Chinedu Obasi

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Chinedu Obasi
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Personal information
Full nameChinedu Ogbuke Obasi
Date of birth(1986-06-01) 1 June 1986 (age 26)
Place of birthOhafia, Abia State, Nigeria
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing positionSecond striker
Club information
Current clubFC Schalke 04
Number19
Youth career
1997–2002River Lane Youth Club Enugu[1]
2002–2004Enugu Rangers
2004–2005JC Raiders
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2005–2007Lyn29(14)
2007–20121899 Hoffenheim91(25)
2012Schalke 04 (loan)10(1)
2012–Schalke 042(0)
National team
2005Nigeria U-208(3)
2005–Nigeria18(4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:04, 6 October 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 05:14, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
 
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Chinedu Obasi
Chinedu Obasi 20.jpg
Personal information
Full nameChinedu Ogbuke Obasi
Date of birth(1986-06-01) 1 June 1986 (age 26)
Place of birthOhafia, Abia State, Nigeria
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing positionSecond striker
Club information
Current clubFC Schalke 04
Number19
Youth career
1997–2002River Lane Youth Club Enugu[1]
2002–2004Enugu Rangers
2004–2005JC Raiders
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2005–2007Lyn29(14)
2007–20121899 Hoffenheim91(25)
2012Schalke 04 (loan)10(1)
2012–Schalke 042(0)
National team
2005Nigeria U-208(3)
2005–Nigeria18(4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:04, 6 October 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 05:14, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi (born 1 June 1986 in Enugu) is a Nigerian footballer. He plays as a second striker for German club FC Schalke 04, and has made seventeen appearances for the Nigerian national team.

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Early career

Obasi went to Norway at the same time as his countryman John Obi Mikel; both players joining Lyn. On 20 December 2006, a transfer deal was announced with Lokomotiv Moscow[2] and Obasi was set to move to the Russian side in January. The deal was derailed, however, when the president, sporting director and manager of Lokomotiv were all fired six days later.

On 27 August 2007, he moved to 1899 Hoffenheim for an undisclosed fee.[3]

Schalke 04

On 23 December 2011, it was confirmed that Obasi was going on loan to Schalke 04 until the end of the season.[4]

International

Chinedu impressed in the 2005 Under-20 World Championships in the Netherlands, and scored both in the semi-final and the final (which Nigeria lost to Argentina).

Obasi was one of the outstanding performers for Nigeria at the 2010 African Nations Cup where they were beaten in the semi-finals by Ghana. In his first game of the competition against Egypt, Obasi scored, in the 12th minute of the match, in a 3–1 loss.

Honours

International

Individual

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