|Full name||Nnamdi Oduamadi Chidiebere|
|Date of birth||17 October 1990|
|Place of birth||Lagos, Nigeria|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|1997–2008||Pepsi Football Academy|
|2011–2012||→ Torino (loan)||11||(3)|
|2012–2013||→ Varese (loan)||16||(2)|
|2013–2014||→ Brescia (loan)||14||(0)|
|2014||→ Varese (loan)||12||(4)|
|2014–2015||→ Crotone (loan)||12||(1)|
|2015||→ Latina (loan)||16||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2015.
Nnamdi Oduamadi Chidiebere (born 17 October 1990), also known by his shirt name Odu, is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Milan. He also plays for the Nigerian national team.
Born in Lagos, Oduamadi started playing football at the local Pepsi Football Academy at the age of 7. He left his home country in 2008 to join Milan, although he was officially signed only in January 2009 due to bureaucratic issues. Oduamadi spent two seasons in the club's youth system and was a member of the under-20 side who won the Coppa Italia Primavera in 2010, 25 years after the team's last success in the competition.
At the beginning of the 2010–11 season, Milan announced to have sold half of the rights to Oduamadi to Genoa in co-ownership for €3.5 million, as part of the deal that saw defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos move the other way. The Nigerian, though, stayed at Milan on loan, being included in the first team squad. He made his official debut for the club in a league game against Catania on 18 September 2010, coming off the bench in the last minutes. However, that remained his only appearance of the season and he still played games for the under-20 team at times through the season as an over-age player, being also included in the squad for the annual Viareggio Cup.
At the beginning the 2011–12 season, Oduamadi's co-ownership deal between Milan and Genoa was resolved in favour of the former, but he was sent on loan to Serie B club Torino. He ended the season with 11 appearances and three goals.
Varese and Brescia
On 31 January 2014, Oduamadi rejoined Varese, making his second loan spell.
Crotone & Latina
At international level, Oduamadi was first capped by Nigeria U-17 back when he was at the Pepsi Football Academy. He went on to be called up by Nigeria U-20 to take part in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, but eventually was cut from the final squad due to an hamstring injury.
Oduamadi made his full international debut for Nigeria against Kenya, on 29 March 2011, featuring as a second-half substitute. He appeared again against Kenya in a 2014 world cup qualifying match on 23 March 2013 and scored the equalising goal in the 94th minute to level the score
- Scores and results list Nigeria's goal tally first.
|1.||23 March 2013||U. J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar, Nigeria||Kenya||1–1||1–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2.||17 June 2013||Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil||Tahiti||2–0||6–1||2013 FIFA Confederations Cup|
- As of 31 January 2014.
1European competitions include the UEFA Champions League.
2Other tournaments include none to date.
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