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1.91 m


83 kg

Chuks Aneke

Career start

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Full name
Chukwuemeka Ademola Amachi Aneke

Date of birth
(1993-07-03) 3 July 1993 (age 22)

Place of birth
Newham, London, England

Current team
S.V. Zulte Waregem (#26 / Midfielder)

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Chukwuemeka Ademola Amachi "Chuks" Aneke (born 3 July 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for League One club Milton Keynes Dons.


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He has been capped for England at U17, U18, and U19 levels.

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Aneke joined Arsenal in 2001, age seven, and progressed through the ranks. He made his reserves debut against Maidenhead United in a pre-season friendly on 28 July 2009. Both Aneke and Benik Afobe were offered the chance to visit FC Barcelona's training base with view to signing for them. However, he signed a professional contract with Arsenal in July 2010.

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Ahead of 2011–12 season, Aneke signed a contract extension with the club. He scored for Arsenal's reserve side in friendly victories against Woking, Hastings United, and Stevenage respectively. He made his competitive first-team debut for Arsenal in the club's 3–1 League Cup victory against Shrewsbury Town on 20 September 2011, coming on as a 90th-minute substitute in the match.

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Aneke joined League One side Stevenage on 22 November 2011, on a loan deal until 22 January 2012. He made his debut for the club on 26 November, in Stevenage's 0–0 home draw with Walsall, playing 57 minutes of the match before being replaced by Darius Charles. Aneke was sent-off for a high-footed challenge in a 1–0 defeat to Leyton Orient on 2 January 2012, resulting in a three-game suspension. It was later announced, on 20 January, that Aneke would remain on loan at Stevenage until March 2012, with a view to extending the loan until the end of the 2011–12 season.

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Aneke returned to his parent club on 5 March, and, on the same day, scored in a 2–0 reserve victory against Chelsea reserves.

Linking-up with his manager at Stevenage, Graham Westley, on 22 March 2012 Aneke joined League One team Preston North End on-loan until the end of the 2011–12 season. On 24 March he made a scoring debut in a 1–1 draw against Bury. He went on to start once more before dropping to the bench for the subsequent six games.

In September 2012, Aneke joined Crewe on a month's loan, making his debut as a second-half substitute against Tranmere Rovers on 8 September. He started the following fixture, away at Stevenage, but received a second-half red card for a two-footed tackle, serving a three-match suspension. On 5 October 2012, Aneke extended his loan spell at Crewe for a further month He has been a star man for Crewe Alexandra, being their top goal scorer in his second season with them. There is speculation that he might even move on a permanent deal., and scored for Crewe the following day in a 2–1 home league win over Hartlepool United. On 12 November, the loan period was extended by a further month. The loan expired on 21 January 2013, but after a brief return to Arsenal he re-joined Crewe Alexandra for the rest of the season on 31 January 2013.

On 2 August 2013, Aneke re-joined Crewe Alexandra on a six-month loan from Arsenal. On 8 November 2013, Aneke's loan at Crewe was extended until the remainder of the season.

Zulte Waregem

On 21 June 2014, Zulte Waregem announced the signing of Aneke on a three-year contract following his release by Arsenal.

Milton Keynes Dons

On 2 August 2016, whilst still recovering from an injury sustained at his previous club Zulte Waragem, Aneke joined League One side Milton Keynes Dons, signing a one-year deal with an option of a second year.

On 22 November 2016, following almost twelve months on the sidelines through injury, Aneke made his league debut for his new club, coming on as an 84th-minute substitute in a 2–3 home defeat to Chesterfield. He scored his first goals for the club, scoring twice in a 5-3 home win over Northampton Town on 21 January 2017. On 28 January 2017 Aneke bent over the defence of Peterborough United, scoring a thunderbastard of a goal before a second soon after

On 17 August 2017, Aneke signed an extended contract keeping him at the club until June 2019.

International career

Aneke has represented England at various youth levels. He was part of the England U-17 squad that qualified for the 2010 European Championship. However, Aneke was not in England's squad for the finals due to injury. He was replaced by Saido Berahino as England went on to win the tournament. Despite rumours that he had switched allegiances to Nigeria, Aneke was selected for the England U-19 team for a friendly against the Netherlands.

Style of play

Aneke is a player not known for his pace, but the ability to see a pass and physical strength. He has been compared to former Arsenal teammate Abou Diaby. Arsène Wenger also compared his style of play as similar to that of Manchester City's Yaya Touré, a player that Wenger had intended to sign in 2005 but failed when the player could not secure a work permit.

Career statistics

As of 3 May 2017



  • Premier Academy League: 2009–10
  • Crewe Alexandra

  • Football League Trophy: 2013
  • International

    England U17

  • UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship: 2010
  • Victory Shield: 2008
  • References

    Chuks Aneke Wikipedia

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