Chinedu Obasi

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Chinedu Obasi
Chinedu Obasi 20.jpg
Personal information
Full name Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi
Date of birth (1986-06-01) 1 June 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Enugu, Nigeria
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Schalke 04
Number 20
Youth career
1997–2002 River Lane Youth Club Enugu[1]
2002–2004 Enugu Rangers
2004–2005 JC Raiders
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Lyn 29 (14)
2007–2012 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 91 (25)
2012 Schalke 04 (loan) 10 (1)
2012– Schalke 04 19 (3)
National team
2005 Nigeria U20 8 (3)
2005– Nigeria 18 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 05:14, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi (born 1 June 1986) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a forward for Bundesliga club Schalke 04.

Early career[edit]

Obasi went to Norway at the same time as his countryman John Obi Mikel; both players joining Lyn. On 20 December 2006, a transfer deal was announced with Lokomotiv Moscow[2] and Obasi was set to move to the Russian side in January. The deal was derailed, however, when the president, sporting director and manager of Lokomotiv were all fired six days later.

On 27 August 2007, he moved to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for an undisclosed fee.[3]

Schalke 04[edit]

On 23 December 2011, it was confirmed that Obasi was going on loan to Schalke 04 until the end of the season.[4]

Honours[edit]

International

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obasi, Chinedu" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ogbuke set for Russia switch". news.bbc.co.uk. 20 December 2006. Retrieved 17 January 2007. 
  3. ^ "Edu arrived in Hoffenheim" (in German). tsg-hoffenheim.de. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 27 August 2007. 
  4. ^ "Schalke take Obasi on loan". schalke04.de. Retrieved 25 December 2011. 

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