Vincent Enyeama
Nigeria’s most capped footballer

Vincent Enyeama is the most celebrated footballer from Akwa Ibom State and the most capped Nigerian footballer of all times. Enyeama launched his illustrious playing career in 1999 with Ibom Stars, featuring in 56 memorable matches. He moved to Enyimba Football Club in 2001, played in 100 games for the club scoring 10 goals earning himself the rare distinction as one of the few goalkeepers with the ability to score goals. He won CAF Champions League with Enyimba before moving to Iwuanyanwu Nationale (now known as Heartland FC) and then to Bnei Yehuda, a minor club in Israel and helped the team to qualify for the 2006 UEFA Cup. The next year, he signed for relegation-bound Hapoel. Good thing he did, for he helped pulled the club back from imminent relegation, and was named Player of the Year. He also became Hapoel’s penalty kicker. He won league titles in Israel with Maccabi Tel Aviv. In 2011, Enyeama moved to the French club Lille on a three year contract.

During his time with the senior national team, Enyeama was pure dedication. He prioritised country above club and paychecks and retired in 2015 as the most capped Nigerian footballer, having featured in 101 matches. He led the Super Eagles to African Cup of Nations glory in 2013, represented the Super Eagles in three FIFA World Cups in 2002, 2010 and 2014 and was captain of the team from 2013 to 2015.

Akwa Ibom Celebrates a worthy son.

10 Comments

  • Kehinde, Olaniyi
    Posted September 10, 2020 10:45 am 0Likes

    He is my hero. I believe he deserves to be honoured

  • Dominic
    Posted September 14, 2020 4:22 am 0Likes

    His performances has been outstanding both in clubs and national level…a humble man he deserves the honor. Enyemagnet

  • Aniebiet Inyang
    Posted September 15, 2020 7:42 pm 0Likes

    I call him “The Safe Hands” a prolific footballer with 101% humility. He deserve to be honoured.

  • Arc Nya-Etok Ezekiel,
    Posted September 16, 2020 5:22 am 0Likes

    He is one person that had brought forty to our state, country, ahs Covent through PERSONAL EFFORTS!
    I celebrate you sir!!!

  • Sylvester sam
    Posted September 16, 2020 9:08 pm 0Likes
  • Ubong Nsidibe Udoh
    Posted September 16, 2020 10:00 pm 0Likes

    Humility pays, hard work brings glory and these are both resident in you. Bravo!

  • Essien, Nsikak
    Posted September 17, 2020 1:57 pm 0Likes

    You deserve to be honored because in the course of your football career you made us proud!

  • Kokoette Samson
    Posted September 18, 2020 9:34 am 0Likes

    He worth celebrated, he had made Akwa Ibom and Nigeria proud in football.

  • Ukpemeobong Idongesit Ukpong
    Posted September 19, 2020 5:35 pm 0Likes

    Yes he Rilly merits for it. He did much for AKWA IBOM and the country in general.

  • Dr. Essienifiok Unanam
    Posted September 22, 2020 4:48 pm 0Likes

    His dedication and loyalty to his country and state is worthy of recognition. He kept a cool headed posture throughout his career, thereby sending positive signals to the positive behavioral mien of an Akwa Ibomite. He deserves to be celebrated.

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