Emmanuel Olisadebe

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Emmanuel Olisadebe
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Personal information
Date of birth (1978-12-22) 22 December 1978 (age 35)
Place of birth Warri, Nigeria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Jasper United 40 (20)
1997–2001 Polonia Warszawa 66 (20)
2001–2005 Panathinaikos 74 (24)
2006 Portsmouth 2 (0)
2006–2007 Skoda Xanthi 6 (0)
2007–2008 APOP Kinyras Peyias 17 (6)
2008–2010 Henan Construction 64 (24)
2011–2012 Vyzas Megaron 0 (0)
2012 Veria 9 (1)
Total 278 (95)
National team
2000–2004 Poland 25 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 January 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Emmanuel Olisadebe (Polish pronunciation: [ɛmaˈnuɛl olisaˈdɛbɛ]) (born 22 December 1978 in Warri) is a retired Nigerian-born Polish football striker.

After moving to Poland and having a successful career with Polonia Warszawa where he won the championship title as well as Polish SuperCup with them he would attract the interests of the Polish national team after he was eligible for Polish citizenship. He participated in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Polonia Warsaw[edit]

Olisadebe began playing for Polonia Warszawa during the 1997/98 league season where in his first season he played in 13 league games.[1] During his time in Polonia Warsaw he helped them secure their first championship title in 50 years in the 1999/00 season, scoring 12 goals in the process. He also won the league cup that season and the super cup the year before.

Panathinaikos[edit]

Olisadebe moved to Panathinaikos where he scored 24 goals in 74 matches.[1] In 2004 he helped the club win the title for the first time in 7 years by scoring all the winning goals in the last three of four games of the championship. He also won the cup that year, making it a double. However during his time at Panathinaikos he suffered an injury that required surgery in Greece.[citation needed]

Portsmouth[edit]

In January 2006, he joined Portsmouth until the end of the 2005/2006 season.[2] Olisadebe played only two games while at Portsmouth – he was plagued by injury and scored no goals during his short spell there.[citation needed] His contract was terminated after 4 months, at which point he travelled to Xanthi, where he wasn't given a chance to play.[citation needed]

APOP Kinyras Peyias[edit]

He then featured for APOP Kinyras Peyia FC where he played in the 2007/08 season where he played in 17 games scoring 6 goals.[1]

Henan Construction[edit]

In 2008 he was offered a deal with Chinese Super League club Henan Construction. In his second match with Henan, the third round of 2008 Chinese Super League against Liaoning, he scored 2 goals. In first season at Henan he scored 12 goals in 26 games in the Chinese super league.

On 27 September, Olisadebe scored the opening goal for Henan in a 2–0 win over Shanghai Shenhua to regain lead in the league less than ten minutes before injuring his knee. Initial diagnosis showed that he had torn his cruciate ligament of the left knee, and the injury could end his entire football career.[3] Further results confirmed that he injured his patellar ligament and would only miss the rest of the season.[4] He was nominated for the MVP awards two years consecutively only to be 2nd in both occasions.[citation needed] Due to his performance he has been granted by the government of Henan province citizenship.[citation needed]

Return to Greece[edit]

In 2011/12 season Olisadebe joined Vyzas Megaron, but failed to make any league appearances before moving to Veria.

National team[edit]

Though Nigerian by birth, Olisadebe became a Polish citizen in 2000 and was selected by the Poland national team.

Olisadebe scored 8 times during the 2002 World Cup qualifiers to help secure Poland's place in South Korea.

Olisadebe scored Poland's first goal of their 2002 FIFA World Cup campaign in a 3–1 victory against the United States, however Poland did not progress to the second round and Olisadebe would not score again for his nation.

Club statistics[edit]

[1]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nigeria League FA Cup League Cup Africa Total
1996 Jasper United 32 17
1997 8 3
Poland League Polish Cup League Cup Europe Total
1997/98[5] Polonia Warsaw Ekstraklasa 13 1 - 13 1
1998/99[6] 16 4 - 3 1 19 5
1999/00[7] 24 12 4 1 - 28 13
2000/01[8] 13 3 1 2 - 6 3 20 8
Greece League Greek Cup League Cup Europe Total
2000/01 Panathinaikos Alpha Ethniki 8 4 2 0
2001/02 18 9 13 2
2002/03 19 8 9 4
2003/04 9 3 2 0
2004/05 13 0 3 1
2005/06 6 0 0 0
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2005/06 Portsmouth Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 0
Greece League Greek Cup League Cup Europe Total
2006/07 Skoda Xanthi Super League 5 0 1 0
Cyprus League Cypriot Cup League Cup Europe Total
2007/08 APOP Kinyras Peyias First Division 17 6 - -
China PR League FA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2008 Henan Construction Super League 27 12 -
2009 18 10 -
2010 19 2 -
Country Nigeria 40 20 -
Poland 66 20 -
Greece 78 24 30 7
England 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 0
Cyprus 17 6 - -
China PR 64 24 - -
Total 267 94

National team statistics[edit]

Poland national team
Year Apps Goals
2000 5 3
2001 8 7
2002 8 1
2003 3 0
2004 1 0
Total 25 11

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 16 August 2000 Bucharest, Romania  Romania 1–1 (1:0) Draw Friendly (Debut)
2 2 September 2000 Kiev, Ukraine  Ukraine 1:3 (1:2) Win World Cup Qualifier
3 2 September 2000 Kiev, Ukraine  Ukraine 1:3 (1:2) Win World Cup Qualifier
4 28 February 2001 Larnaka, Cyprus   Switzerland 0:4 (0:2) Win Friendly
5 24 March 2001 Oslo, Norway  Norway 2:3 (0:2) Win World Cup Qualifier
6 24 March 2001 Oslo, Norway  Norway 2:3 (0:2) Win World Cup Qualifier
7 28 March 2001 Warsaw, Poland  Armenia 4:0 (2:0) Win World Cup Qualifier
8 2 June 2001 Cardiff, Wales  Wales 1:2 (1:1) Win World Cup Qualifier
9 1 September 2001 Chorzów, Poland  Norway 3:0 (1:0) Win World Cup Qualifier
10 6 October 2001 Chorzów, Poland  Ukraine 1:1 (1:0) Draw World Cup Qualifier
11 14 June 2002 Daejeon, South Korea  United States 3:1 (2:0) Win 2002 FIFA World Cup

Honours[edit]

Polonia Warszawa

Panathinaikos FC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Emmanuel Olisadebe at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ "Portsmouth seal Olisadebe swoop". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "奥贝初步诊断十字韧带断裂 赛季报销恐将提前退役". sina.com.cn. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "奥贝确诊髌腱韧带脱落 缺席本赛季不危及职业生涯". sina.com.cn. Retrieved 29 September 2009. 
  5. ^ "Sezon 1997/98". http://www.90minut.pl/. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sezon 1998/99". http://www.90minut.pl/. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sezon 1999/00". http://www.90minut.pl/. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "2000/01". http://www.90minut.pl/. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 

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