Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe

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Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe
Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (17 juli 2012).JPG
Personal information
Full name Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe
Date of birth (1989-02-21) 21 February 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Ghent, Belgium
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Norwich City
Number 39
Youth career
1994–1999 Gent
1999–2007 Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Anderlecht 3 (1)
2008–2009 Hamburger SV 2 (0)
2008–2009 Hamburger SV II 12 (0)
2009–2014 Club Brugge 165 (21)
2014– Norwich City 3 (0)
National team
2004 Belgium U15 3 (0)
2007 Belgium U18 3 (0)
2007 Belgium U19 9 (3)
2007–2009 Belgium U21 10 (0)
2010– Belgium 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 2014

Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (born 21 February 1989) is a Belgian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Norwich City in The Championship.


He joined his local team K.A.A. Gent at the age of five. He played for R.S.C. Anderlecht. Odjidja-Ofoe was part of the 2006–07 Anderlecht reserves team that won the reserves championship. In the 2007–08 season, he was promoted to the first team of Anderlecht. On 22 December 2007, Vadis scored his first goal on his full debut for RSCA against RAEC Mons.

In January 2008, he was signed by Hamburger SV.[1] On 9 January 2009, he left Hamburg and moved for 900.000 Euro to Club Brugge K.V. after one year in the Bundesliga.[2]

Odjidja-Ofoe completed his move to English Championship side Norwich City FC, in August 2014. He made his league debut for Norwich City on 16 September 2014 after coming on as a substitute in an away league match against Brentford.[3]

International career[edit]

Odjidja was called up to the Belgium national under 23 team for the 2008 Summer Olympics tournament. He participated in two games; a group stage win over hosts China and a 4–1 semi-final defeat against Nigeria.

In November 2010, he applied for a Ghanaian passport and suggested that he could be interested in representing Ghana at international football in the future.[4] On 17 November, he made his debut for Belgium in an international friendly versus Russia. He came on as a substitute for Eden Hazard in the 90th minute.

He made his second appearance for Belgium in an UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying game against Azerbaijan in March 2011, again coming on as a substitute in the 90th minute, this to replace Steven Defour. He replaced Defour again in a Belgium game versus Kazakhstan in his third international outing replacing him in the 63rd minute. As a result of playing in the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying games, Odjidja is no longer eligible to play for Ghana.

Personal life[edit]

He is of half Ghanaian origin, his father from Ghana and his mother from Gent in Belgium. He speaks Dutch, French and English.


  1. ^ "Hamburg bring in Anderlecht prodigy". 4 January 2008. Retrieved 9 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Bundesliga-Ticker: Die neuesten Infos der 18 Klubs" (in German). 9 January 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Brentford 0-3 Norwich City". BBC Sport. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Coerts, Stefan (9 November 2010). "Club Brugge Star Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe Considering Switching Allegiances to Play for Ghana". Retrieved 1 September 2012. 

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