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|Full name||Julius Gibrilla Wobay|
|Date of birth||19 May 1984|
|Place of birth||Freetown, Sierra Leone|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2000–2003||East End Lions|
|2004–2007||Nea Salamis Famagusta FC||61||(24)|
|2010||→ Aris Limassol (loan)||5||(1)|
|2013–2014||→ Al Shaab (loan)||12||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2017|
East End Lions
Julius Gibrilla Wobay was born and raised in Freetown, Sierra Leone to parents from the Mende ethnic group. He attended the Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School in Freetown. He began his professional football career in his native Sierra Leone with East End Lions in the Sierra Leone National Premier League.
After the 2003 season, Wobay left the Sierra Leone National Premier League and signed with Cyprus side Onisilos Sotira where he played 12 matches and scored three goals. Then Wobay signed with Nea Salamis Famagusta FC, a club in Cyprus top division.
Three years after his movement from Salamina to Craiova, Wobay comes back (on a loan until the end of the season) to Cyprus but this time for Aris Limassol. On 20/1 he signed his contract with Cypriot side. The deal doesn't include a summer buying option for Aris Limassol.
After returning to Universitatea Craiova for the first half of the 2010–11 season, Wobay went on to sign a two-year contract with Khazar Lankaran in the Azerbaijan Premier League during the winter break. Wobay went on to make 26 appearances for Khazar, scoring 6 goals.
During the summer of 2012 Wobay signed a one-year contract with Neftchi Baku. Wobay made his club debut in their 3–0 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round 1st leg match against Zestafoni, scoring the second goal. Wobay followed this up with a goal in the second leg and one in their 6–2 aggregate defeat to Ironi Kiryat Shmona in the third round, which saw them knocked into the UEFA Europa League play off round where Wobay also scored to help Neftchi reach the Group Stage of the UEFA Europa League for the first time. During the 2012–13 season Wobay played in 31 league games, scoring eight goals, and five cup games to help Neftchi win a 2013 League and Cup double.
Wobay has signed a new contract with Neftchi in June 2013, before moving on loan to Al Shabab of the UAE Arabian Gulf League on a year-long loan in July 2013. Wobay was deregistered by Al Shabab during the 2014 January transfer window.
On 14 February 2001 Wobay made his debut for the Sierra Leone national team in a 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Liberia in a match played in the Liberian capital of Monrovia. He retired from international football in December 2018.
- As of 12 December 2017
|2003–04||Onisilos Sotira||Cypriot First Division||12||3||—||12||3|
|2004–05||Nea Salamis Famagusta||25||9||—||25||9|
|2006–07||Universitatea Craiova||Liga I||14||0||0||0||—||14||0|
|2009–10||Aris Limassol (loan)||Cypriot First Division||5||1||—||5||1|
|2010–11||Universitatea Craiova||Liga I||15||3||3||1||—||18||4|
|2010–11||Khazar Lankaran||Azerbaijan Premier League||11||2||5||1||0||0||16||4|
|2011–12||Al-Masry||Egyptian Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012–13||Neftchi Baku||Azerbaijan Premier League||31||8||5||0||12||4||48||12|
|2013–14||Al Shaab (loan)||UAE Arabian Gulf League||12||1||3||1||—||15||2|
|2014–15||Neftchi Baku||Azerbaijan Premier League||27||7||5||1||6||1||38||9|
|2015–16||Olimpija Ljubljana||Slovenian PrvaLiga||12||2||0||0||0||0||12||2|
- Scores and results list Sierra Leone's goal tally first.
|1.||24 March 2007||Stade de Kégué, Lomé, Togo||Togo||1–2||1–3||2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|2.||10 June 2017||National Stadium, Freetown, Sierra Leone||Kenya||1–0||2–1||2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
- Khazar Lankaran
- Neftchi Baku
- Olimpija Ljubljana
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