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Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by robosky02(m): 3:51pm On Dec 05, 2023
Vincent Enyeama: Lille celebrate 10th anniversary of Super Eagles legend’s goalkeeping marvel in Ligue 1

The former Nigeria international enjoyed much of his goalkeeping success in Israel, where he is considered one of the country’s greatest goalkeeping imports, but he also left a long-lasting mark in France

Sunday, December 3, 2023, marked a decade since legendary Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama etched his name in Ligue 1 history by going an astounding 1,062 minutes without conceding a goal, Soccernet.ng reports.

Lille, still in awe of “Spider Enyeaman’s” incredible feat, took to their official website to celebrate the anniversary of this remarkable achievement.

Enyeama’s Journey to Immortality
Vincent Enyeama’s journey with LOSC began on July 1, 2011, when he joined from Hapoel Tel Aviv, where he had won the Israeli league and cup double in 2010.


Enyeama, however, spent the 2011/12 season as a backup goalkeeper at Lille, and he was even shipped back to Israel on loan to Maccabi Tel Aviv for the 2012/13 campaign.

He returned to France in 2013, having helped Maccabi Tel Aviv win the Israeli Premier League and captained Nigeria to glory at the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Following an excellent year, and ahead of the 2013-2014 season, Lille coach René Girard handed Enyeama the coveted role of the team’s number 1 goalkeeper.

The then-Nigerian international, along with the defensive quartet of Sidibé, Kjær, Basa, and Béria, in front of him, formed an impenetrable wall that left opposing attackers frustrated.

11 unbeaten matches – A wall that stood tall
From September 15, 2013, to December 3, 2013, Enyeama kept clean sheets in 11 consecutive matches, thwarting the likes of Sochaux, Lyon, Monaco, and Marseille.

The streak came to an end on December 8, 2013, against Bordeaux, but the impact lingered, solidifying his place in history.


Accolades and achievements
During this extraordinary period, Enyeama earned several accolades, including the Player of the Month Trophy for October and November, the Marc-Vivien Foé Prize for the best African player in Ligue 1, and the title of the best goalkeeper of the 2013-2014 season.



LOSC finished the season in third place with the second-best defence in Ligue 1, conceding only 26 goals.

Legacy at LOSC
Vincent Enyeama’s tenure at LOSC spanned from October 26, 2011, to April 15, 2017, encompassing 164 matches and an impressive 65 clean sheets.

He emerged as the second most-used foreign goalkeeper in the club’s history, trailing only behind the Senegalese Tony Sylva.

As Lille reminisces about this historic achievement, Enyeama’s impact on the club and his status as one of the greatest goalkeepers in Ligue 1 history remain indelible.


https://soccernet.ng/2023/12/vincent-enyeama-lille-celebrate-10th-anniversary-of-super-eagles-legends-goalkeeping-marvel-in-ligue-1.html/amp

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Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by robosky02(m): 4:00pm On Dec 05, 2023
Incredible.... No wonder he is Africa greatest goalkeeper

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Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by robosky02(m): 4:30pm On Dec 05, 2023
By the way I can remember when last Uzoho Jada clean sheet

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Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by CHIOMAEZEH: 10:55pm On Dec 05, 2023
His services are missed in Nigeria national team ....the present keeper is catastrophic


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX7Y81DjQVs

That present keeper needs to be surrounded by these goons , an taught a lesson

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Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by Landowner101(m): 10:56pm On Dec 05, 2023
The most confident goalkeeper

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Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by Amotolongbo(f): 10:57pm On Dec 05, 2023
CHIOMAEZEH:
His services are missed in Nigeria national team ....the present keeper is catastrophic
Carl Ikeme who was performing well after Enyeama, Luekemia didn’t let us enjoy him

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Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by Honestfrend: 10:58pm On Dec 05, 2023
Vincent Enyeama... Still the greatest shot stopper in Africa..

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Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by 9jaBloke: 10:59pm On Dec 05, 2023
Enyeama for go better club

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Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by money121(m): 10:59pm On Dec 05, 2023
Congrat

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Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by Bubu4Sea: 11:00pm On Dec 05, 2023
Igbos are blessed,

imagine that we break, who go represent the North? grin

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Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by Tifunloran: 11:00pm On Dec 05, 2023
Vic
Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by Randal: 11:00pm On Dec 05, 2023
Congratulations
Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by Lanre4uonly(m): 11:02pm On Dec 05, 2023
Your good works during your playing days in the national team cannot be easily forgotten.
Thank you for all do.

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Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by southsouthking(m): 11:02pm On Dec 05, 2023
Finest shot stopper Nigeria have ever produced.

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Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by Nobody: 11:04pm On Dec 05, 2023
Bubu4Sea:
Igbos are blessed,

imagine that we break, who go represent the North? grin

Say no to tribalism!

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Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by Heineken(m): 11:07pm On Dec 05, 2023
Truly a great guy. Before you score this guy omo ehn.

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Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by ceejay80s(m): 11:07pm On Dec 05, 2023
Is he not still number 1 ?
Nigeria get keeper after him?

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Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by Nobody: 11:08pm On Dec 05, 2023
After the olympic, I had thought Dosu Joseph was going to be the next big thing until he got into the accident with village people.

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Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by Kingrshd3: 11:09pm On Dec 05, 2023
So what next ?
When are we going to celebrate PitObi for his failure to win the presidential election 🤔

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Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by Sirianese: 11:09pm On Dec 05, 2023
robosky02:
Vincent Enyeama: Lille celebrate 10th anniversary of Super Eagles legend’s goalkeeping marvel in Ligue 1



https://soccernet.ng/2023/12/vincent-enyeama-lille-celebrate-10th-anniversary-of-super-eagles-legends-goalkeeping-marvel-in-ligue-1.html/amp

What's astounding in that, it's just about ten matches
Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by AntiChristian: 11:17pm On Dec 05, 2023
This guy Sabi!

Apart from Rufai in his time....he get mouth!

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Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by hkidola00(m): 11:31pm On Dec 05, 2023
I'm getting goosebump
Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by Sucre7: 11:31pm On Dec 05, 2023
Bubu4Sea:
Igbos are blessed,

imagine that we break, who go represent the North? grin

Keep imagining.

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Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by Etimemy: 11:34pm On Dec 05, 2023
Best goals stopper
Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by Alpharey: 11:34pm On Dec 05, 2023
Kingrshd3:
So what next ?
When are we going to celebrate PitObi for his failure to win the presidential election 🤔

You mean Tinubu shege has actually dealt with you. Kpelee

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Re: Vincent Enyeama: Lille Celebrates Nigeria's Former Number 1 Goalkeeper by perez100: 11:35pm On Dec 05, 2023
Vincent Enyema - the Nigerian best keeper ever produced. I tell you, am Igbo, Vincent is the best Nigeria Keeper in the history of Nigeria. No rivals. The guy too good in his career.

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