Onyekachi Apam

Onyekachi Apam (born 30 December 1986 in Aba) is a Nigerian footballer.

Onyekachi Apam
Personal information
Full name Onyekachi Apam
Date of birth (1986-12-30) 30 December 1986
Place of birth Aba, Nigeria
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
0000–2003 Pepsi Football Academy
2004–2005 Enugu Rangers
2005–2006 Nice
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Nice 105 (1)
2010–2014 Rennes 23 (0)
2014 Seattle Sounders FC 0 (0)
National team
2005 Nigeria U20 6 (0)
2008 Nigeria U23 5 (0)
2007– Nigeria 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Personal life

His name, Onyekachi, means "Who is greater than God?".[1] On 31 December 2007, Onyekachi was robbed and kidnapped in Enugu.[2] He transferred to French club side Stade Rennes in summer 2010. He suffered from a long spell out of the side through injury, but finally made his debut for Rennes in January 2012, almost a year and a half after signing.

On 19 September 2014, it was announced that Apam signed with Seattle Sounders FC just before the MLS roster freeze.[3] He was released without making an appearance on 5 December.[4]


  1. Campbell, Mike. "Meaning, origin and history of the name Onyekachi". Behind the Name. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  2. Nigeria star robbed and kidnapped 31 December 2007.
  3. "Sounders FC Signs Onyekachi Apam". SoundersFC.com. Sounders FC Public Relations. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  4. "Sounders Terminate Apam's Contract, Two Other Nigerians". 5 December 2014.

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