Ifeanyi Udeze

Date of birth21 July 1980
Place of birthNigeria
NationalityNigerian
Weight73 kg
Height1.76 m
PositionDefender

He has spent all of his career in Greece since leaving Nigeria after graduating from school. He joined Kavala in 1997 and stayed three seasons before joining PAOK Salonika in the 2000 close season. His performances earned him an international debut in January 2001 against Sudan, and he has established himself as a regular at the centre of the defence playing in all of the African Nations' Cup Finals in Mali. A talented defender he struggles against real pace but should start in the Finals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
PAOK Salonika
West Bromwich Albion 15 Jan 2003 12 May 2003 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2002-03 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 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
29 Jan 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Charlton Athletic L 0-1 Premier League
08 Feb 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Bolton Wanderers D 1-1 Premier League
19 Feb 2003 Fulham v West Bromwich Albion L 3-0 Premier League
23 Feb 2003 West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United L 1-2 Premier League
01 Mar 2003 Southampton v West Bromwich Albion L 1-0 Premier League
16 Mar 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea L 0-2 Premier League
22 Mar 2003 Birmingham City v West Bromwich Albion L 1-0 Premier League
12 Apr 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Everton L 1-2 Premier League
21 Apr 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-3 Premier League
26 Apr 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool L 0-6 Premier League
11 May 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United D 2-2 Premier League


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
2000-01 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 3
1
2001-02 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 4
1
1
2001-02 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 4
1
2001-02 Nigeria International Friendly 4
2002-03 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 3
1
1
2002-03 Nigeria International Friendly 1
2002-03 Nigeria LG Cup 1
2003-04 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 4
1
2004-05 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 4


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
27 Jan 2001 Nigeria v Sudan W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
10 Mar 2001 Ghana v Nigeria D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
21 Apr 2001 Sierra Leone v Nigeria L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
01 Jul 2001 Sudan v Nigeria W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
28 Jul 2001 Nigeria v Ghana W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
12 Jan 2002 Ivory Coast v Nigeria D 1-1 International Friendly
21 Jan 2002 Algeria v Nigeria W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group A
28 Jan 2002 Liberia v Nigeria W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group A
03 Feb 2002 Nigeria v Ghana W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals quarter-final
07 Feb 2002 Nigeria v Senegal W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals semi-final
26 Mar 2002 Nigeria v Paraguay D 1-1 International Friendly
16 May 2002 Republic of Ireland v Nigeria W 1-2 International Friendly
18 May 2002 Nigeria v Jamaica W 1-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2002 Sweden v Nigeria L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
12 Jun 2002 Nigeria v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
08 Sep 2002 Angola v Nigeria D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 1
29 Mar 2003 Malawi v Nigeria W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 1
30 May 2003 Nigeria v Ghana W 3-1 LG CUP Semi-final
11 Jun 2003 Nigeria v Brazil L 0-3 International Friendly
21 Jun 2003 Nigeria v Angola D 2-2 Africa Cup of Nations Group 1
04 Feb 2004 Benin v Nigeria W 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
08 Feb 2004 Cameroon v Nigeria W 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
11 Feb 2004 Tunisia v Nigeria L 1-1 (3-5) Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
13 Feb 2004 Nigeria v Mali W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations 3rd place
03 Jul 2004 Nigeria v Algeria W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
26 Mar 2005 Nigeria v Gabon W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
05 Jun 2005 Rwanda v Nigeria D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
18 Jun 2005 Nigeria v Angola D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4


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