Mikel, Moses, Iheanacho, Iwobi, Egbuchulam Up For Complete Sports Player Of 2016

Mikel, Moses, Iheanacho, Iwobi, Egbuchulam Up For Complete Sports Player Of 2016

Completesportsnigeria.com presents the five outstanding Nigerian players of 2016, compiled from your votes in our Complete Sports Player of the Month polls in the year under review.
The player with the most votes will be crowned the Complete Sports Player of the Year for 2016 to succeed Odion Ighalo, who won the prestigious award in 2015.
To vote, please go to the ‘Leave A Reply’ field below the profiles and write the name of your preferred player.

Voting closes at 5pm on Thursday, 12 January, 2017.

Profiles written by James Agberebi:

MIKEL JOHN OBI (CHELSEA)

Tipped to depart Chelsea in the January transfer window after being overlooked by Antonio Conte for selection, 2016 could still be described as a success for Mikel Obi especially with Nigeria national teams.

After a poor 2015/2016 English Premier League season with Chelsea, Mikel joined up with Nigeria U-23 Eagles for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games where he was also skipper.

Mikel was one of the U-23 Eagles’ outstanding players as he scored one goal (2-0 quarter-final win against Denmark) and provided four assists (one against Denmark and three in Nigeria’s 3-2 win against Honduras in the bronze medal match).

And with the Super Eagles, Mikel has been instrumental in their charge in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, leading the team to two wins against Zambia (2-1) and Algeria (3-1). He scored the Eagles’ second goal against Algeria.

Mikel also won Complete Sports Player of the Month award in February and August 2016.

VICTOR MOSES (CHELSEA)

Victor Moses could be described as one of the success stories of 2016 for Nigerian players.

Since breaking into Chelsea’s first team in the start of the current campaign in 2016 after going on loan to Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham, Moses has become one of Antonio Conte’s reliables.

After 18 EPL appearances, playing from an unfamiliar right-wing back position, Moses has scored three goals.

He bagged Man-of-the-Match awards in Chelsea wins against Tottenham Hotspur, Hull City and Middlesbrough.

Aside from his Man-of-the-Match awards, Moses also won the PFA Fans’ EPL Player of the Month award for November, beating the likes of Sergio Aguero and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

And for the national team, Moses grabbed a brace in the Super Eagles 3-1 win against Algeria in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Moses rounded off 2016 on a high by winning Complete Sports Player of the Month back-to-back in October and November.

ALEX IWOBI (ARSENAL)

The year 2016 has been a remarkable year for 20-year-old Alex Iwobi and it is evident the exciting youngster has come to stay.

Ever since Iwobi made his first start for Arsenal against Barcelona in March in the second round of the UEFA Champions League, he has not looked back as he has continued to grow from strength to strength.

After making 28 appearances for Arsenal in 2016 in the English Premier League, Iwobi has scored four goals.

He was voted Man-of-the-Match in Arsenal’s 3-0 win against Chelsea in September and was also nominated for the 2016 Golden Boy award for the best Under-23 players in Europe.

In the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Iwobi got Nigeria off to the best of starts as he scored in the Super Eagles 2-1 away win against Zambia in Ndola.

And in March and September 2016, Iwobi was voted Complete Sports Player of the Month by our readers.

KELECHI IHEANACHO (MANCHESTER CITY)

It has surely been an eventful 2016 for Kelechi Iheanacho.

Among Iheanacho’s standout performances in 2016 included his first career hat-trick in January against Aston Villa in the fourth round of the FA Cup, also setting up City’s fourth goal, scored by Raheem Sterling.

In February, he was an unused substitute for Manchester City who defeated Liverpool on penalties in the final of the League Cup.

In April Iheanacho bagged a brace in a 4-0 win against Stoke and also won the Man-of-the-Match award.

And to cap a wonderful 2016, Iwobi was nominated for the 2016 Golden Boy award and has the best minutes-per-goal ratio of any striker in Premier League history.

For the Super Eagles, he netted a stunning goal in a 1-0 win against Tanzania in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier and also scored in the Eagles 2-1 away win against Zambia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

For the Complete Sports Player of the Month award, Iheanacho was voted as the best in February and April for his outstanding displays in 2016.

CHISOM EGBUCHULAM (ENUGU RANGERS)

Relatively unknown at the start of the year, 2016 will go down as one of the memorable years for Chisom Egbuchulam.

The striker was part of the history-making Enugu Rangers side who were crowned Nigeria Professional Football League champions for the first time in over 30 years.

Egbuchulam contributed immensely in the feat as he scored 18 league goals to help Rangers end their long wait for the title.

His 18 league goals earned him the highest goal scorer award in the Nigerian Premier League last season and he was named Footballer of the Year at the Nigerian Sports Awards.

Egbuchulam’s impressive performance for Rangers did not go unnoticed as he was invited to the Super Eagles camp ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Ndola.

Egbuchulam alongside Godwin Obaje were called up as replacements for Victor Moses and Isaac Success.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 100
  • Charles Gado 10 months

    Mikel Obi

  • Chiamaka Ogbu 10 months

    CHISOM EGBUCHULAM.

  • Darlington onyekwelu 10 months

    Chisom egbuchulam

  • Ajibade R. Adebayo 10 months

    MIKEL JOHN OBI (CHELSEA)

  • Lilian Uzozie 10 months

    CHISOM EGBUCHULAM

  • Obidike chrys junior 10 months

    Egbuchulam Chisom

  • onyia chukwuebuka 10 months

    Chisom egbuchulam

  • Obidike chrys junior 10 months

    Egbuchulam Chisom

  • Michelle chioma 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam

  • Azeez Wasiu 10 months

    My vote goes to MIKEL OBI because he the one that won a medal even though he was not playing at Chelsea at least he did his best for Nigeria.

  • CHISOM EGBUCHULAM

  • Nnamdi igbokwe 10 months

    Chisom egbuchulam

  • Ogb Noni Samuel 10 months

    Chisom eghuchulam

  • Emmanuel Amiyenkumo 10 months

    Chisom

  • John Kennedy 10 months

    CHISOM. EGBUCHULAM

  • Joel ikpeba 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam

  • chidi Attah 10 months

    Chisom egbuchulam

  • Bright Anthony Chibuzor 10 months

    Chisom egbuchulam (Eungu Rangers)

  • Kpakor Philip Torshima 10 months

    Chisom Ebuchulam

  • Kpakor Philip Torshima 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam

  • EGUAVON CHARLES 10 months

    CHISOM EGBUCHULAM 

  • John Kennedy 10 months

    Chisom egbuchulam (Eungu Rangers)

  • Obu Chukandi 10 months

    CHISOM EGBUCHULAM

  • Eguavon charles 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam

  • Chibuike Okoroafor 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam

  • John Kennedy 10 months

    chisom Egbuchulam

  • John Kennedy 10 months

    Mikel Obi

  • Jay wise emeka 10 months

    chisom egbuchulam

  • John Kennedy 10 months

    Victor Moses

  • Obunna Cúnha Elvis 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam (Enugu Rangers)

  • promise Ebuka 10 months

    Chisom

  • Chrismicheal xanders 10 months

    Chisom egbuchilam

  • BASHIRU SANI 10 months

    JOHN OBI MIKEL

  • Chisom Egbuchulam(Enugu Rangers)

  • My player of the year vote goes to Mikel Obi. This is because he did enough for Nigeria in the year in question. It is for same reason that Conte frozed him out of Chelsea and not his form. He has changed to be a regular in national team
    call ups not minding the cost.

  • OLUGBODI YUSUF 10 months

    CHISOM EGBUCHULAM

  • Ijioma ikechukwu 10 months

    Chisom

  • nweke jerkingson prime ebuka 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam

  • jerkingson prime ebuka 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam

  • jerkingson 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam

  • Ody Young 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam. Enugu Rangers.

  • moris enete 10 months

    Chisom egbuchulam

  • Melissa Simon 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam

  • Victor Moses should be the CS player of the year 2016. Although Egbuchulam Chisom achieved the unbelievable with Rangers, he was relatively unknown by majority of the footballing fans who are more interested in the foreign leagues especially the EPL. The whole world know Moses but how many people know Chisom apart from those press guys in TV, radio, newspapers in Nigeria and few outside the press men. Victor Moses, Mikel Obi, Chisom Egbuchulam in that order.

  • My vote is for Chisom Egbuchulam. He was outstanding last season.

  • Melissa Simon 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam

  • zacchaeus peter onimisi 10 months

    mikel for his contribution in the olympics and the 2018 world cup qualification matches. He is a great leader

  • Omeokwe ebuka(Kelvin Bryan) 10 months

    The man for the award, is my mentor Chisom egbuchulam, aka GERMan, I know him from day1, and I have also played with him at Enugu, during grassroots, when he was stil at kputu, obiagu Enugu, he is a good player., so energetic, humble and calm…I vote Chisom for the award

  • ayo 10 months

    Kelechi iheanacho

  • niceman chibuke 10 months

    john mikel obi

  • Chukwuebuka Ogbonna 10 months

    I vote CHISOM EGBUCHULAM. Up NPFL.

  • Chukwuebuka Ogbonna 10 months

    CHISOM EGBUCHULAM

  • Ezekute Daniel Chukwudozie 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam

  • Beverly 10 months

    Christmas Egbuchulam

  • Beverly 10 months

    CHISOM EGBUCHULAM

  • Chijioke Ezeoke 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam

  • Victor ibiwoye 10 months

    Captain of captains mikel. See the transformation at super eagles at his assumption of office and you will see leadership at play. He is paying huge sacrifice at club level. MIKEL JON OBI

  • Victor Moses, the best of all Nigerian players in 2016' tiredless with good vision, skillful ,a player with undefined strenght,  V Mo[email protected] i vote you positively. 

  • Toldo 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam

  • Fasehun Olashubomi 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam

  • Adaenyi victor Agali 10 months

    Egbuchulam chisom

  • Fasehun Olashubomi 10 months

    CHISOM EGBUCHULAM all the way

  • Chisom Egbuchulam ( Rangers FC ) 10 months

    Nice Guy

  • ugwueye Chinedu 10 months

    Chisom egbuchulam

  • Akah Henry 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam

  • Akah Henry 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam
    (Enugu rangers)

  • Agu Chidubem Penchichi 10 months

    Talking about the best, you should be talking about CHISOM EGBUCHULAM
    He is the BEST

  • BBA 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam…

  • Kanu C.E. Gbauz 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchula

  • Chris Nnamdi 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam

  • Asogwa Ejike 10 months

    Chisom egbuchulam

  • Michelle chinazo umeh 10 months

    CHISOM EGBUCHULAM

  • Jane Akudo 10 months

    EGBUCHULAM CHISOM

  • Akudo Jane 10 months

    Egbuchulam chisom

  • Kosi justin 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam (Rangers Enugu)

  • princleyuche Kenneth 10 months

    (CE11) Chisom Egbuchulam

  • Ikem Anyianuka 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchalam

  • Pst. Igweokolo A.E 10 months

    I vote Egbuchulam Chisom for so many reasons. He is younger, still have many more playing years, untaped product, unadulterated, so real playing with his real Age. have you watched his speed, skills and shooting ability? consider the next two seasons. watch him out.

  • Chimex 10 months

    Egbuchulam Chisom

  • Obiajulu 10 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam

  • abiodun idowu 10 months

    mikel obi

  • Uzoo 10 months

    I vote for egbuchulam chisom. Bcos he gat the playing power as a shooter. And also bcos he is my blood. 100% chisom.

  • Uzoo 10 months

    I vote for egbuchulam chisom bcos he got strenght as a shooter And he is a very young lad . also bcos he my blood. 100% chisom.

  • oye 10 months

    john obi mikel

  • Tk Collins 9 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam

  • Kosi justin 9 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam

  • Peter 9 months

    Mikel John Obi

  • Chisom Egbuchulam

  • Chisom Egbuchulam

  • ikepro ekwueme 9 months

    The award should be given to chisom egbuchulam, he is outstanding in NPL last year. And he is the only one with league title among the five in that year.

  • shittu A.K 9 months

    I pick Victor Moses for his brilliant perfomance in chealsea and super Eagle in 2016

  • Otunba 9 months

    Chisom Egbuchulam