Rubin Okotie (left) tries to score past Congolese goalkeeper Destin Onka at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup
|Full name||Rubin Rafael Okotie|
|Date of birth||6 June 1987|
|Place of birth||Karachi, Pakistan|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|TSV 1860 München|
|1994–1998||SC Wiener Viktoria|
|1998–2001||SK Rapid Wien|
|2005–2007||FK Austria Amateure||55||(19)|
|2010–2012||1. FC Nuremberg||4||(0)|
|2010–2012||1. FC Nuremberg II||7||(1)|
|2011–2012||→ Sint-Truidense (loan)||9||(1)|
|2014||→ SønderjyskE (loan)||15||(11)|
|2014–||TSV 1860 München||0||(0)|
|2005–2006||Austria U 19||13||(1)|
|2006–2007||Austria U 20||9||(2)|
|2007–2008||Austria U 21||7||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 February 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
The son of a Nigerian father and an Austrian mother spent the first four years of his life in the Spanish city of Barcelona. 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.
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. After a loan spell at the Danish side SønderjyskE, Okotie joined TSV 1860 München on 2 July 2014, signed a two-year contract.
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. He scored twice at the latter tournament, helping his side reach the semi-finals.
National Youth Teams
- Austria's Best Sportsteam of the Year: Austria U-20 2007
- Rubin Okotie at National-Football-Teams.com
- "Okotie hopes for dream Final". FIFA.com. 14 July 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2010.
- "Rubin Okotie kehrt zur Austria zurück" (in German). FK-Austria.at. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
- "Rubin Okotie weiß, wo das Tor steht." (in German). TSV1860.de. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- Rubin Okotie – FIFA competition record