Dickson Paul Etuhu is a retired Nigerian professional footballer who made a name for himself as a powerful and combative midfielder during his playing days. He began his career in his home country with Plateau United, before moving to Europe to play for clubs in Sweden, England, Scotland and Cyprus. He also represented the Nigerian national team and was a regular starter for them. In this post, we'll take a look at Etuhu's career, his statistics, and his unique playing style that made him one of the most dependable and consistent midfielders of his generation.
Etuhu began his professional career with the Nigerian club, Plateau United, in 2000. He quickly established himself as a key player for the team and helped them win the Nigerian Cup in 2002. After four seasons with Plateau United, he moved to Sweden to join IFK Norrköping. He spent two seasons with the club, making over 60 appearances and scoring several goals.
In 2005, Etuhu joined the English club, Fulham F.C, where he spent four seasons, making over 120 appearances and scoring several goals, helping the team to reach the final of the UEFA Europa League. After Fulham, he moved to another English club, Blackburn Rovers F.C, where he spent two seasons before moving to Scotland to play for Celtic F.C.
After a short spell in Scotland, Etuhu moved to Cyprus to play for APOEL F.C, where he spent one season, before returning to Nigeria to play for Kano Pillars F.C and retiring from professional football in 2018.
During his career, Etuhu made over 400 appearances and scored over 50 goals for the clubs he represented. He was a powerful and combative midfielder known for his physicality, his ability to win the ball, and his ability to dictate the tempo of the game. He was also known for his leadership abilities and his ability to play in different positions in the midfield.
Etuhu's career was marked by his consistency, reliability, and his ability to adapt to different styles of play, which enabled him to play successfully in different leagues across Europe. He was a respected figure in the world of football and his legacy lives on through the many young players he has inspired.