James Obiorah

James Chibuzor Obiorah, born 24 August 1978 in Jos) is a Nigerian former footballer who last played as a midfielder for SC Toulon.

James Obiorah
Personal information
Full name James Chibuzor Oboriah
Date of birth (1978-08-24) 24 August 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth Jos, Nigeria
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[citation needed]
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
0000–1994 Kalba Union
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994 Kwara Bombers 20 (9)
1995 Enyimba 19 (0)
1995–1998 Anderlecht 30 (6)
1998–2001 Grasshopper Zurich 14 (0)
2001–2004 Lokomotiv Moscow 62 (20)
2003–2004Cádiz CF (loan) 17 (2)
2004–2005Chamois Niortais (loan)[1] 12 (4)
2005–2006 Grazer AK[2] 5 (0)
2006–2007 Chamois Niortais 16 (2)
2007–2008 Kaduna United 23 (1)
2008–2009 SC Toulon[3] 11 (2)
National team
1998–2002 Nigeria[4] 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:41, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 July 2006

Club careerEdit

His previous clubs include RSC Anderlecht, Grasshopper Zurich, Cádiz CF, Grazer AK and Lokomotiv Moscow and he was also loaned to Niort from Lokomotiv Moscow in the 2004–05 season, scoring 4 goals in 12 games. In 2007, he played for Kaduna United F.C., after being released from his contract with French Ligue 2 side Niort.[5] In August 2008 he moved from Kaduna United F.C. to SC Toulon.[6]

International careerEdit

Obiorah was the captain of the Nigeria side that reached the quarter-finals of the 1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship and also played for the Nigeria national football team 3 times,[7] including being called up for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, scoring 1 goal.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ La fiche de James Obiorah. Football - L'Equipe.fr
  2. ^ James Obiorah - Fussballdaten - Die Fußball-Datenbank
  3. ^ Profile on foot-national.com
  4. ^ "James Obiorah". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  5. ^ InterFooT.de -News- Alles, was das Fussballherz begehrt!
  6. ^ "Orlando Pirates Considering James Obiorah Signing | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  7. ^ FIFA.com - FIFA Player Statistics: James OBIORAH[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "James Obiorah". BBC. 29 May 2002. Retrieved 24 August 2019.

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