Enyimba football club

Enyimba FC’s history, nickname, owner, players, stadium, coach, rankings

The Enyimba FC players popularly referred to as the Elephants or Abia warriors are the pride and joy of Imo State, Nigeria, and the entire country.

History of Enyimba FC

The club was founded as a state-owned club in November 1976 by Jerry Amadi Enyeazu who was the first Director for Sports in the newly established Imo State, a province in southeast Nigeria. In August 1991 Imo State was divided further and the Abia State was created from the part of Imo which included the city of Aba, Enyimba’s hometown, so the new state government took over as owners of Enyimba.

Coach Godwin Koko Uwa led Enyimba to its first league title in 2001 and followed up with the Charity Cup also called Super Cup in the same year. The wins marked the beginning of the club’s dominance of Nigeria’s club competitions. Enyimba registered its presence in CAF competitions with participation in the CAF Champions League in 2002 but got knocked out in the second round by ASEC Mimosas of Ivory Coast.

Enyimba ranks among the top clubs from where a good pool of Super Eagles players have been drawn, especially from the squad of 2003 which included goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama (he would go on to captain the Eagles), defender Obinna Nwaneri and Onyekachi Okonkwo.

Other Enyimba players who went on to play for the Nigerian national team include Uche Kalu, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Ikouwem Udo Utin, Mfon Udoh, Henry Uche, Dele Aiyenugba, Bright Esieme, and Chima Akas. While the club basks in its records, one of the players, Mfon Udoh also boasts of the record of scoring the highest number of goals in a single season with 23 goals scored in 2014. Udoh also emerged the top scorer in the CAF Champions League in 2016 with 9 goals.

Enyimba FindIt Profile

Team NameEnyimba International football club
Also Known asPeople’s Elephant
BasedAba, Nigeria
ColoursBlue and white
LeagueNigeria Professional Football League
CoachFinidi George
CaptainAugustine Oladapo
StadiumEnyimba International Stadium
Net WorthApproximately $100,000
World Ranking531
Africa Ranking37
National Ranking5

Enyimba National Ranking

According to Footballdatabase.com, Enyimba Football Club ranks 5th in the national ranking as updated after matches on 8 May 2022. Show in the table below:

Enyimba Rank in Africa

Enyimba Football Club ranks 37th in the continental ranking as updated after matches on 8 May 2022.

Enyimba World Rank

According to Footballdatabase.com, Enyimba Football Club ranks 531th in continental ranking as updated after matches on 8 May 2022.

Check more on ranking https://footballdatabase.com/clubs-ranking/enyimba-fc

Enyimba Club Owner and Net Worth

The Abia State owns the People’s Elephant. Its ownership changed in 1991 from its original owner, the Imo State. In addition to being one of the most successful clubs in Nigeria, the People’s Elephant is regarded as one of the richest football clubs in the nation. Enyimba’s F.C’s net worth is estimated to be $100,000.

Enyimba F.C’S Squad

Former Mallorca midfielder Finidi George was designated to the position in 2021, supplanting head coach Fatai Osho. Team captain Augustine Oladapo plays in the attacking midfielder position. In 2021, Oladapo was handed a full-year ban by CAF after his urine sample tested positive for traces of a prohibited substance. However, the ban was reviewed a couple of months later and reduced to 6 months.


  • Squad size: 38
  • Average age: 23.9
  • Foreigners: 6
  • National team players: 4


  • John Noble
  • Henry Ozoemena
  • Olorunkele Ojo
  • Olufemi Kayode
  • Sabirou Bassa-Djeri
  • Izindu Njoku


  • Samuel Stone
  • Chukwuemeka Obioma
  • Tosin Omoyele
  • Victor Mbaoma
  • Abubakar Adamu
  • Samuel Kalu
  • Ekene Awanze
  • Gabriel Orok


  • Oluwaseun Adebola
  • Christian Ekong
  • Frank Esobe
  • Farouk Mohammed
  • Anthony Omaka
  • Philip Ozor
  • Fatai Abdullahi
  • Jean-Marie Guera
  • Cyril Olisema
  • Augustine Oladapo


  • Emmanuel Godwin
  • Daniel Ijeh
  • Nelson Ogbonnaya
  • Abel James
  • Nabil Yarou
  • Pascal Eze
  • Stephen Manyo
  • Adekele Adenkule
  • Alalibo Somiari
  • Emmanuel Ampiah
  • Daniel Darkwah
  • Imo Obot
  • Johnson Umah
  • Chigozi Obasi
  • Bilal Yakubu


The club’s stadium is the Enyimba International Stadium, located in Aba, Abia State. The property seats about 25,000 people.


The People’s Elephant is recorded as the best club in Nigeria. No other football clubs in the country come near their noteworthy accomplishments. Allow us to view the group’s titles and trophies:


Nigerian Premier League

  • Champions (8): 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009–10, 2015, 2019
  • Nigerian FA Cup
  • Champions (4): 2005, 2009, 2013, 2014

National Second Division

  • Champions: 1993
  • Nigerian Super Cup
  • Champions (4): 2001, 2003, 2010, 2013


  • CAF Champions League
  • Champions (2): 2003, 2004
  • CAF Super Cup
  • Champions (2): 2004, 2005

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