Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe

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Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe
Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (17 juli 2012).JPG
Personal information
Full name Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe
Date of birth (1989-02-21) 21 February 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Ghent, Belgium
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Legia Warsaw
Number 8
Youth career
1994–1999 Gent
1999–2007 Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Anderlecht 3 (1)
2008–2009 Hamburger SV 2 (0)
2008–2009 Hamburger SV II 12 (0)
2009–2014 Club Brugge 165 (22)
2014–2016 Norwich City 10 (0)
2015 Rotherham United (loan) 4 (1)
2016– Legia Warsaw 15 (2)
National team
2004 Belgium U15 3 (0)
2007 Belgium U18 3 (0)
2007 Belgium U19 9 (3)
2007–2009 Belgium U21 10 (0)
2010–2012 Belgium 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 January 2017.

Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (born 21 February 1989) is a Belgian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Legia Warsaw in the Polish Ekstraklasa

Career[edit]

He joined his local team K.A.A. Gent at the age of five. He played for R.S.C. Anderlecht. Odjidja-Ofoe was part of the 2006–07 Anderlecht reserves team that won the reserves championship. In the 2007–08 season, he was promoted to the first team of Anderlecht. On 22 December 2007, Vadis scored his first goal on his full debut for RSCA against RAEC Mons.

In January 2008, he was signed by Hamburger SV.[1] On 9 January 2009, he left Hamburg and moved for €900,000 to Club Brugge K.V. after one year in the Bundesliga.[2]

Odjidja-Ofoe completed his move to English Championship side Norwich City FC, in August 2014. He made his league debut for Norwich City on 16 September 2014 after coming on as a substitute in an away league match against Brentford.[3] Injury hampered much of Odjidja-Ofoe's first season at Norwich City as they gained promotion to the Premier League. In September 2015, Odjidja-Ofoe moved to Rotherham United on a one-month loan, making four appearances and scoring one goal.

In August 2016, Odjidja-Ofoe was transferred to Legia Warsaw for an undisclosed fee.[4]

International career[edit]

Odjidja was called up to the Belgium national under 23 team for the 2008 Summer Olympics tournament. He participated in two games; a group stage win over hosts China and a 4–1 semi-final defeat against Nigeria.

In November 2010, he applied for a Ghanaian passport and suggested that he could be considered for representing Ghana at international football in the future.[5] On 17 November, he made his debut for Belgium in an international friendly versus Russia. He came on as a substitute for Eden Hazard in the 90th minute.

He made his second appearance for Belgium in an UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying game against Azerbaijan in March 2011, again coming on as a substitute in the 90th minute, this to replace Steven Defour. He replaced Defour again in a Belgium game versus Kazakhstan in his third international outing replacing him in the 63rd minute. As a result of playing in the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying games, Odjidja is no longer eligible to play for Ghana.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 19 December 2016[6]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Anderlecht 2007–08 Belgian Pro League 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Hamburger SV 2007–08 Bundesliga 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Hamburger SV II 2007–08 Regionalliga 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2008–09 Regionalliga 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Club Brugge 2008–09 Belgian Pro League 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2009–10 Belgian Pro League 35 4 3 0 0 0 12 1 52 5
2010–11 Belgian Pro League 37 6 2 0 0 0 7 0 8 6
2011–12 Belgian Pro League 29 4 2 0 0 0 10 1 41 5
2012–13 Belgian Pro League 31 5 2 1 0 0 9 1 42 7
2013–14 Belgian Pro League 30 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 33 3
2014–15 Belgian Pro League 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Norwich City 2014–15 Championship 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2015–16 Premier League 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Rotherham United (loan) 2015–16 Championship 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Legia Warsaw 2016–17 Ekstraklasa 15 2 1 0 0 0 8 1 24 3
Career total 227 26 14 1 2 0 47 4 290 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hamburg bring in Anderlecht prodigy". uefa.com. 4 January 2008. Retrieved 9 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Bundesliga-Ticker: Die neuesten Infos der 18 Klubs" (in German). 9 January 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Brentford 0-3 Norwich City". BBC Sport. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe signs for Legia Warsaw". Norwich Canaries. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Coerts, Stefan (9 November 2010). "Club Brugge Star Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe Considering Switching Allegiances to Play for Ghana". goal.com. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "V. ODJIDJA-OFOE". Soccerway. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 

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