Samuel Chimerenka Chukwueze (born 22 May 1999) is a Nigerian footballer who plays forVillarreal CF B as a left winger.

Samuel Chukwueze
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Chukwueze with Villarreal in 2018

Personal information
Full name Samuel Chimerenka Chukwueze
Date of birth 22 May 1999 (age 19)
Place of birth Ikwuano, Nigeria
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team

Number 30
Youth career
Future Hope
New Generation Academy
2012–2017 Diamond Football Academy
2017–2018 Villarreal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Villarreal B 13 (2)
2018– Villarreal 16 (3)
National team
2015 Nigeria U17 7 (3)
2018– Nigeria 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:44, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2018


Early life and educationEdit

Samuel Chukwueze was born in Ikwuano Abiastate. He is of Igbo descent and was brought up in a christian family with a younger brother and a younger Sister. Samuel attended Government College Umuahia same secondary school with late Chinua Achebe and finished in Evangel Secondary school isuochi. He started playing football at the age of 8 and he admired Jay jay okocha as his football idol growing up. He has been mentored by Hon. Victor Apugo whom he saw as a father, as stated in his earlier interview.[1][2]

Samuel Chukwueze with Nwakali U17 World Cup MVP award with Hon. Victor Apugo and Kelechi Nwakali with samuel’s U17 World 2015 Chile Most Valuable Player Award

Club careerEdit

Born in Amaokwe Ugba Ibeku, Ikwuano, Abia State,[3] Chukwueze joined Villarreal CF‘s prolific youth setup in 2017, from local side Diamond Football Academy.[4] After being initially assigned to the club’s Juvenil A squad, he made his senior debut with the reserves on 15 April 2018, coming on as a second-half substitute forSergio Lozano in a 1–1 Segunda División Baway draw against CE Sabadell FC.

Chukwueze scored his first senior goal on 20 May 2018, netting his team’s second in a 3–1 away defeat of Bilbao Athletic. He contributed with two goals in 11 appearances during his first season, as his side missed out promotion in the play-offs.

Chukwueze made his first-team debut on 20 September 2018, replacing Nicola Sansone in a 2–2 home draw against Rangers, for the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.[5] He also made his league debut on 5 November 2018, playing a 90-minute full play in a 1–1 home draw againstLevante, for the 2018–19 La Liga.

International careerEdit

After playing for Nigeria at under-17 level, he received his first call-up to the senior team in October 2018.[6] He made his debut for the senior team on 20 November 2018 as a starter in a 0–0 friendly draw against Uganda.[7]

Playing styleEdit

He has been compared to Arjen Robben.[8]



  • U17 World Cup Chile 2015[9]


  • FIFA U17 World Cup Chile : Bronze Boot : 2015[10]
  • DFA: Most Influential Player of the year: 2016[11]
  • MCL Cup: Most Valuable Player :2016[12]
  • Souce Wikipedia
  • Souce Wikipedia

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