Tope Obadeyi

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Tope Obadeyi
Personal information
Full name Temitope Ayoluwa Obadeyi[1]
Date of birth (1989-10-29) 29 October 1989 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Coventry City
2006–2008 Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Bolton Wanderers 3 (0)
2009 Swindon Town (loan) 12 (2)
2010 Rochdale (loan) 11 (1)
2010–2011 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 9 (0)
2011–2012 Chesterfield (loan) 5 (0)
2012 Rochdale (loan) 6 (1)
2012–2013 Rio Ave 12 (0)
2013–2014 Bury 7 (0)
2013–2014 Plymouth Argyle (loan) 7 (1)
2014 Plymouth Argyle (loan) 7 (0)
National team
2007 England U19 4 (5)
2009 England U20 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:15, 25 March 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Temitope Ayoluwa "Tope" Obadeyi (born 29 October 1989) is an English professional footballer who is currently a free agent. During the 2013–14 season, he played for Bury and was a regular for Plymouth Argyle in two short loan spells. Obadeyi has also played in the Premier League for Bolton Wanderers, the Primeira Liga for Rio Ave, and the Football League for several clubs.

Career[edit]

Obadeyi made his senior debut for Bolton as a substitute in the club's 0–1 home Premier League defeat to Wigan on 28 December 2008. In August 2009, Obadeyi signed for Swindon Town on a one month loan deal and scored his first goal in a 2–1 victory over Southend United on 29 August. On 11 September his loan was extended by another month,[2] and again on 15 October for a final month under the 93-day emergency loan limit.[3] In January 2010, Obadeyi went on loan again, this time to Rochdale for the rest of the season.[4] He scored his first goal for Rochdale against Dagenham & Redbridge on 20 February 2010.[5] The third loan deal of his career was made on 22 October 2010 when he joined Shrewsbury Town on an initial one month deal.[6] On 24 November, the loan was extended until 8 January 2011,[7] but following the end of that period, the club decided not to extend it any further.[8]

On 7 July 2011, Obadeyi signed a one year extension to his contract at Bolton,[9] and on 8 November joined League One side Chesterfield on loan until 26 December,[10] making his debut the following day in a 4–3 win over Tranmere Rovers in the Football League Trophy.[11] Obadeyi made his league debut for Chesterfield on 19 November in the 5–2 loss away to Oldham Athletic and made six appearances overall before returning to Bolton. On 14 March 2012 he began a second loan spell at Rochdale. The loan lasted a month and he scored once.[12] However, at the end of the 2011–12 season, following Bolton's relegation from the Premier League, Obadeyi was released and subsequently joined Rio Ave at the start of June 2012.[13]

Obadeyi made 12 appearances in the Primeira Liga during the 2012–13 season without scoring as Rio Ave finished sixth in the league table.[14] His one goal for the club came in December 2012 against Sporting CP in the Taça da Liga.[15] Obadeyi left Rio Ave at the end of the campaign and signed a one-year contract with Bury in August 2013.[16][17] He played in two league games and one cup tie before joining Plymouth Argyle on loan in November until January 2014.[18][19] Obadeyi made ten appearances for the club in all competitions during the loan, which was interrupted by a hamstring injury,[20] and scored one goal against York City.[21]

On 20 February 2014, Obadeyi joined Plymouth Argyle for a second loan spell with the Devon club.[22] Obadeyi established himself as Argyle's preferred choice on the left side of midfield, before his loan expired. He was released by Bury at the end of the season,

Early life[edit]

During his time at Primary School in Birmingham, Obadeyi's strike partner was Daniel Sturridge and the two were reunited in February 2011 when the latter moved to Bolton on loan from Chelsea for the remainder of the season.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 311. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Obadeyi extends Swindon stay". Sky Sports News (Sky Sports). 11 September 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  3. ^ OBADEYI EXTENDS ROBINS LOAN SPELL
  4. ^ "Dale Loan Trotters Striker". Rochdale Football Club. 30 January 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Rochdale 3–1 Dag & Red". BBC. 20 February 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Obadeyi Joins Shrewsbury". Bolton Wanderers F.C. 22 October 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "Obadeyi Loan Extended". Bolton Wanderers F.C. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "Weekend Updates". Shrewsbury Town F.C. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Obadeyi Pens Extension". Bolton Wanderers F.C. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Obadeyi Loaned To Spireites". Bolton Wanderers F.C. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Chesterfield vs Tranmere". chesterfield-fc.co.uk (Chesterfield F.C.). 9 November 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Obadeyi Loaned To Rochdale". Bolton Wanderers F.C. 14 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "Season 2012/2013: Tope Odabeyi". rioave-fc.pt. Rio Ave F.C. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "T. Obadeyi". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Rio Ave vs. Sporting CP 3–0". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  16. ^ Nelson, Craig (17 August 2013). "New Bury signings sit out Accrington derby". Bury Times. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  17. ^ Iles, Marc (5 September 2013). "From beach to Bury, ex-Wanderer Obadeyi has a new Gigg". Bury Times. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  18. ^ McNichol, Rob (7 November 2013). "Obadeyi Signs". Plymouth Argyle F.C. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  19. ^ Errington, Chris (8 November 2013). "Plymouth Argyle manager John Sheridan makes one loan signing and has sights set on another". Plymouth Herald. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  20. ^ Errington, Chris (6 January 2014). "Plymouth Argyle boss John Sheridan would like to have kept Tope Obadeyi". Plymouth Herald. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "York City 1–1 Plymouth Argyle". BBC Sport. 16 November 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "Tope's Return". Plymouth Argyle FC. 20 February 2014. 
  23. ^ "Tope Obadeyi: Bolton's Secret Weapon Ready To Re-ignite England Ambitions". Footy Matters. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 

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