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Vincent Enyeama
Personal information
Full name Vincent Enyeama
Date of birth 29 August 1982 (1982-08-29) (age 27)
Place of birth    Kabunia, Nigeria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Hapoel Tel Aviv
Number 1
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1999-2000
2001-2004
2005
2005-2007
2007-
Ibom Stars
Enyimba
Iwuanyanwu Nationale
Bnei Yehuda
Hapoel Tel Aviv
56 (1)
100 (10)
36 (0)
56 (0)
73 (6)   
National team2
2002- Nigeria 53 (0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 26 May 2009.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 20 February 2010.
* Appearances (Goals)

Vincent Enyeama (born 29 August 1982) is a Nigerian football goalkeeper. Since 2002, he has played for the national team of Nigeria.Currently plays for Israeli Premier League club Hapoel Tel Aviv.[1]

Enyeama was selected for the 2002 World Cup as a cover for Ike Shorunmu. He only played one match in that tournament, keeping a clean sheet against England, but has since taken over the spot after Shorunmu's international retirement. Since then he has been the first-choice goalkeeper for the national team, playing in the 2004 African Cup of Nations and 2006 African Cup of Nations. In the 2010 African Cup of Nations, Goalkeeper Enyeama turned out the hero for the Nigerians as he saved Thomas Nyirenda’s spot kick after both teams had scored their previous three kicks. He put his own kick past his opposite number Mweene in a battle of the goaltenders, after Mweene had scored his seconds earlier, to set up a fantastic semi final clash with Ghana.[2]

Enyeama played for four seasons for Enyimba in Nigeria, and helped them win the CAF Champions League in 2003 and 2004. In 2005 Enyeama was bought by Israeli football club Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv. In his first season with Bnei Yehuda, the team qualified for the final of the Israel State Cup and achieved fourth place in the Israeli Premier League, which qualified the team for the 2006 UEFA Cup. Enyeama has played for Hapoel Tel Aviv since 2007. In 2009 Enyeama following reported interest from RCD Espanyol and Galatasaray. He was selected for the player of the year by all of the media in Israel.

Currently Enyeama is under contract with Hapoel Tel Aviv FC for another year, however Hapoel put Enyeama on the transfer list with a price tag of 2 million Euros.

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