Dominic Iorfa

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This article is about the former Nigerian international footballer. For his son, who is also a footballer, see Dominic Iorfa (footballer, born 1995).
Dom Iorfa
Personal information
Full name Dominic Iorfa
Date of birth (1968-10-01) 1 October 1968 (age 46)
Place of birth Gboko, Benue State, Nigeria
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1986 BCC Lions
1986–1987 Abiola Babes
1987–1989 Ranchers Bees
1989–1990 Royal Antwerp 4 (0)
1990–1991 QPR 8 (0)
1991–1992 Galatasaray 7 (2)
1992–1994 Peterborough United 60 (9)
1994–1996 Southend 10 (1)
1996 Falkirk 4 (1)
1996–1997 Instant-Dict FC ? (3)
1997 Guangzhou Apollo 15 (1)
1998 Buler Rangers ? (3)
1998 Cork City 0 (0)
1998 St Albans City 2 (0)
1998 Dover Athletic 3 (1)
1998 Gravesend & Northfleet United 6 (3)
1998 Aylesbury United (loan) 2 (2)
1998 Billericay Town 3 (1)
1999 Southend United 2 (0)
1999 Waterford United 24 (5)
2000 Buler Rangers 6 (1)
2000 Lobi Stars
National team
1987–1991 Nigeria 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Dominic "Dom" Iorfa (born October, 1st 1968) is a Nigerian former professional footballer. He was born in Gboko, Benue State, Nigeria.

Club career[edit]

Iorfa has played professionally in England, Scotland, Turkey, Ireland and Belgium. Renowned for his electric pace but less than stunning control, he became a cult figure at many of the clubs he played for, particularly at Peterborough United where his name is still occasionally shouted during dull periods of matches. Currently he is a member of the board of the NFA and the chairman of Lobi Stars F.C..

He signed for Queens Park Rangers in March 1990 for a transfer fee of £145,000 from Royal Antwerp. Whilst only playing 8 first team games for Rangers he certainly earned the affection of many of the Rangers fans, despite regularly featuring in recent years in lists of "Worst ever Rangers Players". His career at Rangers started brightly with him scoring a hat-trick on his debut for the reserves v Reading on 3 April 1990 in a 3-2 home win. A few weeks earlier he had scored another hat-trick in a reserve game on 13 February 1990 whilst on trial with Millwall versus Queens Park Rangers in a 4-3 victory for Millwall. This performance influenced Rangers to sign him. He made his first team debut coming on as substitute in the last match of the season in the 2-3 home defeat v Wimbledon on 5 May 1990. Dominic was lightning fast but he struggled to master the off side rule and eventually faded out of contention at Rangers with his last first team game being away to Tottenham Hotspur in a 2-0 defeat on 14 September 1991.

On his debut for Aylesbury United he scored 2 goals, wearing his yellow "banana" boots. In his next game he was about to enter the field of play as a substitute when he had an altercation with the linesman and was given a red card. He never played for Aylesbury again. [1]

He enjoyed a successful spell in the Irish Premier League with Waterford United and was adored by the fans, despite missing a penalty on his debut. To this day, his yellow Puma boots are still worn by the clubs kitman who received the boots off Iorfa shortly before he left the club.

International career[edit]

He played 4 times for the Nigeria national football team.

Personal life[edit]

His son, also called Dominic (born 8 July 1995), plays as a defender for England U18 and Wolverhampton Wanderers.[2]

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