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Obafemi Martins

BornOctober 28, 1984

Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins ) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a forward for Seattle Sounders FC and the Nigeria national team. He has played for a number of top-division clubs around Europe. He began his senior career in 2002 at the Italian Serie A club Inter Milan, before moving to the English Premier League club Newcastle in 2006, and then the German Bundesliga club Wolfsburg in 2009. Having joined Russian Premier League side Rubin Kazan in July 2010, they loaned him to Birmingham City in January 2011. In club football, Martins has won the Italian Serie A title, the Italian Cup (twice), and the Super Cup, all with Inter. With Birmingham he scored the winning goal in the 2011 Football League Cup Final. He has played European football with Inter, Newcastle and Wolfsburg, winning the UEFA Intertoto Cup with Newcastle. He once scored eleven goals in the 2004-05 Serie A, and 17 2006-07 English Premier League, which is considered as his highest. Martins had two brothers who also played football professionally.
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Video: Obafemi Martins scores a blunder-filled goal
Video: Obafemi Martins scores a blunder-filled goal
Martins scored a brace as Seattle Sounders cruise to 4-0 victory against 10-man Orlando City.
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Three years ago today marks the last time that Arsenal lined up in a major cup final. That game – the 2011 Carling Cup final – saw one of the biggest cup final shocks of recent years, with Birmingham City beating the Gunners 2-1 thanks to a last minute goal from Obafemi Martins. To celebrate, [...]The post
Obafemi Martins decorates dining room with former football clubs' jerseys
Obafemi Martins decorates dining room with former football clubs' jerseys
Martins pays buyout clause himself: Club
Martins pays buyout clause himself: Club
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