Jon Otsemobor

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Jon Otsemobor
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Personal information
Full name Jon Otsemobor
Date of birth (1983-03-23) 23 March 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Liverpool 4 (0)
2003 Hull City (loan) 9 (3)
2004 Bolton Wanderers (loan) 1 (0)
2004–2005 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 14 (1)
2005–2006 Rotherham United 10 (0)
2006–2007 Crewe Alexandra 43 (0)
2007–2010 Norwich City 93 (2)
2010 Southampton 19 (0)
2010–2012 Sheffield Wednesday 26 (0)
2012–2014 Milton Keynes Dons 35 (1)
2013–2014 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:45, 18 December 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jon Otsemobor (born 23 March 1983) is an English professional footballer, who is a free agent. Born in Liverpool, right back Otsemobor has notably played for Liverpool, Crewe Alexandra, Norwich City, Southampton and Sheffield Wednesday.

Career[edit]

Liverpool[edit]

Otsemobor signed for Liverpool as a trainee on 1 July 2002. He made his debut in Liverpool's 3–1 win over Southampton in the League Cup. He was loaned out to Hull City for the rest of the season to gain some first team experience. Otsemobor scored his first career goal for Hull in their 4–2 defeat to Rushden & Diamonds.[1] Otsemobor also scored a further two goals in Hull's 2–0 win over Shrewsbury Town[2] and the 2–1 defeat at Wrexham.[3]

In the 2003–04 season, Otsemobor played five more games for Liverpool, making appearances in the 1–1 draw with Newcastle United and the 3–1 win over Bolton Wanderers. He also appeared in the newspapers in October 2003, when he was shot in the buttocks during a gun incident in a bar.[4]

He was then loaned out again, this time to Bolton Wanderers where he only played one game, which was their 3–1 defeat to Manchester City. Otsemobor was then loaned out to Crewe Alexandra on a season long deal. He made his debut for Crewe in the 3–0 win over Watford. He scored one goal during his loan at Crewe, which was in the 2–2 draw with Leicester City.[5]

Rotherham United[edit]

Otsemobor signed for Rotherham United on 5 July 2005, on a free transfer from Liverpool. At Rotherham, Otsemobor made eight appearances and scored one goal for the club against Port Vale in the League Cup[6] before being sold again, this time on a free transfer back to Crewe Alexandra.

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

Otsemobor signed permanently for Crewe on 19 January 2006. He made his second debut for the club in a 2–1 defeat to Plymouth Argyle. Otsemobor, along with Steve Foster, Madjid Bougherra and Billy Jones were considered the main reason for Crewe's late attempt for safety in the final few months of the 2005–06 season, which eventually failed. Otsemobor also appeared in all of the games during Crewe's five game undefeated run.

During pre-season, in June 2006, Otsemobor failed to return to training on an agreed date. From 9 to 14 June 2006, club manager Dario Gradi failed to make contact with Otsemobor and reasons for his absence were unknown.[7] On 14 June 2006, Otsemobor returned to Crewe citing a long holiday and misunderstanding as the reason he missed training.[8]

Norwich City[edit]

In June 2007 Otsemobor joined Norwich City. His first goal for the club came in a 5–1 win against Colchester United.[citation needed]

Southampton[edit]

Otsemobor signed for Southampton on 14 January 2010, on a free transfer from League One promotion rivals Norwich City.[9] He made his debut on 16 January playing alongside two other recent signings, José Fonte and Danny Seaborne, in a 1–1 draw at Millwall.[10] On 15 May 2010 he was released as well as 12 other players.[11][12]

Shefield Wednesday[edit]

On 8 June 2010, it was announced that Otsemobor would be joining Sheffield Wednesday with effect from 1 July.[13] After coming runners-up in the 2011-12 Football League One with Sheffield Wednesday he was released amongst six other players having played twenty-six times for the club in the league since he joined in 2010.

Milton Keynes Dons[edit]

On 5 July 2012, Otsemobor signed for Milton Keynes Dons on a one-year deal, becoming dons first signing of the summer.[14]

On 2 December 2012, he scored the winning goal in the third minute of injury time as the Dons defeated AFC Wimbledon 2–1 in the Second Round of the FA Cup.[15] This has given Otsemobor cult-hero status from Dons fans, dubbing the right-back "The Heel of God".[citation needed]

He returned to his native Merseyside on 28 November 2013, when he agreed to join Tranmere Rovers on a months loan. He became the third player to join Rovers on that day on loan with Blackburn Rovers defender Ryan Edwards and Liverpool winger Kristoffer Peterson.[16]

With a focus on development of youth at MK Dons, Otsemobor found himself as third choice right back and subsequently left MK Dons by mutual consent on 8 January 2014.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 11 January 2013.[18]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Liverpool
2002–03
Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2003–04
Premier League 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
2004–05
Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Hull City (loan)
2002–03
Division Three 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 3
Bolton Wanderers (loan)
2003–04
Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Crewe Alexandra (loan)
2004–05
Championship 14 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 15 1
Rotherham United
2005–06
League One 10 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 14 1
Crewe Alexandra
2005–06
Championship 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2006–07 League One 27 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 34 0
Total 43 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 50 0
Norwich City 2007–08 Championship 43 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 47 1
2008–09 Championship 37 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 40 0
2009–10 League One 13 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 17 1
Total 93 2 4 0 5 0 2 0 104 2
Southampton 2009–10 League One 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
Sheffield Wednesday 2010–11 League One 15 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 21 0
2011–12 League One 11 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 16 0
Total 26 0 4 0 4 0 3 0 37 0
Milton Keynes Dons 2012–13 League One 19 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 22 2
Career totals 238 7 11 1 18 1 10 0 277 9
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League Trophy.

Honours[edit]

Sheffield Wednesday

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rushden 4–2 Hull". BBC. 15 March 2003. Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Hull 2–0 Shrewsbury". BBC. 22 March 2003. Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Hull 1–2 Wrexham". BBC. 4 April 2003. Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  4. ^ Carter, Helen (6 October 2003). "Liverpool football player shot in bar". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Crewe 2–2 Leicester". BBC. 2 November 2004. Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "Rotherham 3–1 Port Vale". BBC. 23 August 2005. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  7. ^ "Dario Puzzled By Semmy's Absence". crewealex.co.uk. Retrieved 23 August 2006. 
  8. ^ "Semi back in training". crewealex.co.uk. Retrieved 23 August 2006. 
  9. ^ "Jon Joins". Southampton F.C. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  10. ^ "Millwall vs Southampton". Southampton F.C. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  11. ^ "Released And Retained List". Southampton F.C. 15 May 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  12. ^ "Southampton reveal retain and released lists of players". Daily Echo. 15 May 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  13. ^ "Otsemobor agrees Wednesday deal". Sheffield Wednesday FC. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  14. ^ "DONS SIGN OTSEMOBOR". Milton Keynes Dons FC. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  15. ^ Osborne, Chris (2 December 2012). "MK Dons 2 AFC Wimbledon 1". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  16. ^ Otsemobor, Jon (28 November 2013). "Otsemobor Joins On Loan". Tranmere Rovers F.C. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  17. ^ "Football: AFC Wimbledon goal hero Jon Otsemobor departs MK Dons". MK Web. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  18. ^ "Jon Otsemobor career statistics". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 

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