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Seyi Olofinjana
Seyi Olofinjana Hull City v. Aberdeen 1.png
Personal information
Full name Oluwaseyi George Olofinjana
Date of birth 30 June 1980 (1980-06-30) (age 29)
Place of birth    Lagos, Nigeria
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Hull City
Number 44
Youth career
1998–1999 Crown FC
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1999–2003
2003–2004
2004–2008
2008–2009
2009–
Kwara United
Brann
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Stoke City
Hull City
000 0(0)
037 (11)
135 (16)
018 0(2)
014 0(1)   
National team2
2000– Nigeria 045 0(0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 00:41, 30 December 2009 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 12:00, 18 October 2008 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Oluwaseyi George "Seyi" Olofinjana (born 30 June 1980) is a Nigerian footballer who plays for Hull City as a midfielder. "Seyi" is a nickname for the Yoruba name "Oluwaseyi" (meaning "God made this").[1]

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Playing career

Born in Lagos, Olofinjana started his professional football career at FC Crown Ogbomoso when he was an undergraduate in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, and later moved on to play in the Nigerian Premier League for Kwara United. During this time, he also broke into the Nigerian national team, the Super Eagles, making his debut on 6 June 2000 in a 3–2 friendly win over Malawi.

The midfielder moved to Norwegian club Brann in 2003 after graduating from the University, where he played one season, and went on to play in every game of the 2004 African Cup of Nations in Tunisia, as Nigeria finished third.

He then moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers, newly-relegated from the Premier League, in a £1.7 million deal in July 2004. He had also attracted interest from FC Copenhagen[1], Rosenborg[2], Monaco and Auxerre.

He immediately became a first choice player at Molineux but struggled for consistency in performances. A back injury in Autumn 2005 kept him out for the rest of the season, forcing him to miss the 2006 African Cup of Nations.

He found his form in the 2006–07 season, however, finishing as the club's top goalscorer as they made the play-offs under Mick McCarthy. He netted Wolves' opening goal of the following campaign in a 2–1 defeat to Watford, but could not repeat his goalscoring antics of the previous season, scoring only twice more, against Burnley and Plymouth respectively. He missed part of the season as he competed in the 2008 African Cup of Nations where Nigeria lost in the quarter-finals.

In June 2008, following Wolves failure to reach the play-offs, they confirmed that they had accepted a transfer request from the player. The midfielder had signed a four-year contract in October 2007, but a release clause was inserted which had now been activated.[2] On 26 July 2008, he gained his wish of a move to the Premier League when Stoke City signed him on a four-year deal for £3 million to play in their inaugural campaign in the division. A work permit was agreed on 1 August 2008.[3] He scored his first goal for Stoke City in the home game against Everton on 14 September 2008. He scored his second goal for Stoke City on 1 November 2008, against Arsenal to put his team 2–0 up in a game Stoke eventually won 2–1.[4] Olofinjana struggled to cement his place in the Stoke midfield meaning he had to settle for a place on the bench for most of the 2008–09 season. On 27 July 2009 Stoke accepted a £2.5 million bid from French side AS Monaco. In the week beginning 3 August negotiations broke down with Monaco, allowing Hull City to nip in with a £3 million bid which was accepted by the Potters.[5] He was announced as a Hull player soon after.[6] He scored his first goal for Hull City in their 2–1 win against his old club Stoke City on 8 November 2009.[7]

Personal life

Olofinjana is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, and also sat exams as part of his Masters degree in Chemical Engineering in July 2007.

Career statistics

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
SK Brann 2003 28 9 - - - - 28 9
2004 9 2 - - - - 9 2
Wolves 2004–05 42 5 2 0 2 0 - - 46 5
2005–06 13 0 - 1 0 - - 14 0
2006–07 46 9 3 1 1 0 - - 50 10
2007–08 36 3 1 0 - - - 37 3
Stoke City 2008–09 18 2 1 0 2 0 - - 21 2
Hull City 2009–10 14 1 0 0 0 0 - - 14 1
Norway 37 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 11
England 168 20 7 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 181 21
Career total 205 31 7 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 218 32

Statistics accurate as of match played on 29 December 2009.[8]

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