Osayamen Osawe

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Osayamen Osawe
Osayamen Osawe.jpg
Osayamen Osawe playing for Hallescher FC
Personal information
Full name Osayamen Osawe
Date of birth (1993-09-13) 13 September 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Benin City, Nigeria[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
1. FC Kaiserslautern
Number 35
Youth career
????–2010 Manchester City
2010–2012 Blackburn Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Blackburn Rovers 0 (0)
2012 Accrington Stanley (loan) 2 (0)
2013 Hyde (loan) 1 (0)
2013–2014 Southport 41 (6)
2014–2016 Hallescher FC 70 (17)
2016– 1. FC Kaiserslautern 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:03, 30 August 2016 (UTC).


Osayamen Osawe (born 13 September 1993) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a striker for 1. FC Kaiserslautern. In addition to holding his Nigerian Citizenship, Osawe also holds British citizenship[2]

Career[edit]

Career in England[edit]

Born in Benin City, Nigeria, Osawe moved to England and raised in Manchester, England, where he grew up in Cheetham Hill.[3] Osawe was previously at Manchester City Academy before joining Blackburn Rovers on a two–year contract in 2010,[4] where he progressed through the academy and the reserve team.[5]

He made his first appearance for Blackburn's first team when he appeared on the substitute bench in a pre-season friendly against Accrington Stanley in July 2011.[6] A year later, on 26 October 2012, Osawe joined Accrington Stanley on a one month loan deal.[7] Three days later, on 29 October 2012, Osawe made his Accrington Stanley debut, coming on as a substitute for Will Hatfield in the 59th minutes, in a 1–0 win over Bristol Rovers.[8] After making two more appearance, Osawe returned to his parent club.

On 30 January 2013, Osawe was loaned out again when he joined Hyde on a one month loan deal.[9] Osawe made his Hyde debut on 2 February 2013, where he played 17 minutes in the match, as Hyde lost 2–1 to Woking.[10] This turns out to be his only appearance before returning to his parent club. At the end of the season, Osawe was released by the club.[11]

On 9 August 2013, Osawe signed for Southport following his release from Blackburn Rovers.[12] Osawe made his Southport, where he came on as a substitute for Paul Rutherford in the 88th minutes, in a 1–0 win over Luton Town.[13] Osawe scored his first Southport goal on 31 August 2013, in a 1–0 win over Aldershot Town,[14] followed up by scoring in the next game on 7 September 2013, in a 4–1 loss against Tamworth.[15] Osawe played 41 first team games and scoring some important goals, including addding four more goals later in the season against Alfreton Town,[16] Grimsby Town,[17] Dartford[18] and Macclesfield Town.[19]

Hallescher FC[edit]

After a season at Southport, Osawe moved abroad to Germany when he signed for Hallescher FC on a two–year contract in July 2014.[20] Osawe previously went on a trial at Hallescher and impressed the club’s management that convinced him a contract.[21] Upon moving abroad, Osawe admitted hesitant to move to Germany because he was on his own, but managed to overcome the fear.[3]

Osawe made his Hallescher debut, in the opening game of the season, in a 3–0 loss against Chemnitzer on 26 July 2014.[22] Seven days later, on 2 August 2014, Osawe scored his first goals, in a 5–1 win over Arminia Bielefeld.[23] However, Osawe suffered a goal drought for the most part of the season until he scored his first goal since August on 14 March 2015, in a 3–1 win over Energie Cottbus.[24] Osawe also scored four more league goals against Rot-Weiß Erfurt,[25] Holstein Kiel,[26] Jahn Regensburg[27] and 1. FSV Mainz 05 II.[28] Osawe also scored twice in the final of Saxony-Anhalt Cup, in a 6–0 win over VfL Halle 1896.[29] In his first season at Hallescher FC, Osawe made thirty–two appearance and scoring seven times.

As Osawe became the club’s fan favourite among supporters, the club started open a contract negotiation with Osawe.[30] Osawe then scored his first goal of the season on 16 August 2015, in a 2–1 loss against FC Magdeburg.[31] By September, Osawe added two more goals against Stuttgart[32] and Rot-Weiß Erfurt.[33] Osawe scored his first hat–trick of his professional career, in a 6–2 win over Werder Bremen,[34] which followed up when he scored two goals in two matches against Chemnitzer[35] and Fortuna Köln[36] Osawe added two more goals against Holstein Kiel[37] and Sonnenhof Großaspach.[38] Osawe, once again, scored and set up a goal, in the final of Saxony-Anhalt Cup, in a 2–1 win over FC Magdeburg.[39]

1. FC Kaiserslautern[edit]

In May, Osawe signed a pre-contract agreement with 2.Bundesliga outfit 1. FC Kaiserslautern.[2] Osawe was previously linked with a move to Paderborn[40] and Ingolstadt 04.[41] Osawe also revealed that he could have played in 2.Bundesliga or returned to England before joining 1. FC Kaiserslautern.[42]

Osawe made his 1. FC Kaiserslautern debut in the opening game of the season, where he made his first start, in a 4–0 heavy defeat to Hannover 96.[43]

Style of play[edit]

Manager Sven Köhler described Osawe as quick and eager to score.[44]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 4 February 2013
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Blackburn Rovers 2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Accrington Stanley (loan) 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Hyde (loan) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Southport 2013–14 42 5 4 1 0 0 46 6
Career total 45 5 4 1 0 0 4 0

Personal life[edit]

Osawe, who is single speaks English and German, having been taking German classes at the recommendation from Sven Köhler. Osawe’s family moved from Nigeria to England in 2002 and has two brothers and sisters. Growing up, Osawe supported Manchester United.[45]

In August, Osawe’s car was dismantled after being involved in a car collision.[46] This came after weeks when his car was vandalised with graffiti with racial words.[47]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Osayamen Osawe". Welt Fussball. 
  2. ^ a b "DER FCK VERPFLICHTET ANGREIFER OSAYAMEN OSAWE". 1. FC Kaiserslautern Official Website. 16 March 2016. Archived from the original on 8 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Ex-Man City and Blackburn youngster Osayamen Osawe proving talent at Kaiserslautern". ITV. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Osawe signs for Rovers". Manchester Evening News. 18 February 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Thai cheer for Blackburn Rovers youth". The Lancashire Telegraph. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Ribeiro starts for Rovers against Stanley". Lancashire Telegraph. 16 July 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Osawe in loan move". Blackburn Rovers F.C. 26 October 2012. Archived from the original on 8 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Accrington Stanley 1 – 0 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 29 October 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Duo depart on loan". Blackburn Rovers F.C. 30 January 2013. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "Loan Latest". Blackburn Rovers F.C. 4 February 2013. Archived from the original on 8 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "Blackburn Rovers confirm released list – Osawe departs". Lancashire Telegraph. 4 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Southport sign striker Osayamen Osawe after Blackburn release". BBC Sport. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  13. ^ "Southport 1 – 0 Luton Town". BBC Sport. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  14. ^ "Southport 1 – 0 Aldershot Town". BBC Sport. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  15. ^ "Tamworth 4 – 1 Southport". BBC Sport. 7 September 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  16. ^ "Southport 2 – 1 Alfreton Town". BBC Sport. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  17. ^ "Southport 2 – 1 Grimsby Town". BBC Sport. 25 February 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  18. ^ "Southport 3 – 0 Dartford". BBC Sport. 1 March 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  19. ^ "Southport 4 – 1 Macclesfield Town". BBC Sport. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  20. ^ "Köhler begrüßt Neuzugang Osawe" (in German). Kicker.de. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  21. ^ "Testspieler aus England erhöht Konkurrenzkampf" (in German). Mittelddeutsche Zeitung. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  22. ^ "Saisonauftakt vergeigt HFC unterliegt Chemnitzer FC mit 0:3" (in German). Mittelddeutsche Zeitung. 25 July 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  23. ^ "HFC gewinnt mit 5:1 gegen Bielefeld Wiedergutmachung gelungen" (in German). Mittelddeutsche Zeitung. 2 August 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  24. ^ "Furuholm und Kruse führen Halle zum Sieg" (in German). Kicker.de. 14 March 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  25. ^ "Bertram folgt auf Osawe" (in German). Kicker.de. 11 April 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  26. ^ "Kiels Kapitän Kazior rettet einen Punkt" (in German). Kicker.de. 19 April 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  27. ^ "Hallescher FC - Regensburg 2:1 - HFC schießt Jahn in die Bayernliga" (in German). Mittelddeutsche Zeitung. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  28. ^ "Hallescher FC - Mainz 05 II 1:2 - HFC unterliegt Mainz" (in German). Mittelddeutsche Zeitung. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  29. ^ "6:0 gegen VfL Halle Hallescher FC holt den Sachsen-Anhalt-Pott" (in German). Bild.de. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  30. ^ "Vertragspoker läuft schon Halle will mitOsawe verlängern" (in German). Bild.de. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  31. ^ "Hallescher FC beim 1. FC Magdeburg HFC verliert trotz Führung und Überzahl" (in German). Mittelddeutsche Zeitung. 16 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  32. ^ "HFC gewinnt mit neuem Trainer Böger" (in German). Bild.de. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  33. ^ "Verdienter 2:1-Sieg gegen Erfurt HFC unter Trainer Böger weiter ungeschlagen" (in German). Mittelddeutsche Zeitung. 22 September 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  34. ^ "6:2 GEGEN WERDER-BUBIS! Halle ballert sich Richtung Aufstiegsplätze" (in German). Bild.de. 17 October 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  35. ^ "1:3 beim Chemnitzer FC Hallescher FC macht zu viele Fehler" (in German). Mittelddeutsche Zeitung. 25 October 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  36. ^ "1:1 GEGEN KÖLN Osawe rettet den HFC" (in German). Bild.de. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  37. ^ "Aydemir eröffnet Halles Torreigen" (in German). Kicker.de. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  38. ^ "Osawe rundet die Großaspach-Klatsche ab" (in German). Kicker.de. 20 February 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  39. ^ "Halle verteidigt den Landespokal" (in German). Kicker.de. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  40. ^ "SC Paderborn: Halle-Talent im VisierEffe ist heiß auf Osawe" (in German). Bild.de. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  41. ^ "Ingolstadt jagt Bertram und Osawe" (in German). Bild.de. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  42. ^ "KAISERSLAUTERNS NEUZUGANG OSAWE Noch nicht bereit für die Bundesliga" (in German). Bild.de. 13 June 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  43. ^ "KAMPFANSAGE NACH ABSTIEG Hannover startet mit 0:4 gegen Kaiserslautern" (in German). Bild.de. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  44. ^ "HFC-Testspieler Osayamen Osawe Schüchtern, schnell, torgefährlich" (in German). Mittelddeutsche Zeitung. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  45. ^ "Hallescher FC So lebt Osayamen Osawe in Halle" (in German). Mittelddeutsche Zeitung. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  46. ^ "BMW Schrott! Total-Crash bei HFC-Star Osawe" (in German). Bild.de. 1 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  47. ^ "HFC: Rassistische Schmierereien an Osawes Auto" (in German). Kicker.de. 15 July 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 

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