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Connally Edozien
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Personal information
Full name Connally Edozien
Date of birth June 26, 1978 (1978-06-26) (age 31)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1999–2000 Embry-Riddle Eagles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 FV Dresden-Nord
2002 Cincinnati Riverhawks
2003–2004 Bastia
2004 Cincinnati Excite (indoor)
2004–2005 Cleveland Force (indoor) 04 (0)
2005–2006 Cincinnati Excite (indoor)
2005 New England Revolution 09 (0)
2006 Rochester Raging Rhinos 22 (4)
2007–2008 Carolina RailHawks 42 (9)
2007–2008 Orlando Sharks (indoor) 12 (2)
2008–2009 Miami FC 12 (2)
National team
Nigeria Nigeria U-15
Nigeria Nigeria U-17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 September, 2009.
† Appearances (Goals).

Connally Edozien (born June 26, 1978 in Lagos) is a Nigerian soccer player who currently without a club.

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Career

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Youth and College

Edozian was born in Nigeria, but spent much of his youth in London, England. He came to the United States in 1999 to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, where he was an All-American and earned Florida Sun Conference Player of the Year in 1999 and 2000. He was the Regional XIV Player of the Year in 1999 and 2000, as well as a four-time All-Region and All-Conference performer. Edozien is the all-time leader in points at Embry-Riddle.

Professional

After college, Edozian played for FV Dresden-Nord in Dresden, Germany. In March 2002, he signed with the Cincinnati Riverhawks after impressing during a February 2002 trial.[1] At some point, he also played for and the SC Bastia in France. In the fall of 2004, he signed with the Cincinnati Excite in the American Indoor Soccer League. He caught the eye of the coach of the Cleveland Force of the Major Indoor Soccer League during an exhibition game between the Excite and Force. This led to the Force signing him to a five game contract on November 23, 2004.[2] He failed to score a goal and the team released him after four games. On February 17, 2005, he returned to the Excite, scoring two goals in the team's last two games of the season. He would also play the 2005-2006 winter indoor season with the Excite.

On March 21, 2005, Edozien signed with the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer.[3] He played nine games, never scoring in league play, and was released at the end of the 2005 season.[4] In 2006, he spent one season with the Rochester Raging Rhinos before moving to the Carolina RailHawks in 2007. He led the team in scoring that season, but was traded to Miami FC in August 2008 in exchange for Eddie Gutierrez. In the fall of 2007, he signed with the expansion Orlando Sharks of MISL.

International

Edozien also has international experience as a member of the Nigeria U-15 and U-17 National Teams, but has never been called up to the full senior side.

Coaching

Beginning in 2007, Edozian became an assistant coach with the men's soccer team at Middle Tennessee State University.[5]

In 2008 Edozien joined North Carolina's Triangle Futbol Club as Head Coach for the '94 Navy Ladies and the '93 Navy Men teams.

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