Barcelona's Forgotten Players: #1
Amunike is a player I bet 99% of you have never heard of, he actually played for Barcelona for 4 years, from 1997-2000.
Amunike was a fast, strong, Nigerian winger who is best known for scoring the winner in the 1996 U.S. Summer Olympics final 1-0 win for Nigeria against Argentina, and for scoring 2 goals in the 1994 Tunisia African Cup of Nations final against Zambia to give Nigeria their second African Cup of Nation trophy.
Amunike was quite a promising player when he arrived in December 1996 for $3.6 Million after a couple of great season with Sporting Lisbon. Hopes were high for the 27 year old as he had just been sign by one of the best clubs in the world, however, his spell at Barça didn't go as well as he would've wished.
In his first season Amunike was limited to only 16 appearances and scoring once, dissapointing the fans, but what really ruined his career, was a horriphic knee injury he picked up after his first season which limited his appearances over the following 3 years to only 3.
Although Amunike is forgotten by most Barça fans, he was still a great player that could have become a club legend if he hadn't been cursed by that awful injury which basically ended his career, as after leaving Barça only at 29 he failed to make more than 20 more career appearances, with a 2 year spell at Spanish club Albacete, a 2 month spell in South Korean club Busan I'Cons, and a final year spent almost completely in the sidelines of Jordanian club Al-Wehdat.
Still a legend in Nigerian hearts @amunike💚⚪💚 💙❤️.
Episode #2 on @barcalogic's page.