Obiora Odita

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Obiora Odita
Personal information
Full name Obiora Emmanuel Odita
Date of birth (1983-05-14) 14 May 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Enugu, Nigeria
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Mladost Lučani
Number 18
Youth career
Enugu Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Udoji United - (-)
2003–2005 Javor Ivanjica 43 (14)
2005–2007 Partizan 48 (16)
2006 Javor Ivanjica (loan) 12 (5)
2007–2009 Al Ain - (-)
2008 Westerlo (loan) 9 (2)
2009–2010 Westerlo 28 (3)
2010–2011 Javor Ivanjica 15 (2)
2011 Tianjin Teda 8 (1)
2011–2012 Javor Ivanjica 23 (9)
2012–2013 Taraz 42 (11)
2014–2016 Voždovac 53 (11)
2016– Mladost Lučani 17 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 December 2016.

Obiora Emmanuel Odita (born 14 May 1983) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serbian club Mladost Lučani. He also holds Serbian citizenship.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Born in Enugu, Odita began playing football with local club Enugu Rangers, before joining Udoji United. He moved to Serbia and Montenegro and joined Javor Ivanjica in the 2003 winter transfer window, scoring one goal in nine league appearances until the end of that season. Odita stayed there for the next two years.

Partizan[edit]

In the 2005 winter transfer window, Odita was transferred to Partizan, signing a four-year deal.[1] He marked his competitive debut by scoring both Partizan goals in a 2–2 draw against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the UEFA Cup round of 32 first leg. In January 2006, Odita was sent on a six-month loan to Javor Ivanjica.[2] He then returned to Partizan and scored 10 league goals from 23 appearnces in the 2006–07 season, often partnering Stevan Jovetić in the attack. In June 2007, Odita moved to the United Arab Emirates and signed a two-year contract with Al Ain.[3]

Westerlo[edit]

Odita played on loan for Westerlo in the second half of the 2007–08 season, before returning to Al Ain. He moved again to Belgium and signed a permanent contract with Westerlo in January 2009. In the summer of 2010, Odita made a return to Serbia by signing with his former club Javor Ivanjica for the 2010–11 season.[4]

Later years[edit]

After two seasons with Taraz in Kazakhstan, Odita returned to Serbia once again and joined Voždovac in the summer of 2014.[5]

Statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Javor Ivanjica 2002–03 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
2003–04 16 3 0 0 0 0 16 3
2004–05 18 10 1 0 0 0 19 10
Partizan 2004–05 12 5 1 0 4 2 17 7
2005–06 13 1 2 1 6 2 21 4
Javor Ivanjica 2005–06 12 5 0 0 0 0 12 5
Partizan 2006–07 23 10 1 0 6 2 30 12
Al Ain 2007–08
Westerlo 2007–08 9 2 0 0 0 0 9 2
Al Ain 2008–09
Westerlo 2008–09 14 3 0 0 0 0 14 3
2009–10 14 0 1 1 0 0 15 1
Javor Ivanjica 2010–11 15 2 1 1 0 0 16 3
Tianjin Teda 2011 8 1 0 0 6 0 14 1
Javor Ivanjica 2011–12 23 9 2 1 0 0 25 10
Taraz 2012 12 6 0 0 0 0 12 6
2013 30 5 4 0 0 0 34 5
Voždovac 2014–15 21 5 3 0 0 0 24 5
2015–16 32 6 1 0 0 0 33 6
Mladost Lučani 2016–17 17 2 0 0 0 0 17 2
Career total 298 76 17 4 22 6 337 86

Honours[edit]

Partizan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Odita potpisao za Partizan" (in Serbian). b92.net. 5 January 2005. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bilans zimskog prelaznog roka" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 14 February 2006. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Odita prešao u Al Ain" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 7 June 2007. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Obiora Odita se vratio u Javor" (in Serbian). blic.rs. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Odita ponovo u srpskom fudbalu, potpisao za Voždovac" (in Serbian). blic.rs. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 

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