Dubem Eze: Nigeria born star living the dream at Derby County

Dubem Eze: Nigeria born star living the dream at Derby County

May 30, 2021 0 By Ibiye Ambille

Dubem Eze, Nigeria born star living the dream at Derby County after leaving Chelsea earlier in the year for the Championship side.


The Young Nigerian sensation Dubem Eze is currently leaving his dream with the English EFL Championship side Derby County.


The youngster joined the Championship side after leaving Premier League side Chelsea towards the end of the 2020/2021 season.


Beginning his career with the Premier League club youth setup, he was no longer having the headway at the club and had to depart for a new challenge.


After the news of his impediment to Chelsea exit, Derby County had to make quick moves towards securing his services ahead of the coming season even though he is expecting to continue with the 2020/2021 season.



The young midfielder who wears the number 15 jersey scored a famous goal which gave derby county a crucial win over the Everton FC youth development team.


As part of plans to integrate him and possibly promote the youngster to the senior side, he will be part of the club ahead of the 2021/2022 football season.

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Next-generation Nigerian midfielder

Dubem Eze still has the chance to represent Nigeria at senior level or age-grade Competition with his African roots traced down to Nigeria.


Dubem Eze hails from the Eastern part of Nigeria through his parents and is well eligible to represent the country at any level.


Dubem Eze Chelsea career in a nutshell

Eze started the 2020/2021 season with Chelsea FC youth setup as a U16 player.


He played a very big part of the team as well as representing Chelsea during the Premier League U15 tournament.


Dubem Eze Derby County stats so far 2020/2021 Premier League Youth League


He played a total of 325 minutes for the club.


Derby County U18 vs Leeds United U18 (5-0)

The young midfielder was introduced into the team after the team had already scored five goals.


He replaced republic of Ireland Nigerian Born youngster Olamide Ibrahim in the 71st minute.

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Blackburn Rovers U18 VS. Derby County U18 (3 – 0)

Dubem played full ninety minutes for the Rams youth setup in the game but could not find the back of the net as his club got beaten by a more determined Blackburn Rovers side.


Derby County U18 Vs. Everton U18 (2 – 1)

This was the game Dubem Eze popped up with his debut goal for Derby County as a youth player.


Introduced in the 64th minute for Brailsford, Eze scored his debut goal on the 67th minute.


As the new season 2021/2022 Premier League Youth League approaches, Eze is expected to further break into Derby County senior team in the coming season.


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One the major problems faced by Nigeria Super Eagles team is the midfield and he could be the major adding in the nearest future.

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He is a box to box midfielder capable of providing good passes and crosses into the opponents half in dangerous areas.


At least, during his debut game against Everton FC was the major stepping stone. His brilliance was enough to seal the win for the U18 team.


The Super Eagles needs quality midfielders and Dubem Eze could be the game changer for the team in the nearest future.


With consistency, he could be on his way to the senior national team of Nigeria. For Derby County, his brilliance could be the major secret in the middle of the park.


As the 2021/2022 Premier League Youth League approaches, Eze could be on his way to the senior team from the U23 squad.


Derby County are still consistently working towards achieving promotion back to the English Premier League after several near misses.

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