Player Details

Name

. Innocent

Height

5' 7"

Weight

150 lbs

Date of Birth

5.27.1989 (32)

Birthplace

Lagos, Nigeria

Position

Forward
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

Option declined following 2016 season.

Innocent is a forward blessed with incredible speed and strong technique to match. He has struggled to stay on the field, though, and only played seven games in his first season with the Earthquakes before undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee.

INTERNATIONAL: Though born in Nigeria, Innocent opted to represented his adopted homeland of Switzerland internationally. He has earned nine caps for the senior national team since making his debut in a Euro 2012 qualifier against England in 2011. He also represented Switzerland at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and scored a goal in their 2-1 group-stage loss to South Korea. He also helped the Swiss to a runners-up finish in the 2011 UEFA U-21 Championship.

OUTSIDE MLS: Innocent began his professional career in his native Switzerland, playing for Zurich's reserve team, Winterthur and Grasshopper before transferring abroad to France's Lorient. He stayed there for one season before moving to Italy, where he played for Siena and Livorno. He most recently played for Qarabag in Azerbaijan's first division.

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