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Razundara Tjikuzu’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro Namibian footballer
Is

Athlete 
Football player 
Association football player 

From

Namibia 

Type

Sports 

Gender male
Birth 6 December 1979, Swakopmund, Namibia
Age: 40 years
Star sign Sagittarius
Stats
Height: 1.73 m
Sports Teams
Trabzonspor
Diyarbakırspor
Kasımpaşa S.K.
SV Werder Bremen II
MSV Duisburg
Çaykur Rizespor
SV Werder Bremen
F.C. Hansa Rostock
İstanbul Başakşehir FC
Namibia national football team
Trabzonspor

Razundara Tjikuzu (born 12 December 1979) is a Namibian former professional footballer who spent most of his career playing in Germany and Turkey and who represented Namibia at international level.

Career

In Germany

Born in Swakopmund, South West Africa, Tjikuzu moved to Germany as a 14-year-old in 1995, joining SV Werder Bremen. At Werder Bremen, he rose through the youth ranks spending four years in the club’s academy before being promoted to the reserves in 1998 and playing in the Regionalliga Nord, Germany’s third tier at the time.

On 14 August 1999, Tjikuzu made his debut for the first team in the Bundesliga at the age of 19. He went on to make made 25 league appearances in his first season. In 2003, after eight years at Werder Bremen and having made 86 appearances in all competitions for the club, he was told to search for a new club.

In 2003, Tijkuzu moved to Bundesliga rivals Hansa Rostock. Following a strong first season, he signed with Hamburger SV, but after a drunken car crash and missing training, he was instantly dismissed by Rostock and his contract with Hamburger SV was also rescinded.

He spent the 2005–2006 Bundesliga season at MSV Duisburg who were relegated.

In Turkey

In summer 2006, Tjikuzu moved to Turkish side Çaykur Rizespor. A year later, he left Çaykur Rizespor for the newly promoted Süper Lig side İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor where he started playing as a defensive midfielder. In summer 2009, he signed with Trabzonspor. On 11 January 2010, after just half a season in Trabzon, he joined Diyarbakırspor on loan for the rest of the season with whom he suffered relegation. In summer 2010, he moved to Kasımpaşa S.K. signing a two-year contract. After making 23 appearances in another season which ended with relegation, he was released from his contract.

International career

Tjikuzu had previously made over 55 appearances for Namibia but was not in their squad for the 2008 African Cup of Nations.

Career statistics

Club

Source:
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Werder Bremen II 1998–99 Regionalliga Nord 27 6 1 0 28 6
2001–02 3 2 3 2
2002–03 9 6 9 6
Total 39 14 1 0 0 0 40 14
Werder Bremen 1999–2000 Bundesliga 25 0 4 0 5 0 34 0
2000–01 13 0 1 0 14 0
2001–02 22 0 1 1 23 1
2002–03 8 0 2 0 10 0
Total 68 0 7 1 6 0 81 1
Hansa Rostock 2003–04 Bundesliga 34 4 2 0 36 4
2004–05 15 1 3 1 18 2
Total 49 5 5 1 0 0 54 6
MSV Duisburg 2005–06 Bundesliga 23 0 1 0 24 0
Çaykur Rizespor 2006–07 Süper Lig 16 1 16 1
İstanbul BB 2007–08 Süper Lig 29 0 29 0
2008–09 25 1 25 1
Total 54 1 0 0 0 0 54 1
Trabzonspor 2009–10 Süper Lig 4 0 2 0 6 0
Diyarbakırspor
(loan)
2009–10 Süper Lig 10 0 10 0
Kasımpaşa 2010–11 Süper Lig 19 1 4 0 23 1
Career total 282 22 18 2 8 0 308 24
Notes

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 April 2000 Independence Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia  Seychelles 3–0 Win 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 22 April 2000 Independence Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia  Seychelles 3–0 Win 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 22 April 2000 Independence Stadium, Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia  Seychelles 3–0 Win 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 15 July 2000 Independence Stadium, Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia  Benin 8–2 Win 2002 African Cup of Nations qualification
5. 15 July 2000 Independence Stadium, Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia  Benin 8–2 Win 2002 African Cup of Nations qualification
6. 24 February 2001 Independence Stadium, Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia  Egypt 1–1 Draw 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification