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Ikechukwu Uche

Born: January 5, 1984 (age 37)

Height: 5' 6.5" (170cm)

Hometown: Aba, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigeria Nigerian

Position: Striker
Nigeria's Ikechukwu Uche reacts during the Africa Cup of Nations match against Burkina Faso on January 21, 2013
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Career History
Senior2011-2015Villarreal
Sports Mole has 71 articles about Ikechukwu Uche. Articles 1 to 40:
Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel in action during the 2018 World Cup
Preview: Nigeria vs. Guinea - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the Africa Cup of Nations group-stage clash between Nigeria and Guinea in Alexandria, including team news and predicted lineups.
Jun 25, 10:23
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Match Analysis: Villarreal 0-1 Atletico Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Atletico Madrid beat Villarreal 1-0 at El Madrigal in La Liga.
Apr 30, 00:42
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Preview: Villarreal vs. Atletico Madrid
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's La Liga clash between Villarreal and Atletico Madrid at El Madrigal.
Apr 27, 18:55
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Denis Cheryshev out for three weeks
A hamstring problem is expected to keep Villarreal's on-loan attacker Denis Cheryshev on the sidelines for the next three weeks.
Apr 22, 17:09
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Result: Villarreal extend winless run with draw at Getafe
Villarreal make it five games without a win in La Liga as they are held to a 1-1 draw at Getafe.
Apr 12, 12:51
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Live Commentary: Getafe 1-1 Villarreal - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Getafe and Villarreal in Madrid.
Apr 12, 10:28
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Result: Charles strikes late as Celta Vigo beat Levante
Charles scores a late winner as Celta Vigo beat Levante 1-0 in La Liga.
Mar 21, 20:48
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Team News: Sevilla and Villarreal make six changes each for their Europa League clash
Six changes apiece for the all-Spanish Europa League tie between Sevilla and Villarreal.
Mar 19, 19:36
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Result: Levante out of La Liga relegation zone with victory over Eibar
Levante are out of the La Liga relegation zone after coming from behind to beat Eibar.
Mar 6, 21:42
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Live Commentary: Levante 2-1 Eibar - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage as Levante move out of La Liga's bottom three with a 2-1 comeback win over Eibar at the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia.
Mar 6, 19:15
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Result: Luis Suarez, Neymar goals help Barcelona beat Villarreal to Copa del Rey final
Luis Suarez and Neymar goals help Barcelona beat Villarreal and reach the Copa del Rey final.
Mar 4, 20:38
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Europa League roundup: Holders Sevilla beat Borussia Monchengladbach
Sports Mole rounds up Thursday's late Europa League action.
Feb 19, 22:26
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Result: Mateo Musacchio and Gerard Moreno sink Granada
Villarreal beat Granada 2-0 to boost their hopes of a place in next season's Champions League.
Feb 7, 18:55
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Result: Luciano Vietto strike gives Villarreal win over Levante
Villarreal hold on to beat Levante 1-0 in La Liga courtesy of a second-half Luciano Vietto goal.
Jan 24, 22:49
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Result: Malaga battle to draw against Villarreal
Villarreal surrender a lead for the second La Liga game in a row as they play out a 1-1 draw with European rivals Malaga at Estadio La Rosaleda.
Jan 10, 18:50
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Player Ratings: Elche 2-2 Villarreal
Sports Mole analyses how each individual player performed during Elche's 2-2 draw with Villarreal in La Liga.
Jan 3, 22:11
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Match Analysis: Elche 2-2 Villarreal
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Elche hold Villarreal to a 2-2 draw in La Liga.
Jan 3, 21:30
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Result: Elche fight back to hold Villarreal
Bottom-of-the-table Elche surprise Champions League hopefuls Villarreal with a spirited response which sees them come from two down to claim a 2-2 draw in La Liga.
Jan 3, 20:49
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Live Commentary: Elche 2-2 Villarreal - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Elche and Villarreal, which ended in a 2-2 draw.
Jan 3, 18:30
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Match Analysis: Atletico Madrid 0-1 Villarreal
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of La Liga action as Villarreal record a shock 1-0 win at Atletico Madrid.
Dec 14, 20:35
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Result: Mui Gomez brace sees David Moyes suffer first loss as Real Sociedad boss
David Moyes suffers his first loss while in charge of new club Real Sociedad as they are beaten 4-0 away from home by Villarreal in La Liga.
Dec 7, 19:53
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Half-Time Report: Villarreal, Real Sociedad goalless at interval
Real Sociedad and Villarreal are goalless at half time in their La Liga meeting at El Madrigal this evening.
Dec 7, 18:47
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The race for fourth in La Liga
Sports Mole takes a closer look at the race for fourth position in La Liga.
Dec 7, 11:45
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Result: Villarreal win comfortably at Cordoba
Luciano Vietto and Ikechukwu Uche get the goals as Villarreal pile further misery on Cordoba with a 2-0 victory.
Nov 30, 19:54
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Sevilla put on late show to go level on points with Barcelona at La Liga's summit
Sevilla score two late goals to beat Villarreal and move level on points with Barcelona at the top of La Liga.
Oct 26, 19:55
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Sports Mole's La Liga Team of the Week
Sports Mole picks out its 11 star performers from the latest round of La Liga action.
Oct 21, 16:55
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Result: Ikechukwu Uche guides Villarreal to win over Almeria
Ikechukwu Uche scores both goals as Villarreal ease to a 2-0 victory over Almeria.
Oct 19, 21:57
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Ikechukwu Uche in contract talks with Villarreal
A report claims that Ikechukwu Uche is in contract talks with Villarreal as the Spanish club try to prevent their top striker leaving on a free transfer next summer.
Oct 12, 12:39
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Match Analysis: Villarreal 0-2 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the action as Real Madrid record a 2-0 win over Villarreal in La Liga.
Sep 28, 00:00
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Result: Real Madrid move into fourth with away win
Real Madrid move into fourth spot in the La Liga table as goals from Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo see them past home side Villarreal.
Sep 27, 16:51
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Half-Time Report: Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo give Real Madrid half-time lead
Goals from Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo give travelling Real Madrid a 2-0 half-time lead over Villarreal in La Liga.
Sep 27, 15:50
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Team News: Karim Benzema leads Real Madrid line against Villarreal
Real Madrid hand a start to French forward Karim Benzema as they travel to face Villarreal in La Liga this afternoon, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale also featuring.
Sep 27, 14:45
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Result: Villarreal complete dramatic turnaround
Villarreal beat Rayo Vallecano 4-2 following a remarkable turnaround in an entertaining game at the Estadio El Madrigal.
Sep 21, 17:49
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Europa League roundup: Tottenham Hotspur, Celtic held away
Spurs and Celtic fail to kick off their Europa League campaigns with victories following away draws with Partizan and Red Bull Salzburg respectively.
Sep 18, 20:43
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Match Analysis: Villarreal 0-1 Barcelona
Sports Mole dissects the action as Barcelona beat Villarreal 1-0 in their La Liga clash at El Madrigal.
Aug 31, 22:30
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Result: Villarreal ease to 2-0 win over Levante
Villarreal ease to a 2-0 victory over home side Levante in La Liga, with both Ikechukwu Uche and Denis Cheryshev notching second-half goals for the visitors.
Aug 24, 23:51
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Result: Villarreal thrash Swansea City
Villarreal seal a comfortable 3-0 win over Swansea City in a pre-season friendly at the Liberty Stadium.
Aug 9, 17:08
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Ikechukwu Uche vows to improve
Villarreal forward Ikechukwu Uche vows to continue improving following his 14 league goals for the club last season.
Aug 6, 18:48
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Result: Villarreal claim final Europa League spot with win over Real Sociedad
Villarreal claim the final Europa League spot in La Liga with a 2-1 victory at rivals Real Sociedad.
May 18, 12:55
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Result: Villarreal cruise past 10-man Rayo Vallecano
Villarreal beat Rayo Vallecano 4-0 to move within two points of a Europa League place in La Liga.
May 10, 20:56

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Thursday's key events


ROWING
· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

HOCKEY
· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

CANOE SLALOM
· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

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