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Chima Onyeike
Chima Onyeike
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Personal information
Full name Chima Michail Onyeike[1]
Date of birth (1975-06-21) 21 June 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth Zeist, Netherlands
Playing position(s) Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995-1998 HFC Haarlem 69 (11)
1998-2000 Dordrecht 60 (26)
2000-2002 Excelsior 30 (1)
2000-2001 -> VVV-Venlo (loan) 24 (6)
2002-2003 TOP Oss 34 (10)
2003-2004 Dordrecht 31 (9)
2004-2005 Cambuur 9 (2)
Quick Boys
Total 257 (65)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Chima Michail Onyeike (born 21 June 1975) is a Dutch football coach and former professional player.

Early and personal life

Onyeike was born in Zeist, Netherlands; his father is Nigerian.[1] His brother Obi is also a footballer; both brothers have played for FC Dordrecht.[2]


Playing career

Born in Zeist, Onyeike played for DEV, WGW, HRC, HFC Haarlem, Dordrecht, Excelsior, VVV-Venlo, TOP Oss, Cambuur and Quick Boys.[3][4][5] After leaving Dordrecht in the summer of 2004, he went on trial with Volendam in September 2004.[6] He then signed for Cambuur in October 2004.[7]

Coaching career

After retiring from playing, Onyeike attended a sport's university to obtain his diploma in fitness.[1] He then began work as a personal training, working with players such as Roy Makaay and Aleksandr Kerzhakov.[1]

In July 2011 he became the fitness coach at Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala.[5][8][9]

In June 2013 he became the fitness coach at Greek club PAOK.[1] On 25 November 2014 he started to work as fitness coach for VfB Stuttgart.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d e "? ? Chima Michail Onyeike" (in Greek). PAOK F.C. 18 June 2013. Archived from the original on 27 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Stroeve start FC Dordrecht" (in Dutch). FC Dordrecht. 9 July 2012. Archived from the original on 27 March 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Profile" (in Dutch). Ronald Zwiers. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "Profile" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Chima Onyeike wordt fysiek trainer in Russisch profvoetbal" (in Dutch). Quick Boys. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Chima Onyeike op proef bij FC Volendam" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 24 September 2004. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Onyeike moet redding brengen bij Cambuur" (in Dutch). Friesch Dagblad. 12 October 2004. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "Physiotherapist Arno Philips signs contract with Anzhi Makhachkala". 29 July 2011. Archived from the original on 18 September 2011. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "PSV ziet trainer zelfde pad bewandelen als Dzsudzsák" (in Dutch). Voetbal Centraal.
  10. ^ "It's tingling again". VfB Stuttgart. 25 November 2014. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 2014.

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