Rita Chikwelu (born 6 March 1988) is a Nigerian professional football player who plays for Swedish Damallsvenskan club Kristianstads DFF. She previously played for Umeå IK. She is also a member of the Nigeria women's national football team (The Super Falcons).
|Full name||Rita Chikwelu|
|Date of birth||6 March 1988|
|Place of birth||Asaba, Nigeria|
|Height||160 cm (5 ft 3 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:47, 30 December 2016 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 July 2011
Chikwelu participated in the FIFA U-20 World Cup from 2004–2008 and made her senior national team debut in 2007 at the FIFA women's World Cup. She was a member of the Nigerian Olympic team which participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics in China and a member of the Nigerian squad in the 2011 FIFA women's World Cup.
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