Ricky Owubokiri

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Personal information
Full name Richard Daddy Owubokiri
Date of birth (1961-07-16) 16 July 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1980 Sharks ? (23)
1981–1982 ACB Lagos
1983 América-RJ
1984–1986 Vitória
1986–1987 Laval 36 (10)
1987–1988 Metz 33 (8)
1988–1989 Benfica 4 (0)
1989–1991 Estrela Amadora 68 (28)
1991–1994 Boavista 92 (50)
1994 Vitória 9 (2)
1994–1995 Belenenses 8 (1)
1995–1996 Al-Arabi ? (16)
1996–1997 Al-Hilal
National team
1982–1992 Nigeria 23 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Richard Daddy Owubokiri (born 16 July 1961), commonly known as Ricky, is a Nigerian retired footballer who played as a striker.

Football career[edit]

Born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Ricky started his career in his native country before playing four seasons in Brazil, where he played for America Football Club (RJ) and Esporte Clube Vitória, a club he would return to in 1994 in the Brazilian Série A. He had a spell in France with Stade Lavallois and FC Metz.[1]

Ricky moved to Portugal to play for S.L. Benfica, in December 1988, but appeared very rarely with the team in the 1988–89 season. He moved to C.F. Estrela da Amadora, where he played in the 1989–90 and 1990–91 seasons, winning the Cup of Portugal in 1990. He then moved north to Boavista FC, for the 1991–92 season. His impact was instant, helping the side finish third in his first season with the addition of the Portuguese Cup, as the player netted 30 times in the Primeira Liga, being the top scorer.

Ricky retired in 1997 at the age of 36, after one-year stints with C.F. Os Belenenses, Al-Arabi Sports Club and Al-Hilal FC.

He had 23 caps for Nigeria, scoring a single goal. He was picked for the 1982 African Cup of Nations in Libya, but missed the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 October 1992 Surulere Stadium, Lagos, Nigeria  South Africa 4–0 Win 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying
Correct as of 13 January 2017[2]


  1. ^ "Ricky" (in Portuguese). Futpédia. Retrieved 3 September 2009.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ 1992 MATCHES AFRICA

External links[edit]

  • Ricky at ForaDeJogo Edit this at Wikidata
  • Ricky at National-Football-Teams.com