Tuesday, 17 February 2009
John Chiedozie is a former professional player who played for Leyton Orient, Notts County, Tottenham Hotspur, Derby County, Chesterfield and represented Nigeria at international level on nine occasions.
Chiedozie joined Orient as an apprentice in April 1977 where he went on to make 145 appearances including 14 as sub and scoring 20 goals. In August 1981 he joined Notts County for the first time in a £600,000 transfer deal. Chiedozie featured in 111 matches including one as substitute and finding the net on 15 occasions. Tottenham paid £375,000 for his services in August 1984. Chiedozie ended his career at the Hampshire non-league side Bashley, and retired from competitive football in 1992.
In 2002, he was honoured with the title of Officer of the Order of Niger by President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo for his contribution to Nigerian football.