Oladapo Olufemi

Oladapo Olufemi Oluyi (born 5 November 1988) is a Nigerian footballer. He plays as a central or defensive midfielder.

Oladapo Olufemi
Personal information
Full name Oladapo Olufemi Oluyi
Date of birth (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988
Place of birth Ibadan[1]
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Central or defensive midfielder
Youth career
0000–2006 Plateau United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Anderlecht 1 (0)
2007–2008 Boavista 4 (0)
2009–2012 IK Start 49 (1)
2013 Shooting Stars
2014 Bayelsa United
2015 Kwara United
2016–2018 Enyimba
National team
2007 Nigeria U-20 5 (0)
2008– Nigeria 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2013 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 October 2013

Career

Olufemi played in Europe for R.S.C. Anderlecht. In July 2007 he moved from the Brussels-based club to Portuguese club Boavista F.C.;[2] He later left and was a free agent. During summer 2009 he went on trial;[3] at IK Start, a Norwegian top-division club, where Solomon Owello was plying his trade. He impressed and was signed on a three and a half year contract.[4] He signed with Shooting Stars in May 2013,[5] and in December 2013, moved to league rivals Bayelsa United.[6]

International career

Olufemi represented Nigeria at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada and won a silver medal in the football event at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, however he did not appear in the tournament.[7]

He earned his first cap for Nigeria in a friendly match against Sudan on 9 January 2008.

Career statistics

Club Season Division League Cup Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
2009 Start Tippeligaen 900090
2010 18030210
2011 712091
2012 Adeccoligaen 15030180
Career Total 49180571

References

  1. "Oladapo Olufemi". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  2. Okeleji, Oluwashina (9 August 2007). "BBC SPORT | Football | African | Nigeria's Oladapo joins Boavista". BBC News. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  3. ørgensen, Pål W. (6 July 2009). ""Ola" vil bli Start-spiller". fvn.no (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 8 July 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2009.
  4. https://web.archive.org/web/20100924131941/http://ikstart.no/default.aspx?m=3. Archived from the original on 24 September 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. "Euro pro Olufemi joins 3SC". MTNFootball.com. 2 May 2013. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  6. "Bayelsa bank on new signings to hit Africa by storm". Goal.com. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  7. Oladapo OlufemiFIFA competition record


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