Anthony Nwakaeme

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Anthony Nwakaeme (born 21 March 1989), also known as Tony, is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a forward for Trabzonspor in Süper Lig.

Club career

Arieșul Turda

Anthony Nwakaeme began his career in 2010 at Romanian club Arieșul Turda of the Second Division, on loan from Universitatea Cluj. He played 8 games and scored 5 goals.

Universitatea Cluj

In January 2011, He returned to Universitatea Cluj and his most productive season came in 2011–12, when he appeared in 28 matches and scored 7 goals.

Petrolul Ploiești

In the 2012–13 season, he spent the first half at Petrolul Ploiești, playing just three matches.

Return to Universitatea Cluj

In February 2013, he returned to Universitatea Cluj and appeared in 10 matches and scored 2 goals.

Hapoel Ra'anana

On 13 August 2013, Nwakaeme signed for Hapoel Ra'anana. On 31 August, he scored a goal on his Israeli Premier League debut, a 1–1 draw against Hapoel Haifa.

Hapoel Be'er Sheva

On 24 June 2015, Nwakaeme signed to Hapoel Be'er Sheva. On 3 October 2015, he scored his debut goal for Be'er Sheva. This goal was also the debut goal in Turner Stadium.

Nwakaeme won the Israeli Premier League best player trophy in 2017.

Along with Nigerian midfielder John Ogu and Israeli strikers Ben Sahar and Elyaniv Barda, he led Hapoel Be'er Sheva to a historical series of three Israeli championship titles in a row in 2016, 2017 and 2018.


In August 2018, Nwakaeme joined Turkish Süper Lig side Trabzonspor.

International career

On 10 November 2017, he made his debut for Nigeria national football team against Algeria in 1–1 draw.

Personal life

Anthony Nwakaeme is the younger brother of Dickson Nwakaeme.

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