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Paul Obiefule

Paul Obiefule
Personal information
Full name Paul Ikechukwu Obiefule
Date of birth (1986-05-15) 15 May 1986
Place of birth Owerri, Nigeria
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Planners FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Heartland ? (?)
2004–2007 Viborg FF 40 (0)
2007–2009 Lyn[1] 52 (3)
2010–2011 Hønefoss[1] 35 (4)
2011 Lillestrøm (loan)[1] 12 (0)
2012–2013 KuPS 27 (2)
2013-2014 Assyriska FF 26 (2)
National team
2004–2007 Nigeria 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 November 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 December 2008

Paul Ikechukwu Obiefule (born 15 May 1986 in Owerri) is a Nigerian footballer who last played for Swedish Superettan side Assyriska Föreningen.

Club career

Obiefule began his career in his home country of Watford, Scottish Aberdeen and Norwegian Hønefoss.[2] Obiefule verbally agreed on 14 December 2009 for a 3-year long contract for Hønefoss because of a knee injury that jeopardised his moves to either Scotland or England. Obiefule agreed on 6 months loan for Lillestrøm on 2 August 2011 and was drafted into the game against Tromsø the next day, 3 August, without training with his new teammate.[3] In February 2012 Obiefule signed a contract for the 2012 season with Finnish Veikkausliiga team KuPS. [4]

In November 2012, Obiefule was back training with [5]

Position

His position is that of Defensive Midfielder.

Career statistics

Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2004–05 Viborg Superliga 8 0 0 0 8 0
2005–06 Superliga 18 0 0 0 18 0
2006–07 Superliga 14 0 0 0 14 0
2007 Lyn Tippeligaen 6 0 1 0 7 0
2008 Tippeligaen 24 0 5 1 29 1
2009 Tippeligaen 22 3 3 2 25 5
2010 Hønefoss Tippeligaen 21 2 2 0 23 2
2011 Adeccoligaen 14 2 3 2 17 4
2011 Lillestrøm Tippeligaen 12 0 0 0 12 0
2012 KuPS Veikkausliiga 27 2 8 0 35 2
Career Total 166 9 22 5 188 14

International career

Obiefule is a full Nigerian international and made his debut for the Super Eagles in the LG tournament in 2004. He was a member of Super Eagles squad that won bronze in Egypt in 2006. He has been capped 10 times for his country.

Personal life

Obiefule was studying agricultural economics at the Federal University of Technology Owerri in Nigeria but gave it up to pursue a professional football career.

His younger brother Polycarp Obinna Obiefule, plays currently for Mosta F.C. in Malta. His brother Pol broke a record as the highest goal ever scored in Maltese Premier League in the 2011/2012 Season with 34 Goals. Formerly member of Planners F.C. Owerri Imo State Nigeria.

References

  1. ^ a b c NIFS profile
  2. ^ "Hønefoss vil ha Lyns Paul Obiefule".  
  3. ^ Lynspiller til Hønefoss
  4. ^ KuPS ja Paul Obiefule pelaajasopimukseen
  5. ^ http://www.allnigeriasoccer.com/read_news.php?nid=8208

External links

  • Stats at LynFotball.net
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