Marvin Ogunjimi

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Marvin Ogunjimi
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Personal information
Full name Marvin Ogunjimi
Date of birth (1987-10-12) 12 October 1987 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Mechelen, Belgium
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Skënderbeu Korçë
Youth career
1997–1999 Rapid Leest
1999–2001 Roosendaal
2001–2003 Racing Mechelen
2003–2004 Mechelen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2011 Racing Genk 84 (30)
2007–2008 Waalwijk (loan) 27 (10)
2011–2014 Mallorca 7 (0)
2012 Standard Liège (loan) 3 (0)
2013 Beerschot (loan) 10 (1)
2013–2014 Oud-Heverlee Leuven (loan) 18 (0)
2014–2015 Strømsgodset 19 (8)
2016–2017 Suwon 10 (3)
2016 Ratchaburi Mitr Phol (loan) 7 (1)
2017– Skënderbeu Korçë 1 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Belgium U18 2 (0)
2006 Belgium U19 8 (0)
2010–2011 Belgium 7 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:59, 7 March 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2011

Marvin Ogunjimi (born 12 October 1987) is a Belgian football forward of Nigerian descent, who currently plays for Skënderbeu Korçë in the Albanian Superliga. Until 2011, he played for the Belgian national team and has obtained 7 caps.

Club career[edit]

Genk[edit]

Born in Mechelen, Ogunjimi made his professional debut with Racing Genk during the 2005–06 season. In 2007, he went on loan, playing for RKC Waalwijk. While with Waalwijk he appeared in 27 games and scored 10 goals. Upon returning to Genk, Ogunjimi became a prominent player for the Belgian side helping the club to the domestic title in the 2010–11 season. In the Summer of 2011 Marvin Ogunjimi was supposed to be transferred last minute to RCD Mallorca but the papers arrived 7 minutes too late at FIFA so the transfer was refused.

Mallorca[edit]

On 14 November 2011 Mallorca announced Ogunjimi's move to their side. On 31 August 2012, he joined Standard Liège on a loan deal. In mid-February 2014, Ogunjimi signed for the New England Revolution on trial until the end of the month.

Strømsgodset[edit]

On 6 June 2014, Ogunjimi signed for Strømsgodset. The new club reportedly paid a small fee to Mallorca.[2] He got his first match against Steaua in the second round of Champions League qualifications on 16 July 2014. On 2 August the same year, he scored in his home league debut match against Sogndal IL, which ended 1–1. He scored another three goals in the next three matches. Following this, he struggled under manager David Nielsen, and went 11 matches without scoring in the league. When new manager Bjørn Petter Ingebretsen took over, he put his faith in Ogunjimi, and the Belgian finally found the net on 21 June 2015. He scored four goals in three matches in the league, and one in the Europa League qualifications in June and July 2015, before he got injured in the second leg of the first qualifying round of the Europa League. On 14 July 2015, Strømsgodset announced that Ogunjimi had torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, and would miss the rest of the 2015 season.[3]

Suwon FC[edit]

Ogunjimi signed for Suwon FC on 12 February 2016[4] and was loaned from July 2016 to Ratchaburi Mitr Phol. Upon return his contract was terminated by mutual consent as Suwon FC had suffered relegation.[5]

Skënderbeu Korçë[edit]

On 1 February 2017, Ogunjimi signed for Skënderbeu Korçë.[6]

International career[edit]

On 8 October 2010, he made his international debut for Belgium against Kazakhstan in Astana, coming on at half-time and scoring twice in a 2–0 victory.

Marvin Ogunjimi: International Goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 October 2010 Astana Arena, Astana, Kazakhstan  Kazakhstan 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification
2. 8 October 2010 Astana Arena, Astana, Kazakhstan  Kazakhstan 2–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification
3. 12 October 2010 Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels, Belgium  Austria 3–3 4–4 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification
4. 3 June 2011 Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels, Belgium  Turkey 1–0 1–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification
5. 7 October 2011 Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels, Belgium  Kazakhstan 4–0 4–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 10 September 2016[7][8]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe /
Asia
Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Genk 2005–06 8 0 0 0 - - - - 8 0
2006–07 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
Total 8 0 0 0 - - - - 8 0
RKC Waalwijk 2007–08 27 10 0 0 - - - - 27 10
Total 27 10 0 0 - - - - 27 10
Genk 2008–09 17 3 4 2 - - - - 21 5
2009–10 29 12 1 1 - - 1 0 31 13
2010–11 32 15 2 1 - - 4 2 38 18
2011–12 6 0 0 0 - - 5 1 11 1
Total 84 30 7 4 - - 10 3 101 37
Mallorca 2011–12 7 0 1 0 - - - - 8 0
Total 7 0 1 0 - - - - 8 0
Standard Liège 2012–13 3 0 2 0 - - - - 5 0
Total 3 0 2 0 - - - - 5 0
Beerschot 2012–13 10 1 0 0 - - - - 10 1
Total 10 1 0 0 - - - - 10 1
Leuven 2013–14 18 0 0 0 - - - - 18 0
Total 18 0 0 0 - - - - 18 0
Strømsgodset 2014 11 4 0 0 - - 2 0 13 4
2015 8 4 1 0 - - 2 1 11 5
Total 19 8 1 0 - - 4 1 24 9
Suwon FC 2016 8 3 0 0 - - - - 8 3
Total 8 3 0 0 - - - - 8 3
Ratchaburi 2016 7 1 0 0 - - - - 7 1
Total 7 1 0 0 - - - - 7 1
Career total 185 52 10 4 - - 14 4 209 60

Honours and awards[edit]

Racing Genk

References[edit]

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