Funso Ojo

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Funso Ojo
Funso Ojo.jpg
Ojo at PSV, September 2011
Personal information
Full name Funso-King Ojo
Date of birth (1991-08-28) 28 August 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Antwerp, Belgium
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Scunthorpe United
Number 6
Youth career
Olse Merksem
–2004 Beerschot AC
2004–2008 PSV Eindhoven
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 PSV Eindhoven 11 (0)
2011 VVV-Venlo (loan) 8 (0)
2012–2013 Beerschot AC 24 (1)
2013–2014 Royal Antwerp 8 (0)
2014–2015 FC Dordrecht 32 (0)
2015–2017 Willem II 58 (0)
2017– Scunthorpe United 28 (2)
National team
2006 Belgium U15 4 (0)
2006–2007 Belgium U16 16 (0)
2007 Belgium U17 5 (0)
2010 Belgium U20 1 (0)
2011 Belgium U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:15, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:29, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Funso Ojo (born 28 August 1991) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for English club Scunthorpe United.

Career[edit]

Ojo played his first Eredivisie match for PSV on 5 May 2009 against Willem II.[1][2]

Scunthorpe United[edit]

On 18 July 2017, Ojo signed a three-year contract with Scunthorpe United, on a free transfer from Dutch side Willem II.[3] He made his competitive debut for the club in the season-opening match against AFC Wimbledon, which ended in a 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe's Glanford Park.[4]

His first goal for Scunthorpe came on 7 October 2017, in the 2-1 loss to Wigan Athletic.[5]

Other[edit]

He speaks Flemish (Belgian Dutch) and fluent English.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 February 2018 [6]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Domestic Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
PSV Eindhoven 2008–09 Eredivisie 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2010–11 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12 5 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
PSV total 11 0 2 0 0 0 13 0
VVV-Venlo (loan) 2010–11 Eredivisie 8 0 0 0 3[a] 0 11 0
Beerschott 2012–13 Pro League 24 1 1 0 0 0 25 1
Antwerp 2013–14 Second Division 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Dordrecht 2013–14 Eerste Divisie 13 0 0 0 4[a] 1 17 1
2014–15 Eredivisie 19 0 1 0 0 0 20 0
Dordrecht total 32 0 1 0 4 1 37 1
Willem II 2015–16 Eredivisie 32 0 2 0 4[a] 0 38 0
2016–17 28 0 1 0 0 0 29 0
Willem II total 60 0 3 0 4 0 67 0
Scunthorpe United 2017–18[7] League One 28 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 32 1
Career total 94 2 6 0 0 0 8 1 108 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Willem II in conversation with Funso Ojo" (in Dutch). Brabants Dagbald. March 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Willem II picks Funso Ojo away at Dordrecht" (in Dutch). AD.nl. June 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Funso Ojo: Scunthorpe United sign Belgian midfielder on three-year contract". BBC. July 18, 2017. 
  4. ^ Scunthorpe 1-1 AFC Wimbledon - BBC Sport. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  5. ^ Ojo reacts to first Iron goal - Scunthorpe United. 8 October 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  6. ^ Funso Ojo at Soccerway. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Games played by Funso Ojo in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 September 2017. 

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