Joseph Dayo Oshadogan

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Joseph Dayo Oshadogan
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-06-27) June 27, 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Genoa, Italy
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Virtus Lanciano
Youth career
1993–1994 Pisa
1994–1995 Foggia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Foggia 85 (10)
1999 Roma 0 (0)
1999–2001 Reggina 40 (0)
2001–2003 Cosenza 51 (5)
2003–2005 AS Monaco 4 (0)
2005–2006 Ternana 29 (0)
2007–2008 Widzew Łódź 24 (4)
2008–2010 Virtus Lanciano 36 (6)
Total 289 (25)
National team
1996 Italy U-21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Joseph Dayo Oshadogan (born June 27, 1976 in Genoa) is an Italian retired football defender of Nigerian descent.

Club career[edit]

Oshadogan was born in 1976 in Genoa to a Nigerian father and an Italian mother. He grew up in Pisa, where he spent some time as part of the local team's youth system.[2][3]

In 1994, he moved to Foggia, where he made his professional debut in the Serie B on August 26, 1995. He played at the club for four season, his longest stint at one club in his career.[4]

In 1999, he signed for AS Roma, but left the Giallorossi soon later to join Reggina, where he spent two seasons.[4]

After a two-year spell at Cosenza,[4] in 2003 he joined French side AS Monaco, where he played only four domestic league matches in two seasons.[5]

He then returned to Italy, joining Ternana, which he left following disagreements with the club management.[6]

On May 2007 he joined Widzew Łódź, becoming the team captain,[7] but left his club on early 2008 as he rejected to return to Poland after having been fined by the club management.

Oshadogan ended his career back in Italy at Virtus Lanciano[7] where he stayed for two seasons, from 2008 to 2010.[4]

International career[edit]

Oshadogan was also capped three times for the Italian under-21 national team, making him the first coloured player to represent Italy, making his debut for the Azzurrini on October 3, 1996, a 3–0 away win to Moldova.[2][3]


  1. ^ "OSHADOGAN JOSEPH DAYO" (in Italian). Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Tutto cominciò con Oshadogan, verso l'azzurro multirazziale" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 2008-02-01. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  3. ^ a b "Oshadogan vicino al Pisa: 'Sarebbe un sogno'" (in Italian). Yahoo! Sports. 2008-04-09. Retrieved 2008-04-09. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b c d "Statistiche su Oshadogan Joseph". (in Italian). Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "La fiche de Joseph Dayo Oshadogan" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Mobbing, quando il calcio scopre il diritto del lavoro". Sky Italia (in Italian). 26 October 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "UFFICIALE: colpo Lanciano, preso Oshadogan". (in Italian). 13 August 2008. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 

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