Femi Orenuga

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Femi Orenuga
Personal information
Full name Kenny Oluwafemi Gbolahan
Ademola Orenuga[1]
Date of birth (1993-03-18) 18 March 1993 (age 21)[2]
Place of birth Lewisham, England
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder, winger
Club information
Current team
Raufoss
Number 14
Youth career
2006–2008 Southend United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Southend United 0 (0)
2009–2012 Everton 0 (0)
2011 Notts County (loan) 2 (0)
2012–2014 AFC United 8 (1)
2014 Whitehawk 1 (0)
2014– Raufoss
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 January 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kenny Oluwafemi Gbolahan Ademola "Femi" Orenuga (born 18 March 1993) is an English footballer who currently plays for Raufoss. He plays as a midfielder either through the middle or on the wing.

Career[edit]

Southend United[edit]

Born in Lewisham, London,[2] Orenuga joined Southend United in 2006, after he impressed the club following his recommendation by an agent.[3] Not long after joining the club he helped Southend win the Norhalne Cup in Denmark, attracting interest from FC Copenhagen and Brøndby in the process. He became the youngest player to appear for Southend United when he came on as a 93rd minute substitute in their 3–1 victory over Luton Town in the FA Cup second round on 29 November 2008.[4][5]

Everton[edit]

In March 2009, Orenuga agreed to sign for Premier League team Everton on 1 July for an undisclosed fee believed to be £30,000, increasing based on first team appearances.[6] He joined on a two-year academy scholarship.[7] He was released from the club on the 18th May 2012.[8]

Loan to Notts County[edit]

On 21 October 2011, it was confirmed by Notts County that Orenuga had joined on a month long loan deal.[9]

Sweden[edit]

On 9 November 2012 joined to Sweden and signed an two years contract with AFC United.[10]

Whitehawk[edit]

Following an unsuccessful trial with Crewe Alexandra earlier in the summer,[11] Orenuga played for Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South side Carlton Town in pre-season as well as Dagenham & Redbridge before signing for Whitehawk in August 2014.[12] He left the club having appeared just once in September.[13]

Norway[edit]

In September 2014, after a trial with the club, he signed for Norwegian second division side Raufoss.[14]

Personal life[edit]

His younger brother, Keith, is a student in Dartford FC's Centre of Excellence.[15] He attended Blackheath Bluecoat Church of England School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/03/2010 and 31/03/2010". The Football Association. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  2. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 318. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  3. ^ "Femi a record breaker". Southend United F.C. 2008-12-01. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 
  4. ^ "Southend 3-1 Luton". BBC Sport. 2008-11-29. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  5. ^ "Southend vs Luton Town". Southend United F.C. 2008-11-29. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  6. ^ "Everton sign Orenuga". KickOff Magazine. Retrieved 2009-03-02. 
  7. ^ "Everton sign Orenuga". Everton F.C. 2009-03-02. Retrieved 2009-03-02. 
  8. ^ http://www.evertonfc.com/news/archive/2012/05/18/six-players-released
  9. ^ http://www.nottscountyfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10426~2488499,00.html
  10. ^ "Primus Cup 2008". KLART: Väsby United värvar förre Evertonspelaren Femi Orenuga. 2012-11-21. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  11. ^ "Crewe Alexandra release trialists". Football League World. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Hawks Pick-Up Orenuga". Pitchero Non-League. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Whitehawk sign one and want three more". The Argus. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Orenuga er klar for Raufoss". Raufoss Fotball. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Primus Cup 2008". Southend United F.C. 2008-02-22. Retrieved 2009-03-02. 

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