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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chigozie Udoji

The exceptional Nigerian football player and attacking midfielder for Qingdao Jonoon, Chigozie Udoji was born as Chigozie Shaloze Udoji on 16 July 1986 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is also a holder of a Bulgarian passport and has a Bulgarian name, Mitko Atanasov Georgiev. During his school days, he played for the Nigerian football club, Bridge Football Club based in Lagos. In 2004, he moved to Bulgaria and was initially signed by Vihren Sandanski. In 2007, he was transferred to the association football club, CSKA Sofia and later won the 2008 Bulgarian Supercup. The 29-years-old football star is definitely a name to be reckon with in the sports industry both in Nigeria and abroad.

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Here are 10 things you probably din’t know about the exceptional Nigerian football player, Chigozie Udoji:

1. Chigozie Udoji was born as Chigozie Shaloze Udoji on 16 July 1986 in Lagos, Nigeria.

2. During his school days, he also played for the Nigerian football club, Bridge Football Club based in Lagos.

3. He moved to Bulgaria in 2004 and was initially signed by Vihren Sandanski.

4. In 2007, he was transferred to the association football club, CSKA Sofia and later won the 2008 Bulgarian Supercup.

5. He played for Asteras Tripolis in Greece before relocating to Romania in 2011.

6. He scored two goals for Atromitos, both against OFI, before leaving the club.

7. In July 2006, he received a Bulgarian passport and a Bulgarian name, Mitko Atanasov Georgiev.

8. His jersey is number 15.

9. In 2007, he played for Bulgaria national under-21 football team in a friendly match against Greece U21. He scored two goals.

10. He was subsequently found to be ineligible and could from then on only represent Nigeria national football team.

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