Magnus Okuonghae

Magnus Okuonghae

Born 16 February 1986 (Age 17 at debut)

Position: Defender

(Diamonds player #176)

Total appearances 27 – 1 goal

(22 League, 1 League Cup, 1 League Trophy, 3 Maunsell Cup)

Debut:

22 November 2003 (Home Colchester United)

Final game:

18 April 2006 (Away Shrewsbury Town)

Nigerian-born Magnus was one of the success stories of the Diamonds Youth Policy, after initially joining Diamonds under 16’s from Fulham. He graduated to play in League 2 for the Diamonds mostly in a centre-back role. Allocated the squad number 40 for the 2002/2003 season, he did not make his first appearance for Diamonds until the following season when he came on as a second half substitute against Colchester United. Although still playing in the Youth team squad, an injury to Graham Allen at the start of the 2005/2006 season saw him get another chance, and he went on to make 25 appearances before the end of the season.

He left the club in May 2006 after contract talks stalled, and initially joined Aldershot Town, before moving to St. Albans City and Crawley Town in January 2007. The following season, he joined Dagenham & Redbridge before a brief loan spell with Weymouth. He rejected a three year extension to his contract with the Daggers in May 2009, and agreed a two year deal with League One side Colchester United on 1 July 2009 (ironically, the side he made his debut against for the Diamonds). He quickly became a fans favourite and after a year’s extension to his contract, Magnus signed a further three year deal with the U’s in the summer of 2012.

Appearances

2003/2004 – squad number 24

D2

22.11.03

Colchester Utd(H)

as sub

2004/2005 – squad number 24

MCSF

14.9.04

Northampton T(H)

 

2005/2006 – squad number 24

CCL2

9.8.05

Mansfield Town(A)

as sub

CC1

24.8.05

Coventry City (H)

as sub

CCL2

27.8.05

Lincoln City (H)

 

CCL2

29.8.05

Grimsby Town (A)

 

CCL2

2.9.05

Peterborough U(H)

 

CCL2

10.9.05

Oxford Utd (A)

 

CCL2

13.9.05

Macclesfield Tn(A)

 

CCL2

17.9.05

Stockport Co (H)

 

CCL2

24.9.05

Notts County (A)

 

CCL2

27.9.05

Northampton Tn(H)

 

CCL2

1.10.05

Rochdale (A)

1 goal

CCL2

7.10.05

Bury (H)

 

LDV1

18.10.05

Southend Utd (H)

as sub

MCSF

8.11.05

Rothwell Town (A)

 

CCL2

7.1.06

Peterborough U(A)

as sub

CCL2

14.1.06

Wrexham (H)

as sub

MCF

24.1.06

Peterborough U(H)

 

CCL2

18.2.06

Carlisle Utd (A)

as sub

CCL2

25.2.06

Macclesfield Tn(H)

 

CCL2

11.3.06

Lincoln City (A)

as sub

CCL2

25.3.06

Cheltenham Tn(A)

 

CCL2

1.4.06

Torquay Utd (H)

 

CCL2

8.4.06

Bristol Rvrs (A)

 

CCL2

15.4.06

Rochdale (H)

as sub

CCL2

18.4.06

Shrewsbury Tn(A)

 
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