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|Date of birth||13 July 1981|
|Place of birth||Lagos, Nigeria|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Vissai Ninh Bình|
|1998–2000||1. FC Nuremberg II|
|2000–2001||1. FC Nürnberg||12||(0)|
|2003–2005||FC Energie Cottbus||36||(0)|
|2005–2007||FC Sachsen Leipzig||43||(0)|
|2011–||Vissai Ninh Bình|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:07, 5 February 2009 (UTC).
Adebowale Ogungbure (born 13 July 1981) is a Nigerian footballer. Ogungbure last played for Vissai Ninh Bình of the Vietnamese V-League. He previously played for one season in the Bundesliga with 1. FC Nuremberg.
On 25 March 2006, in a match between FC Sachsen Leipzig and Hallescher FC, Ogungbure was the subject of monkey noises from Hallescher FC Fans. In retaliation he placed two fingers above his mouth and saluted at the crowd – a reference to Adolf Hitler. First, Ogungbure was accused and reported by German police, as it is illegal to make Nazi gestures for political or abusive purposes, but criminal proceedings were dropped 24 hours later.
The team and especially a group of the supporters of FC Sachsen came up with a campaign to show their solidarity with Ogungbure. The fans' campaign "Wir sind Ade" (We are Ade-bowale) managed to raise attention for Ogungbure's situation and against racism in Germany. The initiative still exists as "Bunte Kurve" (colourful fan stand).
- Lodde, Eva; Mike Glindmeier; Jens Todt (3 April 2006). "Player Silences German Racists With Hitler Salute". Der Spiegel. Retrieved 17 February 2008.
- "Bunte Kurve Für Fußball- Gegen Rassismus und Diskriminierung" (in German). bunte-kurve.de. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
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