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Top 10 International Football stars you didn’t know are Nigerians (photos)

7. Ike Ugbo

Ike Ugbo 2016

Iké Dominique Ugbo (born 21 September 1998) is a professional footballer playing for English side, Chelsea FC. Ike was born in London, England to Nigerian parents.

Ike plays as a striker or as a second striker. Although now a striker, he spent the majority of his younger schoolboy years playing in a number of different positions.

Ike signed as an Under-10. He worked his way up, playing in different positions, until he finally nailed down his position as a striker at the start of the 2014/15 season. He featured often for Chelsea youth team, scoring 11 goals in 18 appearances, while also making debuts for the Under-19s and Under-21s. In 2015/16, Ugbo established a goal-a-game record for the youth team. Because of his strong performances for the Blues, he was rewarded with his first professional contract in September 2015.

Ugbo is an England Under-17 international, he is still however eligible to represent Nigeria.



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