Obafemi Martins

Date of birth28 October 1984
Place of birthLagos
NationalityNigerian
Weight67 kg
Height1.76 m
PositionForward

Olafemi joined Newcastle United in August 2006 with a five-year contract.

Signed from Internazionale for a reported £10million fee, Oba faced the onerous task of replacing Alan Shearer in the iconic Newcastle No. 9 shirt.

Despite ending in relegation, he scored 39 goals in 105 games for United.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Internazionale 01 Jul 2001 24 Aug 2006
Newcastle United 24 Aug 2006 12 Aug 2009
VfL Wolfsburg 12 Aug 2009 09 Jul 2010
Rubin Kazan 09 Jul 2010
Birmingham City 31 Jan 2011 31 May 2011 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2002-03 Internazionale Serie A 3
1
1
2002-03 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 1
3
2
1
2003-04 Internazionale Serie A 11
13
7
1
2003-04 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 3
2
1
2003-04 Internazionale UEFA Cup 4
2
2004-05 Internazionale Serie A 16
15
11
2006-07 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
2006-07 Newcastle United League Cup 2
2006-07 Newcastle United Premier League 32
1
11
1
2006-07 Newcastle United UEFA Cup 7
2
6
1
2007-08 Newcastle United League Cup 1
1
1
2007-08 Newcastle United Premier League 23
8
9
1
2008-09 Newcastle United League Cup 1
2008-09 Newcastle United Premier League 21
3
8
1
2009-10 VfL Wolfsburg UEFA Champions League
1
2009-10 VfL Wolfsburg UEFA Europa League
2
2010-11 Birmingham City FA Cup 1
1
2010-11 Birmingham City League Cup
1
1
2010-11 Birmingham City Premier League 3
1
2011-12 Rubin Kazan UEFA Champions League
1
2011-12 Rubin Kazan UEFA Europa League 5
2
2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
22 Dec 2002 Parma v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 15
26 Feb 2003 Inter Milano v Barcelona D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
11 Mar 2003 Inter Milano v Newcastle United D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
19 Mar 2003 Bayer Leverkusen v Inter Milano D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
27 Apr 2003 Inter Milano v Lazio D 0-0 Serie A 30
03 May 2003 Atalanta v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 31
10 May 2003 Inter Milano v Parma D 0-0 Serie A 32
13 May 2003 Inter Milano v AC Milan D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg
31 Aug 2003 Inter Milano v Modena D 0-0 Serie A 1
14 Sep 2003 Siena v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 2
17 Sep 2003 Arsenal v Inter Milano W 0-3 UEFA Champions League Group B
21 Sep 2003 Inter Milano v Sampdoria D 0-0 Serie A 3
27 Sep 2003 Udinese v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 4
30 Sep 2003 Inter Milano v Dynamo Kiev D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
05 Oct 2003 Inter Milano v AC Milan D 0-0 Serie A 5
21 Oct 2003 Lokomotiv Moskva v Inter Milano D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
02 Nov 2003 Chievo Verona v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 8
09 Nov 2003 Inter Milano v Ancona D 0-0 Serie A 9
22 Nov 2003 Inter Milano v Reggina D 0-0 Serie A 10
25 Nov 2003 Inter Milano v Arsenal L 1-5 UEFA Champions League Group B
29 Nov 2003 Juventus v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 11
10 Dec 2003 Dynamo Kiev v Inter Milano D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
14 Dec 2003 Bologna v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 13
21 Dec 2003 Lazio v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 14
06 Jan 2004 Inter Milano v Lecce D 0-0 Serie A 15
10 Jan 2004 Parma v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 16
18 Jan 2004 Inter Milano v Empoli D 0-0 Serie A 17
25 Jan 2004 Modena v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 18
07 Mar 2004 AS Roma v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 24
11 Mar 2004 Benfica v Inter Milano D 0-0 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
14 Mar 2004 Inter Milano v Chievo Verona D 0-0 Serie A 25
21 Mar 2004 Ancona v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 26
25 Mar 2004 Inter Milano v Benfica D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
28 Mar 2004 Reggina v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 27
04 Apr 2004 Inter Milano v Juventus D 0-0 Serie A 28
08 Apr 2004 Olympique Marseille v Inter Milano D 0-0 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
11 Apr 2004 Perugia v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 29
14 Apr 2004 Inter Milano v Olympique Marseille D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
18 Apr 2004 Inter Milano v Bologna D 0-0 Serie A 30
02 May 2004 Lecce v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 32
16 May 2004 Empoli v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 34
18 Sep 2004 Inter Milano v Palermo D 1-1 Serie A 2
22 Sep 2004 Atalanta v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 3
26 Sep 2004 Inter Milano v Parma D 0-0 Serie A 4
03 Oct 2004 AS Roma v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 5
24 Oct 2004 AC Milan v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 7
27 Oct 2004 Lecce v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 8
07 Nov 2004 Fiorentina v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 10
10 Nov 2004 Inter Milano v Bologna D 2-2 Serie A 11
14 Nov 2004 Cagliari v Inter Milano D 3-3 Serie A 12
28 Nov 2004 Inter Milano v Juventus D 2-2 Serie A 13
12 Dec 2004 Siena v Inter Milano D 2-2 Serie A 15
06 Jan 2005 Livorno v Inter Milano W 0-2 Serie A 17
09 Jan 2005 Inter Milano v Sampdoria W 3-2 Serie A 18
15 Jan 2005 Reggina v Inter Milano D 0-0 Serie A 19
22 Jan 2005 Inter Milano v Chievo Verona D 1-1 Serie A 20
30 Jan 2005 Palermo v Inter Milano W 0-2 Serie A 21
02 Feb 2005 Inter Milano v Atalanta W 1-0 Serie A 22
06 Feb 2005 Parma v Inter Milano D 2-2 Serie A 23
12 Feb 2005 Inter Milano v AS Roma W 2-0 Serie A 24
27 Feb 2005 Inter Milano v AC Milan L 0-1 Serie A 26
06 Mar 2005 Inter Milano v Lecce W 2-1 Serie A 27
20 Mar 2005 Inter Milano v Fiorentina W 3-2 Serie A 29
09 Apr 2005 Bologna v Inter Milano W 0-1 Serie A 30
17 Apr 2005 Inter Milano v Cagliari W 2-0 Serie A 31
20 Apr 2005 Juventus v Inter Milano W 0-1 Serie A 32
24 Apr 2005 Messina v Inter Milano L 2-1 Serie A 33
01 May 2005 Inter Milano v Siena W 2-0 Serie A 34
08 May 2005 Brescia v Inter Milano W 0-3 Serie A 35
15 May 2005 Inter Milano v Livorno W 1-0 Serie A 36
22 May 2005 Sampdoria v Inter Milano D 1-1 Serie A 37
29 May 2005 Inter Milano v Reggina D 0-0 Serie A 38


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2003-04 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 1
2
2003-04 Nigeria Unity Cup 1
1
2004-05 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 3
1
2004-05 Nigeria International Friendly 1
2005-06 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 6
2
2005-06 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 2
5
2005-06 Nigeria International Friendly 1
2006-07 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 3
1
2007-08 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 2
1
2007-08 Nigeria International Friendly 2
2
2008-09 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 1
2009-10 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 1
3
1
2009-10 Nigeria FIFA World Cup
4
2
2009-10 Nigeria International Friendly
3
1
2012-13 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 1
2012-13 Nigeria International Friendly 1
2015-16 Nigeria FIFA World Cup
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
29 May 2004 Nigeria v Republic of Ireland W 3-0 UNITY CUP
05 Jun 2004 Nigeria v Rwanda W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
03 Jul 2004 Nigeria v Algeria W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
17 Nov 2004 South Africa v Nigeria L 2-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Nigeria v Gabon W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
05 Jun 2005 Rwanda v Nigeria D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
17 Aug 2005 Libya v Nigeria W 0-1 International Friendly
04 Sep 2005 Algeria v Nigeria W 2-5 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
07 Oct 2005 Nigeria v Zimbabwe W 5-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
23 Jan 2006 Nigeria v Ghana W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
27 Jan 2006 Nigeria v Zimbabwe W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
31 Jan 2006 Nigeria v Senegal W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
04 Feb 2006 Nigeria v Tunisia W 1-1 (6-5) Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
07 Feb 2006 Nigeria v Ivory Coast L 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
09 Feb 2006 Senegal v Nigeria W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations 3rd place
08 Oct 2006 Lesotho v Nigeria W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 3
24 Mar 2007 Nigeria v Uganda W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 3
02 Jun 2007 Uganda v Nigeria L 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 3
16 Jun 2007 Niger v Nigeria W 1-3 Africa Cup of Nations Group 3
14 Oct 2007 Mexico v Nigeria D 2-2 International Friendly
17 Nov 2007 Australia v Nigeria L 1-0 International Friendly
21 Jan 2008 Ivory Coast v Nigeria L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
25 Jan 2008 Nigeria v Mali D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
29 Mar 2009 Mozambique v Nigeria D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group B
11 Oct 2009 Nigeria v Mozambique W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group B
14 Nov 2009 Kenya v Nigeria W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group B
20 Jan 2010 Nigeria v Mozambique W 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group C
25 Jan 2010 Zambia v Nigeria W 0-0 (5-4) Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
28 Jan 2010 Ghana v Nigeria L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
30 Jan 2010 Nigeria v Algeria W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations 3rd place play-off
25 May 2010 Nigeria v Saudi Arabia D 0-0 International Friendly
30 May 2010 Colombia v Nigeria D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Jun 2010 Korea DPR v Nigeria W 1-3 International Friendly
12 Jun 2010 Argentina v Nigeria L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
22 Jun 2010 Nigeria v Korea Republic D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
14 Nov 2012 Venezuela v Nigeria W 1-3 International Friendly
23 Mar 2013 Nigeria v Kenya D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group F
13 Nov 2015 Swaziland v Nigeria D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa preliminary round
17 Nov 2015 Nigeria v Swaziland W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa preliminary round


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.