10 Things You Didn’t Know About Godfrey Chitalu

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  1. Godfrey Chitalu nicknamed Ucar (22 October 1947 – 27 April 1993) was a Zambian footballer who played as a forward.
  2. He studied in Mikomfwa and managed to get a place in the school team at the age of 10.
  3. In 1959 he got a transfer to Kawama School in Kitwe where he switched his position to inside-left and became a regular first team player.
  4. He is widely regarded as the greatest Zambian player of all time as he holds his national team’s goalscoring record.
  5. Godfrey was voted Zambian footballer of the year five times.
  6. As well, he was selected by CAF as one of the best 200 African footballers of the past 50 years in 2006.
  7. Chitalu scored more than 100 goals in all competitions in 1972.
  8. Chitalu was born in Luanshya, on the Copperbelt Province.
  9. In 1971, Chitalu moved to Kabwe with the intention of joining Kabwe Warriors
  10. Upon retirement, Chitalu took to coaching and was in charge of the Zambia national team when the entire squad perished in a plane crash off the coast of Gabon on 27 April 1993.