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Victor Obinna
Personal information
Full name Victor Nsofor Obinna
Date of birth 25 March 1987 (1987-03-25) (age 22)
Place of birth Jos, Nigeria
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current club Málaga CF
(on loan from Internazionale)
Number 18
Youth career
2003 Plateau United
2004 Kwara United
2005 Enyimba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Chievo 82 (22)
2008– Internazionale 9 (1)
2009– Málaga (loan) 18 (3)
National team
2005– Nigeria 24 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 March 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2010
.Victor Nsofor Obinna (born 25 March 1987 in Jos, Nigeria) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a striker for Málaga CF, on loan from Internazionale.^ Palabras Clave : nsofor , obinna , victor .
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^ Victor Nsofor OBINNA 16.
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Biography

.Obinna in Igbo, literally means "Father´s heart".[1] He played for Chievo in Italy's Serie B, having played regularly in Serie A with the club until their relegation in 2007. He made his full international debut for Nigeria at the 2006 African Cup of Nations, scoring once in three appearances as his side were eliminated in the semifinals.^ Nigeria play Tunisia in the third quarter-final of the African Cup of Nations.
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^ CORRECTION 13-African Nations Cup Nigeria 1 Tunisia 1 - resu .
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^ Internazionale - The Squad - Strikers Name: Victor Nsofor Obinna Position: Striker Date Of Birth: March 25, 1987 Place Of Birth: Jos, Nigeria Age: 22 Squad Number: 21 Previous Clubs: Chievo After previously having a trial with Internazionale in 2005, the Nerazzurri finally signed their man in August 2008.
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Club career

Enyimba

.Obinna played for Nigerian clubs Plateau United and Kwara United, before signing for then-African champions Enyimba in 2005 and never play any competitive match for Eyimba.^ Since 2004, FIFA final round competitions and UEFA Champion League matches can only be played on Two Star certified synthetic turf.

^ "I am working on a killer dive in training, it has been going well, but the coaches aren't sure if we will use it in the competition, we will have to wait and see," said the 2005 world platform champion.

^ Inter Mailand played in the following competitions this season: Serie A Supercoppa Italiana Champions-League .
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.In the same year, he went on trials with Italian clubs Internazionale, Perugia and Juventus before signing with Brazilian club Internacional, but international clearance problems meant that the transfer was never finalised.^ He won 4 trophies with Real, before signing for Internazionale on a free transfer.
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^ Since his departure, Viera has played for Juventus before joining Internazionale in 2006.
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^ He spent 5 years at the Serie A club before moving to England where he joined Portsmouth.
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[2] .He rejoined Enyimba to take part in their domestic league campaign and CAF Champions League defence.^ We are looking at something, but if it doesn’t come off then we will carry on as we are.’    United, the reigning Premier League champions, have been hit by a string of injuries at the start of their title defence.

Chievo Verona

.Obinna was signed by Italian club Chievo on a 5-year contract in July 2005.[3][2] But also reported that Chievo formed an agreement with Inter that Obinna first registered as Chievo player in order to use the non-EU registration quota of Chievo, like Júlio César in 2004-05 season.^ Internazionale - The Squad - Strikers Name: Victor Nsofor Obinna Position: Striker Date Of Birth: March 25, 1987 Place Of Birth: Jos, Nigeria Age: 22 Squad Number: 21 Previous Clubs: Chievo After previously having a trial with Internazionale in 2005, the Nerazzurri finally signed their man in August 2008.
  • F.C. Internazionale Milano : Nerazzurri!! - Electronic Arts UK Community 20 September 2009 7:07 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Liverpool I heard the other day that Benitez wanted to sign Zigic to get another crouch like forward to improve the squad from his old club for 7 million .
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^ I've always been a PES/WE player but I think last year was the first year that FIFA made me think about switching over.

Then he would be call back to Inter.[4][5]
In his first season with Chievo, Obinna scored six goals in 26 games, including a goal on his Serie A debut against Parma in a 1–0 win, 11 September 2005. In the first months of the 2006 season, Obinna was suspended for having signed a contract with both Internacional and Chievo in 2005.[3] Chievo were relegated at the end of the 2006-07 season, casting some doubt over Obinna's future;[3] however, the club successively chose to keep Obinna into the squad to help them earn promotion back to Serie A.
.On 4 October 2007, Obinna was involved in a car accident on his way home from training in which he swerved away from a vehicle that tried to overtake him around a bend, escaping with only a few bruises and shock.^ "After the Olympic trials we only had a few days off before going straight back into hard training, so it didn't really sink in.

.August 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The car flipped several times and was totally destroyed.^ By Steve Springer, Los Angeles Times staff writer August 8, 2008 It used to be so simple.

He lost consciousness and was taken to hospital. The accident occurred approximately 100 metres away from where former Chievo player Jason Mayélé was killed in a car accident in 2002.[citation needed]

Internazionale

.In summer 2008, Obinna moved back to Internazionale.^ A move back to Porto reignited his career and in the summer of 2008, Internazionale signed the Portuguese international only for Quaresma to make a mere 13 appearances for the Nerazzurri.
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.English club Everton attempted to immediately sign him on loan, but were unable to secure a work permit for the player.^ The 29 year old was signed from Flamengo in the summer of 2005 and immediately replaced Francesco Toldo as the club’s first choice shot stopper.
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[6][7] .Obinna's first goal for Inter came on 19 October in a 4–0 win over Roma.^ Last season, Victor Obinna made just 9 appearances for Inter in a season, which also saw him score his first goal for the club.
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^ Roma v Inter Milan - 19th October 2008 .
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^ Prior to his move to Inter, Obinna had spent 3 seasons at Chievo, where he scored 22 goals in over 80 games for the Italian side.
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Málaga CF

.On 26 August 2009, Spain's La Liga side Málaga CF have signed the Nigerian forward on loan from Internazionale for one season.^ In January he was loaned out to Chelsea where he featured 7 times for the Blues before returning to Inter for the 2009/10 season.
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^ This is a listing of all of the players who've transferred to Spain's La Liga from clubs outside of Spain during this summer's transfer window so far (from May-July).

^ Posted by Steve at 12:45 PM 0 comments Labels: Europe , La Liga , Spain , Transfers , World Soccer .

[8] He scored his first goal for the Andalucians on 4th October in 1-1 a draw against Xerez.

International career

.Obinna was called up to the Nigerian senior squad at the 2006 African Cup of Nations, scoring once before his side's semifinal elimination.^ Algeria's next two games are at home against weak Zambian and Rwandan sides before the finals showdown against defending African champs Egypt.
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^ They also successfully defended their world title in Japan in 2006 before backing up their ability with the World Cup.

^ Most important, he demanded a 3-year commitment leading up to the 2008 Olympics before a player even would be put in the selection pool for the national team.

.In August 2008, he was named amongst Nigeria's squad for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.^ Beijing Olympics: August 2008 skip to main .

^ Beijing Olympics FAQ 2008 .

^ Internazionale - The Squad - Strikers Name: Victor Nsofor Obinna Position: Striker Date Of Birth: March 25, 1987 Place Of Birth: Jos, Nigeria Age: 22 Squad Number: 21 Previous Clubs: Chievo After previously having a trial with Internazionale in 2005, the Nerazzurri finally signed their man in August 2008.
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.Obinna scored Nigeria's first goal in a 2–1 win against Japan[9] the "super Eagles' winning goal in the final group match against the USA, ensuring that Nigeria qualified for the quarter-finals.^ Having forced a 0-0 tie against Nigeria in their first go around the group and wins over Kenya and Mozambique, they will play a HUGE fixture on the road on September 5th against Nigeria (in what is one of many great qualifying games that day around the world), and after that we’ll have a much better idea on whether we can punch Tunisia in for their 4th straight World Cup Finals appearance.
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^ The victory put the Americans in control of their preliminary group with games against the Netherlands and Nigeria remaining.

^ Last season, Victor Obinna made just 9 appearances for Inter in a season, which also saw him score his first goal for the club.
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[10] .Nigeria were drawn against Ivory Coast who they beat 2–0, with Obinna scoring a penalty and setting up Peter Odemwingie for the other goal.^ 'The whole philosophy of antidoping is to protect those athletes who are clean so they are not forced to compete against athletes who are cheating.

^ They luck into the fact that they will be playing England at home after England has clinched, and have two remaining games against Andora (who is probably the worst team in Europe).
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^ The Ivory Coast is the best nation in Africa, I don’t think it’s much of a debate either, and the chances of making up the three points they lost and a 5 goal differential.
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.He later captained the Nigerian team when they beat Belgium 4–1 in the semi-final match, before losing to Argentina in the final.^ But the result meant further frustration for Blake, who earlier beat Federer but was livid after his semi-final with Fernando Gonzalez, accusing him of bad sportsmanship.

^ I don’t think we’ll make the same mistakes twice.’    Argentina football legend Maradona, a regular at their games in Beijing, is forecasting a 2-0 win for his team in the final.

^ "They've made changes from going to the semis to the finals to lower medals to gold medals.

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 February 4, 2006 Port Said, Egypt  Tunisia 1-1 (6-5 pen.) Won 2006 Africa Cup of Nations
2 October 11, 2008 Abuja, Nigeria  Sierra Leone 4-1 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 June 6, 2009 Abuja, Nigeria  Kenya 3-0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 October 11, 2009 Abuja, Nigeria  Mozambique 1-0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 January 30, 2010 Benguela, Angola  Algeria 1-0 Won 2010 Africa Cup of Nations

Award

2008 Olympic Beijing silver winner

References

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