stephen Keshi's 30-man unit, and the 25-year-old did not hide his disappointment at the situation. He, however, accepted his fate calmly, stating that it is a wake up call for him to improve on his game.



Dynamo Kyiv




  1. ^ "Aide Brown Ideye". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Profile on". 
  3. ^ "Ideye Brown niet naar Willem II" (in Nederlands). 
  4. ^ "Jetzt ist es fix!: Ideye Brown für stolze 6 Millionen zu Sochaux – Blick Online". 
  5. ^ a b "B. Idye - stats". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Brilliant Debut for BROWN IDEYE". 
  7. ^ "Feyenoord vs. Dynamo Kyiv 0 - 1 (agg:1-3)". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Dynamo Kyiv vs. Borussia M'gladbach 1 - 2 (agg:4-3)". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Dynamo 2 - 1 Shakthar". Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Albion sign Brown Ideye in club record transfer". 18 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Brown IDEYE". Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Ideye replaces Mikel". 5 June 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  13. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (10 January 2013). "Nations Cup 2013: Nigeria pick six locally-based players". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Nigeria 4 Mali 1: Super Eagles soar into Africa Cup of Nations final with four-goal demolition". Mail Online. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  15. ^ a b Hughes, Ian (10 February 2013). "Nigeria 1 - 0 Burkina Faso". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "Nigeria to take new-look squad to Confederations Cup". BBC Sport. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 

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