Chike Kandi

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Chike Kandi
0Full Name Chike Kandi
0Date of Birth 6 October 1995
0Place of Birth Hammersmith, London, England
0Position Forward
0Chelsea career 2011 - 2014
0Debut n/a
0Games (goals) n/a
0Other clubs Birmingham City

Chike Kandi (born 6th October 1995 in Hammersmith, London, England) is a forward who formerly played for Chelsea.


Pre-Chelsea career

Chike joined Chelsea at Under-16 level from Birmingham City.

Chelsea career

Chike scored freely in his Under-16 season at Chelsea and began his scholarship in July 2012. Injuries impacted his playing time in the first half of the season but he marked his first start with a goal away to Crystal Palace in November 2012. With a clear spell of fitness under his belt, he began to make useful progress and offered something that the youth team often lacked at times; a big, mobile centre forward who linked the play with good skill and intelligence.

He signed a professional deal in the summer of 2013 but still struggled to earn a consistent place in the Under-18 team, with over half of his pre-Christmas appearances coming from the bench. In the new year he took in trial spells at Blackburn, Birmingham and Leicester with a view to a permanent move.

He was released at the end of his contract in June 2014.


Chike has represented Wales at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-19 levels, whilst he has also taken part in a Nigerian Under-17 training camp. He also retains eligibility for England.

Career statistics

Youth, Reserve and Under-21 Football

Season Under-18 European Under-21 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2012-13 13 3 0 0 0 0 13 3
2013-14 21 3 1 0 0 0 22 3
Total 34 6 1 0 0 0 35 6

(Statistics accurate as of the end of the 2013-14 season)

Career honours

Post-Chelsea Career

Chike currently plays for Brighton.

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