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Botev signed a striker with over 100 Bundesliga appearances

Anthony Ujah is officially a footballer of Botev (Plovdiv). The 33-year-old striker has an impressive career in Germany with the teams of Mainz 05, FC Köln, Werder Bremen, Union Berlin and Eintracht Braunschweig, from where he arrives in Bulgaria.

He has 136 matches and 30 goals in the Bundesliga, 114 matches with 37 goals in the Second Bundesliga and 24 matches and 7 goals for the Cup. Ujah has also played 7 matches for the Nigerian national team.

“We are delighted to welcome Anthony Uja to Botev (Plovdiv). He brings with him a wealth of experience from the top levels of German football, boasting matches in both the Bundesliga and Second Bundesliga on his calling card. His proven football qualities and his ability to score will certainly help us to improve,” said Botev’s sporting director Artur Platek. “We are confident that Anthony will help us with his goals and perform at a top level. We also know that his experience will be invaluable to us off the field as well. Together with Ivelin Popov, he will guide the youngsters and share his knowledge so that they can better understand what is required in the best championships in Europe. We look forward to seeing his contributions both on and off the field. We are thrilled.”

The striker was born on October 14, 1990 and plays for Abuja and Warri Wolves in his homeland. His first European club was the Norwegian Lilleström, where he stayed until the summer of 2011. He secured a transfer and made his Bundesliga debut in August 2011 with Mainz. There comes a period of rent in Cologne, after which his rights are bought by FC Köln.

His football journey took him from FC Köln to Werder Bremen in a €4.50 million transfer, and in 2016, China’s Liaoning FC paid €11.50 million for his rights. In the summer of 2019, Ujah returned to Europe to begin his second period in Mainz 05. In Germany, he also played in Union Berlin and Eintracht Braunschweig, where he played until the end of the past season.

Botev (Plovdiv) welcomes Anthony Ujah and wishes him success in the “yellow-black” shirt.

The Nigerian striker is the fourth new addition to the team after Alexa Maras, Alen Korošets and Hans Christian Bernat.

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