Dudu Omagbemi

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Macpherlin Omagbemi
MacPherlin Dudu Omagbemi.jpg
Personal information
Full name Macpherlin Dudu Omagbemi
Date of birth (1985-07-18) 18 July 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Without Club
Number 44
Youth career
1990–2001 Okobaba FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2007 Sporting Goa 186 (170)
2002Dempo (loan) 7 (8)
2002Salgaocar (loan) 5 (5)
2005Penang (loan) 8 (4)
2007–2008 Wisła Kraków 9 (1)
2008–2009 Debreceni VSC 30 (10)
2010 Kecskeméti TE 26 (17)
2011–2012 Honka 42 (40)
2012–2013 KuPS 36 (23)
2013–2014 Salgaocar 10 (18)
2014–2015 East Bengal 18 (26)
2014Pune City (loan) 12 (16)
2015 FC Goa 7 (4)
2015 Mohun Bagan 7 (6)
2016 Haka 13 (11)
2016–2017 Chennaiyin 13 (5)
2018 East Bengal 11 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 March 2018

MacPherlin Dudu Omagbemi (born 18 July 1985Lagos, Nigeria[1]), commonly known as Dudu, is a Nigerian footballer.

Career[edit]

Dudu started his career in India in 2001.He is the most tenacious player India has ever seen. When playing in the Indian Football League he had many great successes with Sporting Clube de Goa even becoming the league's top goalscorer. During his time in India he was involved in a scandal when he signed a contract with two different clubs simultaneously; one with SC Goa and another one with Mahindra United. The issue was later settled between the two clubs. He also had few other disputes with SC Goa later on concerning similar incidents.

The charismatic football player rejected the 2008 Olympic call-up to put his career back on track and on 5 August 2008 he joined the 3 time Hungarian champion Debreceni VSC.

In August 2010 Dudu signed a contract with Finnish Division Two club FC OPA from where he was loaned out to Finnish Premier League side KuPS.[2] In October 2010 Dudu signed a contract for the 2011 season with another Veikkausliiga team FC Honka.[3] On 4 August 2012, he signed a contract until autumn 2013 with KuPS.[4] On 4 August 2014, Dudu signed for I-League side Kingfisher East Bengal for a one-year deal.

On 1 September 2016, he joined Chennaiyin FC. On 26 November, he scored a brilliant hat-trick against North East United FC.[5]

On 6 January 2018, Dudu joined East Bengal of I-League.He made his first appearance of the season in the Kolkata Derby on 21 January 2018 which East Bengal lost by a 0-2 margin.He found the net near the end of the added-time to help East Bengal beat Indian Arrows by a solitary goal, which was the first goal from the Nigerian striker, who returned to East Bengal after three seasons as a midseason replacement for injured Willis Plaza.[6] He then scored 4 times when Chennai City was massacred 7-1 by Kingfisher East Bengal.[7]

Honours[edit]

Sporting Clube de Goa[edit]

Wisła Kraków[edit]

Debreceni VSC[edit]

FC Honka[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • NFL Top Goalscorer: 2004–05

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MacPherlin Dudu Omagbemi". Kecskeméti TE. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-08-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.hs.fi/urheilu/jalkapallo/veikkausliiga/artikkeli/Dudu+siirtyy+KuPSsta+Honkaan/1135261216784
  4. ^ "KuPS vahvisti hyökkäystään tutulla nimellä" (in Finnish). 4 August 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Indian Super League 2016: Dudu Omagbemi joins Chennaiyin FC". goal.com. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  6. ^ "I-League: Late Dudu goal helps East Bengal beat Indian Arrows". sportsstarlive.com.
  7. ^ "I-League 2017-18: Dudu Omagbemi bags four goals as East Bengal run riot against shambolic Southerners". goal.com.

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