Owomoyela with Borussia Dortmund in 2012
|Full name||Patrick Owomoyela|
|Date of birth||5 November 1979|
|Place of birth||Hamburg, West Germany|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Right back / Defensive midfielder|
|2002–2003||SC Paderborn 07||23||(4)|
|2005–2008||SV Werder Bremen||50||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 April 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
Patrick Owomoyela (born 5 November 1979) is a German footballer who is currently a free agent, having last played for German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. He previously played for Lüneburger SK, VfL Osnabrück, SC Paderborn 07, Arminia Bielefeld and SV Werder Bremen. He has been capped by Germany at international level and was a member of the squad at the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Great performances for Bielefeld in the 2004–05 season earned Owomoyela interest from German top clubs, and in 2005, he joined SV Werder Bremen. In his first season, Owomoyela was the undisputed starter at right back and helped Bremen reach second in the league. With the arrival of Clemens Fritz the following season, however, he lost his starting position due to injuries and bad displays. Owomoyela was finally transferred to Borussia Dortmund at the beginning of the 2008–09 season, where he looked to reestablish himself in German top-flight football.
Owomoyela debuted for Jürgen Klinsmann's national side in an Asian tour, playing 90 minutes in a 3–0 win over Japan, on 16 December 2004, in Yokohama. He also appeared against South Korea and Thailand, but was finally overlooked for Germany's World Cup final squad. Owomoyela has not been called up since.
In addition to his football skills, Owomoyela is also a basketball player, having played in the German regional league before switching to football full time. He was born to a German mother and a Nigerian father.
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