Emmanuel Omoyinmi

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Emmanuel Omoyinmi
Personal information
Full name Emmanuel Omoyinmi[1]
Date of birth (1977-12-28) 28 December 1977 (age 39)[1]
Place of birth Nigeria
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Playing position Forward
Youth career
000?–1995 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2000 West Ham United 9 (2)
1996 Bournemouth (loan) 7 (0)
1998 Dundee United (loan) 4 (0)
1999 Leyton Orient (loan) 4 (1)
1999 Gillingham (loan) 9 (3)
1999–2000 Scunthorpe United (loan) 6 (1)
2000 Barnet (loan) 6 (0)
2000–2004 Oxford United 67 (9)
2003 Margate (loan) 11 (3)
2004 Margate (loan) 3 (2)
2004 Gravesend (loan) 7 (2)
2004–2005 Gravesend 35 (6)
2005–2006 Lewes 10 (0)
2006 Worthing 1 (0)
Total 179 (29)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Emmanuel 'Manny' Omoyinmi (born 28 December 1977) is a Nigerian born English former footballer. He also played for England Schoolboys.[2] He began his career at West Ham United, where he was most noted for an incident in which he played in a League Cup quarter-final game when ineligible; West Ham were later knocked out of the competition in a replayed game. Following a series of loans to other clubs, Omoyinmi joined Oxford United in 2000 for whom he made 67 league appearances, scoring nine goals. He then went on to play non-league football.

Club career[edit]

Omoyinmi joined West Ham United as a trainee in May 1995. He was unable to gain a regular place in the first team, making only 13 league and cup appearances in five years, of which eleven were as substitute, scoring two goals.[3] Both goals came in a 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace in May 1998.[4] He had several spells on loan between 1996 and 1999 at Bournemouth, Dundee United, Leyton Orient and Gillingham.[3]

During his loan spell at Gillingham, he played for the club in both legs of their second round Football League Cup tie with Bolton Wanderers. After returning to West Ham, he appeared as a substitute in a quarter final round of the same competition against Aston Villa. As he had played for a different club in an earlier round of the competition, he was ineligible to play.[5][6] The match was replayed and West Ham, who had won the first game, lost the replay and were eliminated from the competition.[7]

Immediately following the first match against Aston Villa, Omoyimni went on loan to Scunthorpe United for three months and then to Barnet for the rest of the season. He left West Ham at the end of the season.[3] Omoyinmi joined Oxford United on a free transfer in June 2000. He made 77 league and cup appearances for Oxford in four years, scoring nine goals.[3] He also had loan spells during the 2003–04 season at Margate,[8] and at Gravesend & Northfleet.[9]

Omoyinmi joined Gravesend on a permanent basis in May 2004, making 35 appearances and scoring six goals.[3] He later played for Lewes,[10] and Worthing.[11][12]


  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 323. ISBN 1-85291-651-6. 
  2. ^ "The Iron alphabet". Scunthorpe United FC. 28 May 2008. Archived from the original on 22 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Manny Omoyinmi". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  4. ^ "Emmanuel double rescues Hammers' European hopes". BBC Sport. 1998-05-06. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  5. ^ "Worthington forfeit for Hammers". BBC Sport. 1999-12-19. Retrieved 2007-07-04. 
  6. ^ "Hammers' secretary resigns". BBC Sport. 1999-12-19. Retrieved 2007-07-04. 
  7. ^ "Irons pay the penalty against Aston Villa". 4thegame. 2000-01-11. Retrieved 2007-07-04. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Margate extend Omoyimni's stay". Non League Daily. 2 October 2003. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-05. 
  9. ^ "Fleet bring in Omoyimni on-loan". Non League Daily. 27 February 2004. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-05. 
  10. ^ "Lewes bag Manny". Non League Daily. 3 December 2005. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-05. 
  11. ^ "Squad update". Worthing FC. 22 September 2006. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-04. 
  12. ^ "Bloor wields axe at Rebels". The Argus. 2006-11-16. Retrieved 2007-07-04. Former West Ham, Oxford and Lewes striker Manny Omoyinmi is also considered to be out of the picture as Bloor has not heard from him since he missed the Ramsgate game last month with an injury. 

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