Innocent Melkam German footballer

Innocent Ufoma Melkam (born 26 May 1981) is a Nigerian footballer who plays for SuS Niederbonsfeld in Germany. He is a midfielder.


In July 1999, he joined SG Wattenscheid 09, a Regionaliga club in Germany where he played for two years. In 2001, he left for Karlsruher SC reserve Oberliga team and earned 10 caps with the professional Bundesliga 2 team. With the reserve team, he played 76 games and scored 14 goals. In January 2005, he played with SV Langenberg until May 2005 and then moved over to Hammer Spielvereinigung (2005–2007), where he helped them gain promotion into the Oberliga in 2006.

After the 2006–07 season, he moved to China Jia league, but was unfortunate because the club Hohhot Black Horse of Tibet was banned by the Chinese FA for rules violation. He later made a brief switch to Shanghai East FC (Jia league) in February 2008.

Melkam returned to the German league in January 2009 and played a half season for SUS Niederbonsfeld.


He was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He holds both Nigerian and German citizenship.

His elder brother Gabriel Melkam is a left sided midfielder who currently plays for Changchun Yatai in China.

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