Sam Okoye’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Footballer
Was Athlete
Football player
Association football player
From Nigeria
Type Sports
Gender male

1 May 1980, Lagos, Nigeria


31 August 2005, Tehran, Iran
(aged 25 years)

Star sign Taurus
Sports Teams
Enyimba International F.C.
Enugu Rangers
Sorkhpooshan Delvar Afzar F.C.
Nigeria national football team
Nigeria national under-20 football team

Sam Okoye (1 May 1980 – 31 August 2005) was a Nigerian football goalkeeper who represented Nigeria during the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.


Four months after his 25th birthday, whilst living in Teheran, he reportedly died there after a few days illness. The cause and circumstances of his death have not been adequately elucidated and Iranian authorities did not release his remains for repatriation and burial in Nigeria until May 2006. The duo of Daniel Olerum and Sunny Okoye disclosed from the Iranian capital, Tehran that officials of Sorkh Poushan FC have agreed to foot the flight bills of the late footballer.