Olubayo Adefemi

Olubayo Adefemi (13 August 1985 – 18 April 2011) was a Nigerian footballer.[2]

Olubayo Adefemi
Personal information
Full name Olubayo Adefemi
Date of birth (1985-08-13)13 August 1985
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Date of death 18 April 2011(2011-04-18) (aged 25)
Place of death Kavala, Greece
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
0000–2000 Bendel Insurance
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Bendel Insurance
2002–2004 Delta Force
2004–2005 Hapoel Jerusalem 23 (0)
2005–2006 Hapoel Tel Aviv 10 (0)
2006–2007 Hakoah Ramat Gan 0 (0)
2007–2008 Hapoel Bnei Lod 30 (2)
2008 Rapid Bucureşti 9 (0)
2009 SC Rheindorf Altach 0 (0)
2009–2010 Boulogne 13 (1)
2010–2011 Skoda Xanthi 24 (2[1])
National team
2005 Nigeria U20 5 (1)
2008 Nigeria U23 5 (1)
2009–2011 Nigeria 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

International career

Adefemi represented his country at the 2008 Olympic Games, playing all the games and scoring a goal in a semifinal match against Belgium. He was a member of the Nigerian Under 20 Team that came second behind a Lionel Messi-led Argentina Team at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands. Adefemi played 5 out of the six matches Nigeria played, scoring 1 goal during play against Morocco in the semi-final.[3]

Adefemi made his Senior National Team debut against Ireland on 29 May 2009. Adefemi played his second senior game against France in a game that Nigeria won.[4]


Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals
Israel League Israel State Cup Toto Cup Europe Total
2006–07Hakoah Ramat GanLiga Al0000100010
2007–08Hapoel Bnei LodLiga Leumit312108100413
Career total 0000000003


On 18 April 2011 Olubayo died in a car accident while driving on Egnatia Odos, near the city of Kavala, Greece.[5][6] He was on his way to Nigeria in order to finalise details of his wedding.[7]


  • Vice World Champion 2005 U-20
  • Israeli F.A cup winner with Hapoel Tel Aviv 2006
  • Silver Medal 2008 Olympics


  1. "Nigeria's Adefemi dies in Greece". BBC News. 18 April 2011.
  2. "Ex-Altach-Kicker Adefemi bei Unfall gestorben". krone.at (in German). Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  3. "Olubayo Adefemi". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  4. www.realnet.co.uk. "John Utaka gets Nigeria World Cup recall". Kick Off. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  5. "Grief for Adefemi (in Greek)". 18 April 2011.
  6. "Grief in Xanthi, Adefemi got killed (in Greek)". 18 April 2011.
  7. "Nigeria's Olubayo Adefemi dies in Greece car accident". BBC News. 19 April 2011.
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