Junior Obagbemiro

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Junior Obagbemiro
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-06-26) 26 June 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Nigeria
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
JS Hercules
Number 23
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Esteghlal (2)
2005–2006 Brigade Boys Club (22)
2006–2007 Sabah FA (3)
2007 Three Star
2007–2008 Brothers Union (26)
2008 Sporting Goa (9)
2008 Spartak Kostroma (8)
2008 Kajaanin Haka (23)
2008–2009 Sporting Goa (10)
2009 Kajaanin Haka (26)
2009–2010 Sporting Goa (20)
2010–2011 Prayag United (14)
2011–2012 Salgaocar (15)
2012–2013 Air India 23 (18)
2013–2014 Kajaanin Haka 25 (12)
2014–2015 Sliema Wanderers 15 (7)
2015–2017 JS Hercules 25 (14)
National team
2004 Nigeria U17 5 (2)
2007 Nigeria U21 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Junior Obagbemiro is a Nigerian footballer who last played as a forward for JS Hercules.


Obagbemiro's career has been mostly in Asia including India, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Nepal but also in Finland. He has been top scorer in the past years in both the Bangladeshi and Nepali top leagues.[1] He was also norminated the best foreign player in the I-League in the 2009 season where he helped Sporting Club de Goa to second place.[citation needed] Obagbemiro has also played two seasons in the 4th tier of the Finnish league for Kajaanin Haka in 2008 and 2009,[1] winning the amateur club promotion to the 3rd tier of the Finnish league[1] before returning to Goa to play the season for Sporting Clube.[1] In 2010, he moved to Prayag United S.C. for one season scoring 18 goals.[2],[3] At the end of the season, he moved, this time to Salgaocar S.C.[2] to play alongside Chidi Edeh.[2],[3] He joined Air India for the I-League 2012/13 season and was by far their best player and was able to score 13 goals. He currently plays for Maltese side Sliema Wanderers.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d Dudu and Junior sign for TopSpot from TopSpot.fi Retrieved May 30, 2012
  2. ^ a b c Salgaocar ropes in Nigerian Junior Elijah Oriade Obagbemiro Retrieved May 30, 2012
  3. ^ a b Junior joins Salgaocar SC from TopSpot.fi Retrieved May 30, 2012
  4. ^ "Junior Obagbemiro".