Denis Odoi

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Denis Odoi
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Personal information
Full name Denis Frimpong Odoi[1]
Date of birth (1988-05-27) 27 May 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Leuven, Belgium
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Fulham
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Oud-Heverlee Leuven 58 (3)
2009–2011 Sint-Truiden 70 (2)
2011–2013 Anderlecht 33 (0)
2013–2016 Lokeren 95 (1)
2016– Fulham 100 (3)
National team
2008 Belgium U20 1 (0)
2010 Belgium U21 3 (0)
2012– Belgium 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:10, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Denis Frimpong Odoi (born 27 May 1988) is a Belgian footballer who plays for Premier League club Fulham.[2][3] His father is from Ghana and his mother is from Belgium.

On 14 July 2016, it was announced that Odoi had signed for English Championship side Fulham. Odoi signed for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year contract with an option of a further 12 months.[citation needed]

Odoi is a right-footed full-back who can operate on either side. He mainly played at left-back for the past 3 years for his former club, Lokeren. He prefers playing centre back.[4]

Fulham[edit]

On 5 August 2016, Odoi made his debut for Fulham in a 1–0 win against Newcastle United- his debut drawing acclaim for his "outrageous display of skill" controlling the ball off of his back shoulder. [5] He scored his first goal for Fulham in a 3–2 win against Wigan Athletic on 11 February 2017.[6]

In the summer of 2017 he nearly signed for AA Gent but stayed on an improved contract following intervention from the Fulham chairman's son.[7] On 14 May 2018 he scored the winning goal as Fulham beat Derby County to reach the 2018 EFL Championship play-off Final.[8]

International career[edit]

He made his senior Belgian debut in 2012.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 12 January 2019
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Oud-Heverlee Leuven 2008–09[10] Belgian Second Division 13 3 0 0 13 3
Sint-Truidense 2009–10[10] Pro League 37 1 2 0 39 1
2010–11[10] 33 1 1 0 34 1
Sint-Truidense total 70 2 3 0 73 2
Anderlecht 2011–12[10] Pro League 19 0 2 0 5[a] 0 26 0
2012–13[10] 14 0 2 0 5[b] 0 21 0
Anderlecht total 33 0 4 0 10 0 47 0
Lokeren 2013–14[10] Pro League 37 1 7 0 44 1
2014–15[10] 37 0 4 0 8[a] 0 49 0
2015–16[10] 35 1 1 0 36 1
Lokeren total 109 2 12 0 8 0 129 2
Fulham 2016–17[11] Championship 30 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 33 2
2017–18[12] 38 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 42 3
2018–19[13] Premier League 20 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 22 0
Fulham total 88 3 4 0 3 1 2 1 97 5
Career total 313 10 23 0 3 1 20 1 359 12
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the Europa League
  2. ^ Four appearances in the Champions League, one in the Belgian Super Cup

Honours[edit]

Fulham

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Retained List 2016–17" (PDF). English Football League. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Anderlecht snatches Odoi away from Sint-Truiden" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 29 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Odoi: "Standard did not show any respect"" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 17 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Odoi: I've no idea whether I'll keep my starting spot". 13 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Fulham's Denis Odoi with Outrageous Skill off His Back". skysports.com. 6 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Fulham 3–2 Wigan". BBC. 11 February 2017. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  7. ^ E., A. (27 April 2018). "Fulham player confirms interest from another club, glad chairman's son stopped move – Sport Witness".
  8. ^ "Fulham 2–0 Derby County (Agg 2–1)". 14 May 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  9. ^ https://www.cottagersconfidential.sbnation.com/platform/amp/2016/7/14/12188408/denis-odoi-signs-from-lokeren
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h Denis Odoi at Soccerway. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Games played by Denis Odoi in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Games played by Denis Odoi in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  13. ^ "Games played by Denis Odoi in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  14. ^ Cartwright, Phil (26 May 2018). "Aston Villa 0–1 Fulham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 May 2018.

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