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Best Ogedegbe

Best Ogedegbe
Personal information
Date of birth (1954-09-03)3 September 1954
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Date of death 28 September 2009(2009-09-28) (aged 55)
Place of death Ibadan, Nigeria
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1982 Shooting Stars F.C.
1982–1986 Abiola Babes Abeokuta
National team
1980–1982 Nigeria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Best Ogedegbe (3 September 1954 – 28 September 2009) was a Nigerian football goalkeeper.


He played with Shooting Stars F.C. most of his career, and was the goalkeeper when Shooting Stars won Nigeria's first continental trophy, the African Cup Winners Cup in 1976.

International career

Ogedegbe played for the Nigeria national football team (then known as the "Green Eagles") when they won the 1980 African Cup of Nations. He also represented Nigeria at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

Coaching career

Ogedegbe was an assistant coach during the 2008–09 season for the Dolphins F.C..[1] He was also a former assistant with Wikki Tourists and the 2008 Summer Olympics silver medalist team.


He died, aged 55 at the University College Hospital in Ibadan on 28 September 2009. He had undergone eye surgery the previous week, but had lapsed into a coma following complications from the operation.[2]


  1. ^ Ogedegbe dreams double laurels with Dolphins
  2. ^ Christian Okpara, Iyabo Lawal (Ibadan) and Olalekan Okusan: Green Eagles goalkeeper, Ogedegbe dies at 55, The Guardian (Nigeria), 29 September 2009.

External links

  • FIFA player Statistics
  • My worst moment in Eagles – Ogedegbe
  • Green Eagles goalkeeper, Ogedegbe dies at 55

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