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Paul Obiefule
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Personal information
Date of birth 15 May 1986 (1986-05-15) (age 23)
Place of birth    Owerri, Nigeria
Height 1.84 m (6 ft +12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Hønefoss
Number 25
Youth career
Planners FC
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Viborg FF

40 (0)
52 (3)
1 (0)   
National team2
2004– Nigeria 10 (0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 17 March 2009.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 1 December 2008.
* Appearances (Goals)

Paul Obiefule (born 15 May 1986 in Owerri) is a Nigerian footballer currently playing in Norway for Hønefoss.


Club career

Obiefule began his career in his home country of Nigeria playing for Planners FC and then Heartland, where he spent two months before being spotted by Danish side Viborg FF, who signed him in 2004. During his time at Viborg he attracted lots of interest from many overseas clubs but in 2007 it was announced that he had signed a one-year deal for the Norwegian club Lyn, in September 2008 signed a new contract, lasting until the end of 2011. Obiefule was in a a transfer target for Scottish Aberdeen and Norwegian Hønefoss.[1] Obiefule verbally agreed on 14 December 2009 an 3-year long contract for Hønefoss BK[2].He has yet to formally sign for the club.



His position is that of midfielder.

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 scotland 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 the Danish club Thisted FC, formerly member of Planners FC.[3]


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