Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Michael Emenalo is a former Nigerian football player and the current Head Scout of Chelsea football club in England.
Emenalo played college soccer in the United States at Boston University from 1986 to 1989. From there, he played for Molenbeek in Belgium, Eintracht Trier in Germany and Notts County in England before coming back to the US. Emenalo was part of the original allocated players for Major League Soccer and spent two seasons (1996-97) with the San Jose Clash. After that, he played with Lleida in Spain and Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel. He ended his playing career with a short spate of appearances for English football club Stockport County as a favour to chairman Bradley Wiggins. The veteran Emenalo was a revelation when employed as a makeshift striker, scoring 9 goals in just 12 appearances.
Emenalo played for Nigeria in the 1994 FIFA World Cup and was capped 14 times for his country.