Obiora Odita

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Obiora Odita
Personal information
Full name Obiora Emmanuel Odita
Date of birth (1983-05-14) 14 May 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Enugu, Nigeria
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Voždovac
Number 18
Youth career
Enugu Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Udoji United - (-)
2003–2005 Javor Ivanjica 43 (14)
2005–2007 Partizan 48 (16)
2006 Javor Ivanjica (loan) 12 (5)
2007–2009 Al Ain - (-)
2008 Westerlo (loan) 9 (2)
2009–2010 Westerlo 28 (3)
2010–2011 Javor Ivanjica 15 (2)
2011 Tianjin Teda 8 (1)
2011–2012 Javor Ivanjica 23 (9)
2012–2013 Taraz 42 (11)
2014– Voždovac 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Obiora Emmanuel Odita (born 14 May 1983) is a Nigerian football striker who plays for FK Voždovac in the Serbian SuperLiga.

Club career[edit]

Born in Enugu, Odita began playing football with Enugu Rangers, before joining Udoji United. In the 2002–03 season, Odita moved to Serbia and joined Javor Ivanjica, scoring one goal in nine league appearances until the end of that season. He stayed there for the next two years.

Odita joined Partizan from Javor Ivanjica in the 2005 winter transfer window, signing a four-year deal.[1] He marked his competitive debut by scoring both Partizan goals in a 2–2 draw against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the UEFA Cup round of 32 first leg. In January 2006, Odita was sent on a six-month loan to Javor.[2] In the 2006–07 season, Odita scored 10 league goals in 23 matches, often partnering Stevan Jovetić in the attack. In June 2007, Odita moved to the United Arab Emirates and signed a two-year contract with Al Ain.[3]

Odita played for Westerlo in the second half of the 2007–08 season, on loan from Al Ain. In January 2009, he once again moved to Belgium and signed a permanent contract with Westerlo. In the summer of 2010, Odita made a return to Serbia by signing with his former club Javor for the 2010–11 season.[4]

After plying two years with FC Taraz in the Kazakhstan Premier League,[5] on September 16, 2014, he signed with FK Voždovac.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Javor Ivanjica 2002–03 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
2003–04 16 3 0 0 0 0 16 3
2004–05 18 10 1 0 0 0 19 10
Partizan 2004–05 12 5 1 0 4 2 17 7
2005–06 13 1 2 1 6 2 21 4
Javor Ivanjica 2005–06 12 5 0 0 0 0 12 5
Partizan 2006–07 23 10 1 0 6 2 30 12
Al Ain 2007–08
Westerlo 2007–08 9 2 0 0 0 0 9 2
Al Ain 2008–09
Westerlo 2008–09 14 3 0 0 0 0 14 3
2009–10 14 0 1 1 0 0 15 1
Javor Ivanjica 2010–11 15 2 1 1 0 0 16 3
Tianjin Teda 2011 8 1 0 0 6 0 14 1
Javor Ivanjica 2011–12 23 9 2 1 0 0 25 10
Taraz 2012 12 6 0 0 0 0 12 6
2013 30 5 4 0 0 0 34 5
Voždovac 2014–15 7 1 2 0 0 0 9 1
Career total 235 64 16 4 22 6 272 74

Honours[edit]

Partizan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Odita potpisao za Partizan" (in Serbian). b92.net. 5 January 2005. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bilans zimskog prelaznog roka" (in Serbian). partizan.co.rs. 14 February 2006. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Odita prešao u Al Ain" (in Serbian). partizan.co.rs. 7 June 2007. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Obiora Odita se vratio u Javor" (in Serbian). blic.rs. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Emmanuel Odita at Soccerway
  6. ^ Odita dobio dozvolu da zaigra za Voždovac at Sportski žurnal, 16-9-2014 (Serbian)

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