Obi Metzger

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Obi Metzger
Personal information
Full name Sam Obi Metzger Jr.
Date of birth (1987-09-19) 19 September 1987 (age 35)
Place of birth Freetown, Sierra Leone
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder, second striker
Club information
Current team
Number 30
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Ports Authority 6 (4)
2004 Mighty Blackpool 0 (0)
2004 Racing Beirut 21 (14)
2005–2008 Atlantis 45 (12)
2009 PP-70 22 (8)
2009–2010 MFK Topvar Topoľčany 11 (5)
2010 Viikingit 8 (6)
2011–2012 FC Haka 46 (8)
2013 Viikingit 21 (5)
2014 FC Haka 18 (2)
2015– Atlantis 18 (4)
International career
2003 Sierra Leone U17 3 (2)
2008– Sierra Leone 3 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 30 January 2016
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 4 June 2012

Sam Obi Metzger, Jr. (born 19 September 1987 in Freetown) is a Sierra Leonean footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Finnish second division side FC Haka.



He played at the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland. Sierra Leone lost two of the three games at the tournament, including a 2–1 loss to the United States team. Metzger played in all three games and was again the top scorer for Sierra Leone with two goals. Metzger made his senior international debut for Sierra Leone on September 6, 2008, as a substitute replacing Mustapha Bangura in a 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2008 African Nations Cup qualifier as Sierra Leone defeated Guinea Bissau 2–0 in Freetown. He has also played 2nd division in Slovakia for MFK TOPVAR TOPOLCANY which he joined for the second half of the 2009 season.

On 1 February 2011, Leone Stars striker Obi Metzger Jr. has joined Finnish premier league side, FC Haka on a two-year deal. [1]

Personal life[edit]

Metzger was born in Freetown to Krio parents. He is the son of Obi Metzger, Sr., who is a former Sierra Leonean international footballer and former coach of the Sierra Leone national football team.

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