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Dickson Etuhu
Dickson Etuhu
Fulham info
Full name Dickson Paul Etuhu
Date of birth 8 Jun 1982
Place of birth    Kano, Nigeria
Height 6ft 2in (1.88m)
Playing position Central midfielder
Current player? Incorrect
Number(s) worn 20 (2008-2012)
Debut Middlesbrough (h) (20 Dec 2008)
Last Appearance Liverpool (a) (1 May 2012)
First goal Man City (a) (12 Apr 2009)
Last goal Blackpool (h) (3 Apr 2011)
Joined from Sunderland, £1.63 million - 29 Aug 2008
Left for Blackburn, £1.67 million - 3 Aug 2012
League apps (gls) 91 (3)
All apps (gls) 127 (6)
Other clubs Man City (2000-2002)
Preston (2002-2006)
Norwich (2005-2007)
Sunderland (2007-2008)
Blackburn (2012-2014)
AIK (2015-present)
International Nigeria (2007-2011)
Apps (gls) 17 (0)

Dickson Etuhu was a midfielder, formerly of Fulham. He was signed by Roy Hodgson in August 2008 and was used as a defensive midfielder throughout his tenure at the club. A tall and powerful athlete, Dickson had played his part in the famous Europa League cup run of 2009-10 and played the full 120 minutes of the Final. He was sold in August 2012 to Blackburn Rovers for a similar fee he was bought for. He had represented Nigeria on 17 occasions until his international retirement in 2011.

CareerEdit

Before Fulham Edit

Dickson began his professional career at Manchester City aged 18, spending two years there before moving to Preston North End in 2002 due to lack of first team opportunities. He played his part in Preston's 2004-05 season where they reached the Championship Play-off Final, and it was around this time that he reportedly had attracted the interest of Everton and West Bromwich Albion. As it was, he moved to Norwich City initially on loan at the start of 2005-06, before signing on a permanent basis in January 2006 for around £500,000. Although initially the fans were not sure of Dickson's performances for the Norfolk-based club, he soon won them over as his form improved in the latter half of 2005-06 and 2006-07. It was incorrectly reported during September 2006 that following a 3–1 defeat at Plymouth Argyle, Etuhu and team-mate Youssef Safri traded punches on the team bus on their return journey to Norwich.

He signed for newly promoted Sunderland in a deal worth around £1.7m in the summer of 2007, and he spent just a single season here before moving on to Fulham. During his time at Sunderland, he was the victim of what the media were describing as a 'horror tackle' from Manchester City's Joey Barton, whereby Barton leapt up with no control and planted a stud high lunge into Dickson's groin. Barton was let off however and no charge was made.

FulhamEdit

On 29 August 2008, Etuhu announced that he was having a medical with Fulham, before joining for a fee of £1.63 million on a three-year contract at Craven Cottage . Dickson did not make his debut until December 2008 after him regaining full fitness after a knee injury sustained at former club Sunderland. His first goal for the club came on Easter Sunday 2009 in 3-1 victory at Manchester City. He saw much game time in the Europa League cup run in the 2009-10 season, where he played the full 120 minutes of the Final. On 28 August 2010, he rescued Fulham with a late goal in a 2-2 draw at Blackpool after a sprint from behind the halfway line.

He later signed a three-year contract extension in September 2010, which would expire in summer 2014.

After FulhamEdit

Dickson moved on in August 2012 as he transferred to Blackburn Rovers for £1.67 million, who were playing in the Championship. Fulham captain and team-mate Danny Murphy also moved to Blackburn in the same transfer window to join up with one another as they formed a midfield partnership once more.

Fulham StatisticsEdit

AppearancesEdit

Season Premier League FA Cup League Cup Europa League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2008-09 21 1 4 0 0 0 - - 25 1
2009-10 20 0 3 0 0 0 14 2 37 2
2010-11 28 2 1 1 2 0 - - 31 3
2011-12 22 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 34 0
Total 91 3 8 1 2 0 26 2 127 6

DisciplinaryEdit

Season Yellow card Red card
2008-09 2 0
2009-10 4 0
2010-11 3 0
2011-12 7 0
Total 16 0

Fulham MatchesEdit

# Season Date Comp Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information

External links and referencesEdit

Fulham FC
2008-09 squad
1. Schwarzer 2. Volz 3. Konchesky 4. Paintsil 5. Hangeland 6. Andranik 7. Seol / Barnes 8. A Johnson 9. Zamora 10. Nevland 11. Gera 12. Stockdale 13. Murphy 14. E Johnson 15. Kamara 16. Smertin / Dacourt 17. John / Gray 18. Hughes 19. Zuberbühler 20. Davis / Etuhu 21. Bullard / Omozusi 22. Stoor 23. Dempsey 24. Saunders 25. Davies 26. Andreasen 27. Leijer 28. Milsom 30. Brown 31. Healy 33. Kallio 34. Baird 37. Smalling 38. Etheridge
Manager
Flag of England Roy Hodgson
Fulham FC
2009-10 squad
1. Schwarzer 2. Kelly 3. Konchesky 4. Paintsil 5. Hangeland 6. Baird 7. Seol / Shorey 8. A Johnson 9. Okaka 10. Nevland 11. Gera 12. Stockdale 13. Murphy 14. Andranik 15. Kamara 16. Duff 17. Riise 18. Hughes 19. Zuberbühler 20. Etuhu 21. E Johnson 22. Stoor 23. Dempsey 25. Zamora 26. Smalling 27. Greening 28. Watts 29. Davies 31. Saunders 33. Kallio 34. Dikgacoi 35. Elm 36. Anderson / Buchtmann 37. Briggs 38. Etheridge 39. Foderingham 40. Uwezu 41. Bettinelli 42. Harris 43. Jones 44. Marsh-Brown 45. Smith 48. Payne
Manager
Flag of England Roy Hodgson
Fulham FC
2010-11 squad
1. Schwarzer 2. Kelly 3. Konchesky / Salcido 4. Paintsil 5. Hangeland 6. Baird 7. Sidwell 8. A Johnson 11. Gera 12. Stockdale 13. Murphy 14. Senderos 15. Kamara 16. Duff 17. Riise 18. Hughes 19. Zuberbühler 20. Etuhu 21. E Johnson 22. Stoor / Guðjohnsen 23. Dempsey 24. Kakuta 25. Zamora 26. Dikgacoi 27. Greening 28. Briggs 29. Davies 30. Dembélé 31. Saunders 32. Halliche 33. Hoesen 35. Elm 36. Dalla Valle 37. Kačaniklić 38. Etheridge 41. Bettinelli 44. Marsh-Brown 45. Smith
Manager
Flag of Wales Mark Hughes
Fulham FC
2011-12 squad
1. Schwarzer 2. Kelly 3. JA Riise 4. Sidwell 5. Hangeland 6. Baird 7. Pogrebnyak 8. Johnson 9.  10. Kasami 11. Ruiz 12. Stockdale 13. Murphy 14. Senderos 15. Gecov 16. Duff 17. BH Riise 18. Hughes 19. Diarra 20. Etuhu 21. Frei 22. Somogyi 23. Dempsey 24. Dalla Valle 25. Zamora 26. Salcido / Grygera 28. Briggs 29. Davies 30. Dembélé 31. Kačaniklić 32. Halliche 33. Hoesen 34. Donegan 35. Peniket 36. Marsh-Brown / Mesca 37. Harris 38. Etheridge 39. Arthurworrey 40. Smith 41. Bettinelli 42. Trotta 43. Pritchard 44. Joronen
Manager
Flag of the Netherlands Martin Jol