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Celestine Babayaro
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Full name Celestine Hycieth Babayaro
Date of birth 29 August 1978 (1978-08-29) (age 43)
Place of birth Kaduna, Nigeria
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994-1997
1997-2005
2005-2007
2008
Anderlecht
Chelsea
Newcastle United
Los Angeles Galaxy
National team
1995-2004 Nigeria
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Celestine Babayaro (born 29 August 1978) is a former Nigerian football player. He also represented the Nigeria national team.

Club career statistics

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Belgium League
1994/95 Anderlecht First Division 22 0
1995/96 28 5
1996/97 25 3
England League
1997/98 Chelsea Premier League 8 0
1998/99 28 3
1999/00 25 0
2000/01 24 0
2001/02 18 0
2002/03 19 1
2003/04 6 1
2004/05 4 0
2004/05 Newcastle United Premier League 7 0
2005/06 28 0
2006/07 12 0
2007/08 0 0
United States League
2008 Los Angeles Galaxy Major League Soccer 0 0
Country Belgium 75 8
England 179 5
United States 0 0
Total 254 13

International career statistics

Nigeria national team
Year Apps Goals
1995
1996
1997
1998 5 0
1999 2 0
2000 7 0
2001 2 0
2002 4 0
2003 0 0
2004 1 0
Total
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