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Victor Anichebe

Victor Anichebe
Position:
FW
D.o.B: 23/04/1988
Birthplace: Nigeria
Appearances: 73 (96)
Goals: 25
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A powerful and pacy striker, Victor was a product of the Everton Academy.

After impressing for the Under-18s and reserves, the Lagos-born starlet made his senior debut as a substitute in an FA Cup fourth round tie against Chelsea at Goodison Park in January 2006.

His first goal for the Club came on the final day of the same season, the striker netting in a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion after coming on as a late substitute.

The 2006/07 season saw Anichebe establish himself as a regular in the matchday squad, and he started three successive home games, scoring twice against Newcastle United.

His progression continued in 2007/08, most notably in Europe. Having scored on the opening day of the Premier League campaign, he went on to net four times in the UEFA Cup as the Blues reached the last 16.

In March 2008, Anichebe made his first appearance for Nigeria, scoring for the Super Eagles in an Olympic qualifier against South Africa. He was subsequently voted Everton's Young Player of the Season by supporters.

After returning from the 2008 Beijing Olympics with a silver medal, Anichebe made a bright start to the 2008/09 campaign but saw his season prematurely ended by a serious knee injury suffered at Newcastle the following February.

In fact, the forward was out for almost a year, and it wasn't really until the beginning of 2011 that he forced his way back into the first-team reckoning.

Following the arrival of Roberto Martinez as manager and a deadline-day loan swoop for Romelu Lukaku, Anichebe was sold to West Brom in August 2013 for a fee of around £6million.

Career Stats - Victor Anichebe

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
2005-2006 0 (2) 1 0 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (4) 1
2006-2007 5 (14) 3 1 0 1 (2) 1 0 0 7 (16) 4
2007-2008 10 (17) 1 0 (1) 0 1 (3) 0 1 (8) 4 12 (29) 5
2008-2009 5 (12) 1 3 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 9 (13) 1
2009-2010 6 (5) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 (5) 1
2010-2011 8 (8) 0 0 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 8 (11) 0
2011-2012 5 (7) 4 1 (2) 0 1 1 0 0 7 (9) 5
2012-2013 19 (7) 6 3 (1) 1 2 1 0 0 24 (8) 8
2013-2014 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
Total 58 (73) 17 8 (9) 1 5 (5) 3 2 (9) 4 73 (96) 25
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 18/01/2006 24/08/2013 73 (96) 25

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