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Victor Anichebe

Full name: Victor Chinedu Anichebe
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (192 cm)
Weight: 207 lbs (94 kg)
Born: April 23, 1988 in Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Affiliations: Everton FC, Liverpool (GBR)
Country: NGR Nigeria
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Victor Anichebe left Nigeria for England before his second birthday. He grew up in the Toxteth area of Liverpool and signed a professional contract with his local team, Everton, in 2006. Able to play both as a striker and a midfielder Anichebe was voted Everton’s Young Player of the Year for 2007-08. He made his debut for Nigeria’s Olympic team in a qualifier against South Africa in March 2008 and scored Nigeria’s fourth goal of the game. Two months later he played his first game for the senior Nigeria team in a friendly against Austria. Victor played in five of Nigeria’s Olympic games and scored in the group game against Japan.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Football Men's Football Nigeria NGR 2 Silver

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC S SOG FC
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Football Nigeria NGR Final Standings 2 2008-08-07 1 0 0 8 3 4
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Football Nigeria NGR Final Round Match 1/2 2 2008-08-23 ARG 1, NGR 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Football Nigeria NGR Semi-Finals Match #1 1 2008-08-19 NGR 4, BEL 1 0 0 0 3 0 2
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Football Nigeria NGR Group B Match #2 1T 2008-08-07 NGR 0, NED 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Football Nigeria NGR Group B Match #3 1 2008-08-10 NGR 2, JPN 1 1 0 0 1 1 0
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Football Nigeria NGR Group B Match #6 1 2008-08-13 NGR 2, USA 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
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