Rubin Okotie

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Rubin Okotie
Rubin Rafael Okotie - FK Austria Wien (quer).jpg
Okotie playing for Austria Wien in 2009.
Personal information
Full name Rubin Rafael Okotie
Date of birth (1987-06-06) 6 June 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Karachi, Pakistan
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
TSV 1860 München
Youth career
1994–1998 SC Wiener Viktoria
1998–2001 SK Rapid Wien
2001–2005 Frank-Stronach-Fußballakademie
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 FK Austria Amateure 55 (19)
2007–2010 Austria Wien 57 (21)
2010–2012 1. FC Nuremberg 4 (0)
2010–2012 1. FC Nuremberg II 7 (1)
2011–2012 Sint-Truidense (loan) 9 (1)
2012–2013 Sturm Graz 30 (10)
2013–2014 Austria Wien 13 (1)
2014 SønderjyskE (loan) 15 (11)
2014– TSV 1860 München 2 (2)
National team
2005–2006 Austria U 19 13 (1)
2006–2007 Austria U 20 9 (2)
2007–2008 Austria U 21 7 (2)
2008– Austria[1] 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 December 2012

Rubin Rafael Okotie (born 6 June 1987) is an Austrian professional footballer currently playing as a striker for German 2. Bundesliga side TSV 1860 München.

The son of a Nigerian father and an Austrian mother spent the first four years of his life in the Spanish city of Barcelona.[2] As a result of his multinational background he is eligible to represent three countries at national level, namely Austria, Nigeria and Pakistan. Okotie identifies himself primarily as Austrian, stating that "I live there, it's where I have my friends, and I think of myself as Austrian" in an interview with FIFA's website.[2]

Club career[edit]

His Austrian Bundesliga début for Austrian giants FK Austria Wien was on 5 August 2007 in a game against archrivals SK Rapid Wien (0–0). His first goal came on 23 February 2008, against FC Red Bull Salzburg (3–1) in the Austrian Bundesliga. On 30 May 2010, he left Austria Wien and signed a three-year contract with German side 1. FC Nuremberg. After leaving FC Nuremberg, in 2011, for a deal at Sturm Graz, Rubin Okotie subsequently returned to his boyhood club, Austria Wien, on 18 June 2013.[3] After a loan spell at the Danish side SønderjyskE, Okotie joined TSV 1860 München on 2 July 2014, signed a two-year contract.[4]

International career[edit]

Currently a member of the Austria national football team he has played for the country at under-19-level in the 2006 European championships in Poland and under-20 level in the 2007 World Cup in Canada.[5] He scored twice at the latter tournament, helping his side reach the semi-finals.

Honours[edit]

National Youth Teams

Personal Honours

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rubin Okotie at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ a b "Okotie hopes for dream Final". FIFA.com. 14 July 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Rubin Okotie kehrt zur Austria zurück" (in German). FK-Austria.at. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rubin Okotie weiß, wo das Tor steht." (in German). TSV1860.de. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Rubin OkotieFIFA competition record