(born 29 August 1982) is a Nigerian football goalkeeper
. Since 2002, he has played for the national team of Nigeria
. He currently plays for Lille
, who he signed for in June 2011.
During his spell with Enyimba he won the CAF Champions League
twice, with one noteworthy mention: He was always substituted before penalty shootouts.
"I don't know why I was substituted before penalties, but it worked," he said in an interview back in 2006. "In Israel I stopped many penalties and now everyone knows that I can handle penalties."After three seasons with Enyimba and one with FC Heartland, Enyeama moved to a minor club in Israel, Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv
.He had a fantastic first season, showing amazing physical and athletic skills. In his first season with Bnei Yehuda, the team qualified for the final of the Israel State Cup
and achieved fourth place in the Israeli Premier League
, which qualified the team for the 2006 UEFA Cup
. Enyeama has played for Hapoel Tel Aviv
since 2007.Hapoel Tel Aviv endured a poor season in 2007/2008, but Enyeama just kept on improving. He proved to be a real leader helping the team to avoid relegation and reach the state cup final. This included an emotional letter he wrote to his fellow players, encouraging them to fight together for the club. Slowly he started to feel that he belonged to the club, Enyeama has been performing extremely well in recent seasons, showing steady improvement from... Read More