Emmanuel Ekpo

Emmanuel Ekpo
Emmanuel Ekpo
Midfielder
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Real Name: Emmanuel Ekpo
HT: 6' 2" WT: 165
Age: 31 (12/20/1987)
Birthplace: Ekori, Nigeria
Hometown: Ekori, Nigeria

MLS Career Highlights: Had appeared in 45 games, with 29 starts, entering this season... Had four goals and seven assists in that time... Scored his first career MLS goal on 6/28/08 vs. COL... Tallied first career MLS assist on 5/10/08 at S.J. ... Made his Crew and MLS debut 5/3/08 vs. K.C. ... Signed by the Crew on 4/15/08 via discovery... MLS Career Playoff Highlights: Had five appearances, with one start, entering this season... Had one assist in that time… Was a member of the Crew's 2008 MLS Cup championship team...

U.S. Open Cup Career Highlights: Had made three appearances, with two starts, entering this season… Had one goal in that time…

CONCACAF Champions League Career Highlights: Had appeared in six matches, with three starts, entering this season… Had one yellow card.

2009 MLS Season: Appeared in 28 matches, with 22 starts... Had two goals and led the Crew with six assists… Had three game-winning assists... Had six yellow cards... Had one red card... Missed match on 10/17 due to red card suspension... Missed match on 7/18 due to yellow card accumulation... 2009 MLS Cup Playoffs: Appeared in both playoff matches vs. RSL, with one start… Had one assist… 2009 U.S. Open Cup: Appeared as a substitute in the Round of 16 match at Rochester… 2009 CONCACAF Champions League: Appeared in six matches, with three starts... Had one yellow card.

2008 MLS Season: Appeared in 17 games, with seven starts... Had two goals (6/28 vs. Colorado and 7/5 vs. CHI) and one assist (5/10 at S.J.)... Had one game-winning goal (6/28)... Made first start of his Crew and MLS career on 6/7 vs. S.J. ... Made his Crew and MLS debut in the Crew’s 2-1 victory over K.C. on 5/3... Had one yellow card (6/28)... Missed matches on 7/27, 8/2, 8/16 and 8/23 while with the Nigerian Olympic squad in Beijing, China... 2008 MLS Cup Playoffs: Came on as a sub in three MLS Cup Playoff matches in the Crew's run to MLS Cup title... Had one yellow card (11/8)... 2008 U.S. Open Cup: Started both USOC qualifying matches, vs. RSL on 5/27 and at Chicago, in Peoria, Ill., on 6/10... Scored first goal of his Crew career on 6/10... Had one yellow card (5/27)... 2008 Reserve Division: Appeared and started in five games... Had one assist (5/4 vs. K.C.).

Other Pro Highlights: Spent time in the Nigerian Premier League with Enyimba FC (2007) and Akwa United (2006-07)... Broke in with Rovers of Calabar, of the Nigerian Division One League, after coming up through its youth system.

Nigerian National Team: Earned a silver medal as a member of the Nigerian Olympic Team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China... Selected for the 2008 Nigeria Olympic soccer team on 7/10/08... Participated in 2008 African Games qualifying... Also represented Nigeria at the U-20 level.

Personal: The son of Mr. and Mrs. Ekpo Ekubi Dennis... Has one sister, named Mary... Enjoys going swimming, playing billiards and watching movies... Favorite music is blues and country... Favorite place to go in Columbus is Easton.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2011Columbus Crew322912506232648282
2010Columbus Crew241301178016315110
2009Columbus Crew282221936638832761
2008Columbus Crew1772742114710210
Career Totals-101715636291002410512163
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