Victor Anichebe

Victor Anichebe

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Victor Anichebe

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Victor Chinedu Anichebe (born 27 April 1988 in Lagos, Lagos State) is a Nigerian footballer who plays for Everton. He has been described as a fast and powerful player, in the mould of a "traditional" centre forward, although has played on the right of midfield.

Early life

Anichebe was born in Nigeria, but moved to Liverpool aged one, his family lived initially in Toxteth before settling in Crosby. He is a cousin of former professional football player Iffy Onuora, Olympian Anyika Onuora and professional basketball player Chiz Onuora.

Club career

Anichebe made his reserve team debut as a 15 year-old and his first team debut less than two years later on 27 February 2006, as a substitute in the 89th minute of Everton's FA Cup 4th round tie against Chelsea, replacing Simon Davies. Victor signed his first professional contract with Everton in April 2006, putting pen to paper on a deal to keep him at Goodison Park until 2008.

His second Everton appearance came on 22 April 2006 when he was brought on with five minutes to go against Birmingham City. In May 2006, Anichebe picked up the 'Reserve Player of the season Award' for the 2005–06 season. On 7 May 2006, he scored his first Premier League goal against West Bromwich Albion. The 18-year-old turned his man and shot through the legs of Albion keeper, Tomasz Kuszczak.

Anichebe quickly became a fan favourite at Everton as he topped the 2006–07 pre-season scoring...
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