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Uche Okechukwu: Gentle Giant worth $76 million at the age of 52 years old

Uche Okechukwu is a product of Enyimba City called Aba in the eastern part of Nigeria, a humble and easy going gentleman from Obingwa LGA of Abia State Nigeria, reports www.legit.ng.
Uche Okechukwu
Uchechukwu Alozie Okechukwu was born on September 27th, 1967 in Lagos, Nigeria. Okechukwu also known as Gentle Giant, was a professional footballer who played as a centre back. He was also honoured as the foreign player who played in Turkey for the longest period of time (13 years), going on to obtain Turkish citizenship under the name Deniz Uygar.
He is one of the successful Association Football Player. He has ranked on the list of those famous people who were born on September 27, 1967. He is one of the Richest Association Football Player who was born in Turkey. He also has a position among the list of Most popular Association Football Player. Uche Okechukwu is 1 of the famous people in our database with the age of 52 years old
Okechukwu is also a holder of Turkey citizenship with the name Deniz Uygar. A citizenship he obtained during his playing days in the European country.
Uchechukwu ‘Uche’ Alozie Okechukwu (born 27 September 1967) is a Nigerian retired footballer who played as a central defender.
“Uche” was a short form of the Igbo name “Uchechukwu” (meaning ” God´s will “). He was also honoured as the foreign player who played in Turkey for the longest period of time (13 years), going on to obtain Turkish citizenship under the name Deniz Uygar.
The recipient of nearly 50 caps for Nigeria, Okechukwu represented the nation in two World Cups and as many Africa Cup of Nations , winning the latter tournament once.
The former Super Eagles captain now has more than enough time to go after his love for hunting since his retirement from the game of football.Yes he is a hunter…he goes into the bush with his long gun (egbe ntu) to hunt and kill animals. “Hear him: ‘hunting is my hobby, even in Europe, I go hunting. I love doing that. We are hunting in the next village (Itu) on Tuesday…’ that is Uche for you. “Uche is an Aba boy…in spite of the fact that he is a Turkish citizen, where he can choose to live for life, he is always at home with us in Aba and Umuoria…you will never notice him, always quiet.
Uche Okechukwu estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & many more details have been updated below. Let’s check, How Rich is Uche Okechukwu in 2019?
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According to Wikipedia, Forbes, IMDb & Various Online resources, famous Association Football Player Uche Okechukwu’s net worth is $76 Million at the age of 52 years old. He earned the money being a professional Association Football Player. He is from Turkey.
Estimated Net Worth in 2020
$1 Million – $5 Million (Approx.)
Previous Year’s Net Worth (2019)
Under Review
Annual Salary
Under Review.
Income Source
Primary Income source Association Football Player (profession).
Net Worth Verification Status
Not Verified
Club career
Early years / Denmark
Born in Lagos, Okechukwu started his career playing for Flash Flamingoes and Iwuanyanwu Nationale, winning the 1988 and 1989 Nigeria Premier League with the latter.
In July 1990 he moved abroad to join Danish club Brøndby IF, being signed by newly appointed coach Morten Olsen alongside teammate Friday Elahor. Soon a part of the starting XI, Okechukwu helped the team win the 1990 and 1991 Danish championship, and was one of the mainstays of the squad that reached the semifinals of the 1990–91 UEFA Cup; while Elahor was touted by some as the next Brian Laudrup, he would soon leave for Africa Sports , while Okechukwu would be named the 1992’s Brøndby IF Player of the Year.
Turkey / Retirement
After appearing in the 1992 African Cup of Nations , where Nigeria reached the semi-finals, Okechukwu was linked to Turkish side Fenerbahçe SK for half a year, until he was bought in a DKK 8 million transfer deal in November 1993. At Istanbul, he formed a defensive duo with former Brøndby teammate Jes Høgh , helping the club to its first Süper Lig championship in seven years in 1996.
Okechukwu played a further four seasons with Fenerbahçe, repeating league accolades in 2000–01. After nearly 250 official games he moved to fellow league team İstanbulspor AS, returning in 2007 to Nigeria first with Ocean Boys F.C. then with Bayelsa United FC (joining the latter in July 2008, and retiring shortly after, aged 41)
International career
Okechukwu made his debut for the Nigeria national team at the 1990 African Cup of Nations tournament, in a 1–5 loss against Algeria in their opening game. For the remainder of the competition the Super Eagles’ defense did not concede another goal, until they were beaten 0–1 by the same opponent in the final.
Altogether, Okechukwu played 47 internationals, [4] winning the CAN in 1994 (2–1 against Zambia ) and the 1996 Summer Olympics . He also represented the nation in two FIFA World Cups , helping it progress to two consecutive round-of- 16 contests as he appeared in seven complete matches combined, only missing out in the group stage 1–3 loss to Paraguay due to having collected two yellow cards.
Okechukwu retired after the 1998 edition’s 1–4 loss to Denmark , having captained the squad on several occasions from 1996 onwards.
Honours
Club
1987  Flash Flamingoes
1988–1990 Iwuanyanwu Nationale
1990–1993 Brøndby    61
1993–2002 Fenerbahçe 191
2002–2006 İstanbulspor
2007–2008 Ocean Boys
2008–2009 Bayelsa United
International
Nigeria
Africa Cup of Nations: 1994
Summer Olympic Games: 1996
Individual
Brøndby Player of the Year: 1992

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