Patrick Owomoyela

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Patrick Owomoyela
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Owomoyela in 2019
Personal information
Full name Patrick Olaiya Olukayode Owomoyela[1]
Date of birth (1979-11-05) 5 November 1979 (age 42)
Place of birth Hamburg, West Germany
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Lüneburger SK 34 (3)
2001–2002 VfL Osnabrück 33 (1)
2002–2003 SC Paderborn 23 (4)
2003–2005 Arminia Bielefeld 63 (8)
2005–2008 Werder Bremen 50 (0)
2007 Werder Bremen II 1 (0)
2008–2013 Borussia Dortmund 76 (3)
2011–2013 Borussia Dortmund II 8 (2)
2014 Hamburger SV II 12 (0)
Total 300 (21)
National team
2004–2006 Germany 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Patrick Olaiya Olukayode Owomoyela (German pronunciation: [ˈpatʁɪk ʔovomoˈjɛlaː]; born 5 November 1979) is a German former professional footballer who played mainly as a right-back. He previously played for Lüneburger SK, VfL Osnabrück, SC Paderborn 07, Arminia Bielefeld, SV Werder Bremen, Borussia Dortmund and Hamburger SV II. He was capped by Germany at international level and was a member of the squad at the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Club career[edit]

Owomoyela began his career in lower league German football. In 2003, he made the step up to Arminia Bielefeld, then in the 2. Bundesliga.[2]

Great performances for Bielefeld in the 2004–05 season earned Owomoyela interest from German top clubs, and ahead of the 2005–06 season, he joined SV Werder Bremen.[3] In his first season, Owomoyela was the undisputed starter at right back and helped Bremen reach second in the Bundesliga. With the arrival of Clemens Fritz the following season, however, he lost his starting position due to injuries and bad displays. Owomoyela was finally transferred to Borussia Dortmund at the beginning of the 2008–09 season,[3] where he looked to reestablish himself in German top-flight football.

International career[edit]

Owomoyela debuted for Jürgen Klinsmann's Germany national side in an Asian tour, playing 90 minutes in a 3–0 win over Japan, on 16 December 2004, in Yokohama.[4] He later was selected in the Bundestrainer's team for the Confederations Cup in 2005, but was unused there and was finally overlooked for Germany's World Cup final squad. In total he collected eleven caps.[5]

Post-retirement[edit]

Following his retirement, Owomoyela became an English language commentator for Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal international broadcasts.

Personal life[edit]

In addition to his football skills, Owomoyela is also a basketball player, having played in the German regional league before switching to football full-time.[6] He was born to a German mother and a Nigerian father.[7][8] His name "Olukayode" stems from the Yoruba words "Olu", a diminutive form of "Oluwa" or Olorun meaning "God" and "Kayode" meaning "to bring joy",[9] which translates to "God brings me joy and happiness".[10]

In 2021, Owomoyela featured in Schwarze Adler [de], a documentation detailing the experiences of Black players in German professional football.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[12]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lüneburger SK 2000–01 Regionalliga Nord 34 3 0 0 34 3
VfL Osnabrück 2001–02 Regionalliga Nord 33 1 1 0 34 1
SC Paderborn 2002–03 Regionalliga Nord 23 4 1 0 24 4
Arminia Bielefeld 2003–04 2. Bundesliga 33 3 1 0 34 3
2004–05 Bundesliga 30 5 4 1 34 6
Total 63 8 5 1 0 0 0 0 68 9
Werder Bremen 2005–06 Bundesliga 32 0 4 0 10 0 46 0
2006–07 9 0 1 0 6 0 1[a] 0 17 0
2007–08 9 0 1 0 3 0 13 0
Total 50 0 6 0 19 0 1 0 76 0
Werder Bremen II 2006–07 Regionalliga Nord 1 0 0 0 1 0
2007–08 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Borussia Dortmund 2008–09 Bundesliga 26 1 0 0 26 1
2009–10 33 1 3 0 36 1
2010–11 6 0 1 0 3 0 10 0
2011–12 11 1 1 0 0 0 12 1
2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 76 3 5 0 3 0 0 0 84 3
Borussia Dortmund II 2010–11 Regionalliga West 3 0 0 0 3 0
2011–12 3 2 0 0 3 2
2012–13 3. Liga 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
Hamburger SV II 2013–14 Regionalliga Nord 12 0 0 0 12 0
Career total 300 21 19 1 22 0 1 0 342 22
  1. ^ Appearance in DFB-Ligapokal

International[edit]

Appearances and goals by national team and year[13]
National team Year Apps Goals
Germany 2004 3 0
2005 7 0
2006 1 0
Total 11 0

Honours[edit]

Werder Bremen[14]

Borussia Dortmund[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Patrick Olaiya Olukayode Owomoyela". ran. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (15 June 2017). "Patrick Owomoyela - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". RSSSF. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Patrick Owomoyela". skysports.com. Retrieved 30 January 2009.
  4. ^ "Players Info Owomoyela". dfb.de. Retrieved 26 June 2009.
  5. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (15 June 2017). "Patrick Owomoyela - International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Fussball oder Basketball?". owomoyela.de. Retrieved 26 June 2009.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Know a player of African origin?". BBC sport. 1 July 2005. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  8. ^ "World Cup Racism: Neo-Nazi Party's Legal Problems Grow". Spiegel Online. Hamburg, Germany. 22 February 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  9. ^ "Kayode Meaning". Our Baby Namer. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Olukayode". Behind the Name. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  11. ^ Bülau, Maximilian (19 April 2021). "Von Mbom bis Kostedde: Das sind die Protagonisten der Amazon-Dokumentation „Schwarze Adler"". HNA (in German). Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  12. ^ Patrick Owomoyela at WorldFootball.net
  13. ^ "Patrick Owomoyela". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  14. ^ a b "P. Owomoyela". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 February 2020.

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