Eddie Odhiambo

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Eddie Odhiambo
Eddie Odhiambo 20-01-2007 1.jpg
Odhiambo warming up for Oxford United in 2007
Personal information
Full name Edward Bahati Obara Odhiambo-Anaclet[citation needed]
Date of birth (1985-08-31) 31 August 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Arusha, Tanzania
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Right-back
Club information
Current team
Banbury United F.C.
Youth career
2002–2003 Oxford United
2003–2004 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Southampton 0 (0)
2004–2005 Chester City (loan) 0 (0)
2005 Yeovil Town (loan) 0 (0)
2005–2006 Tamworth (loan) 8 (0)
2006–2008 Oxford United 76 (4)
2008–2010 Stevenage Borough 34 (3)
2010–2011 Newport County 32 (0)
2011–2012 Gateshead 25 (0)
2012– 2016 Brackley Town 39 (1)
2016– Banbury United 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22;30, 27 April 2013 (UTC).

Edward Bahati Obara "Eddie" Odhiambo-Anaclet (born 31 August 1985) is a Tanzanian semi-professional footballer who plays for Brackley Town as a right-back.

Odhiambo began his career as a schoolboy with Oxford United, before moving to Southampton in 2003. A year later, he signed on professional terms with the club, and was loaned out on separate occasions to Chester City and Tamworth during the 2004–05 season. He did not break into the first-team at Southampton, and signed for Oxford United on a free transfer in July 2006. After two seasons of regular first-team football at Oxford, he joined Stevenage Borough on a free transfer ahead of the 2008–09 campaign. In his first season with the Hertfordshire side, he helped the club win the FA Trophy in May 2009. The following season, Odhiambo was part of the side that secured promotion to the Football League for the first time in the club's history. However, he was released at the end of the season, and subsequently joined Newport County, spending the 2009–10 season with the club, before moving to another Conference Premier team in the form of Gateshead. He spent one year at Gateshead, but was released in April 2012. A month later, Odhiambo signed for Brackley Town of the Conference North.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Odhiambo started his career as a schoolboy with Oxford United,[2] before later becoming a trainee with Southampton.[3] He played in the same youth team as Theo Walcott and Dexter Blackstock,[3] but failed to break into the first-team. He joined League Two side Chester City on loan in December 2004, playing in one game, a 3–1 win away to Halifax Town in the FA Cup.[4] He returned to his parent club in early 2005, and continued to feature for the club's reserve team for the remainder of the 2004–05 season.[3] During the early months of the following campaign, he was loaned out to Yeovil Town,[5] although did not make any first-team appearances for the club, playing in one reserve match before returning to Southampton at the end of the brief loan agreement.[5] In November 2005, Odhiambo joined Conference National side Tamworth on a three-month loan deal.[6] He made his debut for the club in a 2–1 away victory over Canvey Island on 19 November, playing the whole match.[7] He went on to start in all eleven games during his loan spell; eight in the league and three in the FA Cup[8] – as Tamworth took Stoke City to a replay,[9] which they ultimately lost 5–4 on penalties.[10] He saw out the remainder of the campaign back at Southampton.[8]

Oxford United[edit]

In July 2006, Odhiambo signed for Oxford United, the club he started his football career with, on a permanent basis following the club's relegation from League Two to the Conference National.[2] On signing for Oxford, Odhiambo stated — "Having played at Tamworth last season I know I can play at this level and hopefully above that with Oxford in the future".[2] Following a pre-season that involved marking Cristiano Ronaldo in a friendly against Manchester United at the Kassam Stadium,[11][12] He made his competitive debut for Oxford in a 2–0 home win over Halifax Town on the opening day of the 2006–07 season.[13] He was a regular fixture in the side throughout the campaign, scoring his first goal for the club in a 1–1 home draw against Cambridge United in February 2007.[14] He went on to score two further times that season; in convincing away victories against his former club, Tamworth,[15] as well as in a 3–0 win against Altrincham.[16] He made 47 appearances in all competitions during the season,[17] as Oxford missed out on an immediate return to the Football League after losing to Exeter City in the play-off semi-finals.[18][19][20]

Odhiambo remained at Oxford for the 2007–08 season, playing in the club's first game of the new season, a 1–0 home win against Forest Green Rovers.[21] His season was disrupted by injury, missing two months of the campaign after sustaining knee ligament damage in a 1–1 draw with York City in late September 2007.[22][23] He returned to first-team action on 10 November 2007, coming on as a 64th-minute substitute and scoring Oxford's third goal in a 3–1 victory over Northwich Victoria; "providing an expert finishing touch at the far post" to wrap up the win.[24] Odhiambo remained a regular for the remainder of the campaign, making 34 appearances,[25] and scoring once more; netting the only goal of the game in Oxford's 1–0 win against York City at Bootham Crescent on 15 April 2008, to double his goal tally for the season.[26] During his time at Oxford, he made 81 appearances in all competitions, scoring on five occasions.[27]

Stevenage Borough[edit]

He was offered a new contract by Oxford at the end of the 2007–08 season,[28] but left to join Stevenage Borough in May 2008.[29] Oxford were owed compensation for the player due to his age.[29] He stated – "It was a hard decision, but I'm going to stick by it. I don't know the reception I'll get in Oxford, but a move should benefit me".[29] Odhiambo made his debut for the Hertfordshire outfit on the first day of the season in a 5–0 defeat away at Wrexham, a game in which he featured at right-midfield, as opposed to his usual role of full-back.[30] He continued to feature regularly throughout the first half of Stevenage's league campaign, scoring his first goal in October 2008 in a 2–1 defeat away to Eastbourne Borough.[31] However, he struggled to hold down a first-team place from November onwards; featuring in only two league games in four months.[32][33] His last appearance of the season came at Wembley Stadium, coming on as an 85th-minute substitute in Stevenage's 2–0 victory against York City in the FA Trophy final.[34] He made a total of 21 appearances during the 2008–09 season, scoring once.[35]

At the start of Stevenage's 2009–10 campaign, Odhiambo again struggled for first-team appearances. He made his first start of the season on 31 August 2009, coming on as a substitute in a game against Histon; and scored the second goal in a 2–0 victory.[36] As a result of his impressive performance, Odhiambo started playing on a much more regular basis; assisting goals in wins against Mansfield Town, Luton Town, and Eastbourne Borough.[37][38] He scored his second goal of the season in a 3–0 win over AFC Wimbledon in April 2010, latching on Chris Beardsley's pass before lashing the ball into the net.[39] Odhiambo played a total of 21 times during the season, scoring twice – as Stevenage won promotion to the Football League for the first time in the club's history, finishing the season as league champions.[40][41][42] He was released by Stevenage at the end of the season.[43] During his two years with the club, he played 41 times and scored three goals.[44]

Newport County[edit]

Ahead of the 2010–11 season, Odhiambo signed for Conference Premier side Newport County on a free transfer.[45] He made his debut on the first day of the season in a 1–0 defeat away at Darlington, playing the whole match.[46] He featured regularly as both a right-back and in central midfield during the campaign, playing 36 times as Newport secured a mid-table finish.[47][48] His final game for the club was in a 7–1 away victory over Gateshead on the last game of the season.[49] Despite featuring regularly during his one season at Newport, he was released by the South Wales side in May 2011.[50]

Gateshead[edit]

Following his release from Newport County, Odhiambo signed for fellow Conference Premier side Gateshead in June 2011.[51] He joined the club on a free transfer, and on a one-year contract.[51] He signed for Gateshead alongside striker Yemi Odubade, with the pair also having played together at Oxford United, Stevenage, and Newport.[51] On signing Odhiambo, Gateshead manager Ian Bogie stated – "Eddie was outstanding as a marauding right-back against us for Newport on the last day of the season and another string to his bow is that he can cover in the central midfield areas, right midfield and at left back".[51] Odhiambo made his Gateshead debut on 13 August in a 3–2 win over Kidderminster Harriers at Aggborough.[52] He made 29 appearances in all competitions during the campaign,[53] as Gateshead finished the season in eighth place in the league.[54] Odhiambo was released by Gateshead on 30 April 2012.[55]

Brackley Town[edit]

Odhiambo signed for Conference North side Brackley Town for the 2012–13 season,[56][57] making his debut on 18 August 2012 in a 4–1 win against Altrincham.[58] He scored his first goal for Brackley three days later in a 5–0 win against Hinckley United.[59] The goal was Odhiambo's first in nearly two-and-a-half years.[60] He was almost ever-present during the campaign, making 46 appearances in all competitions as Brackley finished the season positioned in third place in the Conference North table.[61][62] He played in all three of the club's play-off matches that season,[63][64] as they were defeated 1–0 to FC Halifax Town in the final on 12 May 2013.[65] At the end of the season, Odhiambo was voted as the club's Player of the Year.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

He has two brothers who are footballers, Eric Odhiambo is a professional footballer playing for League of Ireland side Sligo Rovers, and Anaclet Odhiambo is also a semi-professional footballer who has played for Abingdon United.[66]

In June 2009, he announced that he would go by his father's surname, Odhiambo.[67] He had previously been known as Eddie Anaclet.[67]

Honours[edit]

Stevenage

Individual

Career statistics[edit]

As of 12 May 2013.
Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Southampton
2004–05
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005–06
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chester City (loan)
2004–05[68]
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Yeovil Town (loan)
2005–06[5]
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tamworth (loan)
2005–06[69]
8 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Total 8 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Oxford United
2006–07[70]
44 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 47 3
2007–08[70]
32 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 34 2
Total 76 4 3 1 0 0 2 0 81 5
Stevenage Borough
2008–09[71]
17 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 21 1
2009–10[72]
17 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 20 2
Total 34 3 5 0 0 0 2 0 41 3
Newport County
2010–11[73]
32 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 36 0
Total 32 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 36 0
Gateshead
2011–12[74]
25 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 29 0
Total 25 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 29 0
Brackley Town
2012–13[75]
39 1 2 0 0 0 5 0 46 1
Total 39 1 2 0 0 0 5 0 46 1
Career totals 215 8 16 1 0 0 15 0 246 9
A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League and Football Conference.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the FA Trophy, Football League Trophy and play-offs.

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    "Arlesey Town 4–3 Brackley". Arlesey Town F.C. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
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