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Ifeoma dieke

Position: Centre-back
DOB: 25/2/81
Place of birth: Massachusetts
Club: Vittsjo GIK
Caps: 122
Goals: 0

Dieke was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to Nigerian parents, moving to Cumbernauld in Scotland when she was three years old.

Her first name "Ifeoma" means "Good thing" in the Igbo language.

She started playing with her local Cumbernauld side aged eight, and her talents landed her a college scholarship at Florida International University in the United States. 

After graduation, she was signed by Atlanta Beat in the Women's United Soccer Association, the world’s first professional women’s league, and enjoyed spells in Sweden’s top league with Kristianstad DFF and Qbik. Ifeoma returned to America during the inaugural season of the new professional WPS league to play for Chicago Fire and made the switch to Boston Breakers in 2010.

She currently plays with Shannon Lynn for Vittsjo GIK

Ifeoma made her Scotland debut in 2004 against Greece and has become a national team stalwart, playing more than 100 games.

In 2012 Dieke was selected for a place in the Great Britain team at the 2012 London Olympics.

Along with Scotland team-mate Kim Little, Dieke was one of only two non-English players in the squad.