Rubin Okotie

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Rubin Okotie
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Rubin Okotie in 2015.
Personal information
Full name Rubin Rafael Okotie
Date of birth (1987-06-06) 6 June 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Karachi, Pakistan
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Beijing BG
Number 10
Youth career
1994–1998 SC Wiener Viktoria
1998–2001 Rapid Vienna
2001–2005 Frank-Stronach-Fußballakademie
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Austria Vienna II 55 (19)
2007–2010 Austria Vienna 57 (21)
2010–2012 1. FC Nuremberg 4 (0)
2010–2012 1. FC Nuremberg II 7 (1)
2011–2012 Sint-Truiden (loan) 9 (1)
2012–2013 Sturm Graz 43 (11)
2013–2014 Austria Vienna 13 (1)
2014 SønderjyskE (loan) 15 (11)
2014–2016 1860 Munich 57 (21)
2016– Beijing BG 0 (0)
National team
2005–2006 Austria U19 13 (1)
2006–2007 Austria U20 9 (2)
2007–2008 Austria U21 7 (2)
2008– Austria[1] 18 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:00, 19 May 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2014

Rubin Rafael Okotie (German pronunciation: [ˈʁuːbɪn oˈkoːti̯ə]; born 6 June 1987) is an Austrian professional footballer currently playing as a striker for China League One side Beijing BG.

Born in Pakistan to a Nigerian father and an Austrian mother, Okotie spent the first four years of his life in the Spanish city of Barcelona.[2] As a result of his multinational background he is eligible to represent three countries at national level, namely Austria, Nigeria and Pakistan. Okotie identifies himself primarily as Austrian, stating that "I live there, it's where I have my friends, and I think of myself as Austrian" in an interview with FIFA's website.[2]

Club career[edit]

His Austrian Bundesliga début for Austrian team FK Austria Wien was on 5 August 2007 in a game against archrivals SK Rapid Wien (0–0). His first goal came on 23 February 2008, against FC Red Bull Salzburg (3–1) in the Austrian Bundesliga. On 30 May 2010, he left Austria Wien and signed a three-year contract with German side 1. FC Nuremberg. After leaving FC Nuremberg, in 2011, for a deal at Sturm Graz, Rubin Okotie subsequently returned to his boyhood club, Austria Wien, on 18 June 2013.[3] After a loan spell at the Danish side SønderjyskE, Okotie joined 1860 Munich on 2 July 2014, signed a two-year contract.[4] In July 2016, Okotie joined the Chinese team of Beijing Enterprises Group F.C.

International career[edit]

Currently a member of the Austria national football team he has played for the country at under-19-level in the 2006 European championships in Poland and under-20 level in the 2007 World Cup in Canada.[5] He scored twice at the latter tournament, helping his side reach the semi-finals.

In the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier, which Austria finished in first place, he scored the deciding goals against Russia and Montenegro.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Austria's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 12 October 2014 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna  Montenegro 1–0 1–0 Euro 2016 qualifier
2 15 November 2014 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna  Russia 1–0 1–0 Euro 2016 qualifier

Club statistics[edit]

As of 1 December 2015[6]
Club League Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Austria Vienna Bundesliga (Austria) 2007–08 19 3 19 3
2008–09 34 14 5 1 39 15
2009–10 4 4 3 1 7 5
Total 57 21 8 2 63 23
1. FC Nuremberg Bundesliga 2010–11 4 0 2 0 6 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0
Total 4 0 2 0 6 0
1. FC Nuremberg II Regionalliga Süd 2010–11 7 1 7 1
Total 7 1 7 1
Sint-Truidense Pro League 2011–12 9 1 1 0 10 1
Total 9 1 1 0 10 1
Sturm Graz Bundesliga (Austria) 2011–12 13 2 1 0 14 2
2012–13 30 9 3 3 33 12
Total 43 11 4 3 47 14
Austria Vienna Bundesliga (Austria) 2013–14 13 0 1 0 6 0 14 0
Total 13 0 1 0 6 0 13 0
SønderjyskE Danish Superliga 2013–14 15 11 15 11
Total 15 11 15 11
1860 Munich 2. Bundesliga 2014–15 25 13 2 3 2 0 29 16
2015–16 30 8 3 1 33 9
Total 55 21 5 4 2 0 62 25
Career total 203 66 12 7 14 2 2 0 231 75

Honours[edit]

National Youth Teams

Personal Honours

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rubin Okotie at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ a b "Okotie hopes for dream Final". FIFA.com. 14 July 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Rubin Okotie kehrt zur Austria zurück" (in German). FK-Austria.at. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rubin Okotie weiß, wo das Tor steht." (in German). TSV1860.de. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Rubin OkotieFIFA competition record
  6. ^ "Austria - R. Okotie - Profile with news, career statistics and history". soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 

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