Efan Ekoku

Date of birth08 June 1967
Place of birthManchester
NationalityNigerian
Weight76 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionForward

Ekoku joined Sheffield Wednesday in a long-term loan deal last October as manager Paul Jewell sought to boost a flagging attack. His bustle and pace proved effective and he earned a place in the hearts of the Owls' fans by scoring both goals in the Worthington Cup victory over Sheffield United in November. He produced a series of steady performances and scored a number of goals as the club's fortunes improved in the second half of the season.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Sutton United 11 May 1990
AFC Bournemouth 11 May 1990 26 Mar 1993
Norwich City 26 Mar 1993 14 Oct 1994
Wimbledon 14 Oct 1994 26 Aug 1999
Grasshoppers 26 Aug 1999 28 Jul 2001
Sheffield Wednesday 19 Oct 2000 07 May 2001 L
Sheffield Wednesday 28 Jul 2001 09 Sep 2002
Rushden and Diamonds 14 Oct 2002 18 Oct 2002 T
Brentford 27 Mar 2003 03 May 2003

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 Norwich City Premier League 1
3
3
1993-94 Norwich City Premier League 20
7
12
1
1994-95 Norwich City League Cup 1
1994-95 Norwich City Premier League 5
1
1
1994-95 Wimbledon FA Cup 3
1994-95 Wimbledon Premier League 24
9
6
1995-96 Wimbledon FA Cup 7
3
1995-96 Wimbledon League Cup 1
1995-96 Wimbledon Premier League 28
3
7
5
1996-97 Wimbledon FA Cup 6
1996-97 Wimbledon League Cup 2
1
1996-97 Wimbledon Premier League 28
2
11
4
1997-98 Wimbledon FA Cup
1
1997-98 Wimbledon League Cup 1
1
1997-98 Wimbledon Premier League 11
5
4
1998-99 Wimbledon League Cup 4
1
3
1998-99 Wimbledon Premier League 11
11
6
1
2000-01 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 1
1
2000-01 Sheffield Wednesday League Cup 3
2
1
2000-01 Sheffield Wednesday League Division 1 31
1
7
5
2001-02 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 1
2001-02 Sheffield Wednesday League Cup 5
1
5
2
2001-02 Sheffield Wednesday League Division 1 21
6
7
4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
05 Apr 1993 Norwich City v Manchester United L 1-3 Premier League
09 Apr 1993 Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City L 5-1 Premier League
01 May 1993 Norwich City v Liverpool W 1-0 Premier League
08 May 1993 Middlesbrough v Norwich City D 3-3 Premier League
15 Aug 1993 Norwich City v Manchester United L 0-2 Premier League
21 Aug 1993 Leeds United v Norwich City W 0-4 Premier League
28 Aug 1993 Norwich City v Swindon Town D 0-0 Premier League
01 Sep 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City D 3-3 Premier League
11 Sep 1993 Norwich City v Wimbledon L 0-1 Premier League
18 Sep 1993 Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City D 2-2 Premier League
25 Sep 1993 Everton v Norwich City W 1-5 Premier League
02 Oct 1993 Norwich City v Coventry City W 1-0 Premier League
13 Dec 1993 Norwich City v Leeds United W 2-1 Premier League
18 Dec 1993 Ipswich Town v Norwich City L 2-1 Premier League
27 Dec 1993 Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City W 1-3 Premier League
29 Dec 1993 Norwich City v Aston Villa L 1-2 Premier League
01 Jan 1994 Southampton v Norwich City W 0-1 Premier League
04 Jan 1994 Norwich City v Newcastle United L 1-2 Premier League
15 Jan 1994 Norwich City v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
24 Jan 1994 West Ham United v Norwich City D 3-3 Premier League
05 Feb 1994 Norwich City v Liverpool D 2-2 Premier League
13 Feb 1994 Norwich City v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
19 Feb 1994 Swindon Town v Norwich City D 3-3 Premier League
22 Feb 1994 Norwich City v Blackburn Rovers D 2-2 Premier League
26 Feb 1994 Norwich City v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
05 Mar 1994 Wimbledon v Norwich City L 3-1 Premier League
12 Mar 1994 Norwich City v Queens Park Rangers L 3-4 Premier League
16 Apr 1994 Manchester City v Norwich City D 1-1 Premier League
23 Apr 1994 Norwich City v Sheffield United L 0-1 Premier League
30 Apr 1994 Liverpool v Norwich City W 0-1 Premier League
07 May 1994 Norwich City v Oldham Athletic D 1-1 Premier League
20 Aug 1994 Chelsea v Norwich City L 2-0 Premier League
24 Aug 1994 Norwich City v Crystal Palace D 0-0 Premier League
27 Aug 1994 Norwich City v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League
10 Sep 1994 Norwich City v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
19 Sep 1994 Ipswich Town v Norwich City W 1-2 Premier League
01 Oct 1994 Norwich City v Blackburn Rovers W 2-1 Premier League
04 Oct 1994 Swansea City v Norwich City L 1-0
Agg: 1-3
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1993-94 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 1
1994-95 Nigeria FIFA Confederations Cup 2
1994-95 Nigeria International Friendly
1
1996-97 Nigeria FIFA World Cup
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
02 Apr 1994 Nigeria v Zaire W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
16 Nov 1994 England v Nigeria L 1-0 International Friendly
06 Jan 1995 Nigeria v Japan W 3-0 Intercontinental Championship Group B
10 Jan 1995 Nigeria v Argentina D 0-0 Intercontinental Championship Group B
27 Apr 1997 Burkina Faso v Nigeria W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.