Name: Calistus Surname: Umeh Date of birth: 10/10/1991 Place of birth: Anambras, Nigeria Nationality: Nigeria Height: 176cm Weight: 70kg Best foot: Right 1° position: Right/Left winger 2° position: Supporting Striker 3° position: Right back Club: Valletta FC Agent: Akinyemi Olubusola (+447535650746) Contract: 30/06/2017 Transfer fee request:
Story: Calistus Umeh arrived in Europe when he was 20 years old, signing a contract with Lithuanian club Ekranas Panevezys. He played from June to November (2011) 17 games scoring three goals and serving one assist. In that season he helped the team in win the National League Title (A Lyga) and get the Champions League qualifications. In his second season he made his debut in Champions League, playing qualification game against Valletta. Thanks to him that scored one goal and served one assist, the team was able to win the game for 3-2 (away). He played other three games in Champions League till elimination sufferend by Belarus Giant BATE Borisov. Ekranas was relegated in Europe League qualification round where was eliminated by Hapoel Tel Aviv; Umeh played both games. In National League, during 2012 season he played 17 games, scoring 2 goals and serving one assist. In that season Ekranas again won the National League Title. In his third season in Lithuania he played 16 games scoring 4 goals and serving three assists. In the season 2014 he played 27 games scoring two goals and serving one assist. After four years with Ekranas he leaved Lithuania and signed for Valletta FC, the club that two years before he eliminated from Champions League. With Maltese club he won the League (BOV Premier League), resulting one of the best players of the team. He played 26 games between League and Cups (1 game in Europe League). During that season he scored 5 goals and served 4 assists. Season 2016/17 (present days) started with the victory of Maltese Super Cup against Sliema Wanderers for 2-1. He was a key player in that game scoring the final goal. Between League and Cups (2 games in Champions League) he played 28 games and scored 6 goals, he also served two assists.
Technical qualities: He has a good control of the ball and a good dribbling ability. He is able to reach an high speed without lose the control of the ball. He is able to score from outside the box with powerful shot and as well with the inside foot. He work for the team and he is able to defend as well with good results. Physical qualities: He is a medium size player, he possess a good balance and it's not easy to win challenges against him. Also he possess a good elevation that allow him to be dangerous inside the box with the header. His best quality is without doubts his speed, he is very fast and can become unstoppable if he cut behind the shoulders of the opponent's defensive line Position: He is a natural winger, able to play as well in a 4-2-3-1 than in a 3-5-2. He sometimes played as right back. He can support a striker moving around him with his speed.
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